We have a pillow on our couch that says "Life without dogs, I don't think so!" I have grown up with dogs my entire life. My first dog was a Golden Retriever, and since then I have been blessed with five Mastiffs.
My current mastiff, Mary, is one year old and the most playful pup I've ever had. I began taking her to dog parks as soon as she got all of her shots and she can turn even the most aggressive dogs into goofballs. She has a great temperament with large and small dogs alike, and she is extremely patient when dogs don't want to play with her immediately (given her size, some dogs are intimidated by her at first).
I live on about 1/2 of an acre where the pups will be free to roam around and play while being in my sight the entire time. I allow dogs on almost all of our furniture and on my bed, but I would be happy to forbid your dog to do so in order to maintain synchronicity with your training at home. I live a few miles away from Perrine Dog Park and I take Mary several times a week to play, so she is well socialized.
While I do not have any restrictions on the breed of dog, I do prefer that they are generally well-trained, their barking is kept at a minimum - or at least only occurs when necessary (ie. someone knocking on the door), and that they are playful with my dog.
I generally work from home but I do visit client's homes no more than once a day. I usually only schedule client visits on weekdays.
While I have never been a professional pet sitter or dog walker, I can guarantee your pup will be given THE MOST love and attention by me while in my care. It is my ultimate goal to turn my career into something where I can dedicate much of my time to caring for animals.
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