Walter F.

Walter F.

House Sitting

$25
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$12
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

$12
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
A few minutes

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

19
repeat clients
47 Reviews

Scott F.
Scott F.
Nov 5, 2018
Verified Stay

Walter took good care of my cat and sent daily photos and updates. I will definitely request his service again.

Scott F

Walter F.
Walter F.
Jessica G.
Jessica G.
Oct 10, 2018
Verified Stay

Thank you for all the love you gave to our 3 pug children!!!

Walter F.
Walter F.
Patrick O.
Patrick O.
Oct 9, 2018
Verified Stay

Walter was reliable, thorough and extremely helpful from beginning to end. If this is your first time using this service he’s your best bet by far.

Walter F.
Walter F.

About Walter

15
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Sitter-Psychologist for Dogs

Experience with socializing and training stray dogs and helping people learn to have a better relationship with their dogs. I am a psychologist for people, but I also have studied dog psychology. I stress the importance of daily exercise, the dog-walk in particular, especially the psychological benefits for dog and owner.

For dogs that love to run, I have a specialized bar-attachment on my bike. I've had energetic dogs pull me on my bike, at ...

What Walter would like to know about your dog

**IMPORTANT NOTE FOR DOG-WALKS**

If your dog is not leash-trained (e.g., leads the walk, pulls on the leash), then I would need to work with the dog for an extra charge BEFORE the scheduled time. In other words, I need to know if the dog is compliant to the person walking him or her. Depending on the dog, this may take only an hour of training.

For training, I charge $30 per hour. I prefer involving the dog's owner so you and your canine can both enjoy the walk.

With you involved in the training, you can practice daily with your dog, even if it's only 15-20 minutes. Repetition is what really helps the dog learn. I consider this time well worth spending not only to improve your experience of the dog-walk, but maintain a healthy relationship with your dog.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

When Walter watches your pet

I can either stay overnight, or visit the home throughout the day (2 to 3 times/day). I would take the time to learn about the dogs, their habits and routines, establish a trusting and respectful relationship with them, and exercise them daily. I also train dogs, although I find this works best when working with both the dog and the owner.

I am a psychologist for people, but I have also studied basic psychology for dogs. (Dogs are much simpler than people.) I stress the importance for the people interacting with the dogs to be dominant in the relationship, but dominant in a calm, patient, and confident way.

In case of medical issues, I know a few veterinarians with whom I could consult. I am aware of the different vet services offered in the Tulsa area and which ones I would trust. But if you have your own veterinarian, that's fine too.

Walter's Service Area

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