Meg

In need of company for my beach walks and studying :)

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House sitting
24h stay, in your home
35 GBP
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About Meg

I am a third year psychology student studying dog breed differences in behaviour for my dissertation.

My family dog, Izzy, is a miniature schnauzer who has just turned 11. We administer oral medication multiple times a day and she is walked in a stroller. Izzy was born a reactive dog which we handle with positive reinforcement training and good lead control. I feel confident in handling reactive or nervous dogs up to about 30-40kg in weight.

I have worked in a doggy day care to collect data for my dissertation, I was subject to animal handling training and care. I have a well-rounded view on dog breeds and so the breed of the dog does not phase me.

I understand the high prey drive associated with some breeds and energetic nature of others, this means I will always keep dogs on the lead unless myself and the owner feel confident off-lead.

More recently, I have worked with XL Bullies (fostering, muzzle and walking). These are strong dogs whom I have had no issues with as bullies are food motivated. I usually carry a dog treat bag with me to encourage eye contact and confidence throughout the walk.

I am used to the company of dogs and would be more than happy to in-sit while you are away, as I can do my university work anywhere. I pretty much depend on animals to function haha, so if finance is an issue then please speak to me and we can sort something out :)

I also have experience with caring for rodents and cats, so I am more than happy to help you out with these pets too.

My car is dog friendly and insured for animals.

Meg's services

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
20 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
15 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
35 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
20 GBP
/day

Meg also offers

Dog training
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

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

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House Sitting
Jo, 2024-04-24

Meg, was brilliant. She really understood the needs of our American Bulldog and did a great job looking after him including giving him a bath! I think she is his new fav person.

I would not hesitate to recommend Meg and to use her again for Baloo.

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Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I have worked in dog kennels as a rehoming advisor and general carer. So I have experience in animal handling and management i.e. slow introductions (minimal eye contact and touching) for nervous dogs and an assertive persona for dominating dogs. I use positive reinforcement training to eliminate unwanted behaviours, for example to prevent a reactive dog from barking at other dogs I will hold a treat in front of their nose and bring their eyeline towards myself. I will then feed them the treat. This reinforces the idea that other dogs are positive and will also build your dog’s trust towards yourself.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Meg

Meg

In need of company for my beach walks and studying :)

House sitting
24h stay, in your home
35 GBP
/night
All services and rates
Contact Meg

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

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

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