A little about me. I was born and raised in Arroyo Grande, CA. I have always been an animal lover and a lover of the outdoors. Growing up I had many family dogs and an array of other pets ranging from, birds, rodents, snakes, horses, and pigs, all that I completely adored and loved. My hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, archery, horseback riding, kayak fishing, and basically anything that includes a good workout, animals, and being outside breathing in that fresh Central Coast air. I started this business so that I could ditch my office job, and truly enjoy what I do for work. What gives me the most fulfillment is helping dogs better communicate with each other through guidance in the pack, and helping their owners become better leaders by helping them understand dog behavior and why structure, boundaries, exercise, and socialization are crucial for a balanced dog. I want everyone to have a dog that is an enjoyable canine citizen. To me that means they are calm, confident, and respectful. With consistency in the pack and follow through from the owner, I can create a balanced dog that can be enjoyed and trusted whether it be on a hike, at a restaurant patio, the beach, dog park, or just relaxing at home.
Hi, I'm Bonnie, owner and founder of SLO DOG ADVENTURES since 2016. I am licensed, insured, bonded and CPR certified, and I am a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. I have attended and learned from various training classes and seminars over the past ten years, by way of my personal dogs, accompanying friends and family, and shadowing fellow pack walkers and trainers. Basic obedience, the Jentle Method by Oregon Tails, agility, nose works, sheep herding, and puppy classes are just a few. With this knowledge acquired over the years, the hands-on skills I've gained since starting this business, and working with dogs every day since then, I can assure you that your dog is in great hands. My promise to you is that I will always treat each dog in my pack with extreme care and respect, as if they were my own.