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Puppy and Dog Obedience Training in Stanwood, Camano Island and Arlington, WA

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Puppy Training, Dog Obedience and Behavior Training for 2017

Puppy Kindergarten                  Ages | Two months – 5 months

What we’ll cover – We will cover different puppy development stages from house training, nipping, chewing and socialization to the basics of loose leash walking. We teach you and your pup how to build a solid relationship that will last the life of your pet.

What to expect – You and your puppy will be prepared for the challenges of growing up, and have the skills necessary to handle real world problems. Beginning in puppy kindergarten we will help you teach your dog how to be the kind of dog you can enjoy the world with.

Dog Obedience and Behavior Training            Ages | Six months and up.

What we’ll cover – We will work with you on building a great relationship with your dog and problem solving normal dog problems such as excessive chewing, barking, anxiety issues, jumping on people as well as covering such topics as walking nicely on a leash, polite greeting and coming when called.

What to expect – We will help you teach your dog to be a valued, well-behaved member of the family.

Our Goal

Through positive and reward based training methods, our goal is to build a lifelong bond between you and your dog based on trust and mutual respect. All training plans take into consideration factors such as temperament, age, breed, sex, general health and history. Some dogs are shy, some are energetic and some are more challenging. We work with all breeds and temperaments and every training program is customized to your dog’s needs.

Cost

Private In-Home Training:  $1 per minute plus $15.00 travel fee.
For example, a 30 minute visit will be $45. Dogs just adopted from our local shelters will receive $20 off of their first six sessions.

Contact us to discuss your needs! We cannot wait to meet you and your pet!

 

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Camano Pet Sitters Voted #2 As Best Dog Walker

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We are proud to announce that we were named one of the Top Five Best Dog Walkers in the Seattle area, #2 to be exact!

We are so proud of our incredible, passionate team, this honor really belongs to them – Shanlora, Rachel, Shirley, Graham and our newest team member Abbie, we couldn’t have done it without you! This team doesn’t just walk dogs, they provide stimulation, socialization and physical exercise. Each team member is trained to be proactive and to take care of your needs.

We know it’s not easy being the best dog walking and pet sitting company in our area, we work hard with a steady commitment to provide you with the best customer service we can. We are extremely flexible if you need to cancel at the last minute or add more visits if you need to be away from home longer, without the guilt. We are quick to return emails, phone calls or text and we provide you with easy online reservation bookings and payments.

We love what we do and we appreciate the love and support from everyone who voted for us. We are humbled, blessed and forever grateful. We will continue to strive to set the bar higher each and every day for you in dog walking, training and pet sitting. Thank you for your business, your love and your continued support!  – Michele & Pat


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Is It Safe To Leave Your Cat At Home Alone?

More than half of U.S. cat owners believe that cats can be left at home alone for several days. They often will just put down a huge bowl of food and water when they leave and don’t arrange for anyone to stop by and visit.

If you’re considering leaving home for more than a day, you’ll really want to consider hiring a pet sitter or consider a boarding facility. Most cats don’t do well with change so leaving them at home is often the better choice for them.

While most cats are independent, sophisticated, and smart, they can and do get anxious and lonely without their human companions. As a professional pet sitter, we insist on seeing your kitty, at the very least, every day for a number of reasons. Here are the top four reasons:

1) Food and Water – Leaving huge amounts of food out for your cat at one time is not the best choice. Cats can gorge on their dry food and canned food can be consumed all at once or dried out and become stale. Even self feeders don’t refill the bowls themselves, we’re constantly having to “pull” down the food.

Cats need hydration, from either their wet food or from a water source. They prefer clean, fresh water. Slim can build up in stale water, water dishes can tip or they can become full of cat hair. Fresh water should be provided daily.

2) By nature, cats are very curious and enjoy exploring. Sometimes they can get themselves into sticky situations. They can become tangled in blinds, get stuck under or behind furniture, fall and be injured, get locked behind closed doors, get their collar caught in their mouth, get a nail lodged in their scratching posts, can’t move and go without access to food or water to name a few. I think you can see where I’m going here.

3) Dirty Litter Boxes – Believe it or not, cats really do prefer clean litter boxes. Full, dirty boxes are unhealthy and unsafe and will often lead to your cat not using their box altogether or worse yet, eliminating in an alternate place if it’s not cleaned regularly. A pet sitter can also monitor what’s happening in the box, any diarrhea, bloody stools/urine or a lack of evidence in the litter box activity. Having a dirty box with mounds of soiled litter won’t go over well with kitty.

4) Sick or Injured – Without human companionship, stress and anxiety may contribute to depression and cats may stop eating all together causing liver failure. It is very common for cat’s to develop urinary tract obstructions without warning, it can become very painful, and cat’s can go downhill very quickly. They may have a fall and become injured.

We recommend hiring a sitter rather than asking a friend or family member to take over. As a professional pet sitter, we get a lot of last minute requests because someone has flaked out, leaving them in the lurch or the hobby sitter didn’t show. We consider this our job and take your pets care very seriously. Having a pet sitter visit will give the attention, stimulation and care your cat needs and will put your mind at ease.

It’s your responsibility to keep your cat safe, healthy and happy, so why take a chance on something happening?

 

 

 


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Only 4 More Thursday’s Till Thanksgiving!

As I sit here watching just one more beautiful October sunset, I am reminded that the holiday season is rapidly approaching. We have a few reminders for you:

  • Are you going out of town for Thanksgiving and still need pet care?
  • Will you be staying home during the holiday to spend some quality time with your furry love ones?

Let us know if you need to schedule a pet sitting visit or cancel a scheduled walk/potty break ASAP!

Our time slots are filling up so give us a shout so we can get you covered! We offer you an alternative to boarding.

Give us a call or text 360-348-6561, shoot us an email service@camanopetsitters.com or reserve online (watch your mailboxes this week for our new scheduling program information).

The Camano Pet Sitters Team