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Claire

Aspiring Dog (and Cat!) Trainer

Springfield
6 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Last booked 4 days ago
Last contacted 9 days ago
Usually responds within one hour
Police checked
6 h ago
Last activity
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Claire

Hi!

My name is Claire, an aspiring dog trainer. I have already completed 2 courses by The School of Canine Science, called ‘30 Days of Canine Science’ and ‘Fear’. I am also currently completing their ‘Puppy Lab’ course, while I wait to enrol in the Certificate III of Animal Studies (Behaviour Stream) with TAFE QLD, which will commence In January 2022. Once I have completed both of these courses, I will be registering with the PPGA (Pet Professional Guild Australia) and will then be able to provide professional training services and advice!

I am new to professional pet sitting, however I have done pet sitting for friends and family in the past! My family had a border collie X while I was growing up, as well as 2 cats (including a Bengal cross). I don’t currently have any of my own pets to train or spoil, which is exactly why I chose to try professional pet sitting.

I am currently offering dog walking and house sitting services.

Dog walking services:

The dog walking services I provide are for either 30 or 45 minutes walks. These walks can be your choice of training walks, enrichment/sniffer walks, exercise walks, or a combination of 2 or all. Why training and enrichment walks? The mental stimulation and exercise provided by these walks can wear most dogs out just as much (if not more than) regular exercise walks. Many dogs that struggle to settle at home have too much mental energy, not just physical energy! Not only that but sniffing has been proven to lower a dog’s heart rate. In fact, I prefer to end all dog walks and training sessions by throwing a handful of treats into the grass for them to sniff out! This helps to bring the excitement level down, preventing frustration and making it easier for them to settle after.

House sitting services:

I am familiar with all aspects of dog and cat care, and can perform all general duties usually included in house sitting such as bringing in the mail, watering the plants, bringing in the wheelie bins and keeping your home as tidy as you left it! I may leave your pets home for up to 6hours a day, depending on my schedule. That being said, all of my study is online and so, given there is a strong internet connection, I may be able to accommodate your pets that experience separation distress. Please give me a message if this is a concern of yours, and I will see what we can arrange!

I am quite flexible to the needs of each pet and would be more than happy to provide pets with short walks, simple/fun training, lots of play and (of course) cuddles. I have experience with both high energy dogs and cats, as well as dogs with phobias and/or anxiety. I love nothing more than hanging out with animals and so they will have my undivided attention between chores, outings and study.

please note:

  • I use entirely positive reinforcement based training, and won't walk dogs on check chains or prongs.

  • I won't train your pet if you request that I don't. I know that many would rather do their own training or else have other priorities for their pet, and that is completely fine :)

  • I usually bring treats with me, so let me know if your pets have any allergies or if you would simply prefer I don't bring my own.

  • I do have experience with dogs with storm phobia, but not destructive behaviour. If your dog has any phobias, please discuss whether you use medication/thunder jackets/adaptil products (and where you keep these, if so) prior to booking! I know how it feels not being able to be there for your pet during a storm. I can keep you updated with plenty of photos/videos if you would like.

  • Available all days unless specified
  • Claire'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
    House Sitting
    A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
    45 AUD
    /night

    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
    Jordan, 2021-11-29

    We love Claire! Couldn't ask for a better sitter for our dogs.

    She's perfect !

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    House Sitting
    Aidan, 2021-11-22

    Claire is a fantastic sitter. The animals were very well cared for, the house looked after, and Claire went above and beyond to leave the everything clean and tidy.

    Would highly recommend Claire and looking forward to booking more holidays knowing everything at home is in good hands.

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    Availability

    Skills

    Specific Skills

    I speak English
    < 1 years of experience
    Familiar with dog training techniques

    Cat and Dog Trick Training Fun Enrichment Activities Basic Dog and Cat Care

    Can Administer

    Oral medications

    Experience with

    Rescuing pets
    Behavioural problems

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    Claire

    Claire

    Aspiring Dog (and Cat!) Trainer

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

    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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