Rafael L.
Bondi Beach, New South Wales
Service Description
Hello! I'm Raf, a professional dog trainer and walker. I have experience with almost every type of dog, from tiny to huge and from relaxed to agressive. And I use my knowledge in dog behaviour to every job I do, be it training, sitting or walking. I love to have a healthy relation with dogs, teaching them to be calm and respectful at all times. And more than teaching dogs, I love teaching owners about their own dogs and how they can have a healthier relationship. I think the years I spent working with advertising and design gave me a good notion of knowldge sharing and didacticism.
I love dogs since I can remember. They were almost always in my family and when I was ten years old I tried to create a dog washing business in my own house. It's no surprise that it didn't work out then, but long years later, when I was 24, after graduating and working with advertising, I gave up my designer carreer and started woking full-time with dogs, with a big friend of mine that had been working with them for ten years already. I have also worked in day cares and minded dogs in my home. After 3 years working every day with dogs, I've decided to expand my horizons and move from Brazil to Australia with my girlfriend. We've arrived in the begining of july 2016 and my goal is to keep living and learning with dogs here, as I did in my home country.
Right now I can't recieve dogs in my house because of lack of space, but for everything else, you can count on me!
Services and Rates
Pet Hosting

Pet Hosting
Not Offered

Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting
$63 per night

Pet Day Care

Pet Day Care
$84 per session

House Visiting

House Visiting
$31 per session

Dog Walking

Dog Walking
$26 per session

Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming
Not Offered

Dog Training

Dog Training
$36 per session

Pets Accepted
Small Dog

Small Dog: Yes

Medium Dog

Medium Dog: Yes

Large Dog

Large Dog: Yes

Giant Dog

Giant Dog: Yes


Puppies: Yes


Cat: No


Bird: No


Rabbits: No

Property Type: Apartment/ Unit
Backyard Space: No outdoor area
Sleeping Location:
     - Indoors
Backyard Fenced: No
Home has children: No
Pick-Up / Drop-Off: Free
Emergency Transport Avaliable: No
Photos from Previous Stays
Review And Testimonials
Ana Helena D.
I am Rafael's mother and I myself have always been a pet lover. Rafael was raised sorrounded by dogs or cats, as we always had some pet growing up with him. So, he learned to love and care for them. He knows how to take good care of them, for sure, as he had to help us around with them. He is very dedicated, responsible and kind. He was a pet sitter here in Brasil and the pets stayed home, so we could see that he treated them correctly, doing everything necessary for their welbeing, with great pleasure.
Aug 13, 2016

Nadja P.
I am writing to share my experience with Rafael, who has given exceptional care to our dog since June, 2016. Rafael came to us through a referral from another dog owner, in our building, McQueen. We had just adopted a new puppy and needed someone to come some days a week to exercise him. Our puppy, Margo, is an Australian Cattle Dog/Boxer mix, full of energy. Rafael is wonderfully patient and loving with Margo and also a great help in training as he-enforces house rules and follows through on training strategies that I have learned. Rafael had to manage more than a few challenging situations, but he has always risen to the occasion. In addition, Rafael is extremely dependable.
Aug 08, 2016

Roberta A.
Hi, Rafael took care of my dog for several months. He was great with him, very loving, assertive, patient and professional. He used to take Lycan for long walks on the neighboorhood 3 times a week. My dog loved him and the walks were very efficient (Lycan always got calm after walks). Besides the regular walk, Rafa was always focused of training and obedience. And more important: my dog is a Bull Terrier, so Rafa is really good with big and powerful dogs! I truly recommend him!
Aug 05, 2016

More About The Pet Minder
Rafael L.
Rafael L.
I'm a dog lover that gave up the office work in advertising three years ago to dedicate my full time for dogs. Love to be around dogs, to see them learn new things and to help them (and their owners) have a healthier and happier life =)
Response Rate

Response Rate: 67 %

Response time

Response time: Within a few hours

Repeat Guests

Last updated: 10 months ago

Administering medication Identity Verification Vet student/nurse/certificate
Verified mobile

Verified mobile: Yes

Verified email

Verified email: Yes

Cancellation Policy
Flexible Policy

A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until the day before the booking at 12 noon.

After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.

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