Kristin stayed at our house with our two dogs for two weeks while we away for international travel.
Kristin made me feel comfortable leaving Maggie for the first time by herself since her sister passed away. She made sure she wasn't too lonely by spending extra time and giving a little extra love.
Kristin was great with our dog, Chloe. She took care of Chloe at our house over the weekend - coming to visit Chloe 3x/day for an hour each visit. She made sure Chloe got lots of love and attention. Kristin would also text us photos and updates throughout the weekend. When our flight home was delayed, Kristin made an extra trip to check on Chloe (we are so, so thankful!). It's difficult to find someone ...
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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.