We all want a perfectly well behaved dog, but where do you start? Training can be one of the most frustrating and rewarding parts of being a pet owner, it takes time and effort and can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. The staff at Gainesville Dogs have years of experience using positive reinforcement training, building behavior plans and helping both dogs and their humans have a more fun and productive experience with training.
Training is such an important part of responsible dog ownership.
Everything from simple house breaking to knowing their name, coming when you call and obeying simple commands falls under the umbrella of training and has a major impact on the quality of your life with your pet. We want everyone to feel confident in their dog’s behaviors and to be able to build amazing and lifelong bonds with their animals. Let us share our knowledge and insights with you to improve your relationship with your dog, their behavior and your day to day life together.
We firmly believe in the principles of positive reinforcement training. Sometimes called “clicker training” in the dog world, when these techniques are applied correctly and consistently they can make a world of difference for you and your pooch. The basic premise is that you want to reward a correct behavior – an idea that sounds simple but can be quite nuanced in application. But you don’t need to be afraid of diving into this complicated task alone, our amazing staff are here to help you every step of the way.
One of our most popular services is an introduction to these methods, a one hour class in your own home where your Pet Concierge will teach you all about our training philosophy, get you started on a plan for specific behaviors and walk you through the first steps of preparing you and your dog for the highest chance of success. We are available to keep working with you and your dog on your continuing training plan to help it grow and evolve to match the needs and strengths of your individual pet as they (and you) get the hang of it.
What kind of training do you need?
Are you just looking for a little help to shape or change a specific behavior? Our expert staff can certainly assist with these types of training requirements as well. We have several specific behaviors that we commonly work with including basic leash / walking manners and jumping on people. We are also able to help with desensitization training of all kinds, whether you have a dog who is shy around people or other dogs, is afraid of the car, or even the vacuum. We want every dog to have a long, happy and healthy life with as little stress as possible, and we are dedicated to working with you and your dog to make that happen!
If you want to start or stop a specific behavior, help your dog be more comfortable or begin a whole training journey together, Gainesville Dogs is excited and looking forward to working with you and dog to make both of your lives so much better!
We at Gainesville Dogs understand that this is a trying and difficult time for everyone. We want to do whatever we can to make sure that your pets are still getting the best care possible while keeping everyone safe and healthy while we all work together to get through this pandemic. We have tailored our services to better serve you and to comply with all CDC distancing and cleaning recommendations! So, what can we do for you?
We have put many special procedures in place for all of our staff that will help them maintain proper social distance, reduce the risk of transmission and overall be as clean, safe and courteous as possible. We know this is a strange time to have someone coming into your home and we want to give you the utmost confidence in our staff to be respectful and take this responsibility seriously. All of our staff are feeling well and not exhibiting any symptoms. When one of our staff members is getting ready to visit your home, they will put on clean clothes and wash hands thoroughly right before leaving their home. When they arrive, they will sanitize their hands and put on a mask before entering. Every effort will be taken to touch as few surfaces and items as possible to complete your scheduled services and when our staff has completed the services, all touched surfaces and items will be cleaned with sanitizing wipes. They will spend as little time inside your home, and in as few rooms as possible while still giving your pets the highest level of care and attention.
New Routines, New Solutions
For many, our work schedules and routines have changed greatly due to isolation procedures or by being designated an essential worker. If you find yourself working from home it can be wonderful to be around your pets all day long, but sometimes you might need a little break, and that’s ok! Maybe you’ve got a big project you need to power through or an important meeting that cannot be interrupted. We can provide contact-free walks, play time, and many other services even if you are home! Your walker can call or send a text message (your preference) to let you know they’ve arrived, then pick up your dog from the fenced back yard, side door or any other similar more isolated area that’s available! You will be able to make a perfect plan for your home, schedule and dog with your walker when you schedule our services.
Many of our other services, such as grooming and training, can be done outside in the yard to maintain good social distance and reduce person to person contact if you are home. While some of our services may be more difficult to provide or be unavailable such as trips to the dog park, nature park walks, or socialization training, we will do whatever we can to provide the services you need while upholding the new health procedures.
Please feel free to discuss additional measures and precautions with your walker, we always want you to be comfortable with our staff member being in your home. Gainesville Dogs appreciates your business now more than ever and are willing to make all reasonable accommodations so we can continue to care for your beloved pets.
Your pet deserves the absolute best care when you are not around to give it to them. Gainesville Dogs can promise you that we treat every pet in our care as if they were our own and we always go above and beyond to provide you with the top notch pet care you need. Whether you are looking for a regular dog walker, some insights on training or the occasional grooming service we are always looking forward to helping you provide the happiest and healthiest home for your pet possible!
What sets the staff at Gainesville Dogs apart from your average dog walker you might find on a social networking site?
That’s easy. We only hire professionals who have the highest levels of education and training in the field of animal care. You wouldn’t hire someone as a plumber simply because they have been using toilets their whole life – and you don’t have to settle for an in home pet care assistant with no formal training!
We call our team members your personal Pet Concierge – we take who we hire for these positions seriously and only select the very best and most qualified applicants.
Maybe this seems a little extreme for a dog walking company – but we’re so much more than that. You are trusting us to be in your home and to care for your beloved pet, we take that responsibility to heart. Our staff love working with animals every day and they have all of the education, training and experience to provide a complete catalog of pet care services to meet all of your needs.
We have the best educated animal care team
Our staff all have post-secondary degrees in animal related fields such as Biology. They have gone to school specifically to understand how life on our planet works and how best to take care of it. We have team members who have trained and worked in AZA accredited zoos – and we can’t think of anything that could prepare them better to be the ultimate pet sitters. This specialized education and experience also allows us to offer our pet sitting services for any kind of pet you might have, not just dogs and cats. Bring on the birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and even invertebrates! We have the proper knowledge and training to care for every kind of creature.
Experience comes from many places and our staff have worked in animal care settings such as animal shelters, vet clinics, animal rehabs and more. We are always looking for people who have a wealth and diversity of experience, training and education to be able to provide you and your pets with only the highest quality people and care. Our team can help and guide you through almost any pet care situation, and if they ever are unsure how to proceed, they have all of the resources and research skills necessary to find the solutions with the most recommendations and support from other animal care professionals.
Who you trust with your pet matters. Gainesville Dogs supports a team of only the most educated and highly trained animal care providers to be your personal Pet Concierge. You can put your faith in our paws!
Every dog needs exercise and social interaction, but we cannot always give it to them as often as we’d like due to our busy schedules. That is where Gainesville Dogs comes in! At the heart of all of our work at Gainesville Dogs is the desire to help you keep your furry family member happy and healthy. That is why the service at the very core of our mission is just a simple walk – but it can be so much more than that! We are able to offer a wide variety of services, in addition to just walking that makes us your clear choice in home pet assistance.
It can be hard to find a reliable dog walking service.
You need someone who is good with your dog, professional, courteous and that you trust. Our caring staff work hard to build a trust with both you and your dog so everyone is happy and comfortable during every interaction. We only hire the most experienced and best educated personnel to take care of your beloved pet because we know how much they mean to you. You will have a specific team member assigned to take all of your appointments so that your experience is consistent, to keep shy pets from being overwhelmed and so that you know you can always count on them to be there when you need them.
We have many options when it comes to choosing a walking schedule for your dog. Different dogs have different exercise, social and sanitary needs and we are committed to finding the perfect routine for both you and Fido. Walks start at just 15 minutes and go up in 15 minute increments as needed. We have all of the pet care services you may need whether you are looking for a regular, long term routine or need short term pet sitting – we will work with you to build the perfect combination of services to meet all of your pooch’s needs and desires.
Do you have a dog that needs a little more attention?
Maybe they have special needs, a medical condition, are shy with strangers or even just extra large? No need to worry! Our experienced team can handle anything. With experience everywhere from home to pet shelters to vet clinics and even zoos, we can assure you that we’ll be able to give your dog exactly the love, care and attention they need to be comfortable with their walker, and safe and secure on every walk. Even if you have had trouble finding someone to work with your dog in the past, we will use every trick and tool available to make sure we are able to take care of your beloved pet as well as you do – Gainesville Dogs just cares that much about the health and happiness of your pets!
So whether you need a walk every day, once a week or just once in a while, Gainesville Dogs is your go-to in-home pet care professionals. We will treat your dog (or any pet!) like our own and our experienced and highly educated staff are always professional and trustworthy. We are so excited to meet you and your pets, so please fill out our easy appointment form to get started today!