I love hanging out with dogs, getting to know their unique personalities, giving them love and snuggles and treats (when appropriate, of course!), taking them for walks, for play time at the local dog park. I have an 11 year old son who also loves animals and is dying to have a dog sleep at the end of his bed at night. We are not able to have one of our own at the moment, so we care for your dog like it is our own.
I am able to quickly establish dominance as the "Mama/Alpha Dog" in my home ("Den"), and have successfully had as many as three dogs from different families in my care - including ones that supposedly are a handful or have had problems getting along with other dogs in the past. I understand the need for strong, assertive leadership and setting consistent boundaries, which dogs need to feel safe especially in new settings.
We have a large fenced yard for lots of doggy romping and exploring. We live near an off-leash dog park. Currently, I am watching a 12 year old beagle two days a week. We will often walk to school to pick up my son. Often, I spend my weekends hiking with a dear friend and her Boxer, Khloe, who we take to the 1,000 acre off-leash dog park. This could be a possibility if there is a long-term relationship built between me and your dog.
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