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Marina is AMAZING! She has been walking our dog for several years and takes such great care of our dog during her daily walks. She is trustworthy, responsive, and an animal lover. I can’t say enough great things about her!
Awesome! I also with Marina are Tizzy’s favorite part of the day!
Marina is attentive to my dog's needs and asks astute questions to ensure that she reinforces everything that I teach my newly-adopted pet. My dog is always delighted to see Marina! :)
Energetic. Positive. Experienced.
I'm bilingual in human and canine and was raised in a family with never fewer than three dogs. My overall animal experience is extensive. I've had a hand in taking care of dogs, cats, sheep, goats, horses, a pig, chinchilla, rabbits, fish, birds, toads, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, and even a deer, and can offer services to any canine companion, even the most unlikely.
I hope to establish a clientele of dogs I can regularly ...
What Marina would like to know about your dog
I have no breed preference. The bigger, the better; the more, the merrier!
I like to know what commands the owner's preferred to be reinforced. (Do they sit before going out doors/crossing streets/etc?)
I like to know if the dog has any aggression problems and if there is a procedure for them? (Do they try and go after other dogs while on leash so you make them sit until the other dog passes, or do you have them practice "touch" command, etc?)
I like to know if the dog has any sensitivities or allergies. (Is this a no-chicken dog? Do they need paws wiped with cloth when returning from walks to reduce pollen? Can I not grab the collar because the dog has a trigger?)
I like to know if the dog has a recall in case an emergency situation happened and the dog was loose. (Can I say "touch" and the dog immediately returns to my hand, "come," etc.)
Does the dog have any anxieties and what procedures are. (Cries/scratches floor/walls when left alone, needs to be able to access his/her leash, thunderstorms, etc)
What's the dog's ideal routine? I like to mimic the parent's routine to my best ability to reduce stress of the parent's absence, so the closer to the dog's daily routine, the better!
What are the dog's favorite things? (Chest scratches, the stuffed banana that has to be kept in the cabinet while mom's away, GREENIES, endless fetch, etc) I just want the fastest way to their hearts.