Mark

25 years of caring for Military & Security Dogs

27 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Last booked 4 days ago
Last contacted 3 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
12 h ago
Last activity
<2h
Response time
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
30 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
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
Anthony, 2024-06-07

Lucy was really happy to go with Mark and throughly enjoyed her time with him. Many thanks for looking after her so well. Kind regards Tony

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Dog boarding
Fran, 2024-06-01

I cannot recommend Mark & Shangita enough, they are both very professional and more importantly very caring. They are fully equipped both professionally and physically to look after our family paws. This is the first time my two dogs have boarded in an unfamiliar environment, they normally stay with family members, Mark and Shangita gave them a safe and fun environment. Thankyou to you both. If you will have them to stay again, we will certainly be returning guests. 🐾

A HUGE thankyou.

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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

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Mark

Mark

25 years of caring for Military & Security Dogs

One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
30 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.

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