Pet Sitter Morrisville, Yardley
I began pet sitting when I was 18 along with my brother while he was in school for his Veterinarian degree. I eventually went to college and began teaching but over the years I became a pet sitter Morrisville, Yardley and dog-walked many dogs for family and friends. Most of the time it was not for a fee but there were times that it was.
One of my earliest memories involves the dogs I had as a child. A poodle named Poochie and a lab-mix named Brandy. Poochie was older and I don’t have too many memories of her but Brandy was one of my best friends. She was the absolute best dogs and one of the hardest to have let go of when I was 16. As an adult I wanted a dog, always, but knew I needed to be more responsible than I could commit to so I waited. Then 4 years ago my search began and when I saw his picture I knew he was mine. I adopted Harley when he was 10 months old and he is the sweetest most goofiest dog I have ever met! He’s a jack-Russell/pug mix and we love him to pieces!
I do not have any formal dog training/experience aside from my own research.
Harley had a bad habit of pulling on his leash on walks, to the point he was choking. I then invested in a harness instead of a collar, kept him next to me when we walked, and rewarded him with treats when he didn’t pull.
A common habit I’ve encountered a lot is dogs who “hug”. I’ve coined this term for dogs who jump up to greet people with their front legs lol. Harley sometimes does this too. I will straighten my arm with my hand in the “stop” position and firmly but not aggressively say “No”. It works a majority of the time but is not fail proof. I’ve taught my children this same technique as well.
-Pet Sitter Morrisville, Yardley Stephanie T.