The Heart of Caregiving Pets, LLC
The Heart of Caregiving Pets, LLC

The Heart of Caregiving Pets, LLC

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Introduction: Home environment, with seven well behaved small dogs, just a few blocks from the ocean. Secure fenced yard and certified dog trainer available. Socialization, calming focus behavior and potty training are Sonia's special skills. As a retired nurse, certified in pet CPR and first aid, Sonia is comfortable in providing medications and dealing with special needs. Daily walks and choosing positive behaviors are part of our daily routine. Dog boarding, training, daycare are available. Grooming, petsitting and medications by arrangement. I love to train, play, cuddle and be with dogs and their people!

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Gabby B.

Dog Training

Sonia was an excellent trainer and was very informative on how to train our 5 month old corgi. I originally thought my puppy needed a two week training, but Sonia was able to give solutions to almost all our problems in one session! I am excited to see more improvement from my dog and I appreciate that I can still communicate and ask Sonia questions if I need to! I would highly recommend her to anyone needing training for their dog!
Oct 31, 2020
Albee L.

Dog Training

Sonia was great with my dog -- she could characterize his behaviors very accurately and gave me many great pointers for training him! She is very professional in terms of communication, transparency about her approach and pricing, as well as being flexible/tailoring to my dog's needs :)
Oct 30, 2020
Anna V.

Dog Training

Sonia was amazing! She implemented the calming practice immediately with just resounding success. Really kind and knowledgeable approach to training the human and the dog. Had a lovely experience.
Sep 30, 2020
Haley W.

Dog Training

I have a small dog. He is a Havanese and Maltese mix. My dog has really bad separation anxiety and always barks at other dogs. I was worried the training wasn’t going to work, but it did! We saw Sonia about a week ago now and I have been seeing so many positive changes in my dogs behavior. It’s not all on my dog though, I have been working with him daily using the techniques Sonia taught me. Sonia was great with my dog and knew exactly how to handle him. I could not be happier with the results. Thank you again Sonia! :D
Sep 24, 2020
Skye B.

Dog Training

Sonia is AMAZING. My family and I were anxious that dog training wouldn’t work on our dogs because our pups are so aggressive but Sonia came in with such a cool, calm, and confident energy that soothed both us and the dogs! She explained everything clearly, helping us understand the benefits and future results of her methods. Our main issue was getting our dogs to be ok with our 3 month old kitten. Sonia helped with that too! We made serious progress and I’m excited to have her back again! Thank you SO much, Sonia!
The Heart of Caregiving Pets, LLC's reply
Thanks for the wonderful and thoughtful review, Skye. I enjoyed meeting and working with all of you. Enjoy practicing!
May 26, 2020
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Sonia Saldavia


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I prefer to train dogs to give preferred calm and focused behavior to grow caring leadership and bond with owner.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Visit home to assess environment and needs. Model Preferred calm focus behavior with dog. have family practice leadership. Ensure success habits twenty minutes daily to ensure lifetime bonding.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Certified Positive Dog Behavior Trainer certified Pet First Aid certified Pet Sitter Certified Dog Groomer Dog Walker Puppy Trainer Daycare Boarder

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