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Owner of Barks & Rec Atx is smiling, crouched down next to a sitting goldendoodle. I offer home visit pet care, force free training, dog training and agility near you, dog training in North Austin, in home pet sitting in Austin, and dog walking services near you.

Karuna Kaufman

Owner / Dog Trainer / Pet Care Provider

I've been working with animals almost all my life. From walking & sitting as a kid, to my first job as a kennel assistant at a vet office, to my career as a professional dog trainer. With this experience, I started my own business to be able to give your pets well-rounded care in all areas of life.


Our animals are our family, and I want to be a part of that family by meeting all your pet care needs. I truly love the animals I work with, and take special care to get to know each of them individually. We all have different needs, and so do our pets!


You and your pet deserve a joyful, loving, and stress-free care experience. So whether it's training a new pup (or an old one), helping with walks when life gets busy, or spending time with your animals when you're away, let me be your helping hand.


My business is fully insured through Pet Care Insurance. I understand the importance of having a bonded and insured dog walker, trainer, or petsitter. Even with safety as my #1 priority, accidents & emergencies can still occur. With my policy in place, you can have peace of mind in knowing your pet will be covered.

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