I like to say that I am a professional dog lover with a day job (military) as a hobby.
Zeus is a great dog - literally NEVER met another dog he didn't like. However, if your dog is older or doesn't like energetic/playful dogs, it might be tough. Zues gets pretty sad when another dog doesn't like to play with him.
As a dog owner, you probably already know that a tired dog is a happy dog (and a happy OWNER!). I enjoy dog sitting in part because it is GREAT for Zeus. Running 10 miles with me is nothing for him, but 20 minutes playing with another dog and he'll sleep like a rock. So help ME help YOU!
Also, I am currently pursuing certification as a service dog trainer. In the meantime I volunteer with the Warrior Canine Connection - an organization that trains dogs to serve with PTSD veterans and wounded warriors. I get a lot of behavior modification and doggy first aid training with them as well.
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