I offer dog walking, pet sitting/visiting, doggy day care, boarding and horse care. I have my own public liability insurance, my own boarding and day care licence. I am a qualified Pet First Aider.
1 hour duration walks unless instructed otherwise
group or individual walks offered depending on the dog
a variety of walks depending on weather and location i.e woodland, fields, enclosed parks
complimentary photo updates of your pooches to brighten up your day!(unless instructed otherwise)
no restricted time of day to walk your dog. It's all down to the client
I try and accomodate as much as possible to my client
If in groups, I limit to around 3 dogs per walk as I prefer to focus more on the dogs on a 1 to 1 level
I like to build trust by not bringing any toys on a walk so dogs can focus more on me than a tennis ball. This is to build recognition of my voice for recalls if allowed off lead.
Pop in visits for any pet(dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, rats etc)
I have a basic and an enhanced DBS check
Duration is instructed by client
I offer feeding and walking(dogs) if desired
some animals cope better in their own environment which is why I offer this
up to 10 hours of pet sitting
visiting can range from a little as 15 minutes
added home security for the clients i.e opening/shutting blinds etc
any other requirements offered i.e watering plants
I'm 26 years old
Been around animals for 20+ years
Level 3 Diploma in Equine Management
BSc(Hons) Forensic Chemistry
Worked as a lab technician after university but wanted to make my dream come true of being self employed as a dog walker
Have my own vehicle with a full clean driving licence
Have basic and an enhanced DBS check
I am a 'Puppy Walker' for the Guide dogs association. A puppy walker is being given a puppy from 7 weeks old and training them before they go off to big school at around 14 months old. A puppy walker is a full time volunteer role so the puppies are with you 24/7. This means that I am at home all day everyday tending to my puppy. I have taught them all the basic training as well as training specific requirements from Guide dogs. My home has been vetted by Guide Dogs and approve that my home is a loving, safe environment for a dog.
I have the patience in handling troubled, challenging dogs.
I dog sat a rescue dog that had a terrible past life and had become an antisocial dog. She would bark at every stranger except myself and her family. I know that I have a calming presence towards animals and give positive reinforcement when training them. I know how to behave around excitable dogs and I'm always up for a challenge. I know that I always want to be around dogs(and cats). So I'd always love to care for any animal there is!
Marisa was a great dog sitter! I genuinely don’t think Nala wanted to come home after staying with Marisa for a week! Marisa was amazing with her; patient, kind, thoughtful. She also put my mind at ease with lovely photos and videos when we were away! Not only that...Nala definitely came back better behaved, too... Couldn’t recommend more! Thanks Marisa!
Great sitter, would highly recommend. Thanks again!
Being a Puppy walker has taught me the dog behaviour skills that I’d expect to see and know what to do in certain situations.
I believe that I have a natural instinct when it comes to doggy situations and always use positive reinforcement. For example I am currently house sitting a Jack Russell x shih tzu that despises other dogs. He would lunge and bark towards other dogs. I have started a positive mindful game of him focusing on me(with treats) while unknown dogs walk past. I have been told by dog walkers that they are impressed seeing the same dog being uninterested dogs passing while I’m walking him.
I understand dogs on their level. I tend to make frozen doggy bones so if a client’s dog needs constant stimulation, this is a great tool to use as they find it difficult getting out the frozen kibble.
In order for me to do house sitting, I have a basic and an enhanced DBS check to show that I am a reliable dog walker
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