I thought it was just Puppy Love...! But a year later Scout is still so very excited to see Olivia !
I honestly have never seen a dog so happy to see someone as Scout is to see Olivia, they say dogs have a great judge of character...and Scout loves Olivia and K9 Trekkers, therefore we trust her completely!
~~~ Rick & Barb H.
We highly recommend Olivia to anyone looking for a pet walker. It is so very comforting to know that while we are at work our little dog, Molly, is being visited part way through the day by Olivia. I am sure that Molly looks forward to her walk with this very lovely, kind, dependable young woman. We feel very fortunate to have found her!
~~~ Will & Barbara S.
We have been very satisfied customers of K9 Trekkers for going on five years now.
The reaction of my dogs when Olivia pulls into the driveway says it all. They eagerly get into the van and always come home "dog tired"! Thanks Olivia!
~~~ Murray H.
Being a military family we have had to make a couple of moves throughout our dogs lives so far. Finding K9 Trekkers when we moved to Mill Bay has been the best experience for us and our pooches!
Olivia goes the extra mile. She is very flexible with my ever changing work schedule and is always available if I have any concerns or questions about my two crazy dogs. She has accommodated other dogs that have stayed at our house, and has gone above and beyond with a couple behavioural problems we were dealing with regarding one of our dogs.
K9 Trekkers is a company that provides great service and cares.. really cares..about your dogs and you. I have recommended Olivia in the past and will continue to do so for anyone ever looking for a reliable, trustworthy, well trained individual guaranteed to bring your dog/s home happy and tired!
~~~ Amanda & Adam L.
I have entrusted Olivia from K9 Trekkers with my dog Parker for the last 5 years. I cannot say enough times how professional, attentive, and caring of a person she is.
Over the years Parker's needs have changed as he is now a senior dog. Upon her suggestion he was reduced from two days a week to only one. This is just one example of how Olivia is aware of the dogs in her care and puts them first above all else. I love getting the cute pictures or videos of Parker's quirky behaviour that he exhibits on the hikes! Besides Parker's "grandparents" there isn't anyone else I would leave my fur baby with!
~~~ Lucy P.C.
Work Experience and Training
Second Chance Animal Rescue 2005-2007
Olivia volunteered as a foster home for abuse and neglected adult dogs and puppies.
Her duties included monitoring of health, administration of medications and basic obedience training.
Other responsibilities included adoption screening, attending seminars and training workshops.
Sweet Paws 2009
Sweet Paws gave Olivia the experience and training in becoming a knowledgeable and accomplished dog walker. During her employment, Erica Mustard, her mentor and trainer introduced her to the world of hiking dogs off leash and the influential impact and importance it carries to keep our canines happy and healthy.
The time spent working with the dogs and employees of Sweet Paws Olivia was educated about off leash etiquette, canine first aid, navigating the North Shore mountains and the importance of recognizing and delegating safe out door excursions.
DogSafe Canine First Aid 2009
Recertified DogSafe Canine First Aid course 2017
Completed January 2017
Completed DogSafe Canine First Aid Course 101
prevent common injuries
safely approach an injured dog
vital signs and 3 other health tests
perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
perform artificial respiration
remove an airway obstruction(choking)
prevent and treat for shock
control deadly bleeding
respond to penetrating objects
prevent and treat eye injuries
prevent and treat abdominal wounds
recognize risk factors and respond to bloat
prevent and respond to drowning
assess and respond to bone and joint injuries
prevent and respond to poisonings
prevent and respond to frostbite and hypothermia
prevent and respond to heatstroke
treat minor burns
treat and manage wounds