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Alex

Love And Walkies

Sydney
11 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Last booked 8 days ago
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<2h
Response time
100%
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Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Alex

Hi there, I am a doggy lover from the UK on a working holiday. One of the things I miss most is my two-year-old Border Collie Sam, taking him for walks and playing ball. I have been dog mad since I was little and always got ‘how to train your puppy’ books from the library years before I got a dog. I adopted my first Border Collie Max when I was twelve. I walked him every day after school and took him to dog training where we advanced to the Platinum class in the Good Citizen Dog Scheme, with commands such as long stay, recall, walking to heel off lead and stop, where I was the youngest handler in my class. I have also attended Crufts, the world’s largest dog shows too many years to count, where I have gained knowledge and learnt techniques on dog handling and training. Max was a difficult dog and had problems socialising with other dogs on the lead, thus I have great experience in dealing with problem dogs who might prefer to be walked on their own and I know the tell-tale signs of an unhappy or anxious dog, so if you have an anxious pet please do not worry, I can adapt my walks to suit them. After Max passed away we now have Sam, a red and white Border Collie, who I have also helped train, socialise and walk. Both my Border Collie’s love playing ball, so I am happy to play fetch until the cows come home. As well as caring for my own dogs I have often been a dog sitter and walker for my neighbour’s dogs back home, two lively Springer Spaniels. I also advise and help friends train their dogs, including a French bulldog, who at first was troublesome, now pictured socialising with my dog. I am extremely patient, have a great understanding of dog behaviours and tending to their every need. I have experience in walking difficult dogs on a halti, harness or collar and am confident in walking dogs of all sizes. My recent clients have included a Kelpie, a Beagle, Daschunds, a French Bulldog, a German Pointer cross and a Goldie cross.

Above all I love man’s best friend and will happily give kisses and cuddles, play ball, walk, pick up after and care for your dog. As soon as you hold the lead a dog can tell if you are tense or relaxed. With me they will have a joyous chilled walk and return home happy and satisfied. I love to walk along the coastal paths, by the beaches and in local parks. I am available for dog walking and dog sitting services in the Lewisham and Marrickville area but I am happy to travel around Sydney for dog sitting. My walks typically last one hour depending on the age and ability of the dog, and the temperature (we don't want doggies overheating in the midday sun!) but we will walk rain, snow, sleet or shine. I typically walk along walking tracks and away from main roads and to doggy parks and open spaces. I am happy to take on a maximum of two dogs per walk. For home visits, I would stay for at least an hour and up to two hours. During this time I will play, cuddle, groom, train and walk your dog. I am happy to discuss options for overnight stays in the owner’s home, where your dog will be given 24 hours of love, playtime and walkies. I understand that dogs are not just pets, they are part of the family and very precious to us. Please feel free to ask me any questions about my experience or techniques. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Alex's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
5 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
30 AUD for two visits a day
25 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
45 AUD
/night

Alex also offers

Dog training
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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House Sitting
Fernando, 2019-05-16

Alex took great care of my two pups while we were away in Melbourne for three nights. She stayed at our place in Surry Hills and walked and fed the pups, all the while keeping us updated. She's great with communication and has a genuine love for animals. Will absolutely book with her again when we go away next!

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Dog Walking
Erin, 2019-01-21

Alex is fantastic. Very reliable, and the little pooch always comes back happy. And ready for an afternoon nap! Excellent support for a working pet mother :)

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Platinum Class - The Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme (The Kennel Club)

Walking on halti or harness

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

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Response time
100%
Response rate
8 h ago
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Alex

Alex

Love And Walkies

Sydney
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Alex

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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