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9. TinyTailsClub.call206.seven55.6315
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  • 3 years in business
  • Serves Shoreline, WA
"Pet care is my priority! Tiny Tails Club specializes in exclusively small or tiny dog boarding but all size breeds are fine for housesits. Highly personalized care is given and you will receive excellent photographs of your pet/s from me. (Pet sitting rates are per 24 hours) I LOVE all animals, genuinely. I strive to give your pet/s the absolute best care around the clock. I'm very present during any housesit - proactive and consistent with their care, walks, meals, naps, hugs, etc. I provide personalized care to each animal. I'm tuned in to their unique personalities & needs. I offer treats and toys per your approval. I'm holistic minded- paying close attention to their health & choose natural products. I have quality pet supplies on hand. I can't remember a time when I didn't have a dog in my life! Growing up with dogs, I learned what it takes to properly care for them at a young age. I've always been very responsible with my pets. My beautiful girl, Cuddles crossed the rainbow bridge at age 15 (on 7/17/2016). I had her since she was just a few weeks old & she had always been extremely well taken care of. People appreciated her youthful & cheerful spirit, often mistaking her for a puppy, even as a senior. I cooked healthy stews for her & gave her alkaline water. I walked her often & hardly ever left home without her! I only accepted jobs that allowed her. She was always happy & got along beautifully with all animals & humans. She slept in my bed on soft linens & was hand fed at times. I'm the queen of spoiling! That's partly why I so enjoy this work...it's been very healing for me as far as missing her! Hugs & kisses are given abundantly as well as loving words of reassurance, encouragement, and pet massages! Your pet/s will receive the same level of care & compassion I gave to my own. I'll honor all of your wishes & care instructions joyfully at all times. I have a site & PDF full of excellent reference letters/ detailed information that I'm happy to share with you about my experience per your request. I promise to give your pet/s lots of love, attention, keep them safe, well fed, hydrated & walked as often as needed. I'm very active, attentive, intuitive, & truly care from the heart about every animal, child, or elder dependent upon me. It is very rewarding work & I am fortunate to be blessed with each new assignment. I consider every connection a divine one. HOUSESITTING CLIENTS: I provide my own groceries, wash all linens and dishes I've used plus leave your home cleaner than when I arrived! I have managed estates, overseeing household staff of large homes and worked for many years as a trusted nanny for children from newborns to teenage! (excellent track record). I'm highly respectful of privacy and personal belongings. I'm happy to share my website that links to my reviews on several other sites. Thank you for your interest."
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 behave 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.

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.

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