Irvine and Newport Beach dog walker Livia and her dog Darley -CiaoCiao PetCareHello, I’m Livia Tommasini. In a nutshell, I’m an experienced professional dog walker, knowledgeable in canine behavior, health, and pack dynamics, and specialized in handling multiple dogs in a group setting. I am passionate about giving dogs the socialization and exercise they need to be happy, healthy and well-rounded. And I love helping dogs overcome common fears or anxieties, so that they can have a great time socializing and exercising with their friends, 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 training classes to keep my hands-on skills fresh.

     When I’m not busy helping my clients enjoy easier lives with their dogs, I love helping rescue dogs finding a forever loving home, I volunteer at Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, I love hiking with my hubby Greg and my Darley, a gorgeous German Shepherd girl, and I love exploring the world with Greg. You can learn more about our travels at Granite4Brains.

     “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.


 Irvine and Newport Beach dog walker Livia and her dog DarleyLIVIA’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).

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

Experienced in Training Dogs in Basic Obedience.

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