Woods-noozhawk-articleLoose Pooch Dog Club Will Keep Your Furry Friend’s Tail Wagging

Noozhawk, 2015

Santa Barbarans love their dogs, so it’s not surprising that, when they go to work, many would prefer their four-legged friend to be cared for by and in the company of professionals.

It only seems right that your dog shouldn’t be left alone and bored for eight hours just because you have to work, right? Read more…




2011 Year in Pictures, Feature

Santa Barbara Independent, 2011

“…canine caregivers like Nathan Woods (top right) gave Fidos a place to stay each day, as part
of the Loose Pooch Dog Club.”






Hound Haven

Santa Barbara Independent, 2011

Nathan Woods is stunningly assured in his passion and profession. “My purpose in life is to help people bring out the best in their dogs,” he said confidently, watching a dozen pups romp around the back room of this downtown business. As furry tails and ears flashed past the viewing window, Woods leaned on the storefront’s counter and mused, “Everyone is capable of greatness. It’s the same for dogs.” Read more…






Canine Companions

Trainer Nathan Woods Helps You Get the Most from your Dog

Santa Barbara Independent, 2006

“Thanks, and enjoy your pet,” says the message on Nathan Woods’s voice mail. And if your pet is causing more headaches than enjoyment, he’s got the cure. Woods, dog trainer extraordinaire and founder of Santa Barbara Pet Services, believes that we should all expect more from our pets — and he’s got the skills to turn even the most devilish of dogs into the delightful, obedient companions of your dreams. Read more…




Praise Keeps Canines from Going to the Dogs

Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1995

Like a drill instructor pacing before his platoon, 16-year-old Nathan Woods walked back and forth in front of his class of canines and their owners. Read more…



Way to go, Mindy

Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1990

Nathan Woods’ natural talent with animals has blossomed in the course of training his family’s poodle puppy, Mindy.  Here he leads Mindy through the confidence-building obstacle course at Richmond Dog Training Center.  Read more…