Expressing an interest in a possible career in dog training, Austin rode along with me on my dog training sales/demos and lessons for a few days. During that time, I worked with dogs and owners to address dog behavior for everything from potty training to extreme anxiety / timidity to scary dog aggression to biting their owners. Austin was a perfect companion, showing proper greeting of dogs, handling dogs when I asked for his assistance ...
Austin is a kind, loving young man who has always had a way with dogs. Over the past several years he has cared for three Cavaliers (King Charles Spaniels) belonging to our extended family, raising one from puppyhood. He is gentle and soft-spoken, and the dogs really enjoy rolling around on the floor with him. He'll be watching my dog, Sara, for two weeks in November while I'm in Mexico, and I know I won't ...
Austin is truly in his element when working with dogs. We have an extremely energetic German Shorthair Pointer puppy and Austin is the only sitter/caretaker/trainer who has been able to both calm him when he is acting out and wear him out when his desire to run and play seems insatiable. He is kind and playful while also establishing himself as the pack leader. I've also observed Austin around other breeds and I ...
Comfortable, easy going dog lover.
I am very intuitive and able to communicate effectively with dogs. Skillful in getting even the most shy of dogs to warm up to me. I have experience working with larger groups of dogs and many breed sizes and temperments. When caring for a dog, I will be responsive to their needs and the owners requests, paying attention to the feeding schedule, exercise needs, and comfort dogs who are lonely and missing their pet parents.