I'm so lucky to have connected with Maria! As we know, it can be challenging to balance the needs of a new puppy and a busy work schedule, and Maria's drop-in visits have been instrumental in getting us through it. She is professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and best of all a true "dog person". She took the time to ask thoughtful questions about my dogs' habits and personalities, and knew just how to interact with (and ...
Maria is kind and responsible and I feel good knowing she is coming over to take my boy for a walk while I'm at work.
I've know Maria for close to 20 years and have worked closely with her in a shelter setting. Occasionally, she has acted as a care giver for my 3 active Aussies and we have taken our dogs on hikes and kayaking. She is more than qualified and is a master at positive reinforcement training techniques. She has a strong work ethic
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Maria has over 25 years experience walking, training and caring for dogs (and cats). She is certified in Pet First Aid/CPR and is insured and bonded. She graduated from the North American School of Animal Sciences and has studied with Jean Donaldson at the Academy for Dog Trainers and is currently studying Canine Concept Training with Ken Ramirez at the Karen Pryor Academy.
Maria was a ten year volunteer for Quincy Animal Shelter where ...
What Maria would like to know about your dog
Does your dog have any triggers while walking (e.g. other dogs, people, squirrels, cars, cats, etc.)?
Is your dog fearful of anything that I should be aware of?
Is your dog current on all core vaccines?
Does your dog have any allergies?
Are there any food restrictions? Or any treats you prefer your dog NOT have?
Does your dog have any exercise restrictions?
Where is your dogs favorite place to visit?