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 A SERVICE to suit you and your dog(s)

 

It’s really important to me that the dogs who spend time with me genuinely enjoy it.  I want them to be excited about coming out while their family aren’t home, and for them to feel safe, loved and happy.

Every walk is designed to suit your dog, walk by walk. So if one week they want to walk for an hour in a group, and the next week they want to walk for a while on their own and then have a cwtch, that’s not a problem.

I also feel really strongly that dogs should be matched carefully if they go out in groups so that the dynamic is right. I won’t walk more than two households together at a time unless I am completely sure that every dog will be comfortable, as I know from my own experience how important this is for our dogs’ welfare.

I am currently studying for the Certificate in Training and Counselling at The Academy for Dog Trainers.

 

   

Reactive Dogs

Providing care for dogs, whatever their needs

I specialise in working with reactive dogs, having spent years around them. My own three dogs – two working collies and a springer – are all reactive in different ways, and they’ve taught me a huge amount about their own subtle cues, what to look out for, and how best to look after them.

For example:

– Emma really struggles with being approached suddenly by other dogs;

– Kam picks up on this and is very protective of all of us; and

– Jack is terrified of little children.

So: Emma needs to walk parallel to other dogs and not meet them head on; Kam needs to be on-lead if we meet another reactive dogs; and Jack needs the opportunity to get away from anything he perceives as dangerous.   

I know from personal experience how hard it can be to find walkers, boarding or training for dogs that are perceived as ‘difficult’. Because of this I’m really happy to help take care of dogs who struggle with our unrealistic (and frankly unfair) human expectations. 

 

My Services

Covering Cardiff, Caerphilly and the surrounding areas I offer walking, house-sitting, and training / behaviour modification. I am fully insured, DBS checked, a member of NarpsUK and the Pet Professional Network, and I hold a Dog First Aid certificate. 

I am studying under Jean Donaldson through the Academy for Dog Trainers mentioned above. Jean is literally one of the best trainers in the world, and this two-year course is one of the most comprehensive, BSc-level courses available. While I’m learning, my training rates will be much lower than average in recognition of this,  but rest assured that if I’m not 100% sure of my approach I will be asking my tutors, including Jean herself, for their expert advice.

The prices below are a guide. I’m very happy to provide any service you need for your dog  based on the level of care required.

Dog Walking: FULL

This can be in a group or one-to-one, with different time durations available.

From £15 for a single dog in a group walk.

£8 per additional dog (from same home)

bespoke training

We can offer this service seven days a week, subject to availability.

From £25

Day Care

Let me look after your dog if you are at work or enjoying a day out. This service is available 10am – 4pm weekdays only.

From £25

Home visits/Pet Feeding

This service is available seven days a week, subject to availability. It is an ideal alternative to using a cattery.

£8 up to a 20 minute visit

Puppy Socialisation

This service involves introducing your puppy to a range of different experiences so they can grow up to be a happy, confident dog.

From £15

House Sitting

We can look after your house and pets whilst you are away. Prices are per household and include all pets present.

Contact me for prices

Why Me?

Because I love dogs. 

Along with my natural passion, I’m also committed to learning through The Academy of Dog Trainers, recognised worldwide as ‘The Harvard of Dog Training Schools’. I want to help you and your dogs as much as I  can, and I want to learn from the best and most ethical trainers and behaviourists in the world. 

As mentioned above I have three dogs myself and they have taught me so much about the subtle behaviour traits of dog. Through their teaching  I’ve learnt the importance of:

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Allowing the dog to have its space

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Pre-empting potential threats, such as other dogs, children, motorbikes or sudden noises

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Being a kind, confident and calm walker / trainer

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Prioritising the dogs in my care over everything else

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Engaging the dogs - talking to them and having fun throughout the walk.

Get in Touch By Phone Or email

I would love to chat with you to discuss your dog’s needs and find out how I can help you. 

Phone

Call Anna on 07779 152717

Email

anna@rawdogwalking.co.uk

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