I am disabled and Elise is really great with my service dog, which is a tall order. They are smart and hardworking, but need time to play as well. Elise tackles the responsibility of a shaggy, energetic golden retriever with ease. She's always on time - early always - and even eaches me things in my old age.
I've grown up around dogs for the majority of my life. To me, a home is not complete without one. I've developed such a strong bond with canines of all kinds, ages, and attention spans. Being a "dog whisperer" is cliche, but I have found that my training style, body language, and skills can warm up even the grumpiest of old pooches. I treat every dog I meet like it's my own.
I do not ...
What Elise would like to know about your dog
-I prefer dogs that have SOME leash training for walks. Unfortunately, larger dogs that pull too hard and do not know how to walk on a leash exacerbate my old elbow injuries. I am willing to guide puppies, however, since the concept is new to them.
-Please let me know if your dog has any fears, aggressive behaviors, or other quirks. This includes their temperament around other dogs. While I cannot guarantee that I can keep them at bay, it is imperative that I know of these things to keep us both comfortable.