"Dave is the best person that has taken care of my (sometimes very high energy) dog, Hetfield. He’s really great. Prior to having Dave walk Hetfield daily, I used to take him to a doggy daycare in the neighborhood. The difference was night-and-day. Dave is extremely attentive to the dogs and anything out of the ordinary gets reported on the daily walk report. Even if it’s something as trivial as “Hetfield was walking a little slower than usual” would be the type of thing that Dave would notice and voice concern about. When I would come home from work I could email Dave about his concerns and usually receive a response in less than 10 minutes. He’s really on top of things, which is amazing. Dave seems to have a great relationship with the dogs as well. I know Hetfield was much happier with Dave than he was at daycare, the change in his mood was really noticeable. If you’re looking for a dogwalker in his covered area, look no further than Dave’s Dog Duty. If you’re considering doggy day-care, please go with Dave. You and your dog will be much happier. Thanks again Dave, thanks for helping me raise my best friend into the great dog that he is today"
- Hetfield's owner Nick, Greenwood (aka South Slope)
"Dave is amazing with our dogs....and they are not easy to please. We have a stubborn English bulldog and a lively Maltese who have been known to be difficult in their own ways. Since we hired Dave a couple of months ago when we moved to the neighborhood, we have seen a real improvement in their behaviors. After 10 years of our Maltese wearing a harness, Dave suggested switching him to a collar and we have seen a great improvement. We also really appreciate the daily communication we have with Dave on the dogs' routines, as well as a sincere thoughtfulness from him on ways to improve their walks. He's the best we've worked with and is highly recommended."
- Chubbs and Peanut’s owner Cori, Park Slope
"Dave is a most excellent dog walker! He is extremely accommodating with scheduling and great with meeting the needs of your dog. I have an elderly beagle who is a very happy old lady when I come home from work, thanks to her afternoon walks with Dave. The price is right too - I thought the cost would skyrocket when I moved to Brooklyn, but Dave's rates are comparable to prices I paid in Trenton, NJ. Highly recommended!"
- Daisy's owner Kate, Kensington
"Dave is trustworthy and reliable. I feel completely at ease knowing that he's going to be walking my dogs while I'm at work. He also regularly goes beyond the call. He lets me know if the dogs have any health issues during the day and, on occasion, Dave has actually spent time cleaning accidents that occurred in my apartment while I was out (you know, even the best-trained dogs sometimes get a sick tummy ...) I have recommended Dave to a number of friends, and we're all really happy with him. I wouldn't hesitate to keep recommending him."
- Rocket & Harvey's owner Sharona, Windsor Terrace
"Dave has been my dog walker for my pug, Pandora for a year and a half now, he is always here to help, and is so caring towards her. She is a spirited girl and loves her walks and he gives her his full attention and even walks her fully in inclement weather. She is so happy when I come home from work and is always well taken care of, down to the detail and he always leaves me a thoughtful note telling me of all of the things he has done with her on her walk. I love having his care and attentiveness. In addition, he always is able to take her on a second walk when I need him to. Love Dave."
-Pandora’s owner Lynne, Kensington
“Thanks for the fantastic job you do walking Zak. He always comes home well exercised and I appreciate that. I also appreciate the extra little touches, (like checking on his water). I've had a lot of dog walkers and you, by far, care the most and do the best job.”
- Zak’s owner Hani, Kensington
“I have lived in various parts of the city and have worked with a few dog walkers, and Dave is the most professional, responsible one yet. From the first time he came over my dog loved him (and sometimes she's a hard sell). Instead of barking at him she ran and brought him a squeaky toy. I notice a big difference in the days that Dave walks Georgia and the days my husband walks her- I think Dave gives her a better workout! After each visit he leaves a little "report card" letting you know how the walk went. He is great at communicating and is flexible to schedule changes. I could not recommend his services more.”
- Georgia’s owner Katie, Park Slope
“We are really glad that Dave takes care of our bulldog puppy Lily. Several of our neighbors have mentioned that they seem to be having a great time together when they are out on their walks. Also, Dave has been understanding and accomodating of our schedules. It's a big deal to let someone in your house and to take care of your dog, and we trust Dave with both.”
- Lily’s owner Simon, Park Slope
"I wasn't even a dog owner before I met Dave. He coached me thru the entire process of adopting, caring for and living happily with my pup Shana, and now, I can't imagine my life without her....or him! He is not only reliable, trustworthy and communicative, but he is the ultimate "dog person" completely sensitive to everything that goes on in the special relationship between people and their pooches. I can't recommend him highly enough."
- Shana’s owner Karen, Park Slope