Many people ask “how do you get the dogs to stay with you when you are out hiking with a group of dogs?” It’s simple really. We go out in groups and we carefully screen our dogs before. I set up a meeting with the client and the dog to get to know them both before we “go wild” in the open space. If the dog has already gone on dog hikes with his parents, then he is a great candidate for our Adventure hike. Some dog training on recall is needed to be eligible, but that is something that I work with while we are out there. Lots of positive reinforcement with excited voices and love (and a little treats too)! The new dogs are so thrilled to be out there racing the hillsides with their new dog friends, they don’t want to run off. All dogs stick together in a pack when we are out there. It’s truly amazing to be the leader of this pack. I LOVE my job!!!!!!!!!
The holidays are quickly approaching and unfortunately the crime rate is on the rise. Using a professional pet sitter can definitely give your house that “lived-in” look while you are on vacation. For Home Security, first, there will always be a car coming and going to your home in case a criminal is watching. As a professional pet sitter, we can do a variety of things to make it look like someone is home. We bring in the mail, newspaper and garbage. We alternate lights indoors and outdoors. We can open curtains during the day and close at night. All of these little things add up to give your home the appearance that someone is there. So when hiring a Professional Pet Sitter to take care of you dogs or cats when your are on vacation, be sure to utilize our home security options as well.
I have been a Dog Walker and Dog Adventure Trip provider for 15 years!! We can take care of those dogs that need to RUN RUN to get their regular exercise! I love the energetic playful dogs that love to hike off leash in the open spaces on our Adventure trips. You will find these dogs behaving better, being happier and getting into less trouble at home when we provide them with a daily exercise routine. These hikes help maintain your dogs health by keeping your pets mobility and pets flexibility in use on a regular routine. Constant daily stimulation and puppy socialization is so important to having an emotionally stable happy dog. It’s hard to make that commitment to exercise your dog each day. Life is busy. When you can rely on a Professional Dog Walker it takes the worry and the guilt out owning a dog! Puppy Training and Dog Training are a natural part of my daily visits with the dogs. Lots of PRAISE!!!
I have been a Pet Sitter for 15 years! Using a Professional Pet Sitter can be such a positive, healthy experience for you and your pet. As Pet Sitter’s we generally have a love for all animals, with a strong instinct to nurture and love. We are in the pet care industry because it is a passion for us. A Kennel can be a scary place for a dog or cat. Also, I have seen many pets get sick when staying in kennels. The healthy choice would be to stay home in a familiar safe environment with a reliable caring Professional Pet Sitter to handle all Pet Care needs, Including hugs!
I am a firm believer in the power of positive reinforcement. Being a professional dog walker for 15 years, I have witnessed first hand how effective this is as a training method. When dogs are barking and lunging at the end of their leashes, it helps to stay very calm and place the dog in sitting position (if possible) with focus on a treat rather than the passing dog. Lots and Lots of praise for even the littlest accomplishment. The idea is to give the dog something to look forward to when they see a passing dog rather than something to fear and have anxiety about. This does not happen overnight, but it will improve with consistency.