My wife (Annika) and I are a young married couple that live with our husky-kelpie dog Kal (1.5 years). I am a part time youth-pastor and my wife is in the middle of a nursing degree. My wife and I have both grown up with a range of dogs and are happy caring for any breed, but we have a special love for arctic and working dog breeds (huskies, cattle dogs, kelpies, etc.), as well as larger dogs in general. I do pet sitting because I love working with intelligent dogs and my work/study arrangments mean I have some spare time.
Each morning I take Kal to one of several local off-leash parks nearby, then often work from home. In the afternoon my wife takes Kal out again for a walk or another dog park trip. Each trip is between 30 minutes and an hour or so. Depending on your dog's needs I can provide up to 2 hours of exercise a day, and, if necessary, 24-hour supervision. Kal would typically spend half his day inside and half outside, sleeping on our bedroom floor, so whatever suits your dog is fine. Kal is young but very chill and has yet to meet a dog that he doesn't like, big or small. He will chase and play with a dog that wants to but is good at giving space to older dogs and those who aren't interested.
Whether you need house visits, exercising, boarding or whatever, happy to help out. We can offer multiple exercise sessions per day, along with additional training and coat brushing for those that need it. We can work with whatever feeding routine your dog is in. Basically, if you want something, just let us know and chances are it won't be a problem!
NOTE: at this stage for practical reasons I’ll only be taking on single dogs rather than multiple.
Couldn't be happier with Daniel's care for our aged cat
When we got home it was as if we had never left, no issues at all
Daniel was great with Rocky. It’s the first time we’ve ever left our puppy and was a little apprehensive but Daniel made us feel at ease. Rocky had a great time with him and his new pal Kal.
We got Kal from RSPCA after what seems to be abuse as a puppy (surrended with a broken jaw) and over the last 6 months we have been teaching him to behave well. He isn't our first rescue dog, nor the first we have had with an abusive background and so have some skill in this area.
Obedience training is an important aspect of owning a dog to my wife and I. Kal now knows a range of tricks (e.g. sit, spin, roll, speak, leave it, go to bed, two-legged sit, walk backwards, etc.) and is being trained to sit before walking through doorways, walk nicely on the lead, eat only what we tell him to, not bark when in the yard, etc. Teaching tricks is easy and we will happily do this upon request as a no-charge service. Behavioural issues aren't things that change overnight but we are also happy to help give some tips and set up a plan with you to work on behaviour.
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