Steve

Retired Animal Behaviourist offering Pet Sitter Services

Newton Mearns
16 times favorited
3 recurring guests
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Belgian Shepherd Ash
Usually responds within one hour
4d ago
Last activity
<1h
Response time
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
45 GBP
/night
All services and rates

About Steve

I am a retired Animal Behaviour Practitioner, having helped to found, run and direct a busy Dog Training & Welfare focused Day Care facility. During Covid restrictions the business pivoted to an exclusively virtual presence, supporting Dog Trainers and Behaviour Practitioners to run successful businesses and sharing our wealth of knowledge, to date, to over 4000 participants all over the world with our VIP Dog Owner Academy which you can view here; https://vipdogowners.teachable.com. 

Prior to that I owned an equestrian centre which I ran with my 2 daughters where I was known for my empathy with a naturally nervous type of animal. I learnt my equestrian skills over 30 years in the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch.

These 2 careers have taught me so much about animal behaviour so that I can find an initial diagnosis, help people understand what their animals need from them, and work to bring the animals requirements into easy daily life for the family - solving the friction and resorting relationships. 

My interests outside of these vocations include sailing, kayaking, cycling and continuing self development as I believe that you're never too old to learn! 

I am 100% reliable, calm, consistent, timely and trustworthy and usually able to resolve any problems that might arise.

I now live on my own apart, from a 6 year old Belgian Shepherd, who does not need to travel with me as I have other people that will care for her when I am away if required. 

I am happy to discuss any specific requirements that anyone might have.

Steve's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
10 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
/day
Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
10 GBP for each additional pet
35 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
25 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
25 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
45 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
35 GBP
/day

Steve also offers

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
Jennie, 2024-06-17

Steve was really responsive and helpful prior to having our dog. His understanding of a few quirks that our dog has was great and she settled really well with him. Thank you so much for being so helpful- we would definitely use Steve again.

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Dog boarding
Sophie, 2024-05-29

Steve was exactly what my boy Tam needed, he helped provide structure while he was away from home and provided a safe place for him. I would recommend Steve over any other sitter on offer and will be using him for our holidays all the time.

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Availability

Steve's Pets

Ash
Belgian Shepherd

About Steve's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Steve's home

A small outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

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

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I am a recently retired Animal Behaviour Practitioner, having helped to found, run and direct a busy Dog Training & Welfare focused Day Care facility. During Covid restrictions, the business pivoted to an exclusively virtual presence, supporting Dog Trainers and Behaviour Practitioners. Prior to that I owned an equestrian centre which I ran with my 2 daughters where I was known for my empathy with a naturally nervous type of animal. I learnt my equestrian skills over 30 years in the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch. These 2 careers have taught me so much about animal behaviour so that I can find an initial diagnosis, help people understand what their animals need from them, and work to bring the animals requirements into easy daily life for the family - solving the friction and resorting relationships.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Steve

Steve

Retired Animal Behaviourist offering Pet Sitter Services

Newton Mearns
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
45 GBP
/night
All services and rates
Contact Steve

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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