Michael

Michael V.

Vet student/nurse/certificate
Administering medication
Christmas Badge

Accredited dog trainer, owner of relaxed dogs and cats

102 reviews
Response rate: 99%
Last seen 3 hours ago
About Michael


I have trained Guide Dogs Victoria and Seeing Eye Dog Australia puppies for eleven years, and have trained pet dogs for seven years. I know Labradors and Golden Retrievers best, I but have worked with a very wide range of breeds, including lots of rescue dogs of uncertain heritage.
I walk dogs individually, unless the owner has dogs that usually walk together. I do not fiddle around with my phone while walking other people's dogs -- I am focused on the dog. I have a current police check and a working with children check.

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
repeat67 repeat stays
102 reviews
Violet T.
Dog Training - Jan 20, 2020
Michael was great with our puppy Penny and approached her in a lovely, calm way. He gave us some very handy tips to train her with. Would highly recommend!
Tegan D.
Dog Training - Jan 7, 2020
Michael is amazing! We absolutely loved having him come to our house to train our puppy Basil. . We learnt some much in just two sessions that we’ve been able to put into practice and will be booking in more for Basil ASAP. Thank you Michael!
Tania C.
House Visiting - Dec 27, 2019
Michael is attentive, professional and helped out at a peak time at the last minute! Thanks so much for taking good care of Jasper!
Sylvia T.
Dog Training - Nov 23, 2019
Michael was very knowledgeable and accomodating. He was always willing to answer any questions that I had and went above and beyond.
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
$ 38 / visit
Dog Walking
$ 38 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
$ 54 / session
Transport
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 20 / journey
Emergency
Transport
Available

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