Mark

25 years of caring for Military & Security Dogs

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2 recurring guests
Last booked 2 days ago
Last contacted 2 days ago
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Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
10 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
/walk
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 & Protection 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 daily walks, feeding and watering according to your instructions & directions. They will have access to a large secure 'certified pet safe' 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.

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.

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.

Extra Perks:

  • Multiple pets? Each additional pet receives a discounted rate for both boarding and drop-in visits.
  • Need more time? Daycare can be extended at a discounted hourly rate.
  • Need transportation? I have secure, fast & pet safe transport with 25 years of advanced driving experience.
  • Your pet's happiness and well-being are my top priorities. Contact me today to discuss your pet care needs!

    Please see below for my qualifications & experience:

    * 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

    * Certificate in Animal Reiki

    • Advanced Driving Certification

    * Certificate in Pet First Aid

    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
    15 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.

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    Dog boarding
    Fran, 2024-07-02

    Returning clients, second stay for my two dogs. I hope overtime they will learn to feel

    very relaxed. Both Mark and his partner make the dogs feel very welcome. Thankyou again.

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    Dog boarding
    Stuart, 2024-06-27

    THE BEST DOG SITTER EVER!!! You’ve tried the rest, now try the best.

    I was originally nervous as my 14 year old Lurcher had never stayed with anyone outside the family.group. Mark immediately put my mind at rest by arranging a meet up so Cassie could suss out the surroundings and get to know Mark and his partner. Straight away Cassie felt at ease and took to Mark and his partner instinctively. Mark has quite a sizeable back yard for the dogs to socialise and exercise. Cassie absolutely loved her time playing and meeting new friends.

    While I was away Mark gave me an in-depth and informative assessment of how she was getting on. Her progress was continually monitored and regular pics and videos were sent to put my mind at rest.

    Mark is 5 Star for a reason, as his service is premium, yet at an affordable price.

    I won’t be going anywhere else and Cassie can’t wait to meet Mark and be back with his dog buddies again.

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    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
    I am qualified & experienced in the following: * DBS Enhanced Checked * Previous HM Forces Provost & 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 4 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 * Level 2 Certificate Introduction to Animal Care * Diploma in Pet Sitting & Dog Walking * Diploma Pet Psychology * Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant * Diploma in Canine Communication * Diploma in Pet Nutrition * Certificate in Pet First Aid * Certificate in Animal Reik * International Pet Sitting Diploma * Advanced Driving Certification

    Experience with

    Animal welfare as a volunteer
    Rescuing pets
    Behavioural problems

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    Mark

    Mark

    25 years of caring for Military & Security Dogs

    Dog walking
    Min. 30-minute walks
    10 GBP for each additional pet
    30 GBP
    /walk
    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.

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