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Diablo Dog Walking and Training

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Diablo Dog Walking and Training

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D
3 December 2019

Our Rhodesian Ridgeback , George , has been walking with Michael for 18 months now . George was a very stubborn pup and liked to do his own thing but within 3 months , Michael had trained him to a very high level. George now has excellent recall and walking him in the hills is a great pleasure , as he so consistent with commands and recall. More...

N
14 May 2019

We love Diablo dog walking, we have been using for over 2 years.  Matt and his team are kind, great with the dogs and operate with high integrity.  John walks both our dogs including taking extra special care when we added a puppy to our family.  Matt quickly respond and added Stella to puppy potty breaks as part of the schedule.  Now both Izzy and Stella enjoy hiking with John 3 times a week.  The off leash hikes are exactly what they need and we regularly use John for boarding.  We don't know what we we would do without Matt and team.  They are fantastic and love our pups.  Highly recommend Matt and team you will not be disappointed!! More...

Z
11 May 2019

I've had Mallorie as my dogs walker for the last 3 months now, and couldn't be happier. She is very professional, was diligent about meeting with Ryder before starting to ensure a good fit and sends great pictures following the hike so that I can see how much of a great time he had! Matt is very responsive to my queries and helpful over email. I have a Venmo pay option, which is convenient and easy. He also has offered ancillary services like rattlesnake training and is always working hard to provide more value to his customers. Pricing is fair, service is top notch and I am very satisfied with DDW. I've just upped from 2 walks a week to 5 and I'm sure Ryder couldn't be happier! More...

W
8 April 2019

These guys are great, the walkers are knowledgeable and lovely people. My pup comes home happy and tired from a day of hiking with her pals, and her wonderful walker, Mike. We get daily pics of their hikes and nav of the trails they went on, and our girl loves boarding with Diablo and having puppy sleepover. 6 stars if I could.  Make this one decision and never worry about your dog's exercise and quality of life again! More...

R
5 December 2018

Matt, Mallorie and the team are great, and our dog loves them! Matt is super responsive, and they use a software called Time to Pet to keep everything organized. But you can also always call/text, too. They also accept Venmo, so it's really convenient. There is an efficient but careful vetting meet and greet at the beginning to make sure they're a good fit for your dog and vice versa. Then on the hikes, they send a summary email with pics and info after every hike. Our dog has a best dog friend in his dog walking group, they always play together, it's really sweet to see the pics. Matt and Mallorie are experts in dogs and we're so lucky to have them walk our pooch. More...

S
25 September 2018

We have 3 german shepherds and it was hard to find a dog walker that we could trust. I have been following diablo dog for a while and finally the opportunity came for me to talk to them. They came to the house and met the dogs. Today they had their first hike and like a nervous Mom, I waited and prayed they they would behave. When I got their photos and report card, I was over the moon and they came back pooped and still sleeping now. I am amazed how professional and dog experienced they were. Matt and Mallorie, you are awesome. They came with no fuss, and returned to the house with no fuss. This company has it together, I am so impressed with their handling of shepherds which can be an issue since they are naturally protective of their home. More...

J
7 September 2018

Bonni is an amazing dog person! She’s recently started walking our two pups and they are so happy. This company is so responsive in terms of scheduling and returning messages. The pictures are just the best! Thank you so much. We can’t recommend these guys enough! More...

A
30 June 2018

After two months of walks with Diablo Dog Walking & Training, our pug has improved his stamina and lost the extra weight he was carrying. He hikes three days a week with Bonni and we enjoy the updates on his energy level, poops (!), and pictures of the group. We like the online interface and have found them to be responsive and flexible. I'll update my post when our puppy starts hikes later this year! More...

D
9 June 2018

Absolutely wonderful service!Matt and his team are reliable, experienced , flexible,  easy to get a hold of, and they send photos of my huge  pup from every walk. George runs to the door when he hears the walker's car and almost falls over himself in his excitement to go on his trek.  He comes back happy and tired and sleeps for several hours . It has been so good for him to socialize, play and tire himself out.  He absolutely loves his time with his walker and his doggy pals, and I am very impressed by this team. The dogs are well managed and loved  and I have complete confidence that my pup is in very safe and competent hands. More...

J
25 April 2018

Matt and his team at Diablo Dog Walking are absolutely wonderful!! Our 7 year old dog Duncan is such an important part of our family and it's not always easy finding a person or company that you can trust with your pet. From the moment we contacted Matt we have been nothing short of amazed by how personable and communicative he and his team have been. And most importantly our dog is happy, well exercised, and in the BEST care while we are away. Matt also has a great app that allows you to see where the pack hikes each day, when they arrive and drop off, a daily photo or two (our favorite part), as well scheduling etc.; he makes it all so easy. We have had other dog walkers in the past, Diablo Dog Walking is by far hands down, the best! Thank you Matt and team for providing such a fantastic service! More...

K
3 April 2018

Can't say enough great things about this group of awesome dog lovers! I will admit I am a very protective dog mom and it was a big decision for me to let my Bernese Mountain Dog pup go on these hikes without me. But Matt came to meet us and then has made sure I meet every dog walker before Clyde goes on his hikes so we always know who he's with. And he LOVES them. He loves Mallorie and Bonni, who usually walk him, and every second of these hikes. He gets more excited to see them than anyone else and is completely exhausted when he gets home. They pick up Clyde while I'm at work and I always know when he's been dropped off because I get an email with photos of him on his hike and a note of how much fun he had, his energy level and letting me know he pooped! It makes leaving him all day much easier knowing he will be out for a couple hours getting exercise and hanging out with other dogs and people. I highly recommend this if you have an energetic, friendly pup! More...

C
2 January 2018

We have been using Diablo Dog Walking & Training for a few months!   We LOVE them!!!  Our dogs LOVE them!!   They are so loving and caring to our pups.  Very flexible, dependable and send you pictures and little notes on how your dogs did that day!   Both of our pups wait by the door every day so excited for their adventure to start!  When they get home they are happy exhausted after having hours of walking, hiking and play time.   My husband and I both highly recommend Matt and his devoted team!! More...

N
23 December 2017

Matt and his team are fabulous! Izzy loves her pack and the opportunity to run free! The areas and hikes she goes on are beautiful. We always get an update and pictures. She is always pretty tired on days she goes for walks, great to see. Matt also boards Izzy and we trust she is in very good hands. Highly recommend Diablo - very reliable and great service and Izzy - she gives Matt and team a high five! More...

J
17 December 2017

Our dog Rizzo has been walking/hiking with Matt's group for almost 6 months now.  He get excited when he hears the car pull in the driveway, and can't wait to join get going.  Being just under two years, he needs more exercise than just walks give him.  He loves being able to run/play with the rest of the group of dogs.  Matt, and team provide get feedback on Rizzo's behavior.  We boarded Rizzo with Matt and feel so safe knowing Rizzo is with someone who knows him well.  We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Diablo Dog Walking. More...

W
8 December 2017

We love DDW! Matt and Mallorie have been wonderful with our energetic and playful pup! I don’t know what we’d do without them! He loves to hike and play with the other dogs and always is exhausted after a hike day! More...

L
8 December 2017

My almost 4 year old malamute, Murray, has been hiking with Matt and the Diablo Dog Walking crew since he was a pup. It was very hard to find a dog walker who understands the malamute breed and knows how to work with them. Being able to hike regularly with other dogs has been so great for Murray's social skills and he gets the exercise he needs always coming home tired and so happy. He knows exactly when they pull up to the house and is ready to dart out to the car and hop right in. The pictures definitely show how much fun they are all having! Our walkers are very reliable, knowledgable, responsible and personable. It shows how much they love what they do and also how much they care for our dogs. More...

C
18 November 2017

Barley, our 11 month old goldendoodle, is a regular hiker. I love that he gets to play with other dogs and burn off some puppy energy, and it’s a really great break for him to get out of the house while we’re working all day. Our walkers have been incredibly reliable over the past few months and Matt has been easy and wonderful to work with. Really pleased! More...

K
21 June 2017

Matt, Tarra, and Stephanie are amazing. What a great group of people who love dogs. They're always on time and easily accommodate our schedule. Matt has also helped us out on numerous occasions with boarding--and we always know Leo is with someone safe and having a blast when we're away. The pictures and report cards after each walk are so adorable and it's sweet to see your pup with their pack. I cannot recommend Diablo Dogs enough! More...

E
16 June 2017

I can't say enough good things about Diablo Dog Walking! Cooper is a regular hiker, he greets Matt/Tarra at the door with a wagging tail and comes home smiling and exhausted. Cooper boards sometimes too and I know he's having a blast and well cared for when I'm gone. If you're considering something like this for your dog, know that he's in the hands of someone who genuinely loves being around dogs and wants them to have maximum fun. More...

K
19 May 2017

Diablo dog walking is amazing! They make sure our Rhodesian ridgeback is exhausted and happy everyday. Couldn't live without them.

T
17 May 2017

Matt & Tara are THE BEST! Oz loves his group hikes with playmates so much! Highly recommend!

O
11 May 2017

Matt has been amazing with our 4 big dogs! I am very thankful for him and his skills on handling 2 huskies a samoyed and a german shepherd. They are always excited and know when Matt is coming. They are super wiped out after every hike. Our family is always excited to check facebook and Instagram after to see them having a blast. We also appreciate their little report cards! Thank you so much for the great handling of our fur children we recommend his services to everyone! More...

K
20 September 2016

Matt's great. He's dependable, communicative, flexible  and amazing with my dog. I couldn't ask for more.

E
6 September 2016

Our pup, Tigger, wags her tail in sheer excitement when Matt, Stephanie and Tara show up to take her out for her daily hikes. Then she spends the afternoon lying on the ground in utter exhaustion after having hiked and played around all day with the crew in the hills. She's clearly one happy dog with these guys.I couldn't recommend Diablo Dog Walking more. They treat these dogs like their own kiddos, they take amazing pics (!!!), they're super responsive on email and text, they make sure the dogs have enough water on the trail and at home, and they even partner with a local dog wash spot so you can get your grooming done without having to plan and drive to it yourself. These guys are just the best. More...

B
21 July 2016

Matt is beyond awesome. So flexible and knowledgable about all things dog related. We get daily report cards saying how our puppy did- gives us insight into how long they hiked and what her mood was like that day. Having off leash hikes with the other dogs has made our Ellie a social, happy and well behaved pup. I feel at ease knowing Ellie is with Matt and team during the day. I would recommend them over and over if I could! More...

C
30 June 2016

Matt was a godsend. We were visiting and staying at a hotel in Pleasant Hill. We needed a last minute dog sitter. Matt accommodated our Bernese Mountain Dog in his fenced dog pleasing yard. Our berner returned to us happy and safe. We would definitely use Diablo again. More...

E
20 June 2016

Matt is awesome. He's been waking our dog Pepper for over 2 years now.  Matt takes care of her like she's his and he has become a trusted member of our circle. We also use Matt for boarding Pepper and she always comes back to us happy. I highly recommend Matt! More...

C
31 May 2016

I wouldn't be able to enjoy my workday if I didn't know that my puppy Violet was in such good hands with Diablo Dog Walking.  I have a rescue puppy who is really timid.  I mean REALLY timid.  I wasn't expecting the topsy turvey way that life sometimes happens and suddenly needed a dog walker when Violet was 5 months.  I found Diablo Dog Walking on Yelp and Matt and Tarra came over to meet Violet soon after.  Thankfully, they were still willing to be her dog walker after meeting her :)I was lucky enough to be able to work from home for the first month while Tarra slowly but surely won Violet over.  Violet wants to like people but she's super defensive until she decides she's comfortable.  Tarra worked at Violet's pace and also gave me valuable advice and reminders that are as appreciated as the actual dog walking is.  Fast forward to six months later and Violet is the most excited dog ever when she knows Tarra is coming down the stairs.  It's helped Violet with socializing with lots of dogs of different sizes and hopefully, we'll be off-leash someday with the rest of the dogs!  Matt and Tarra even went so far as to change Violet's walk to a different group when they saw that she had a fantastic time with a couple of specific dogs.  It touched me because I didn't ask - and wouldn't have known to ask - but I did know that they had to rearrange their schedule a bit to get Violet in this group.  That type of support makes me more than happy to pay these gems of dog walkers.  Lastly, the photos on Facebook are awesome!  I have some of my best photos of Violet from checking out the website and I promise you, I take a ton of photos of this cutie.Thank you, Tarra and Matt, for providing such a wonderful service.  Don't ever stop! More...

N
29 March 2016

Love! Just had a baby so called Matt one day to see if he could help with dog walking. Was a bit wary as our dog is older and I didn't know if she would manage to keep up - let alone the fact that she had not been off leash much before. Matt promptly came round and met us and she started walks the next day. It has been absolutely fabulous! Tarra is her walker and Coco absolutely loves her - she often doesn't want to come back to me when she gets dropped off. Tarra is super friendly, on time, conscientious and great with the dogs. The daily report cards are fantastic, and I love seeing the photos on Facebook. They even offered to pick the dog up from the groomer one day for me to make my life easier. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend - as my husband said 'it's one of the best decisions we have ever made'. More...

E
23 March 2016

My dog loves Diablo Dog Walking! There is nothing like seeing your dog come home after having a blast all day. He absolutely adores Matt. He does this joyful whining noise (a sound I had never heard before) when Matt comes to get him...he cannot contain his excitement! The service is very accommodating and flexible to your needs. One of the best parts is the gorgeous pictures Matt takes. He posts them to facebook and they really make my day. He should really think about charging people for doggie portraits...they are that good! More...

M
2 March 2016

Our dog LOVES his walks with Diablo Dog Walking.  He RUNS out of the house and to the car and can't wait to get in and go with the other dogs.  I love seeing pictures and getting report cards.  Highly recommend. More...

M
18 February 2016

Matt is a fantastic dog walker. He was quick to respond to my inquiry call and we were able to get set up with a walk within a few days. Our needs change week to week and he has been flexible around that. What we appreciate most is how patient he is with our dog. We have a lethargic bulldog who needs his exercise but would rather sleep all day on the couch, and the rest of the group is much more playful. Matt somehow makes it work for the whole group. The "report cards" he leaves after each walk are a nice personal touch. I couldn't be happier that we found Matt and that he helps to take care of our dog. More...

C
13 February 2016

I love the "report cards" left after every walk!  It gave us more insight into our dog's personality.  At first, he would mention little issues about our dog, which we found to be valuable comments.  Eventually, we saw that his "reports" were more positive on some days than the other so we opted change his schedule.  We chose to work with Matt mainly because we wanted our dog to "Doggy socialize" with a professional.   It's really nice to see photos after the walks..  I wish I had more money to have our dog walk daily :) More...

J
16 December 2015

Matt was wonderful with our dog Maggie and we highly recommend Diablo Dog Walking.He leaves a note after each walk telling you how your dog was, if they used the bathroom, and their energy. We also used Matt to watch our dog for a weekend and it worked out great.Thanks again Matt! More...

M
22 July 2015

Matt is phenomenal. I found him through a recommendation from a neighbor on Next Door. He's been walking my dog Jesse for almost a month now, and she LOVES her pack walks. In addition, I love all the gorgeous pics on Facebook, along with the little report note in my mailbox when I come home. I feel like Matt really cares about these dogs, and he gets that owners like seeing/knowing how their dog is doing. Super responsive and responsible; Matt and Diablo Dog Walking get an A+ from Jesse and I! So glad we found him. More...

D
1 June 2015

Matt does a great job!  Been using his service about a month now, and my dog loves it, and Matt is on top of his game.. ..get a nice note every day about the the dog walk, and love the pics on the internet facebook pages.... More...

S
12 March 2015

Matt was the only potential walker I called in the area who responded quickly and made himself available to meet soon after that. He was / is very professional and responsive. Matt has been gentle, calm and patient with our pup as he integrates with the pack. I like the notes he leaves each day that rate my dog's energy level, bathroom activity, and the time he left and returned. More...

K
1 April 2014

Matt has been walking our 2 dogs for about 2.5 years, and we couldn't be happier.  He takes them on hikes twice a week.  The dogs get super-excited when he shows up, and we've noticed that they are much happier and calmer now that they get more exercise.  He recently added a new dog walker and a new service: very reasonably priced baths at a grooming place!  Once a month, he drops the dogs at the groomer after a walk, and brings them back clean!  It is SO NICE to have this service.  Our dogs were sprayed by a skunk in a yard a few weeks ago, and he even took them for a last-minute bath so we didn't have to deal with it (really nice since we have a newborn and a toddler).Matt is super-professional: reliable, responds quickly to e-mail, and leaves notes after every hike about how the dogs did.  He posts pictures of the dogs on Facebook, which is fun.  I would recommend his service to anyone. More...

A
22 April 2013

Matt has been walking our dog, Jack, for almost a year now. On Woofwalks days, Jack is a tired, happy dog, which makes everyone very happy. Matt has always been great, and we like the service so much we now have him come three times a week. He has always been reliable, and has been available for extra "holiday" walks too. I would recommend Matt to anyone who wants a good long run for their dog. More...

D
21 April 2013

Matt has been walking our 2 dogs, Atticus and Roxie since August 2012.  He's extremely reliable, which is not always the case with dogwalkers.  Our sometimes territorial black lab warmed up to Matt very quickly, likely because of his calm demeanor as well as the fact that he takes him on a fabulous walk 5 days a week!  The times I've been home when Atticus and Roxie come in from a walk, they pass out almost immediately.  A tired dog is a happy dog, and our dogs are definitely happy, in huge part due to Matt and his walks.  They are reliably out of the apartment usually for about 2 hours, with at least 1 hour dedicated to an off-leash hike.  Thank you Matt for keeping our aging dogs in puppy shape! More...

L
25 March 2013

Matt is great.  He's been walking our dog for over a year now and we couldn't be happier.  Our dog had minor issues, in that he was shy and somewhat fearful of other dogs.  But Matt worked with him, and the group trail hikes were just the thing to change that behavior.  Now our dog is confident around other dogs and even friendly and playful with them which we're so happy about.  Also, Matt is totally reliable, and accommodates schedule changes graciously.  These qualities are definitely a must in a dog walker.  Bottom-line is we know that when our dog is out with Matt he is well cared for and having fun, and that is the most important thing of all. More...

J
5 March 2013

Matt has been walking our often-naughty dog for almost a year now and he's been great. He's always willing to chase our pup down in the backyard and was super accomodating about walking her when the company was closed for the holidays. We'll be sad to lose him as our regular dog walker but wish him the best of luck. You won't be sorry that you decided to go with Matt. More...

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