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SitForYou
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry G.
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Ease of contact, Friendliness of sitter, love for my animal, honesty/integrity, peace of mind

  • 6 years in business
Kathy S.
Verified review

Outstanding animal care, never have to worry my animals while out of town with furbabies TLC taking care of them.

  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. Leland B.
Verified review

Lisa is a beautiful find. She is so generous with her time in caring for your animals. Our pets are very needy and have separation anxiety. When we came home, she had kept a record of the EXTRA time she spent with our pets at no extra charge. She is just such a great care giver. I know next time we go away, she is the only pet sitter I will even consider. I trust her in our home in our absence. I will never worry when I have to leave our babies again. I know Lisa will care for them and love them just as I do when I can't be there.

Pet sitting, Pet Care
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
Verified review

Malia took care of my dog Champ for 5 days at her house and did a great job! She is very kind and gentle and I knew right away that she loves animals. I will definitely hire her again.

  • 1 year in business
Jared M.
Verified review

Awesome pet sitter! My dogs love her! She really cares for animals.

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I am a semi-retired RN with a lifelong dream of working with furry, friendly cats and dogs. I have had experience with simple training techniques (sit down, shake, come, etc.) and would love to take care of your furry friend in your home or mine (with some limitations). I am a volunteer for Emerald Coast Animal Allies, a cat rescue group located in Pensacola, FL. In the past, I have volunteered for the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach, FL, where my duties were helping to find homes for older pets (Purina Dog Chow's program Older Pets for Older People). I have always made room for rescued cats and dogs in my home with the help of my husband. I don't usually go looking for them, they seem to find me, so I have no favorite breed. I love them all!

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Old Shell Road Small Animal Hospital is a veterinary hospital in Mobile, Alabama which provides surgery, dentistry, radiology, internal medicine, dermatology, and orthopedics.

  • 14 years in business
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Animal Barn takes over your pet grooming needs in the most professional way possible. Their innovative solutions will make your pet the star of Mobile, AL in no time for its entertaining ways.

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There is nothing better than making a family happy with the attitude of their pet. As well is there no better feeling than assuring a family that the their pet will be in great hands. In the end it is the family who should decide who is best to care for their pet when they can not.

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Being a responsible owner of six rescued dogs, five hamsters, three cats as well as three ferrets,two snakes, a bearded dragon, a quarter horse and some fish and a partridge in a pear tree!!! Just kidding I don't own a partridge and im not a fan of pears either! Anyways you might as well say I already run a farm why would I want to take on any more? Well I want to take on more because I have a passion for animals! From cleaning stalls and kennels to training and bathing I do it all! Need a pet sitter? Awesome because I do that too! I have all the patients you can have you treat your pets like you would treat your child. Just like any human being animals have personalities too and it takes awesome people to bring that out in them.

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I became a personal care provider for animals to help spread love to those that are unable to get the necessary attention they need from their owners due to everyday pressures from jobs or other life experiences. I want to help take care of your pet by feeding them, taking them on walks, and giving them much-needed attention.

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We can take good care of your animals such as cats, birds, dogs etc. We love animals and have great experience with them. We also can train them if you want. We can assure you that you can trust us with your precious babies in my hands. Thank you for reading.

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At Magnolia By The Gulf Small Animal Clinic, we have an excellent customer service from people who really care. Our pet boarding is first class. Call us today!

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Hello! I'm William and I walk dogs. I charge based on the size of the dog. I love dogs and grew up around them. You can trust me to take good care of your furry child.

Q & A

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How old should a puppy be for training?

Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

Which dog training method is best?

The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

  • What type of training methods do you use?
  • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
  • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

How long does it take to train a puppy?

Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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