Welcome! My name is Stephan. I am a long-time high school English teacher who works with students with mild to moderate disabilities. I love my job and I love working with dogs. I am also currently taking courses towards certification as a licensed dog trainer and would be happy to offer any advice or help you may need in training your canine friend. I live in a well-established neighborhood close to plenty of parks and the Truckee River Walk. My house is extremely dog-friendly and I have a big backyard with lots of running room for your four legged friend. I have two dogs of my own. They are my kids. Ash is a retired therapy dog and Baxter is the newbie on the block and in training to become one. I take dogs with me everywhere, every chance I get. Whether it's a small stay at Desert Dog Village (a.k.a. my house) or a longer one, rest assured your dog will return to your loving and open arms happy, well-rested, and content. And with tail wagging of course!
“IF A DOG WERE YOUR TEACHER”
If a dog were your teacher, you’d learn stuff like…
When loved ones come home, always run and greet them. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. When it’s in your best interest—practice obedience. Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory. Take naps and stretch before rising. Run, romp, and play daily. Thrive on attention and let people touch you. Avoid biting, when a simple growl will do. When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body. No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout… run right back and make friends. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough. Be loyal. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
*As a free additional bonus get an original piece of your dog's artwork after your dog's second visit. It's DesertDogArt© of course!
*Free unlimited updated pictures via text message or email of your dog's stay!
*Skype with your dog for free!
*More fun & exciting services coming soon!
"My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already think I am." ~Author Unknown
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