Damen is amazing! We were so fortunate to find him. Our dog, Peggy Jean, fell in love at the initial meet and greet. He was very respectful of our space and took awesome care of girl. Damen also sent us updates through the stay, which eased our minds. Peggy Jean means a lot to us so finding someone to take care of her and trusting them is huge and irreplaceable. Can’t wait to have ...
Came home to a cozy happy dog. Thank you Damen!
Damen has taken care of Great Danes since he was 10. Seeing a 10-12 year old walking 2 100 + pound dogs to a Starbucks often resulted in people stopping to take pictures. As any giant breed owner will tell you, getting into a tug of war with your dog during a walk means you have already lost the battle. At a young age Damen carried himself in the type of calm, confident and in control ...
Years of experience w/ giant dogs
I grew up with four Great Danes and two Argentinian Dogos. I took partial responsibility for their care at about 10 years old, gradually increasing until I oversaw everything but veterinary visits by 15. I took animal behavior courses in college and have read several scholarly books on canine biology, communication & body language, psychology, behavior, evolutionary history, etc.
I'm active, and am happy to take dogs for long, long walks or moderate length jogs ...
What Damen would like to know about your dog
I would prefer to know the status of the dog's leash training, whether it's inclined to jump or kiss faces (don't mind at all, would just prefer to know what to expect), if it is an affectionate cuddler or prefers personal space, how they tend to react to other dogs (or squirrels, rats) while on a walk, things like that.