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Jennifer H.

44 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 19 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Jennifer's Resident Pets

Bounty
Chihuahua
Male
10 yr 3 mo old
Texas
Lab
Male
6 yr 3 mo old
Qai
German Shepherd
Male
5 yr 3 mo old
Oliver
Anatolian Shepherd
Male
6 yr 3 mo old

Jennifer's House

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About Jennifer

I am a certified trainer and behavioral specialist and the proud owner of 4 amazing, smart, funny and loving dogs.
Bounty aka "the Boss" a 7 year old deaf Chihuahua, Texas a 3 year old "smarty pants" Lab, Qai a 2 year old "trouble maker" German Shepherd and Oliver a 3 year old "heart breaker" Anatolian Shepherd.
I started working with dogs in France where I'm originally from and developed a true love for this line of work. I then traveled abroad to have different training experiences with various breeds, sizes and temperaments. After moving to Austin and graduating from Triple Crown Academy as a Canine Training and Behavior Specialist, I started to specialize in retriever work to further my knowledge and understanding on how dogs learn.
During that time, I found that the key to a successful relationship was to establish trust and respect, learn how to communicate effectively and have fun with training!
I believe I can offer you and your loving companion my knowledge and experience to better help you find Harmony and Balance in your everyday life together.
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Jennifer H.

44 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 19 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 23, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jennifer's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
Daycare At Jennifer's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Training
$60 /hour
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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44 Reviews
Jen is my go to for boarding and training. She really helped my dog become more acclimated to other dogs, socialized her and taught her better recall, and overall basic commands. She's very good.
Jen is the BEST! She is skilled and trained in taking care of any dog, regardless of breed, size or behavior. She has an amazing area for the dogs to run and play, plus she takes them on walks twice a day. I do not worry about my dog while I'm away...and she actually loves it so much that she doesn't really want to come back home! =)
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This was our first time to leave our puppy and we felt at ease right from the start. We appreciate the pictures and texts to keep us updated on how things were going. Thank you, Jen!!
Jennifer has been an absolutely wonderful host. We had several issues between the day we were supposed to drop off our pup as well as flight delays on our return, and she was more than accommodating with changing the drop off/pick up time so last minute.

Our pup is a huge clinger and of any place we have left her Jennifer's is the only one where she eats all her meals and comes back happy, tired, and even a little more well behaved which I attribute to Jennifer's dog training skills! There's a huge dog run in the back yard that our pup thoroughly enjoys because she's super social and it feels good to leave her in a home where we know she gets lots of love.

Absolutely love Jennifer and wouldn't trust our pup with anyone else!
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Jennifer was great with our dogs. She is very organized and communicative, which is important for the "people". For the dogs she provided a safe and fun environment incorporating personal preferences, along with the sort of structure we value. Thanks Jen!
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Jen was amazing with our big girl, Coco! She loves animals and cares for them as if they were her own. She has a great fenced in back yard for lots of play and gave Coco lots of exercise and love. She is also a dog trainer and knows how to work with many types of dogs - large, small, etc. I truly felt comfortable leaving Coco with her and will use her again!
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Jennifer was amazing with our dog Eddie! He's a rescue dog and new to us. Since we still hadn't gotten to know him very well, we were nervous about finding someone who could take care of him. We did know that he was acting strange around other dogs and needed help with socialization. Jennifer was great in so many ways. On the phone, she asked comprehensive questions about his behavior and how we were working with him. Then, she was amazingly available for a last minute meet and greet. At the meet and greet she spent a lot of time getting to know Eddie (and us) and slowly and carefully introducing him to her very well-behaved dogs. So by the time left the meet and greet, I had received lots of great training tips, knew a TON more about my dog, and was SUPER confident that not only would Ed have a great time and be well-cared-for, he'd be learning lots of great skills as well. And that's exactly what happened. It was just a two night stay but he came back better behaved and easier to control. Plus, we came home with some great advice, a training book to read, and plans for setting up training sessions with Jennifer. If you are looking for someone to be part of your dog family and help you learn or maintain good doggie behaviors, Jennifer is perfect. If you are looking for someone to just make sure your dog is happy and having a great time with lots of dog friends who are all minding their manners, then Jennifer is also perfect. Eddie will definitely be visiting Jen again!
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I would recommend Jenn to anybody who loves their doggie and want the best care possible in the lovely, friendly and caring environment! Jenn was very thorough in explaining what to expect from this experience and her pack and my dog Val got along great from the moment they had their meet and greet session. I had always felt guilty leaving Val at the kennel in the past when I went away for vacation but not any more now that I've met Jenn! All the pictures Jenn has shared while I was away clearly told me that Val was having a blast under Jenn's care. I bet Val can't wait until I go away for my next trip so she can spend some time with Jenn and her pups. Thanks Jenn for making me and my dog happy. :)
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My dog has anxiety about getting left behind somewhere. She hates staying at kennels and I have left her with friends at their house before and she hates that too. She gets very nervous and has a terrible time, so I don't like leaving her anywhere. I have made several drives across the country to avoid leaving her in a place where she would be miserable.

Jennifer's house was the first place I have left her where she was happy. I got many updates and pictures. Jennifer is a dog person and my dog loves her. When you go in, the dogs have their own room and the run of the back yard. It is an easy transition for a dog to stay with someone who loves dogs and keeps them in a house as opposed to in a concrete room in the back of a cold building. I would definitely leave my dog there again.
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My pup, Myka, had so much fun with Jen and her dogs - and she learned lots too! Jen made sure to send us pictures every day, showing us the progress Myka was making on her sit/stays and recalls. There were also a few where she was nothing but a blur - she spent a lot of time zooming around the backyard with the other dogs! :)
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This was our first time leaving our Great Dane with Jennifer and the entire experience was awesome!! A last minute trip was needed and Jennifer was so supportive and fit Katara right in. The pictures Jennifer sent us daily were so appreciated! Our kids felt that maybe Katara should live with Jennifer full time because she was having so much fun!! Haha! And I can't explain the peace of mind we felt knowing our goofy Dane was in such great hands! Thank you Jennifer!!! See you in a few weeks! :-)
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Once again, couldn't be happier with the experience of leaving Molly with Jennifer. It's such a blessing to know that we can enjoy our family time away knowing that Molly is enjoying her time away, too. I received photos, video of her stay, and she was clearly very comfortable and happy to be with Jennifer and her other four-legged friends. A great experience all-around!
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Jennifer is awesome!! She made Charlie feel right at home and treated her as one of her own. Jennifer has a good working knowledge of dogs and training, which made us feel at ease while we were away. We knew that Jennifer would be able to handle Charlie's energy and excitement!! She even taught me a few things about training during our meet 'n greet and when I picked up Charlie. We will definitely be using Jennifer again, without hesitation!
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Our girls had a wonderful time playing with your dogs and other guests over the four-day weekend. We know they enjoyed their stay and played hard all weekend long because they slept for four hours after we picked them up!
We just had our newly adopted dog stay with Jennifer over the weekend. I can't say enough good things about our experience. Jennifer was great during our initial meet and greet - her knowledge and love for dogs was apparent from the beginning. We felt very confident leaving Molly with her, and could tell that Molly had a great time at her home. She was well-loved on her "vacay" and had lots of play time. Without a doubt, Jennifer will be our first call next time Molly needs a doggie vacation. We'll likely turn to Jennifer soon for training, as well. I highly recommend!!
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Jennifer was fantastic! She took wonderful care of our precious Tasha, and sent pictures and updates often. Clearly, Jennifer knows what she's doing when it comes to training and caring for dogs, but she also takes good care of dog owners:-)
Our dogs were happy and healthy when we picked them up after a two-day stay. They were playing in the back yard when we arrived, and they seemed to be having a great time. We intend to take them back to Jennifer again.
We had to be out of town for 8 to 10 days. I was reluctant to leave my two dogs at their regular boarding facility as there was no oversight through the night, even cameras. We and our dogs met Jennifer and her dogs within a few days of our departure. She and her home put us completely at ease. Our dogs had so much fun! The updates with pictures and texts made us laugh and feel secure. Her home and yard are made for dogs, and so is Jennifer. She is a jewel. She introduces the dogs carefully and she knows what she is doing. You should go visit her.
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Once again Henry was thrilled to be staying with Jenn and her crew. I needed to drop him off early and she was very flexible. We are so happy to found a Lucky Star for Henry! He absolutely loves it and Jenn does a superb job at keeping me updated daily. Highly recommend!
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Our Lab puppy Grace could not have had a better vacay experience with Jennifer! Jenn's dogs are so well trained and great with other dogs. Grace got lots of doggy socialization, love and attention under Jenn's expert care. And we so enjoyed the wonderful photos and videos Jenn provided while we were away.
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Aside from our leaving, Freya cannot wait to stay at Jen's. It's truly a vacation for our little princess. She gets to play with Jen's three superbly behaved boys (dogs, of course), along with a variety of other "guests." With a big, warm house and a yard made for puppy play time, Jen's is practically a puppy amusement park.

Jen also brings a this is grandma's house attitude--meaning, your furry child will get tons of attention, affection, playtime, and treats.
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Henry stayed with Jenn for 3 weeks. She sent pics and videos of him and he was having an absolute blast. She knows a tremendous amount about dog behavior and if you want your dog to be trained and/or kept overnight, Jenn is absolutely the person you should trust to do it!! Highly recommend! Henry loved his dog vacation!!
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Thank you Jennifer for taking such good care of my pup while I was away. She had such a great time with you and your pack! It made my trip so much more enjoyable knowing that she was in such goods hands, and I loved all of the picture updates. Mowgli definitely wants to vacay at your home again!
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Jen has been absolutely fabulous every time I have used her. You can tell she truly cares about the pets she has under her care - her own and yours! I love the pictures I get while I'm away, and I love that she is flexible with me on drop off and pick up times. The care is so much more personal than other boarders I have used, and I can tell my pups enjoy their stay. I've recommended her to friends and family and highly recommend her to all of you!
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Jen was responsive, provided regular updates, and kept great care of my dog while I was gone. I would leave my pup with her again in a heartbeat!
Once again our dog, Kelsey, had a great stay with Jen. They have an awesome set up....a little doggie heaven.
Jennifer once again was awesome.
She took great care of Ollie and us, and even sent photos of Ollie playing with the other guests. The pictures were great.

We are totally at ease with leaving Ollie with Jennifer, and are recommending Jennifer and DogVacay to friends!

Thanks,
Jimmy
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As most dog moms, I was apprehensive about leaving my dog anywhere for five nights. Jennifer made me feel very comfortable and kept me updated daily on how Rocco was getting along with the "pack" at her house. She is professional and experienced, and I will definitely use her again.
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As a new puppy owner, I wanted to make sure Ace had a positive experience and influence while I was gone. Jennifer and her pack were wonderful! My little guy loved them! She sent me pictures and updates every day. I'm so thankful to have found her and I will definitely use Jennifer again for future vacations.
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I was trying to plan a trip, and it turns out that my normal go to person through dogvacay.com was out.
I was nervous with 1 week to go before I had to leave.

I did a few searches and found Jennifer. What a stroke of luck. She was extremely accommodating. She made time for me after hours to come by for a meet and greet. My pup Ollie seemed to get along with everyone (people too), so we went for it.
Jennifer said don't worry, we'd love to keep Ollie.

On the day we needed to leave, Jennifer was up before 7am to receive Ollie.
She sent me pictures and videos while out so I could see just how good of a time Ollie was having.
By this time, we were very comfortable in the knowledge that Ollie is being very well cared for.

So now it's time to head back from vacation. My flight was delayed, and Jennifer stayed up late just so I could pick up my pup.

My wife and I were lucky to find Jennifer. She is a great caregiver for both pets and their parents. What a relief!

I've got her on speed dial now.

Thanks so much.
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Our pup had a great stay with Jenn and her awesome pack! It's obvious that Jenn really loves caring for dogs and makes their comfort and safety a #1 priority.
Amazing. I can't say enough good things about Jen and the environment she has created. To say I was skeptical of this site is an understatement. Jen completely alleviated any concerns I had and we are going to schedule some training sessions for my pup soon. After just one weekend with Jen, I can already see a difference in my crazy little dude. I HIGHLY recommend Jen.
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Jennifer was fantastic about keeping me apprised of pup pack activities with daily pics and videos. I felt assured that my girls were being well cared for and having fun. I'm very pleased with my first DogVacay experience and will be calling Jennifer again in the future!
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Jen is AMAZING! Our dog, Kelsey, had a wonderful stay with Jen and her well behaved pack. Both Jen and her dogs were extremely welcoming to Kelsey. She sent daily pictures which more than assured us she was having a blast. This was by far our best DogVacay experience. 4 paws up!
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Jen was amazing with my dog Jake. He came back from his vacay tired but not exhausted and from all of the pictures it was easy to see that he had a great time. She was very professional and answered all of my questions. It was clear to me that she has a great sense of dogs and I will definitely work with her again.
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Jennifer did an amazing job with our Weimaraner puppy Dexter. We've already booked another stay for Dexter with Jennifer and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a dog sitter.
Jen was an incredibly friendly and flexible host for our dog Lady. She was very generous with her time-- we had 2 separate meet and greets so both my boyfriend and I could see Lady in action with Jen's pack of (hilarious, friendly) dogs. Jen's background as a trainer gave me a lot of confidence-- I didn't worry about Lady at all while we were gone, which is pretty high praise! I loved that Jen is with the dogs 24/7 and that Lady was carefully introduced to lots of new dog pals. I think the time she spent boarding with Jen impacted her social skills really, really positively. I would definitely book with Jen again in the future.
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This first experience with DogVacay and Jennifer our host was awesome. We had a last minute need and the response was quick, within minutes in fact. Upon arrival we could tell this was the right place for our girl Miss Cleo. The textpic updates were a nice touch and we could see Cleo was making herself right at home.

We appreciate that our host Jennifer was so gracious when our pickup was delayed by several hours. We definitely recommend the DogVacay service and host Jennifer.
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Jennifer is awesome and has wonderful doggies of her own that are well behaved and play well with others. She got us in quickly for a meet and greet and was able to watch our dog, Bennett the next day since we needed a sitter right away. She has a nice back yard for the dogs to play in and has lots of toys for them also. I would definitely recommend her! And we look forward to leaving Bennett with her again soon.
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I would highly recommend Jennifer to all! All of her dogs are very well behaved and it shows how great she is with dogs! Her house is very clean and she has a designated organized room for the dogs to sleep in. She also makes sure the dogs get tons of Exercise ad keep you updates with pictures!
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This was our second out of town trip to have Jen watch our two dogs. She provided timely pick up and drop off and regular photo updates. I feel more comfortable each time leaving them with her. It is apparent that she loves dogs and enjoys caring for mine while they visit! Booking the next trip now :-)
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Jen and her partner were highly responsive and obviously interested in the welfare for my dogs. They wanted to ensure a good fit with their resident pack. My border collie can have issues with other larger dogs, but her resident dogs are well socialized and they got along without any issues. She provided excellent updates while we were away. I believe my dogs had a good visit and have already scheduled the next dog sitting.
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One of the best decisions for our doggy was to choose Jen for our dogvacay. She is an experienced trainer with a clear love for dogs. Our dog doesn't ever get much time to socialize with others so exposing her to Jen's 4 very well balanced role model dogs was such a bonus. She gave me lots of updates and I know our dog felt at home. We look forward to not only boarding with Jen again but booking training/socializing times with her too. As a first time dog owner I found even the snippets of advice she gave when I dropped our dog off invaluable and I'm excited to learn more as well. Thank you Jen!
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WOW !!! Could Not Be Happier ...
Jennifer took 'Great Care' of 3 Dog Family, Chui Chi, Bits and Kloey for one whole week. She took Excellent Great Care of them - sending us pictures everyday - we feel they had lots of fun, and a better vacation than us.

Out for daily walks - made sure they were fed well and gave them lots of love & caring. ... Awesome

Jennifer went way 'Above and Beyond' - you cannot have a better person care for your loved ones - we will of course be back next time.
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