Jesse responded very quickly to my inquiry about a last-minute house sitting need. As soon as she walked in, I felt at ease. My dogs took right to her and she got down on the floor and snuggled with my dog Teddy until I left for my trip! My dogs had some medical issues at the time and she was great about listening to all the directions and asking great questions. She obviously took great ...
Jesse was a lifesaver when we were in a very difficult situation. Our dog had two seizures during the month of May and we needed to be out of town for 36hrs a week after his second seizure. Jesse promised she would follow the medication schedule that was outlined and would not leave Chester alone. She did exactly that! I called her several times to check on Chester. She sent pictures and videos to update ...
Jesse did a great job walking my energetic doodle pup on a gentle leader and even did some treat training to keep him from pulling. She also socialized with my barky, fearful old terrier who is not fond of newcomers. She patiently let him bark at her for a long period, then slowly won him over, allowing him to sniff and acclimate at his own pace. She is very comfortable with dogs and seems to ...
25 yrs dogs/cats/horses/aggressive
I have been house/pet/horse/farm sitting for over 25 years. (I’m 41) From cats, dogs, rabbits, horses, birds, chickens, goats, horse-breeding facilities, and clients with over 20 animals, I’ve done it. I am great with and love all animals-young to very old. I have a lot of experience with dog-aggressive and human aggressive/untrusting dogs, and handling difficult horse & animal situations. I’m very comfortable taking care of special needs ...
What Jesse would like to know about your dog
All breeds are welcome. I would like to know the health of the dog/issues, vet information, all emergency contacts available, what NOT to do, the dog’s personality, your list of requests & rules, but most importantly, what you’re dog loves to do the most!
I have been sitting & caring for animals & houses for over 25 years & am new to Rover-I have always gone by word of mouth.
I do have my own emergency vet care release form in pdf format I would like to email you ASAP to be filled out before I sit. I do require it to be filled out completely & signed before I begin taking care of your animal(s) for your, my & the vet’s peace of mind.
For dog walking clients, I require that we walk the dog(s) together so i can learn how you prefer your dog to behave on their walk & what type of leash & collar/harness you use.
I highly prefer collars or gentle leaders over harnesses, as harnesses were invented to help dogs “PUSH” their chest out/forward in a “pulling movement “ into the harness, thus the dog easily pulls you forward—just like a horse does with a carriage.
After training service dogs and dogs that pull, as well as puppies & dog school classes, I am really only used to using a leather leash to prevent rope burns on my hands & really dislike retractable leashes unless it’s for very small dogs. I always have my good ol’ trusty leather leash with me that I’ve had forever, which i bought in Germany over 16 years ago.
I do train “heel”, “wait”, “stop & sit” (before crossing the road). Please let me know if you’d like me to teach your dogs this. I ONLY USE positive reinforcement. I’m not a believer in giving dogs “people food,” but I do use tiny hotdog pieces to get attention & for big rewards-for food-driven dogs if you approve.
I’m huge into taking all the time an animal needs for them to grasp concepts. I do not charge an extra fee for that, though I do require YOU buy the hotdogs or their other favorite treats & have them always available for all walks/training work.