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I have loved animals of all species my entire life, and the kindness in a dog’s heart will always be special to me. I enjoy meeting all the pooches, and seeing them healthy, smiling, and having a good time will always be my goal. I have only had the privilege to care for one dog, but that was never by my own choice. My American Eskimo Dog, Casper, was a rescue from an elderly woman that couldn’t care for him properly. He lived happily and quite spoiled in my childhood home.
Top Pet Caregiver
Training Exam Complete
Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
I have always had a passion for dogs, as i grew up always having one. When i got old enough, i started volunteering with a dog rescue and soon became the volunteer and foster coordinator. I have also worked a high end pet resort and in a Veterinarian Office as a Vet Assistant. I am very comfortable with all breeds, shapes, and sizes! I am also trained to administer medications, including injections, and in first aid.
Training Exam Complete
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker
Hounds have melodious voices that carry for miles across field and stream as these determined dogs work alongside hunters. Hounds like the Treeing Walker Coonhound, American Foxhound, Black and Tan Coonhound, and the American English Foxhound all love to hear themselves howl. It is said that owners can recognize their dogs’ voices, even when in a pack. Train your hound to track so you can hear them howl when they’ve found the prize.
Have you ever watched a dog conformation competition and noticed how the handler positions a dog for showing? That is known as stacking in the competitive doggy speak, and takes a definite element of expertise to pull off. To teach your dog to stack, begin with placing the head and perfecting the position. Then you add the front legs along with the head, and lastly, the back legs in combination with the head and front limbs. If it sounds complicated, that is because it is not a natural stance, nor easy to learn.
The American Pit Bull Terrier is one of the strongest dog breeds around. They carry their strength well and walk with a proud stance. However, this physical characteristic has to be put to proper use. One of the ways that this can be done is by having your superdog carry a backpack. When you are exercising your dog give them a backpack to wear. Have them tote their collapsible water bowl, a bottle of water, some snacks, and a mini first-aid kit. Add the weight gradually, though, over a few walks. Don’t overload your dog on the first trip out.
Do you live in St. Petersburg and need to have your dog trained? The price for this service will depend on your dog’s needs. Pooches who need lessons from the ground up will require help every step of the way. Older dogs with previous training sessions will benefit from a brush-up of skills.
On average, group classes that typically span over 6 weeks will range from $90 to $110 per session. Be prepared to attend every week so that your special pup does not fall behind in class. In-home private lessons are an option. One hour classes in Tampa average around $100 per hour.
Board and train courses involve having your dog stay at the training facility, or sometimes in the instructor’s home. This option can be pricey, but dogs often learn a lot from intensive work. It’s not always easy to leave your woofer behind for a period of 4 to 6 weeks, and to make things a little less stressful, the trainer will often pick up and drop off the dog. The cost for this type of training can be $2,000 for a 2-week stay at doggo boot camp.
Your dog deserves the best, of course, and because you know their every trait, you want to train with them right by your side. In-home instruction with a dog trainer with Wag! is one way to get your pup park-ready. Customized doggo education is as easy as downloading the Wag! app. For $60 per one-hour session, you can schedule a dog training lesson to suit your availability - and your pup’s personality.
Ready to explore St. Petersburg’s off-leash beaches? Get Fido geared up for a jog along the sand at Gandy Bridge Causeway. This fun patch of sand and ocean is a favorite among dogs because of the off-leash rules. Take care to keep the area clean by bringing along poop bags and adhere to city ordinances while there. In St. Petersburg, dogs must be wearing a leash when in most public spaces (watch for signage) and are not allowed in athletic fields and playgrounds.
Otherwise, St. Pete’s is known to be an ultra-friendly destination for four-leggers. Hotels offer room service for pups, dog patios are in abundance, and parks await well-behaved canine visitors. Hop on over to Clearwater to explore Sand Key Dog Park. Watch the sun come up in the morning or set at night, and keep your eye open for dolphins in between.
The Paw Place at Northeast Park in nearby Largo is another favorite doggy destination. With separate enclosures for tiny tots and big doggos, this park offers a bit of shade from the hot Florida sun, and that’s a welcome thing in the heat of the day.
Dog trainers in St. Petersburg are eager to teach area pups how to manage the crowds in area beaches, trails, and parks. Of course, your furry companion needs to learn restaurant manners to put their best paw forward when dining out. Not only do local pooches like to eat, but they take advantage of fun services offered, too.
Well-trained dogs of all ages and sizes can be seen heading into grooming salons and pet care stores all over town. Businesses in this caring-for-canines city can become dog-friendly certified through the St. Pete PAWS program, and that’s a bonus for any dog!
Dog lovers in Florida favor pooches both big and small. The Yorkshire Terrier is a hit all over the state and can be seen bounding through the sand at the beach or showing off their stuff on an obstacle course. These pups can race through a tunnel quickly and are pros when learning to crawl.
The perky Pomeranian and the cute Maltese are additional fan favorites. The Maltese is full of spunk but does not always get along with children unless well socialized. This pup benefits from playtime with older kids who know how to respect boundaries. As for the Pom, they are more adaptable but will try to rule the roost if you allow it.
It’s not all about small dogs in St. Petersburg; German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, and Labrador Retrievers make the list, too. Rounding out lovable Florida pooches are the Boxer with their serious expression and playful personality, and the portly English Bulldog.
Is your dog ready to meet any of these breeds while touring about St. Pete’s? Make it happen by connecting with a dog trainer on the Wag! app. Schedule a lesson when it suits you best and unleash your dog’s potential today!
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