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 ...
Our dogs had such a great weekend with Jesse. She sent pictures so we never had to worry about them. She was very professional and made sure to ask our preferences on everything. She left the house cleaner than when we left! We look forward to having her stay with our dogs again in the future.
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, as well as handling difficult horse & animal situations, taking care of special needs animals; there ...
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! 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. After training service dogs and dogs that pull, as well as puppies & dog school classes & highly prefer using a leather leash to prevent rope burns on my hands & really dislike retractable leashes unless it’s for a small dog. 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 (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- I’m huge into taking time for them to grasp the concept. 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.
I’m also a freelance professional photographer specializing in portraiture & animals. I have books & books of my work for you to look at.