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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 professionally trained dog walker & owner of CiaoCiao PetCare, the service that I founded to pursue my life-long fascination for animals of all shapes & sizes and for canines in particular. I am trained in dog behavior, pack dynamics, dog handling, and I specialize in walking difficult dogs on leash, and in socializing dogs by walking the same few dogs together regularly. 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 using only force-free handling and training methods to teach the dogs in my care what they need to know to stay safe and have fun on their walks.  I take my work seriously and I enthusiastically pursue continued education by keeping current on all relevant literature and regularly taking hands-on dog training classes to keep my skills fresh.

    When I’m not busy helping my clients enjoying easier lives with their dogs, I love volunteering for Coastal German Shepherd Rescue to help rescue dogs find forever loving homes. And I enjoy hiking, especially with my husband Greg and Darley, an adorable dog we adopted from 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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