I am a registered veterinary technician with 10 years of experience in handling day-to-day care for in-hospital and boarding patients, and also critical care/speciality patients. Very comfortable giving medications, injections, and even uncommon treatments, such as Sub-Q fluids or ear cleaning/medicating. Educated and experienced in some behavioral training and modification techniques so if leash walking is an issue, I'll work towards solving that during my walks. I'm also open to providing some training for certain situations. Nail trims and other grooming services can be included if requested.
Having a registered vet tech walk or dogsit for you means that if the unspeakable were to happen (something as simple as a bee sting to as severe as an unforeseen illness), I am fully capable of handling it and ensuring your dog gets the appropriate care right away. You can also be guaranteed that your pet's state of mind is my utmost priority. I will not act on what is best or more convenient for me, but what is the best care for your beloved pet! For example, if an anxious dog is showing signs of anxiety, my ultimate goal wouldn't be to just stop the symptoms of anxiety for my comfort, but to minimize the actual anxiety itself and reinstate a happy, relaxed state of mind!
I am currently a full-time student and most of my classes are online, so during the day I would be spending time with your dog(s) while I do school work, and taking them for walks during my breaks. Love will be given throughout the entire time (I often type with one hand while the other is petting, and have gotten very good at it!) The only time they would be left unattended is on days I have classes (currently twice a week), or go workout. My personal dog will never be staying with me, she will be staying at home with her "dad".
As an in-house dog sitter, I will perform other duties around the house such as checking the mail, watering plants, etc., but will always respect your privacy and remain in the designated areas of the house and not go elsewhere. You'll return to a house just as you left it and enjoy your vacation knowing your belongings, home, and dog are safe, respected, and well cared for.
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