Claudia was great and our boys loved her. Her and her husband came by for a meet and greet and we all ended up hanging out for over an hour. We were able to actually relax while we were gone because we were completely comfortable with her taking care of our boys. She will absolutely be our "go-to" from here on.
Claudia has a natural way with dogs. She is patient and kind to animals. I met Claudia after she adopted a shelter dog that had some behavioral concerns and she made such amazing progress working with him. She is kind and trustworthy and your pets would be in great hands with her! She cares for all animals as if they are her own. I highly recommend her for caring for your dogs!
I can honestly say that hiring Claudia was one of the best things we could have done for our pups. We have a very unique situation with household dog aggression and Claudia handled our dogs effortlessly. We were gone for a week and got daily updates and pics, she even went as far as doing training exercises with our disobedient pup and sent videos of his progress! She was professional, responsible, and detail oriented. It's ...
ABC Certified Obedience Trainer
ABC Certified Obedience Trainer with a positive focus, dog lover, and life learner. I am currently nearing the end of my Master's program (Marriage and Family Therapy) and hope to one day implement Canine-Assisted Therapy into my therapy practice. I personally know how uplifting a dog's love can be, and I desire to help others benefit from it. Hopefully, those who experience its power will help to clear the shelters! It's a win-win-woof! Well, you ...
What Claudia would like to know about your dog
I accept all breeds - I do not discriminate against any breeds nor will I judge your dog based on their breed.
I trust you as their pet parent to know and fill me in on their personality type, skills, and any special needs they have (e.g., meds, patience when approaching, avoid touching certain areas, etc.).
I am more than happy practice any training skills that you want me to work on as well for no extra cost!
* I am temporarily suspending boarding and daycare services to give our doggie more time with socialization training.
** HOWEVER, IF YOUR DOG HAS EXPERIENCE with dogs that have confidence issues and is patient in approaching, please let me know and I will open up the boarding and/or daycare services for you and absolutely welcome a meet and greet. Dyson has a few, great dog friends, but (like most people, haha), not everyone gets along right away so that's why meet and greets are a must.
*** In the regular Boarding/Daycare information below, I explain a bit about Dyson's history following our cats' info.
Boarding & Daycare info:
If your dog is to stay with us:
We have 2 cats. Please let me know if your dog has any experience with cats. If not, I am more than happy to have a brief, free meet and greet with our cats prior to your stay with since I have experience integrating animals and they have experience with dogs.
We also have an American Staffordshire Terrier who is somewhat timid when first meeting people and new dogs, but will be everyone's bestest friend if they give him the space and few minutes he needs to feel comfortable enough to warm up and let loose! It is very helpful when new people do not lean towards him or stick their hands in his face and allow him to sniff. He has never bitten anyone but any dog can bite at any time so I make it a priority to do meet and greets so I can properly assess if the dogs are immediately compatible. Some dogs he has become best friends with right away and some dogs (typically only very small or very loud dogs) scare him to the point that it just won't be a good fit. But, just like people, you have to meet someone and get to know them before judging them! ^_^
A bit of Dyson's past: He was starved and abused by his prior owner for the first 3 years of his life, so big/tall people scare him at first. He loves kids and seems to trust them right away if they respect his space when meeting him. He was also in a shelter for a while, where he did not do well emotionally and was dumped back there after his first adoption attempt (until he met me, that is ^_^). I've worked with him for 2 years and I cannot tell you how different he is (see his before-and-after photo in his profile). He now has a full bag of obedience cues and adorable tricks, including an Army low crawl, a full "stick-em-up/bang" scene, yoga poses, and kisses in 5 languages! There is just more work to be done regarding his social confidence and I'll never give up on him! <3
The point of all of this is not only for full disclosure, but also to exemplify that I would definitely reciprocate patience and understanding with your furry friend!