Thanks Kristin for doing a great job taking care of Sophie!
Long overdue. Mila (my energetic 1.5yr old) spent a nice long weekend with Kristin and Alvin during Halloween weekend. I actually contacted her at another time but our scheduling didn't work out but with her great reviews I wanted to try again! Kristin was very responsive each time and communication throughout Mila's stay was great as well. We had a meet-n-greet once and Mila and Alvin played so well together we both knew they ...
Kristin was great with our 8 month old yellow lab. They went to the park, did some training and generally looked after Gemma brilliantly. She even sent photos, texts and a video clip of their afternoon.
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With all the love and attention I have to give to my own animals, your pooch can expect the same. Plus they will have big brother Alvin (my almost 8 yo lab) to play with and to show them the ropes.
We have a big, clean, enclosed dog park located right here on the property, just a short 5 minute walk from my apartment. There are newly added agility courses, lots of ...
What Kristin would like to know about your dog
well i would need know the basics, such as, how is he/she on a leash; lots of pulling? In that case, I think it would be productive to take the dogs that have a hard time on leash for a bike ride instead of a walk or run. Bike rides burn a lot more energy for them. My Alvin is down for the count all night after a nice long bike ride.
I would like to know if they are escape artists, and the level of trust you have with them, so I can know how much leeway to give or not give.
I'd also ask if the dog(s) has any food aggression, or is aggressive with strangers. If this is the case I can prepare to be extra careful around triggers.
Other than that, just information about their daily routines and walk times, favorite toys and games they like to play, when and what they eat, which I'm sure will be discussed in person when the time comes.
I have no breed preferences. I am used to handling all sizes and temperaments and have found that not all breeds follow into the same behavioral categories that is found "normal" for that specific breed. I go on a dog by dog basis, never on breed stereotypes. In most cases, I learn fairly quickly what will work for any particular dog in terms of safe play and excersize to ensure that our stay together is pleasant, exciting and tiring.
We do have to remember that I have a dog in the house and maybe one other from another sitting job, so if your pooch doesn't get along with other dogs then we may not be the right fit for you.
Also a list of do's and don'ts is helpful, to avoid any miscommunication.