When I was five, my family got a dog that we named Chips. Over the next few years, he bit me 15 times. I deserved every bite. Even two neighbor dogs bit me, but it didn’t matter. I loved dogs. I have had nine more dogs since Chips, and more than 30 foster dogs.
I always liked the way trainers with a CPDT certification approached problems. Although it is not required to be a dog trainer, I received my Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers in 2015. The next year, I became the first trainer (and still the only) in Hillsborough County FL to earn the Knowledge and Skills Assessed certification (CPDT-KSA). I have over 4,000 hours of training experience, have worked with more than 3,000 dogs, and I do it all for Chips.
My days now start with running the shelter dog playgroup program at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Every day, I work with happy dogs, scared dogs, playful dogs, and dogs that have no manners at all. I want to find ways to help the dog be comfortable in that environment, whether it’s the shelter or a home.
But enough about me… I want to talk about you. What is the biggest problem you are having with your dog?
We have used the home visit/dog walking service for several years now. The post visit texts and pictures are very reassuring. Fido is a homebody and was much more content with that rather than a kennel.
We like the trustworthiness of the service and the walker. It's not easy to give out a key to our home as well as the alarm code. We have recommended My Pet Sitter to several neighbors who I believe have used the service.
What I like is the reliability and excellent care that was given to past pets with medical needs and now my present cat.