Our home is a warm and welcoming place for dogs. They can be wherever we are and have choices of where to sleep and rest. I do 'treat searches' and allow dogs plenty of time to sniff and meet other dogs. When your dog is at my home, besides a nice walk with them, I will most likely sit and read or do computer work. Dogs love it when humans sit around so that they can rest. If you're on holidays, your dog will have had enough stress just getting here. Or, if you're local, your dog may be tired due to separation anxiety. I focus on the quality of time I spend with dogs so your dog will be happily relaxed when you pick him/her up from me instead of stressfully 'worn out.'
PRE-DROP OFF GUIDELINES FOR PAWS AT HOME DOG BUDDY CARE:
If possible, walk, feed and toilet your dog before you meet me the first time or for subsequent drop off days. I am happy to feed your dog and walk them during their visit but the less transitions, the better for your dog.
It's best not to 'wear out' your dog(s) before you drop him/her off as this will just increase their stress level. Just a short walk is fine.
Tell me what medication and/or health/behavioural issues your dog is coping with so that I can tailor your dog's stay to suit his/her needs.
Bring your dog's blankets, toys, treats, food (if necessary), bowl(s), leash (prefer no flexi-leads) and harness (preferred). Please see this link (copy URL):
Make sure that your dog protected by flea deterrent before arrival as my dog is allergic to flea bites.
My dog, Nash, loves having other dogs visit but I am sorry, I cannot take puppies.
(NB: We just bought our house in April 2016 and are still decorating. Not 'house beautiful' but it is safe for dogs)
To learn more about my history with dogs and training, please visit my website: http://www.headhearthandspaws.com/