Lifelong dog owner and lover
I have been around dogs all my life, and currently have one of my own. Since I was about 16 years old I have cared for dogs of friends and neighbors, to include walking, overnights, and drop-ins. I even foster and volunteer for local shelters. I understand that love and play are so important for dogs that are often home alone, and will include these into my daily routine. Mental and physical exercise and stimulation ...
What Meggie would like to know about your dog
I have the most experience with herding breeds, to include Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, and Heelers. However, I don't have a problem with any breed, and am comfortable dealing with any size dog. I would like to know a dog's temperament, training level, and leash habits so I know what to be aware of when I am caring for the dog. Does he/she have any triggers or aggressions? Any special needs? Any allergies, special feeding instructions, or medications I should be aware of? What commands are used in the home? Does the dog have special harnesses, leashes, leads, or muzzles I should use? I'd also like to know what the dog enjoys! What are his/her favorite games, toys, or activities? What treats does your dog like?