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:)
Since 2015, I've regularly gone to train with Kevin in Vermont, USA.
I've had dogs and pets all my life, including a tripod rabbit. Being passionate about animals 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 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.
Walks: 45min including clean up and any food prep. I incorporate outdoor play/tug and a relaxing massage to finish.
Daycare: Two walks a day (30-40min); plus an introduction to Natural Dog Training
Board & Train: Three walks a day (30-40min, night potty 15min). Get your dogs started on Natural Dog Training when they come to stay
Puppy nanny services at your home; puppy house-training
Wellness and raw feeding advice
Other pet boarding: Rabbits, hamsters and other small animals
Lots of quiet green areas and parks.
Beach is a 20-minute walk away
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 :)
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!
Natural Dog Training (NDT) apprentice of Kevin Behan
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