Q: Are you a dog trainer?
A: I am not a certified dog trainer. However, I have taken my own dog(s) through many levels of obedience training & can apply these principles on our walks. If your dog has issues with pulling on the leash, for example, I can certainly help you out with that. While ultimately the job of training your dog is down to you, I can reinforce the good habits you are already trying to instill in your dog & lead them in a positive direction.
Q: Why do I need a professional? Can't a friend or the neighbor's kid do it?
A: Let me ask you this: Does your frien or the neighbor's kid know what to do in case of an emergency? Can the neighbor's kid read a dog's body language & prevent a possible attack on a child or another animal, or an attack on them from someone else's animal? You need someone who is licensed, bonded, insured & certified in canine first aid. Pet care professionals adhere to strict standards, designed to protect the animals & to enhance the services provided to the pet's owner. Isn't it worth your peace of mind knowing your pet is receiving the best possible care?
Q: What happens at the free consultation?
A: The free consultation visit is my chance to meet you & your loveable dog. This is where a relationship of mutual trust begins. It is best for this visit to take place at the location where I will be picking up your dog. At the consultation we agree upon the details of the services you need, we sign an agreement, payment is made prior to service & you provide me with a key to your house. This is where the licensing, bonding & insurance comes in. Under no circumstances will I breach your trust. Also, at the consultation, I provide you with a signed copies of my professional code of ethics & standards. You may also ask any questions you wish as to the details of my business, my practices, my policies, my training, anything you wish.
Q: Where do you walk the dogs?
A: Private dog walks are conducted in your neighborhood. No car travel required unless you specifically request a certain location. Group walks are also conducted in your neighborhood or that of another dog in your group. You will be informed where and with what other dogs your dog will be walking. If you happen to be in an area that has a nice park we can definitely utilize that park. Some of the parks we love are Fleetwood Park, Hawthorne Park, Holland Park & Green Timbers Park. We tend to stay in well-populated areas.
Q: Do you provide other services such as daycare & boarding?
A: I provide private & group dog walking services only. However, if you contact me directly I can put you in touch with some services that I trust and use personally for Kecy & Jeannie such as boarding, daycare, training, agility, grooming, equipment, food and pet supplies.