I have been working professionally with dogs for the last 10 years, but have handled and cared for animals all my life. I went to school for animal behavior and veterinary nursing, and that led me to a deeper passion in rescue work, behavior, training, and enrichment. I personally have 5 dogs and have handled hundreds of dogs over the years. I have vet tech experience, grooming experience, Force Free Dog Training experience, and even Service Dog experience.
My goal is to make sure your dog has the absolute best time while you are away and goes to sleep at night having had a full day of enrichment and fun, as well as any pet under my care is comfortable and happy, feeling fulfilled at the end of each day!
Pet Professional First Aid & CPR Certified (2021-2022)
Dr. Ian Dunbar's SIRIUS Dog Training Academy Certified
Dr. Ian Dunbar's Professional Dog Trainer Program Certified
Treatment & Prevention of Dog Aggression Certified
Barkleigh Safe Group Play Certified
Barkleigh Dog Handling Certified
Barkleigh Canine Vaccination Certified
Crucial Concepts in Dog Behavior & Training Certified
Growl Class Workshop for Reactive Dogs Certified
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Boarding, vacation care, and more
I will check in on your pet(s) during the day whether for vacation care or just a daily visit. This visit will include anything that applies for pet care, such as potty breaks, feeding meals to all animals, giving water to all animals, cage or litter box cleaning, giving medication, etc.
A one-on-one walk for your dog that will last 30 minutes to destress, exercise, and potty during the day. This can also include play, such as fetch, or even cuddle time if that is something you prefer instead. During our walk, we will work on loose leash walking so that any future walk is even more enjoyable and stress-free!
Instead of a one-on-one walk, I will match your dog with the perfect group of dogs to walk with so they can socialize safely, while enjoying 30-45 minutes of stress-free sniff and walk time! During our walk, we will work on loose leash walking so that any future walk is even more enjoyable.
I will pick up your dog from your house and bring them to the park of your choosing! This can be our beautiful dog parks, the beach, or even a walking trail (on leash). This service can be used for all dogs, including those that can't handle dog parks, as there are many options on the island for a lovely experience safely. Have a reactive dog or a dog that can't be around other pups? No problem! We can work out a fun, safe plan for your dog!
Boarding dogs stay at my private residence as part of the family, doing all sorts of fun activities like puzzle games, lure course, and lick mats. Pick up/drop off at your house or agreed upon location! They are able to sleep anywhere and will not be crated unless requested. Boarding dogs that enjoy trips to the dog park will tag along on all the many daily adventures, while dogs that do better in smaller groups will get personalized adventures multiple times a day!
For boarding of multiple dogs, there is $10 off for extra dogs! So while one dog is $50 a night, an additional dog is only an added $40 a night. So two dogs for one night would be $90 instead of $100.
Adding a dog or pet to a service (excluding boarding) is just $10 extra!
For dogs that can handle a nail trim or nail Dremel, I can do that upon request!
Custom training for your needs
A 1 hour training session customized to your needs. This includes specific behavior modifications, reactivity issues, or just working through the basics.
Your dog comes to me for the entire day so that we can work on whatever has been specified by you. This can include puppy basics, behavior modifications, reactivity issues, and more. Board and train dogs also get park trips and/or unique adventures specific to their needs and any daily care they would need.
Your dog comes to me for 1-2 weeks so that we can work on whatever has been specified by you. This can include puppy basics, behavior modifications, reactivity issues, and more. Board and train dogs also get park trips and/or unique adventures specific to their needs and any daily care they would need, along with the full enrichment package of puzzle games, lick mats, lure course, etc.