Michael V.

Vet student/nurse/certificate

Accredited dog trainer, owner of relaxed dogs and cats - doing only dog walking, home visits, and training for now

67 reviews
Response rate: 99%
Last seen 2 weeks ago
About Michael
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! ...
Owns pets
First Aid Certificate
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Michael's Home
Type: House
Small backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
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.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Residential Pets
Whisky and Merlot
2 years old
Labrador Retriever
Reviews & Testimonials
repeat17 repeat stays
67 reviews
Rico T.
Dog Walking - Jun 24, 2018
Another fantastic stay with Michael — I came back to a very happy relaxed pupple, as always! Thank you :)
Rico T.
Dog Walking - Jun 9, 2018
Superb as always. Michael is the real deal — a genuine professional.
Hannah T.
Dog Walking - May 17, 2018
Zoë S.
Dog Training - May 16, 2018
Thanks for a great training session with Gertie, we both learnt a lot!
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
Away from home
not offered
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
not offered
House Visiting
$ 53 / session
Dog Walking
$ 37 / session
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
$ 53 / session
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 20 / journey
Emergency Transport