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“Companion pet care”
Heather here! I have been taking care of animals since I can remember, but I received formal training and an associate's degree in 2003 in Veterinary Technology. After graduation, I had the opportunity to work in several aspects of veterinary medicine, including general practice, wildlife and exotics, holistic care, emergency medicine, surgical specialty, rehab, and during all that began at home pet care.
Top Pet Caregiver
Training Exam Complete
Socially Distanced Pet Care
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience
“Life is amazing with furry friends”
Hey! My name's Cassandra and I've had all types of pets growing up, from dogs/cats to exotics. I’m a emergency veterinary technician and I’m here to make you and your furry family member an experience of a life time provided with safety and care.
Training Exam Complete
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Puppy training
Which cute and spunky canine hails from the Miniature Schnauzer and the Brussels Griffon? The Sniffon is one perky package of fun! Both of the parent breeds are pretty persistent when it comes to completing a mission—escape mission, that is. Even if your yard seems secure, the determined Sniffon may dig their way out. Don’t leave them unattended outside.
If you are looking for a comical dog who will keep you rolling in laughter, the Bulldog should fit the bill. They may like to joke around but still have a protective side. Socialize this stocky canine, so they can be besties with every dog they meet. Start young, and even consider a socialization class for puppies, where teaching them how to make friends is a fine art!
Dogs are super intuitive and highly intelligent. And they love to learn, too! Teach your canine sidekick how to understand hand commands and watch them impress your friends. The Switch Method involves both the verbal and hand signal commands to start, and you slowly remove the use of your voice as a tool.
Does your dog know the basic commands like “sit” and “stay”? Or are they starting their training from square one? No matter where they are in their obedience training journey, in Apex, the options are plenty.
In-home, private dog training is a great option for teaching a dog the ropes of obedience. If you pay upfront for a block of lessons, you can sometimes save money. The cost is between $110 and $175 an hour. It varies due to the intensity of the course and whether the instructor charges travel fees or a consultation fee.
Group classes are typically around $150 in Apex, but can be more, depending on where the class is held and how long the course is for. Group lessons are often offered right from puppy socialization all the way to advanced obedience. You can also sign your eager canine sidekick up for a spot in an agility or flyball club.
For training that ticks all the boxes for convenience and affordability, download the Wag! app to get started. Look to a local Apex dog trainer with Wag! for excellent training at just $60 per one-hour session. Soon, your dog will be stealing the show!
Does your pooch have a sturdy leash and a collar that fits comfortably? That and a rabies vaccine tag are all you need to set off for an outdoor adventure in Apex. Start the off-leash fun by heading to Apex Nature Dog Park. You’ll need a membership, but once you’ve got that, you have access to two acres of fun. Dog-friendly water fountains ensure your pupster stays hydrated while they romp and play.
Hunter Street Dog Park is another members-only space where your pooch can stretch their legs and have a "doggone" good time. Being a large fenced in park, it’s ideal for practicing your dog’s recall skills.
If you like to hike, expose your furry companion to the task by setting out on the American Tobacco Trail. This “pawsome” path extends 22 miles into nature, but there are several spots where you can jump in to make it a shorter trek. The trail has a few different surfaces, and horseback riders, inline skaters, and cyclists enjoy the serenity here, too. Keep your eye open for woodland critters and it’s the rule here for Fido to remain on the leash. And of course, pick up after your pup to keep this beautiful nature trail clean and safe for all.
Does your dog need a little help with leash manners? Look to a local Apex dog trainer for assistance. They are happy to help!
Scenic Apex has a lot of green spaces. You can choose from walking trails and fields, and even take your pooch to watch a ball game or a skateboard competition. As long as your furry buddy is calm and has great manners, you can go just about anywhere.
You may run into a Beagle or two, as they are happily perched on the list of favorite dogs in Apex and surrounding areas. The Beagle can be vocal about how much fun they are having, and love to use their powerful snuffer to track a scent.
Right behind the Beagle, making their way along the trail, are the Labrador Retriever and the Golden Retriever. In fact, the Labrador Retriever is North Carolina’s most coveted dog. Loyal and sometimes goofy, this “furiendly” pooch wears a perpetual smile. Patient and mellow, they’ll follow you wherever you go.
No matter the size or breed of dog, all of our loyal pets deserve the best of care and a chance to train. Download the Wag! app today to book your dog’s first training session.
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