Dogs Over 1 Year Old
Maarten has now been walking our dog (a 14-month old and 70 pound Golden Retriever) almost daily for about four months. In this time he's developed a wonderful rapport with her, and spends time before/after walks reinforcing basic training commands. She responds well to him, always joyful when he arrives, and returns from walks both tired and happy. Watching him interact with her, and occasionally with his family dog, I see someone who could ...
Maarten is relatively new to the dog-walking thing but grew up with dogs and clearly likes and knows how to handle the average dog; ours is a bit over-enthusiastic (just going on 11 months) and flings herself at him, in response to which he insists that she sit and rewards her when she does. She is happy to go with him and always returns even happier, often the tired dog who is therefore a good ...
We live in Belgium, where Maarten has his roots, and we had the pleasure to have Maarten take care of our two dogs and our house during our holidays abroad. It was such a pleasure to end our holiday welcomed by a clean house, watered plants and especially our two delighted dogs Jack & Stacy. They can be quite a handful, both Podenco's full of hunting instinct, and masters of escape (they literally are the ...
Dogs can sense a mutual loyalty.
Growing up, I wished for a dog every birthday. When we moved to America in '99 I got that wish with my Golden Retriever, Sydney (RIP). I developed an intense bond that has persisted across breeds and strengthened as years went past. My mom made sure I walked Sydney every day as I knew it was my dog. Then I went off to college. Currently I am a student at SFSU. In my last relationship ...