Steven W

The Mutt Runners

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Pet Sitter in Hampton

The Mutt Runners is a dog running service that primarily focuses on walking/running dogs that are overweight, have behavior issues and/or dont get enough exercise due to their owners work schedule or physical limitations. The initial session will be an evaluation walk/run. The Mutt Runner and Mutt Master will meet with the client and their dog. The dogs fitness level will be assessed (endurance, condition of paw pads, etc) to create a custom exercise routine designed to increase the dog's overall well-being. Mutt Runners are insured and certified by the Red Cross to provide First Aid to dogs. They can administer medications, recognize and respond to an emergency, perform CPR/first aid, treat common problems, and carry a pet first aid kit. Mutt Runners run with a cell phone in case of emergency and use the RunKeeper App. The RunKeeper App measures distance, pace, overall time and allows runners to keep notes on the dogs performance. Clients will be able to review their dogs workout and keep track of their progress. Mutt Patrols - Mutt Runners also act as a neighborhood watch. They can report suspicious behavior, lost children and stray/lost animals to local authorities. Mutt Runners do not wear headphones or listen to music during a run. They are alert and aware of their surroundings. Mutt Sitting will also be offered for those that are going out of town and want a Mutt Runner to visit 3 times a day to feed, play, exercise and love their dogs. The Mutt Hut is a giant dog house (the size of a 2-car garage) with toys, beds and access to a spacious yard. The yard has an obstacle/agility course and a mini pool. The Mutt Mansion is a home based doggie daycare located in Hampton, VA. There will never be more than 3 dogs staying at the Mutt Mansion (2 clients and 1 foster dog). We foster dogs that are current residents of the Animal Aid Society of Hampton, VA. The dogs are either extremely shy/nervous or recovering from major surgery. They are fixed and up-to-date on all shots. We administer medication and first aid to ensure the dog fully recovers. The pack also helps out by providing encouragement and support :-) Please visit the Animal Aid Society if you're looking to add a dog to your family. Cage-less, overnight boarding at the Mutt Mansion is another service offered. Dogs will sleep on their doggie beds in the Mutt Masters bedroom. The Mutt Master (Steve) will always be present to provide adequate exercise, teach manners and give lots of affection. Dog owners can create a list of undesired behavior (barking at doorbell, jumping on people, jumping on sofa, food aggression, pulling on leash, etc), and Steve will work with the dog daily to eliminate the undesired behavior. Steve will gain the dogs trust and respect while evaluating the dog to determine what triggers the undesired behavior. Obedience training in a natural home setting is far more effective since the dog will be exposed to a familiar environment and familiar activities (yard work, vacuuming, walks, TV noise, etc). The exposure to different activities will help the dog build confidence and the exposure to other dogs will help with socialization skills. The daily exercise routine will improve the dogs health, behavior and overall well-being Steve is a former Army Military Police Detective with 7 years of law enforcement experience. He has been working with dogs that have behavior issues & bad habits for over 6 years. Using exercise and socialization techniques, Steve rehabilitates dogs that are excessively shy/nervous or have aggression issues. He gains their trust and earns their respect. He evaluates the pups to determine what triggers the undesired behavior, then teaches them Mutt Manners or helps build their confidence. Simply put, he provides leadership. Rates (Running) Single Session 1dog/2 dogs 30 minutes $25/$40 60 minutes $40/$65 3 Sessions Per Week 1dog/2 dogs 30 minutes $691-1060... minutes $--... Sessions Per Week 1dog/2 dogs 30 minutes $--... minutes $160/$256 No additional charge for feeding, administering medications or bringing in mail. Mutt Sitting - $75 per day Mutt Runners will visit 3 times per day: 1 hour in the morning to exercise and feed the dog 30 minutes in the early afternoon to walk and play with the dog 1 hour in the evening to feed, exercise, and tuck the dog in for the night Rates (Daycare & Overnight Boarding) Doggie Daycare (6am 6pm) $30 per day Overnight Boarding (6am 6am) $50 per day

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Years of Experience 7
Provider Type Individuals
Hourly Rate $20.00


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