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2016-04-06 15:58:50 -0500 asked a question Anyone interested in becoming a referral sitter for my clients?


We are currently at max. capacity with our regular/new clients (mainly in (our) home pet sitting) and are looking to meet a couple of other sitters in the KC Metro (Brookside/Waldo, MO) area who would be interested in handling some of our overflow as referrals? We are also starting a home construction project this summer and expecting our first 2-legged pup early this fall, so are hoping to establish other sitter options for our clients while we take some time off from hosting guest dogs in our home (at least 6 months). Please let me know if you are interested, I would need to come to your home and interview you personally (like a normal client meet & greet) prior to agreeing to referring clients I feel may fit in your household.

Thanks so much, Alyssa

2015-08-28 11:20:12 -0500 commented answer Is there a way to teach or train a dog to be calm around cats?

Positive reinforcement and clicker training. With a see-through gate between them, click and reward dog whenever he ignores or looks away from the cat. After a couple of days, place dog on leash, remove gate, click and reward. It took my none-cat experience dogs 4 days to become cat friendly.

2015-08-28 11:12:50 -0500 answered a question Why don't other dogs like my dog?

I think there may be two things working against you here - your dog's breed and the way you and her energy interact when introducing to other dogs. Dogs react to body language and posture as a first signal in establishing rank with one another or within a pack. Huskies as a breed have four very distinct 'dominant' body language/posture indicators that make them one of the most "attacked" breeds at dog parks - erect ears, direct eye contact, high/erect tail and erect coat. If, combine with any submissiveness on her part or non-assertive/non-alpha behavior on your part (aka your body language and energy is off), it can and does instigate a negative reaction from another dog or pack of dogs. I suggest you work with an experienced dog trainer who can teach you how to both project the right energy necessary for her to feel more confident and ways to go about introducing her to other dogs in a safe and positive manner.