Response Rate: 60%
Response Time: Under an hour


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • No Females in Heat
  • Crate-Trained Dogs Only

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
John can host up to 5 dogs per night.
John can host 1 dog per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
13 Reviews

Cameron H.
Cameron H.
Dec 9, 2018
Verified Stay

John took great care of our dog and sent lots of updates and photos. Syd loved his dogs and everyone got along great. Thanks John!

John L.
John L.
Margie M.
Margie M.
Nov 26, 2018
Verified Stay

John is great! He is so flexible and a real dog lover. I highly recommend him and will use him again.

John L.
John L.
Erin V.
Erin V.
Nov 23, 2018
Verified Stay

Very nice guy, good communication, flexible. Our dogs came home happy!

John L.
John L.

About John

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Experienced Dog Trainer of 10 years

Please visit MontereyK9 .org for more info

I have been training dogs on the Monterey Peninsula for 10 years. I am a Multi-Certified Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA, CTDI, NAODI) with a membership in both the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

I am a proud parent of three wonderful dogs: 2 Aussies, Mia and Quinn, and a Border Collie, Zeke.

Because of my experience as a trainer, I know ...

What John would like to know about your dog

All I ask of your dog is to be friendly. Or at least accepting of other dogs in the house. I have 3 dogs total in my house at all times. They are herding breeds, but once your dog is in the house for a little while they don't act like herding breeds - they are fairly calm and easy-going. They are very accepting and welcoming to new dogs too.

All I'd need to know about your dog is if they would be ok around my dogs. If that's the case, any dog is welcome!

I DO use crates sometimes. It just depends on the dog, how trustworthy they are in the house, and if I feel comfortable with leaving them out if I have to leave for training for an hour or two. It’s a perk if they’re crate trained, but not necessary. I have PLENTY of crates at my house, but if your dog likes his/her crate, feel free to bring theirs. I just require you bring their own food. That’s all :)

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience

About John's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 3 Dogs, No Other Pets
John's Pets


Australian Shepherd
10 years, 6 mo. old, 42 lbs.


Border Collie
9 years, 2 mo. old, 40 lbs.


Australian Shepherd
1 year, 9 mo. old, 30 lbs.

When John watches your pet

Honestly, my house is a dog house. I have a good sized, fenced yard and it’s reallt easy for dogs to get their exercise in here. I always supervise everyone while they’re out, and with my outside area I just let them all play and run around and let dogs be dogs.

Every dog is different, and it’s really fun to see everyone play with each other outside and then just hangout in the house. Because of my housing situation, the freedom your dog will have, and the amount of dogs always here to play with, I don’t take many dogs out for walks. They get all the exercise they need here.

Of course, sometimes I get antisocial dogs that like to keep to themselves, or older dogs that don’t like playing anymore... every now and then I feel like those kind of dogs benefit from
walks instead of roaming and running around, so I’ll take them for a walk in my quiet neighborhood.

Either way, expect your pup to have a good time here, especially if they like to play!

My younger Aussie, Quinn, is a super social butterfly and loves to engage dogs for play. Mia, the older Aussie, is social, but also is respectful, most trained, and understands body language well. She’s been my “demo dog” for training for years. Zeke, the Border Collie, is all about toys. Fetch, frisbee, and has a “go go go” attitude when people and toys around. Honestly, he can careless about dogs. He rarely plays with dogs, and 99% of the time ignores them when they come over. He just wants a person to throw something for him, haha.

When you come over for the first time, you’ll notice my dogs bark. They’re herding dogs, and they’re excited. If you stay for more than 10 minutes, it’s the calmest quietest house ever. I’m sure most people have that kind of household when company comes over. Just know that my barky dogs are super friendly - they’re just vocal and excited haha.

In John's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

John's Neighborhood

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