Any Experienced Dog Trainers or Animal Behaviorists??

asked 2020-04-27 12:12:07 -0500

I’m a Rover walker and sitter who is also certified in dog training. Some of my clients, especially those with puppies, ask to to assist them in them in basic training while I am with their dog in scheduled walks or sitting appointments. I do so up to my level of expertise. I would say I have a “medium” level of knowledge and skills when it comes to training. I generally stick to sit, stay, come, leave it, etc. with positive reinforcement techniques such as treats and praise. I currently have a client who has asked me to do such additional training with their dog - besides other behavior training, the top priority they would like to focus on is working on the dog and cat coexisting in their house. Prior to the pandemic we were making some headway. I can give details upon request. I am honestly not sure where they are at right now, as they just contacted me to pick-up training again. Due to the stay-at-home order, I have not seen this dog in-person since early March. The family is asking to do video training. I am comfortable with this as I have done this before; however, I am also wondering if there is anyone here that is also a Rover sitter/walker/boarder who would be interested in either being a second opinion OR if I feel like the training issue is beyond me (I am not too proud to admit when something is out of my range, as, again, I do not feel like I have the experience under my belt yet to call myself an “expert”) would like to be someone I pass their case onto to work with the family. I am looking for someone who is highly qualified as either an experienced dog trainer or actual animal behaviorist, and definitely would like the proof. I came to this sub before I will go to the dog training one if needed because I would first like to pass along paid jobs to my fellow Rover colleagues during these tough times in which I know we are all hurting for business. It would all be over Rover and video chat and I believe payment would be through Venmo (not sure how much). Please message me if interested!

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