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Melissa

Board & Train

Singapore
38 times favorited
2 recurring guests
Last contacted 4 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Singapore Special Bindi
Usually responds within one hour
2d ago
Last activity
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
25 SGD for each additional pet
30 SGD
/walk
All services and rates

About Melissa

WHY DOGS? Being with dogs and helping them become more fully alive through Natural Dog Training make up one of my life's deepest joys:)

EXPERIENCE

I'm a full-time dog trainer/behaviourist in the lineage of Kevin Behan, the founder of Natural Dog Training and author of 'Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves'.

Since 2015, I've regularly gone to train with Kevin in Vermont, USA.

Being passionate about animals, wildlife and caring for creation is a big part of my life, so much so that I've worked in an international nature conservation NGO for 14 years.

My husband Dan is an artist and we both work from home. Thanks to Natural Dog Training, I'm comfortable handling and training dogs with fear or aggression issues, as well as caring for large breeds. I can help your dog overcome issues including these: reactivity, fear of people, fear of thunder, being super hyper, nervousness, zoomies around the house, separation anxiety, etc. I have a soft spot for Singapore Specials!

I understand the concerns involved in putting one's dog in a kennel or taking it out of its home environment for boarding. I've looked for dog sitters in the past but found it hard to entrust someone else with my high-drive dog. So I'm here to help! Do you have any questions?

I'd love to chat with you regarding any doggy issues you'd like to explore.

SERVICES

All dogs are welcome, including reactive dogs with fear/aggression issues!

Training Walks (75/hr): Including clean up and any food prep. I incorporate NDT core exercises, outdoor play/tug and a relaxing massage to finish.

Board & Train (non-rehab) 100/day: Three walks a day (30-40min, night potty 15min). Get your dogs started on Natural Dog Training when they come to stay

Board & Train (rehab) 180/day or 150/day for minimum of 2 weeks.

House sitting (100/day)

Puppy nanny services at your home; puppy house-training

Wellness and raw feeding advice

Other pet boarding: Rabbits, hamsters and other small animals

ADDITIONAL PET SERVICES

Vet visits for reactive dogs

Pet portraits in pencil or acrylic.

Pet photography

ENVIRONMENT

Five-room flat with large living room.

Lots of quiet green areas and parks.

Beach is a 20-minute walk away, or cover to/fro Grab Pet rides for swims and beach fun.

Melissa's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
25 SGD for each additional pet
30 SGD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
35 SGD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
75 SGD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
100 SGD
/night

Melissa also offers

Dog training

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward. No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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Dog Boarding
Yung Shee, 2021-05-05

It’s our first time boarding Kopi and we are really glad to entrust Kopi with Melissa.

We have to board Kopi as our house is undergoing HIP and we tried out boarding for a day. Melissa sends us updates regularly throughout the day (photos + videos). She also make sure to board only 1 dog at a time :)

It is also our first time learning about the natural training methods and Melissa went through the trouble explaining to us what it is and send us materials about it. Even though it was only a day, we could feel that Kopi has made progress.

Thank you so much for taking such good care of Kopi. Will definitely engage Melissa again :)

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Dog Boarding
B_, 2019-12-23

A big thank you to Melissa for taking such good care of Peggy!

It's our 1st time boarding Peggy and we had our worries. Melissa allayed this fear by first doing a meet and greet session to find out more about Peggy and her temperament. When Peggy was with Melissa, we got lots of updates and really nicely taken photos, more than what I ever took when Peggy is with me! Peggy was so happy when she was with Melissa, that we had joked that she probably didn't want to come home after 2 weeks!

She also engaged Peggy a lot using her Natural Dog Training methods and Peggy opened up a lot! She came back home more vocal and doesn’t hesitate telling us what she wants! :P

Someone who went over and above what she needed to do for the dogs under her care! Will definitely use her services again next time!

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Availability

Melissa's Pets

Bindi
Singapore Special

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Chinese & Other
+20 years of experience

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets

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Melissa

Melissa

Board & Train

Singapore
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
25 SGD for each additional pet
30 SGD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Melissa

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward. No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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