Dogs for a better life - Dog Care and Training

Martina

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About Martina

I had fostered dogs with any condition from "Battersea dogs and cats home" (and this is how we rescued our Millie Moo) I'm also studying to be a dog trainer and I'm working as dog walker in Shoreditch area. I have my "dog behaviour and training" certification and I'm also following extra courses on animal physiotherapy, in order to match exercise and relax for our furry friends! These little steps I'm making are part of a bigger goal: my main purpose is to change the dog's role in our society. As long as we keep giving dogs just a pet-role, there will always be people considering them just as cute friends with a lot of energies that we need to control. We should, instead, give more importance to this therapeutic love! (Imagine we could flip our point of view, seeing as main 'what dogs give to us': how many therapies can you think of, which would be better and sweeter with a dog? How many jobs can dogs do better than humans, thanks to their skills? Or just how much do you feel better with a dog-friend looking at you and being there for you?) For ages the dog/owner relationship was based on dominance theory and even if now things are changed, we still have to improve this new idea of family -pack. The best way is educating people; we first have to educate people to what a dog really is, how does he really feel and interact and then we can work on and with the dog. When I train a dog, most of the time, the training is first of all for the owners. I try to teach the family to think how dogs think, to see with the pet's eyes. Did you know that shouting at your dog for toilet accidents, or for barking while socialising increase his frustration? He thinks you are blaming the act not the way he's done it. Having in care a dog is much more than just walk him or feed him. It's about observing, discussing and creating a stronger connection between the human and the dog.

I offer
Boarding (24hrs)
Half Day-Care (5hrs)
Full Day-Care (8hrs)
Solo walk (1hr)
Group Walk (1hr)

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Credentials
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    • ID Verified
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 29
  • Completed bookings: 272
  • Response rate: 92%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Strict
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
Availability
If you have special time requirements, simply let Martina know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 8 a.m.
Pick-up before 6 p.m.
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 8 a.m.
Pick-up before 7 p.m.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: One
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • Clunie
    Clunie

    Martina made me confident about leaving my young dog away from home for the first time. I think he had a great afternoon with her, and she wants to help with his socialisation and confidence. Will definitely use her again, and thanks Millie for being a tolerant mentor.

    13th November 2018
    Martina, dog sitter in London
    Martina

    Awwwww! Millie will be happy to have him again! Seeing dogs building up their self-confidence and changing to a happier and healthier behaviour is one of the most rewarding experience!! Looking forward to have you again in the pack, Sika!

    13th November 2018

  • Sophie
    Sophie

    Martina is amazing! She is totally flexible, reliable and has worked hard with us to improve iggy’s confidence and doggy manners. She has also been helping us work through his mild separation anxiety. I would not hesitate in recommending her to take good care of your pooch. Iggy loves her to bits and looks forward to seeing her and Millie and the doggy friends every week. She is a star ⭐️

    25th October 2018

  • Angie
    Angie

    Martina is simply the best with dogs. If you're lucky to live nearby, do not hesitate in leaving your buddy with her.

    15th October 2018

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