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Livia, the Owner of CiaoCiao PetCare & Full-Time Dog Walker in Irvine & Newport Beach, is Trained in Socializing & Walking Dogs in Groups.

Livia with her dog Darley

Hello, I’m Livia Tommasini! In a nutshell, I’m a trained, experienced, full-time dog walker and the owner of CiaoCiao PetCare. I am knowledgeable in canine behavior, health, pack dynamics, and I specialize in socializing and walking dogs in small groups of regulars. I am passionate about giving dogs the socialization and exercise they need to be happy, healthy, and well-behaved, making the lives of the humans who love them a little easier.

     I am committed to keeping dogs in my care safe by teaching them anything they need to know to set them up for success using only force-free handling and training methods. I take my work seriously and I enthusiastically pursue continued education by keeping current with the literature on dog behavior, health, handling and training and by regularly taking hands-on dog training classes to keep my skills fresh.

    When I’m not busy helping my clients enjoy easier lives with their dogs, I enjoy volunteering for Coastal German Shepherd Rescue (CGSR) of Orange County to help dog lovers meet rescue dogs in need of forever loving homes. And I love hiking with my hubby Greg and our Darley love, a gorgeous German Shepherd girl that we could adopt thanks to Coastal German Shepherd Rescue.

     “Ciao” is a common Italian way of saying both “hello” and “goodbye.” Originally hailing from Italy and Switzerland, I looked for a way to incorporate a bit of my native tongue into the name of my service. As each day begins with picking up my canine charges for a fun-filled excursion (“hello again!”), and ends with dropping them safe and tuckered out at home (“goodbye for now!”), CiaoCiao seemed the perfect fit.

 

Livia, the Owner of CiaoCiao PetCare & Full-Time Dog Walker in Irvine & Newport Beach, is Trained in Socializing & Walking Dogs in Groups.

Livia with her dog Darley

LIVIA’S CREDENTIALS AT A GLANCE

Certified Therapy Dog Handler.

Certified in First Aid for Dogs.

Dog Behavior & Handling Training: Veronica Boutelle (MA Ed., CTC, former Director of Behavior & Training at the San Francisco SPCA), Tia Guest (KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, ACABC), Kimberly Burgan (CPDT-KA), Laurie Zurborg (CPDT-KA), Gretchen Mavrovouniotis (PhD, CPDT – KA), Lysa Knight (CPDT-KA), Jeff Tesoro.

Completed the ‘Leash Aggression’ Certificate Class with Kathy Sdao, M.A.

Experienced in Training Dogs in Basic Obedience.

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TOP 10 BEST DOG WALKER IN ORANGE COUNTY 2017 CiaoCiao PetCare is one of the Top 10 Best Top Ten Best Dog Walkers in Orange County in 2017

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