About Us

We are a team of professional dog walkers (and dog lovers) who believe in positive, motivational, and balanced methods of guiding your dog. With trust and respect, we provide your dogs with ample engagement and the leadership they need. Our long pack walk adventures help dogs gain confidence and create positive social experiences while also helping to achieve balance and maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. We are also licensed, insured, and bonded!

The owner of The Balanced K9, Sharnae Ly, has always had a life long love for dogs.  It became her passion after she completed an intensive training program with her own dogs, Laila and Honey. She loved learning about the importance of being a strong pack leader, establishing balance in her home, and helping her dogs to become successful and confident in new and everyday situations. She continued to research and absorb everything she could about training and guiding dogs, and in the search for more learning and experience, she began walking dogs professionally. Sharnae, a Registered Nurse, was raised in the East Bay and is Mom to two boys, two dogs, and two cats.

We can’t wait for your dog to join the Balanced K9 pack!



We provide dog walking service to clients in Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda.

Dog walking

Our pack walk adventures are a minimum of 90 minutes and dogs are primarily off leash. Each walk offers exercise, socialization, and training. Our walkers are excellent handlers and well experienced in managing and training groups of dogs. We currently have a waiting list.


We also provide boarding for walking clients only.


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