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Crate-Trained Dogs Only
Jill and her family treated Ruby like a queen. Ruby enjoyed playing with the other dogs and got lots of snuggles. We'd definitely book a stay with her again.
Jill and her family are the best and were caring for Augie and flexible about any surprises!
Jill is dog wise and flexible. more stays scheduled this summer. I’m glad!
Stay with a Professional DogTrainer
I have been a professional dog trainer since 2002. I was lead to that profession by owning the world's Best Bad Dog Ever. My focus has been on puppy socialization and family dog obedience, using positive training methods. I also fostered Labs for a local rescue and spent time helping out in the doggy daycare in the facility where I taught classes. In 2004 I began a dog walking and pet sitting business, which I ...
What Jill would like to know about your dog
I have a firm policy that a Meet and Greet must happen before a dog stays here. It's important your dog enjoy his or her stay and my dogs continue to enjoy sharing their home with visitors. Also, for the safety of all dogs, please have written results from your vet of a clear stool sample from the last 6 months and current rabies certificate. That way you know your dog won't bring home any unexpected visitors!
Boarders need to be good with other dogs and children. I have a 20 lb Danish Swedish Farmdog, a 55 lb smooth collie, and a 40 lb border collie mix. The Farmdog is unneutered and may not do well with other unneutered dogs, although he is well socialized and has canine friends of many sizes and breeds. He also has an irrational dislike of most German Shepherds, so unfortunately for harmony's sake, I am unable to take in German Shepherds.
We have recently discovered the hard way that Havana is too old to handle any large, boisterous dogs. For her safety, we have to restrict the dogs we take in to dogs who are not so physical in their play that they may knock Havana over. Playful is fine, but dogs who enjoy body slamming or chasing and grabbing legs or necks of other dogs won't work well here. Any dog staying with me needs to approve of my dogs and vice versa.
I work during the week, shuttle the kids to activities, and trial my dogs on some weekends. My boarders will need to be able to be comfortable in a crate for 8 hours if the need arises, although typically they would not be alone for more than 6-7 hours during the work day.