Compassionate Canine Care/Training

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Ernie T.

Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting

Ernie's Resident Pets

Miniature Pinscher
9 yr 1 mo old

Ernie's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home

About Ernie

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Compassionate Canine Care
--K-9 Master Trainer with 40 years professional experience in customized dog care and training.
--Specializing in large, challenging dogs.
--All care and training provided in my safe home and 1/3 of an acre fenced-in yard.
--Provide a full day of fun, structured and safe activities such as: playtime/exercise, customized training sessions (obedience, behavior modification heel, sit, stay, recall, potty-training) and snack and nap time.
--Pet CPR and 1st Aid Certified.
--Pick up and drop available, Convenient 24/7, flexible/accommodating hours.
Your dog's customized, professional care and training is a life-long investment in your dog's well being, family/friends' safety, and your peace of mind. Hire a professional with a life-long passion for providing dogs with a safe, caring environment and customized training tailored to each dog and family's needs. With 40 years of full-time experience, references, AND proven results, you can be assured your dog(s) will receive the very best care, exercise, playtime and training in my secure, large, fenced-in yard/home. As a former combat medic and Vet Tech, I'm also canine CPR and First Aid certified. In addition, I can provide special health care services such as administrating medications: (oral, topical, or injectable). I offer flexible (24/7) part-time, full-time, last minute, occasional care and training around your schedule. Available hours include: days, nights, weekends, vacations, and holidays.

As a K-9 Master Trainer, I specialize in ALL high drive/aggressive dogs. All dogs are provided with safe and secure private canine quarters. For purposes of proper canine care, all dogs are provided with their individual housing area and no intrusions are allowed for housing purposes.

As part of my 40 years of experience, I have been entrusted with the care and training of multiple family and service dogs of all sizes, breeds and temperaments. Part of my current safety plan includes a meet and greet with every dog and owner for an assessment of the dog's drive and temperament to determine any aggression issues. In addition, other valuable info such as the dog's health and social and obedience skills are determined. Each dog is kept separate from the other dogs because they are given individual, one-on-one playtime, exercise, training, and snack and nap time. There are 2 floors and 4 separate exits at opposite ends of the home which allow for separate entrance and exiting of the dogs. In addition, each room has doors and the yard is equipped with a new 6 ft high fence in which I conduct a perimeter check at the beginning and end of each day.
It should be noted that each dog is supervised at all times and not left roaming or running around outside or indoors at any time. Most importantly, I do not walk a dog outside a secured area until the dog has been successfully trained to properly heel in a controlled manner.

Feel free to research me @ Better Business Bureau you will not find one single complaint, as my services are 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed.

Please feel to call me with any additional questions regarding my experience, credentials, and references.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
K-9 Master Trainer
Ernie Trafford
?Trust your family and canine's safety and happiness with a true professional. ?

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Ernie T.

Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ernie's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Ernie's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$150 /hour
$35 /min
$55 /max
$25 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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