Dogs for a better life - Dog Care and Training

Martina

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About Martina

I live in a cozy duplex with private garden, just next to Kennington Park. We 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.

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Credentials
    • Address Verified
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 11
  • Completed bookings: 83
  • Response rate: 93%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Moderate
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
Availability
If you have special time requirements, simply let Martina know.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: One
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • Joon Ian
    Joon Ian

    Excellent! Mushroom was very calm and happy after staying with Martina.

    12th November 2017

  • Gregory
    Gregory

    Perfect

    10th November 2017

  • Bjork, dog sitter in Hackney wick
    Bjork

    Martina took care of my puppy Leo while I was away on holiday. She sent me frequent updates and pictures. Leo was not just a happy dog to come home to but also far more social around other dogs :)

    7th November 2017

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