I'm a fun, caring & active in my late 30’s. I’ve had dogs for over 25 yrs, showing some in ringcraft as a junior handler, doing agility & obedience training with othes. Within my family we’ve owned Goldies, Labrador, Cocker Spaniel, Rottie, Weimeraner, rescue X breeds and now I have a German Shorthaired Pointer.
As a teenager I worked in several boarding kennels, & know that dogs are much happier staying with a family and going for walks instead of being kennelled. I'm a strong leader, so dogs can relax knowing that I will take care & protect them. I also teach/re-affirm good doggy manners. I have experience of managing dogs with separation anxiety, are boisterous, pull on the lead, etc. I have done pet sitting and dog walking on and off for the past 15 yrs (check out my Dog Buddy reviews). I've looked after over 100 dogs in the last 2 years of starting Bethel Dog Care.
I'm licensed to have a max. of 6 dogs in my home (including my own dog) so that dogs get the care, attention & mental/physical stimulation they need. All socialisation is supervised & dogs from different households are never left unattended together.
I have a spacious bungalow home with no steps, and 95% of the floors are tile or wooden, so it's not a big deal if a dog has a little accident as it can be easily cleaned up. Outside is a large enclosed rear garden, so there is plenty of space for dogs to play, run around.
I live by Castlefields Park. Dogs are always lead walked for their safety. I like to vary walks and which dogs are walked together, as this provides them with different socialisation experiences and is especially good for nervous dogs & pups, as they learn to walk in close contact with other dogs.
I can administer oral and injectable prescribed medicines, as well as ear/eye drops, etc.
I also provide home visits, dog walking and can do training - travel rate applicable for places more than 3 miles from my home (mileage rate 45p/mile)
- Property type: House
- Resident dogs: One
- Other Pets: I have a max of 6 dogs (including my own) staying with me at any time
- Outdoor space: Garden, Terrace / Patio
- I have a car for emergencies
- I can administer oral medications
- I can administer injectable medications
- Dog care is my primary occupation