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We have a rescue young dog that had some serious issues w/other dogs. Beth helped me understand him and how to face his issues from his point of view. After the first visit, we could tell the difference in his behavior. She truly understands dogs. She very professional and wants to help right away with whatever needs we may have. Her method of training is all positive re-enforcement with the dog, which is exactly what I wanted. No strong arm training. I highly recommend her and am extremely satisfied with her method.
In my opinion, you would be hard-pressed to find a more suitable canine behavioral counselor and trainer than Paula Phillips. First of all, let me say that Paula is one of the nicest people that I have had the privilege of getting to know. Right from the start, it was obvious that Paula has the heart, warmth, compassion, patience, sense of ethics, and spirit needed to succeed in her profession. It also became evident that Paula possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience that she so willingly shared with us. I became acquainted with Paula when she worked with my husband and me to train our newly adopted 6 month old puppy. Paula spent many hours showing and teaching us how to incorporate this 7 pound bundle of joy and energy into our lifestyle. She assisted us with potty training, behavior discipline, selecting appropriate toys and chews, stopping excessive barking and playful biting, just to name a few things. She was very thorough when it came to finding out what we needed in order for family and dog to live in harmony. She asked many questions and listened to our concerns before determining the best plan of action for us. After each session, Paula always sent us a follow-up and summary of what we did and what "homework" we needed to do in order to reinforce what we learned at that session. She made herself available by phone, text, and email, to answer any questions or to address concerns. I know that I asked the same questions more than once, but she always responded promptly and cheerfully. Her words of wisdom were always helpful. My puppy adored her and always greeted her as if she was one of the family. Utilizing Paula's knowledge and experience has made my husband and I feel more responsible and competent in raising a puppy. If someone needs any type of assistance or advice when it comes to canine behavior and training, do not hesitate to contact Paula Phillips. She is an asset to her profession, but more importantly, she is a terrific human being!
Amazing! Our dogs were so loved and cared for. Lori and her team went above and beyond taking care of our 2 dogs for an entire week! HIGHLY recommended for individuals who love their pets like children and want the absolute best care! Made our pups feel extra important and like they were the only 2 dogs they were caring for!
Adam was on time, professional, and a pleasure to deal with. He did a fabulous job that was fast and efficient. I am certainly keeping his contact information for future jobs for myself or anyone else that needs his services.
I would honestly give many more stars if possible! Mel is that very rare combination of knowledge, excellence (she is highly educated on everything canine), skill and compassionate attitude. She has a true understanding of the world of canine and will meet you where you are at! Believe me, after many so called "experts" coming over and "helping" me with my dogs the wrong way, Mel is a breath of fresh air! I now have complete confidence that my 3 rescued pooches can become more confident, able and better canine citizens! It is such a relief to know we are in the hands of an expert! Do yourself a favor and save yourself time and money when looking for an OUTSTANDING trainer. Just called Mel!
I had Megan who is very knowledge and very kind with my dog. My dog is usually agitated and I always have to be careful wit new grooming person. I noticed right away my dog was comfortable with her. And I found out she knows so much more than just grooming and I do trust her to take care of my baby. I have nothing but very good feeling from Megan today and she did wonderful job.
I bought a dog (german shepherd puppy) from Kris a couple years ago for sport work. He set me up with training and my dog is THE best trained dog I have ever owned. She has a balanced and stable temperament on top of fantastic obedience and protection. I am so incredibly happy with her and Kris is extremely knowledgeable in dog behavior and dog training of all aspects. I recommend Taylor made Working Dogs for any source of dog training or buying.
Juliet came and stayed with my 3 dogs last week for the first time. I was so happy to have her in our home! She was very professional yet very loving and caring to our dogs! I loved how she sent updates via text with pictures or videos. I'm looking forward to her taking care of our fur babies in November.
I moved from Nor Cal to La Jolla a few months ago and brought my canine buddies with me. I never needed a Dog Walker before, but i am working longer hours and my pups seem a bit pudgy and more mischievous. Garbage all over the place. So i contacted Tommy at "Dog Walker Woof Woof" because they were ranked #2 on Thumbtack which I've used in the past and really like. Lets just say my pups are healthier and happier since the daily 1hr exercise walks Tommy gives them and i dig the GPS Tracker that shows the poo and pee report, time started, finished, distance, and map of where they walked as well as pictures. This company is awesome and i would highly recommend them to everybody! Keep up the good work guys!
Great group of trained professionals..
For years, our neighbors looked after our 2 dogs when we traveled out of town, but with this recent trip, our travel plans coincided with theirs and so we turned to Plan B~ Amy Loves Dogs. For one week, Amy took care of our Border Collie and Australian Shepherd while we were across the country. She stayed in our home, fed, walked, hung out and played with our dogs. Right from the beginning, I knew they were in good hands with sweet talking Amy. Watching how they responded to her during her first visits to the house, I had peace of mind knowing she was with them and that our home would also be looked after. During our trip, I received daily text updates from Amy about the fun staycation the pups were having and it sounded like everything was going well. Upon our return, we found a clean house (Bonus!) and a couple of content and happy dogs.
Christine is very knowledgeable and very professional. I can't thank her enough for taking care of my best friends Persian. She did an awesome job , made a few suggestions and everyone is extremely happy. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a caring , professional pet groomer. Thanks again Christine...
Jennifer O. March 12, 2017 VERIFIED STAY Trina has been checking in on my pups while we're at school and work and has been very patient with my dogs who tend to be very leery of new people. She sends me a report on how it went each day, putting my mind at ease and is making progress with my little ones, which I'm sure isn't easy. I really appreciate having her as our doggie-sitter. ============================= Laura D. February 1, 2017 VERIFIED STAY We're so glad we found Trina! With three dogs and a cat, it's been hard to find quality in-house pet care in Vallejo, but Trina was wonderful. We felt completely at ease having her stay in our home and the animals clearly think she's the best. We are certain we will be using Trina again in the future. ============================== Susan F. December 19, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina did a home visit for our older hound. He is a lover, but can be very picky when it comes to eating. Trina spent lots of time with him and even got him to eat! She spent the extra time to clean up after him, and wrote us a lovely note detailing how he did with her while we were gone. We feel very comfortable using Trina, and look forward to using her in the future. ============================== Teresa B. July 21, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina was a wonderful help when I went on vacation and had no one to watch my two shiba inus. She was prompt and very professional in responding. Very accommodating with regards to my dogs needs as well as mine. She was very sweet to my two little children when meeting them. The dogs were in good spirits upon my return and I could tell they were well cared for. I appreciate that she let me know each time she was at the house, and it was exactly what we agreed on. She also brought in my mail and ensured the house was intact, in addition the house was how I left it upon my return. I would strongly recommend her to anyone needing care for their animals and I will be calling on her again! Thank you Trina. ================================ Ben S. July 19, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina is WONDERFUL! We left our two dogs with Trina to be sat for two nights while we went Rafting & Camping, and then to an event in San Francisco the next day. The dogs ABSOLUTELY loved her! She has a 10 year old Boxer named Max, and Cash, my partners tiny little 5lb. Chihuahua, hung with his new buddy on Trina's living room couch. Tilly, my 12lb. Jack/Pom mix adores Trina as well, and loves going on walks with Max. PERFECT SITUATION for us -- Trina lives about 2 minutes away from us, and she also agreed to take the dogs again last minute for another night the following weekend, while we go kayaking. She's a lovely person, and is VERY thorough, and VERY responsive to her clients needs, both human and canine. I HIGHLY recommended her and her services.
She spent extra time and care with our dog because he's a puppy. She did an excellent job and we will be working with her continuously.
This is a Letter of Recommendation for Nancy Peace. Nancy has taken care of my house and dog many times in the past years. Over this period she has sat in two different houses I have, and watched my dog, and sometimes a friend’s dog, for periods of 2 days to 2 weeks. I love to point out that both my house and yards are cleaner when I get home than when I left. Nancy is there to bring in packages, the mail has been stacked on my desk and the wastebaskets are empty. There is usually some dish in the refrigerator if I can’t get to the market soon after returning. As an added bonus, Nancy speaks Spanish. My dog loves her and is always a bit sad when she leaves. I highly recommend Nancy Peace for your house/pet sitting needs. Hersh Farberow
Experienced Animal professionals who are passionate and genuinely excited about their customers. Communicative, strong knowledge in dog behavior, and so flexible!
Very professional. Great with dogs!
Emily was cute, but very professional. She did a GREAT JOB on the massage. Got all the kinks outta MY back & relaxed. Will definitely RE-HiRE again!
Courtney is a wonderful and reliable pet sitter! She has taken care of my dog, Zoe, and my guinea pig, rabbits and hamster when I've been away. She is professional and very loving. She has a dog named Noodle that she brings with her that my dog adores. I trust Courtney in my home and with all my animals. My dog is a needy dog and Courtney meets her needs so well that when I return my dog is happy and calm. The only bad part is that Zoe misses her when she leaves!! Courtney is the best!
Faye is a professional young photographer who will make you feel special with the attentiveness she gives you during your shoot. She allowed professional and casual poses within the alotted time and gave a wonderful recommendation for a location that was agreeable in distance and was obvious as can be seen with the end results. I still use the photos for my professional profiles and have submitted them for modelling portfolios. Thanks Faye!
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I am an experienced animal handler/sitter providing dog walking, pet watering and feeding, plant watering, and mail pick-up services in the Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Mira Mesa, and Poway areas. Discounts Offered - I offer discounts to clients in need of regular, recurring weekly (Monday through Friday) services. Education - I am a BA Psychology major, minor in Biology with an emphasis in animal behavior. Experience - I'm experienced with both large and small dog breeds, cats, rodents and reptiles. Insured - Yes, I am a member of and insured by Pet Sitters Associates, LLC. Notable Places Of Employment - San Diego Wild Animal Park and Sea World San Diego. Schedule - I am very flexible.