Clients talk about their adventures with Little Paws Big Adventures

We live to make our canine and human clients happy—so nothing makes us happier than a good review!

“Karin rocks. To me she's one of the businesses that makes living in the East Bay so great. After a day with Karin my little dog is so happily tired that he can barely stay awake.”

“We called Karin for help us with our new puppy. She was great! After just one session, I can already see a change in Juno's behavior! Karin is great to work with and best of all, Juno loves her!”

"Our 7 month old, 60 pound, lab shepherd puppy needed training with jumping on people, not coming when called and overall good manners. We met Karin on the trail and after working with Curry for 4 weeks, she is a different puppy. Not only does Curry LOVE Karin’s enthusiasm, she rarely jumps on people, always comes when called, and sits and stays on command.  Curry and I HIGHLY recommend Karin, an excellent trainer, with both big and small dogs."

"We had the good fortune of having Karin watch our two high energy, not little, pups while we were out of town. Since our dogs are our family, this was not a small thing. Our dogs have a variety of challenges--both are rescues, and both have their (to put it kindly) quirks. Toki is an exuberant adolescent, recently house trained, and learning to differentiate "sit" from "sit, launch, and lick!" She's a sweetheart, but needs (ahem) refinement. Kehoe is a surrealist at heart--the world is a bizarre untrustworthy place, and she's ever-vigilant to keep herself, her bed, and her peoples safe. She's also a sweetheart, but needs a fair amount of attention and distraction to get through everyday things. As you can see, not the easiest combo, and yet, Karin handled them both with aplomb, and even seemed to enjoy herself. She sent us cellphone photos every day. That's right, every day, while we were on vacation, we were able to relax, knowing that our pups were being spoiled and well-taken care of (they were on the bed, smiling widely at the park...). I'm a nervous mom at best--so I can't say enough how much I loved this. It's a relief to have someone I know I can trust with our dog (and our home!). Both our girls adore her, and we're thrilled that she so obviously enjoys what she does."

"I’ve seen Karin with dogs and she’s fabulous! Very patient, focused on positive/loving discipline and making sure dogs are safe and having fun. Definitely a strong recommendation!"

“Karin is a joy to work with. She was flexible to our needs and went above and beyond to help with our new dog. After training Arrow, she went on to do the real work, training me! She not only showed me what to do to keep up and expand Arrow’s training, she showed me why it worked and how to build on the basics. I could not be more pleased.”

"We called Karin for a consult to help us with our new puppy, Juno, who was guarding her food bowl with (very cute) puppy growls. We really wanted to nip this problem in the bud because we also have a toddler who really wants whatever Juno is having. Karin was great! After just one session, I can already see a change in Juno’s behavior! Karin gave us some extra bonus tips to help with other aspects of her training. Karin was great to work with and best of all, Juno loves her! I will definitely be calling her again to continue to help with our puppy training!"

"My 14 week old puppy Hazel is a ball of energy and can be a bit of a handful. I asked Karin to help us with some basic down and stay commands. We got right to it and Hazel responded so well to Karin’s energy and enthusiasm. It’s amazing to see Karin in action, being able to guide Hazel to not only lie down but STAY as well. I’m so glad we had the opportunity to work with her. Karin was able to keep Hazel’s attention and show me subtle ways to vastly improve my communication with my pup. I highly recommend Little Paws’ Big Adventures. We’ll definitely be back for more guidance as my little pup turns into a GREAT big dog!"

"Karin is superb! My little guy took an instant liking to her. Under her tutelage, he's making great progress and becoming a more civilized pup. Besides being very knowledgeable, she's very professional and dependable. We're so lucky to have found her!"

"It's great to get home to a happy, healthy dog on days when we can't take her out for a substantial walk. Working with Karin was the best decision we could have made for our dog."

"Karin is a dog lover, and it shows. I appreciate the daily reports about what my dog and her friends are up to, as well as the occasional photo or video of the day's adventures."

"Karin is salt of the earth and she rocks. To me she’s one of the businesses that makes living in the East Bay so great. After a day with Karin my little dog is so happily tired that he can barely stay awake.. and I love running into her motley crew of little dogs on the trails…"

"Our Tibetan Spaniel, Everest, just started with Little Paws but has already fallen in love with Karin and her dog, Turnpike. Everest has some fear issues, but within ten minutes of meeting Karin was letting her scratch his belly. We also boarded with Karin and it was a smashing success. Everest came home tired and happy. We’re thrilled we found Little Paws. It’s been an absolutely seamless transition and that’s saying a lot because Everest is a challenging dog."

"Karin Cornwall walks our little Chihuahua/Terrier, our Schipperke mix and our Border Collie in various combinations four afternoons a week. They and we absolutely adore her. We will continue to use Karin for our dog walks. She is lovely, sweet, loves our dogs, our dogs love her, and she is completely flexible and willing to help out in any odd circumstance. We would recommend her HIGHLY to anyone (and we have!)"

"Karin has walked my dog for several years. When I leave Yeschke with her, I feel completely assured that he will get what he needs: care, companionship and a chance to romp in the park with other dogs. Karin is responsible, experienced, knowledgeable and she loves dogs. She gives me a detailed report of how Yeschke is doing when I am away, so I know that she pays close attention to her charges. Although Yeschke tends to be reserved, he smiles when he sees Karin. And that puts my mind at ease. I recommend her unequivocally to anyone looking for a responsible and caring dog walker."

"Karin is an exceptional dog professional. She is knowledgeable, sincere, and works well among dogs with all types of personalities. Karin is always in good spirits and I have never met anyone more enthusiastic about dog walking. I had the privilege of taking Karin on a walk with two of my dogs. I was very impressed with her experience and the care she used while handling. I highly recommend Karin – she’s great!"

"Karin is an excellent dog walker. She is careful and conscientious, and she is always willing to be flexible to accommodate her clients' (human and dog) changing needs. My dog was one of Karin's first clients. He adores her, and so do we. Karin has gone "above and beyond" in helping us take care of our dog. When we moved last Fall, I forgot to put Pace out one morning before leaving for work. The neighbors called while I was on a field trip with my kindergarten class, saying the dog was howling non-stop. Karin rushed to my house and took Pace out, then kept him for the day until I got home. Karin is always careful to give ample notice when she will be away, and to recommend substitute walkers. She provides regular reports on each client and puts photos on her website so you can see your baby in action. Her focus on small dog walks is a big bonus for those of us whose dogs are uncomfortable being around large dogs. I highly recommend Karin for anyone who wants a reliable, caring, committed walker for their dog."

"Karin has been great with our Italian Greyhound puppy. It used to be such a struggle to get our little guy to go out for walks. He would shake and refuse to move. Can you believe a dog that doesn't like to go for walks? Karin spent a lot of time getting him used to neighborhood walks as well as trail walks. Now he's very well adjusted and loves his buddies and a lot of that has to do with Karin and her approach."

"I highly recommend our dog walker, Karin. Our dog is well behaved, socialized and overall a better dog because of her care and exercise. She gives us an  invaluable service."

"Karin is the absolute best dog walker! She helped me out many times and my little dog, Luna, just loved going out with Karin and the other small dogs. Luna was not used to being without me and going out with someone she did not know- Karin was able to not only get Luna out of the house and into her truck, but Luna fell in love with her! I am so happy to have found Karin and she is the only dog walker I would ever use. I HIGHLY recommend her. If anyone wants to hear more good things about her, please feel free to email me at ninatd@yahoo.com."

"As a dog-lover myself, I can spot the affliction in others a mile away. Karin definitely has the bug - she's great with her charges. Not only does she clearly adore the dogs, but she takes excellent care of them, is a skilled trainer, and is reliable, courteous, and smart to boot!"

"Karin is trustworthy and professional. She offers all sorts of great advice and help that goes well beyond what we would have expected. In addition, Relay really loves Karin and his behavior on our own walks has improved greatly since she took over. Karin is also really flexible and accommodating. It is clear her priority is doing the best thing for the dogs in her care."

"While my dogs weigh way more than Karin's usual clients, they are big fans. Karin was referred to us for a dog/house-sitting stint when we traveled abroad. The dogs were happy and content when we got back. Everything worked great and we had a super vacation knowing that the doggies were in good hands."

"Not only does my dog, Foxy, love Karen but my husband and I feel totally at ease knowing that Foxy is being well taken care of when she is with Karen. From the minute I met Karen at Pt. Isabel dog park, she was a wonderful combination of professional and friendly. I could immediately see that she knew her business well and that the dogs under her supervision were happy and well behaved. After I sent an initial email requesting her services, she promptly responded by making an appointment to meet at our house and attaching forms that I could fill out prior to our meeting. Her forms were easy to fill out yet it was clear that the information she was requesting would aid her in giving Foxy the best care. I really appreciated the meeting at our house where aside from learning where all the supplies are kept, etc. she also did a “mock” walk. I learned tons of information in that one visit about Foxy’s behavior due to Karen’s wealth of knowledge. I continue to call upon it on a regular basis. My husband often asks me how I know something or other about Foxy and the answer is usually “Karen taught me.” Another aspect of Karen’s services that we really appreciated is that she checked in with us regularly giving us progress reports about the walk of the day. When I was out of town for the first time since adopting Foxy, I was greatly relieved to hear how the day went and could relax and enjoy my time away. It is so nice to know that we can count on Karen to give Foxy what she needs. We greatly value her services and highly recommend her."

"Karin is an absolutely fabulous dog walker! She is kind, considerate, helpful and caring. She helps train your dog to have good trail and walk etiquette. She only walks dogs under 30lbs. and keeps the number of dogs to a specific number to ensure the safety and quality of the walks. My dogs always came home happy. She would leave me notes about the days walk which I loved coming home to."

"After working with Curry for 4 weeks, she is a different puppy. Not only does Curry LOVE Karin’s enthusiasm, she rarely jumps on people, always comes when called, and sits and stays on command."

“Karin is a joy to work with. She was flexible to our needs and went above and beyond to help with our new dog. After training Arrow, she went on to do the real work, training me! She not only showed me what to do to keep up and expand Arrow’s training, she showed me why it worked and how to build on the basics. I could not be more pleased.”