We offer walks tailored to meet the needs of your dog. Casual Walks: 30 minutes of on leash walking will allow your dog to enjoy leisurely exercise and time to explore the sights and smells of the neighborhood. RATE: $20.00 Training Walks: 30 minutes minimum of brisk on leash walking will provide exercise and practice of good manners on a structured walk, positive techniques are used to encourage, loose leash walking, sit and stay at all cross walks, properly controlled and safe greeting of strangers and other dogs, dog friendly restaurant manners (optional). RATE: $25.00
Each session provides 30 minutes of in-home basic obedience training. All training sessions are conduced by certified dog trainer Les Hansen. Les uses positive training tools and methods to achieve the desired behavior results. All sessions are designed to help your dog learn the appropriate and desired behaviors you want to see your dog acquire. Les is qualified to work with all breeds and will help solve behavior problems to enhance the relationship you have with your dog. RATE: $30.00
Executive Canine Services is ready to help transport your pets to kennels, veterinarians, groomers, training facilities, etc. RATE: $25.00/trip Additional time and expense charges apply beyond 10 mile distances.
WHO WE ARE
Executive Canine Services is owned and operated by Les and Susan Hansen. We are a fully licensed and insured organization serving the residents and dogs of Contra Costa County. Our mission is to improve and maintain the health and good behavior of your dog, while enhancing the relationship you have with your treasured pet.
HOW WE WORK
Les will meet with you and your pet at no cost or obligation before any services are conducted. The purpose of this initial meeting is to discuss and establish the objectives and goals for the services to be provided. Dogs are walked and trained individually, unless there are multiple dogs within the same household that work and play well together. All scheduled services must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. Executive Canine Services is closed on Sundays.
Les HansenOwner / Trainer / Walker
Les is a retired Insurance Executive who loves to train and work with dogs. He has owned and trained his own dogs for over 30 years. He has trained his Labradors for water fowl hunting and other dogs that have just been wonderful family pets.
Les' formal training includes graduating with honors from the Dog Training Certification Program of the Animal Behavior College, and working under the coaching of Trainer Carol Beasley at Canyonwyck Kennels in Walnut Creek.
Susan HansenOwner / Administrator
Susan is a retired school teacher and is the business manager and administrator for Executive Canine Services. She is a native of Contra Costa County and has owned, loved, and cared for dogs her whole life.
Mary Farnon CrothersDog Walker
Mary is an elementary school teacher who has raised and owned many dogs during her life. She has raised puppies for the Guide Dogs for the Blind. She is a person of high energy and she loves her dogs. Mary’s first Guide Dog puppy Piper became the first therapy dog in the Mt. Diablo School District where she “listens to” and helps students with reading and behavior issues. Through Mary’s efforts Mt. Diablo School District now accepts therapy dogs the classroom, where kids and dogs form special bonds.
- Enjoyable leisurely exercise
- Plenty of time to explore the neighbourhood
- Appropriate for dogs of all ages
- Exercise tailored to dog’s needs
- Helps resolve minor behavioral issues
- Energy release for highly active dogs
- Practice sessions of good dog manners
- A focused walk with little stopping
- Play time at the end of the walk
- Best suited for dogs with basic obedience skills
- Loose leash walking
- Sit and wait at all cross walks
- No jumping
- Safe greeting of strangers and other dogs
- Dog friendly restaurant manners (optional)
- Private in-home session
- Positive training methods
- Personalized for your needs
- Qualified to work with all breeds
- To/from kennels
- To/from veterinarians
- To/from training facilities
- Serving Contra Costa County
- Additional fees beyond 10 miles
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, however your dog must be people friendly so we can handle it safely.
We accept personal checks and cash. Sorry, no credits cards accepted at this time. Payment is due at the time service is provided. Walks and training can be billed monthly if services are provided on a regular basis.
Yes, dogs still need exercise even in less than perfect weather. Walks will be cancelled during severe weather.
We will walk up to two dogs at a time from the same family. Most walks and training sessions are done individually.
Yes, we are happy to take your dog out for walks as long as we can make arrangements to safely access your dog.
Yes, we will be happy to feed your dog and make sure it has fresh water as needed after each dog walking session.
Yes, however we do not provide services on Sundays and major holidays.
A minimum of 24 hours is required for cancellations of our scheduled services.
We serve all of Contra Costa County.
Yes. We are bonded and insured, and your name and house contents will always remain confidential. References are available upon request.
Get In Touch With Us
2245 Lake Crest Ct.
Martinez, CA 94553
We are closed on Sundays.