Michael

Michael V.

Vet student/nurse/certificate
Administering medication

Accredited dog trainer, owner of relaxed dogs and cats

94 reviews
Response rate: 99%
Last seen 3 weeks ago
About Michael


I have trained Guide Dog Victoria and Seeing Eye Dog puppies for eleven years, and have trained pet dogs for seven years. I know Labradors and Golden Retrievers best, but have worked with a very wide range of breeds, including lots of rescue dogs of uncertain heritage.

I always 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. I am a positive reinforcement trainer; I do not use aggressive, threatening, or intimidation tactics. This really does work better over the long run!
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Owns pets
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First Aid Certificate
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Puppy
Cat
Bird
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Michael's Home
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Type: House
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Small backyard
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Fenced backyard
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Household
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Pets sleep indoors
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Pets sleep outdoors
Policy
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Cancellation: Moderate
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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Accepts last-minute bookings
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Accepts long-term bookings
Residential Pets
Whisky and Merlot
2 years old
Tabby
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Good with Children
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Good with Dogs
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Good with Cats
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Good with Children
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Good with Dogs
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Good with Cats
Wilma
1 year old
Labrador Retriever
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Good with Children
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Good with Dogs
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Good with Cats
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Good with Children
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Good with Dogs
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Good with Cats
Reviews & Testimonials
repeat65 repeat stays
94 reviews
Vicki F.
Dog Training - Aug 25, 2019
Michael was a wonderful help
Peter B.
Dog Training - Aug 19, 2019
Michael was very helpful and gave us extra time as well. I intend to recommend him to friends and would be happy to use for dog sitting as well in future.
Kate G.
Dog Training - Jun 12, 2019
Thanks for all the advice Michael!
Lara R.
Dog Walking - Jun 2, 2019
Very helpfu and good communicatio.
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
not offered
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
not offered
House Visiting
$ 37 / visit
Dog Walking
$ 37 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
$ 53 / session
Transport
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 20 / journey
Emergency
Transport
Available

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