Mark

25 years of caring for Military & Security Dogs

25 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Last booked yesterday
Last contacted yesterday
Usually responds within few hours
8 h ago
Last activity
<2h
Response time
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
15 GBP for each additional pet
25 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Mark

I possess extensive experience in pet care, both in my personal life & throughout my 25-year career in caring for Military Provost & Security dogs. My deep affection for animals sets me apart as a compassionate & reliable pet sitter.

My previous experience provides a strong sense of responsibility, attentiveness, & the ability to handle various situations with calmness & professionalism. These qualities translate directly into the pet care services I provide, ensuring reliability, trustworthiness, & capability of handling any unexpected circumstances that may arise.

Furthermore, I have received training & also instructed in Enhanced Dog First Aid, provided instruction to numerous service dog handlers on advanced lifesaving techniques, catering to both general-purpose & specialised high-risk environment dogs. This training allows for a quick & effective response in case of any medical emergencies or injuries that may occur while your pet is under my care. Ensuring I am equipped to handle any health-related concerns & provide immediate assistance if needed.

I have acquired expertise in Enhanced Dog First Aid & also handling of Military & Security Dogs. Rest assured, both your cherished pet and your home will receive utmost safety and protection during your absence.

To provide an extra layer of protection, all dogs under my care are equipped with temporary Apple Air tags, enabling me to track their whereabouts & ensure their well-being throughout their time with me. My experience in security enhances my ability to provide a safe & secure environment, along with the skills necessary to handle any unforeseen circumstances that may arise, demonstrating a well-rounded & capable pet care provider.

Services offered:

Boarding - At my family residence, your pet will receive exceptional care and be treated as if they were my own. This service is charged per nightly stay. Your pet will be well taken care of, including two daily walks, feeding and watering according to your instructions. They will have access to a large secure garden for emergency toilet breaks & play, as well as a spacious playing field and wooded area near my property. For added security and peace of mind, your dog will be provided with a temporary Apple air tag tracker. Additional pets will be charged at a discounted fee per night.

Drop-in visits - I will come to your home for 30-minute visits. During this time, I will engage in playtime with your pet, let them out for toilet breaks and fresh air, ensure they are fed, and make sure their water bowl is always full. For each additional pet you will be charged at a discounted fee per visit.

House sitting - I will stay at your home to provide care for your pet & the ultimate security for your home. I will spend quality time engaging and playing with them. They will receive at least one hour of outdoor exercise, which can be divided into shorter walks. Regular toilet breaks will be given, and they will be fed and watered as instructed. Additionally, I will take care of ensuring the safety and security of your home. I will clean up after myself and your pet, and your house will always be securely locked whenever I leave. Rest assured that dogs will never be left alone for more than 4 hours within a 24-hour period.

Doggy Day Care - Your pet will be looked after at my secure family home for the day. They will receive a minimum of a 30-minute walk and regular playtime. I will follow your feeding instructions, ensure their water is always topped up, and provide regular toilet breaks. If needed, I can also arrange to pick up your dog from your home and drop them off for an additional fee of £20. For the safety of all, pet seat belts are used in my vehicle & a secure area in the rear of my hatchback vehicle. Extra time can be booked at a discounted rate.

* DBS Enhanced Checked

* Previous Military Provost Dog & Security experience

* Provost Marshall Baton Award - Best in Training

* Mayor of Aylesbury Trophy - Best in Training

* Comprehensive & business Insured

* Level 4 Certificate In First Line Management

* Level 4 Certificate in Supervising the response to critical incidents

* Level 3 Award in Education and Training (PTLLS)

* Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CTLLS)

* NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Health & Safety Leadership Excellence

* Level 4 Certificate in Emergency Life Support, Enhanced First Aid & First Aid At Work

* Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking

* Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet Sitting

* Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Health, Husbandry and Handling

* Level 3 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Nutrition

* Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet First Aid

* Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Physiotherapy

* Diploma in Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

* Diploma Pet Psychology

* Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant

* Diploma in Canine Communication

* Diploma in Pet Nutrition

Mark's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
15 GBP for each additional pet
25 GBP
/day
Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
25 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
/night

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
10 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
30 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
40 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
40 GBP
/day

Mark also offers

Dog training
Grooming
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Reviews

starstarstarstarstar
Communication
starstarstarstarstar
Conscientious
starstarstarstarstar
Profile accuracy
starstarstarstarstar
Treatment of animals
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstarstar
Dog boarding
Pauline, 2024-05-24

Cooper returned from his 8-day stay with Mark & Shangita yesterday. I couldn’t be happier. Mark was thorough in his questionnaire before the stay and thought of everything. His updates, photos & videos while we were away, kept us amused and up to date with his progress. Cooper had daily playmates with other daycare doggies, and it seems he had a great time.

starstarstarstarstar
Dog boarding
Nancy, 2024-05-09

We couldn't have been more pleased with the service Mark provided - from the initial contact through the whole process he was very communicative, helpful, professional, and gave us complete confidence that our precious & much loved family dog would be very well looked after.

We met with Mark at his home before the stay was agreed - which was great for everyone to get to know each other. Mark was very diligent in understanding our dog's normal routine and preferences, to make sure the stay was as stress-free as possible for everyone. His background in animal care, training and first aid was really reassuring - we knew we didn't need to worry about anything while we were away.

While we were abroad Mark sent us regular text and video updates, which was fabulous - everyone, including the children, were happy to see that she was OK and happy!

Would not hesitate to recommend Mark to anyone - he's a lovely, super-professional guy, and our beloved pet came home very happy and healthy and bouncy, and we'll definitely be booking with Mark next time round. Thanks Mark!

1
2
3
4
next page

Availability

About Mark's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years

Mark's home

A large outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban, Country side & Forest

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Other
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
* DBS Enhanced Checked * Previous HM Forces Provost Dog Handler & Security Experience * Provost Marshall Baton Award - Best in Training * Mayor of Aylesbury Trophy - Best in Training * Comprehensive & business Insured * Level 4 Certificate In First Line Management * Level 4 Certificate in Supervising the response to critical incidents * Level 3 Award in Education and Training (PTLLS) * Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CTLLS) * NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Health & Safety Leadership Excellence * Level 4 Certificate in Emergency Life Support, Enhanced First Aid & First Aid At Work * Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking * Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet Sitting * Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Health, Husbandry and Handling * Level 3 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Nutrition * Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet First Aid * Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Physiotherapy * Diploma in Pet Sitting & Dog Walking * Diploma Pet Psychology * Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant * Diploma in Canine Communication * Diploma in Pet Nutrition

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

Phone interviewed
Verified
SMS
Verified
Email
Verified
Mark

Mark

25 years of caring for Military & Security Dogs

Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
15 GBP for each additional pet
25 GBP
/day
All services and rates
Contact Mark

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Book via Pawshake to enjoy The Pawshake Guarantee, in-house customer support, booking guarantee, safe cashless payments, no booking fees, no change fees, daily updates and more!

Contact Mark