Michael V.
Camberwell, Victoria
Service Description

I have trained Guide Dog and Seeing Eye Dog puppies for eleven years, and have trained pet dogs for three years. We have a dog and two cats who get along with each other fine, and would probably be very friendly with your pet as well. We live near an off-lead park, so if you say that your dog is OK off lead, I will give him/her some time to run around and play. We're also OK with pets that want to stay inside, or in the garden.

I generally find that it's more effective to do training with the dog and its owner(s), so that the people can try their hands in real time at the new behaviours that the dog is learning. However if this is not possible, I can take the dog away for training sessions and then do a quick recap for the people later on -- however I do believe the first way is better for both dogs and owners. I am a positive reinforcement trainer; I do not use aggressive, threatening, or intimidation tactics. This really does work better over the long run!
Services and Rates
Pet Hosting

Pet Hosting
Not Offered

Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting
Not Offered

Pet Day Care

Pet Day Care
Not Offered

House Visiting

House Visiting
$52 per session

Dog Walking

Dog Walking
$36 per session

Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming
Not Offered

Dog Training

Dog Training
$52 per session

Pets Accepted
Small Dog

Small Dog: Yes

Medium Dog

Medium Dog: Yes

Large Dog

Large Dog: Yes

Giant Dog

Giant Dog: No


Puppies: Yes


Cat: Yes


Bird: No


Rabbits: No

Property Type: House
Backyard Space: Small (less than 25 m2)
Backyard Fenced: Yes
Sleeping Location:
     - Indoors
Home has children: No
Pick-Up / Drop-Off: $20 one way trip
Emergency Transport Avaliable: Yes
Photos from Previous Stays
Review And Testimonials
Rico T.
Another fantastic stay with Michael — I came back to a very happy relaxed pupple, as always! Thank you :)
Dog Walking | Jun 24, 2018

Rico T.
Superb as always. Michael is the real deal — a genuine professional.
Dog Walking | Jun 09, 2018

Zoë S.
Thanks for a great training session with Gertie, we both learnt a lot!
Dog Training | May 16, 2018

More About The Pet Minder
Michael V.
Michael V.
I have raised puppies for Guide Dogs Victoria (GDV)and Seeing Eye Dogs Australia (SEDA) since 2008. I have also worked part-time as a dog trainer and have taught puppy classes at GDV. We have a SEDA puppy living with us, and two cats. The cats are fine with most dogs. I give our dog at least three walks a day. My profile photo shows me with our SEDA puppy Wilma. I have a current police check and a working with children check. My approach... more
Response Rate

Response Rate: 98 %

Response time

Response time: Within a day

Repeat Guests

Repeat Guests: 17

Repeat Guests

Last updated: 2 days ago

Vet student/nurse/certificate
Verified mobile

Verified mobile: Yes

Verified email

Verified email: Yes

Cancellation Policy
Moderate Policy

A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 7 days before the booking at 12 noon.

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

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