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Daycare & Train / Board & Train

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Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
50 SGD for each additional pet
60 SGD
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:)

I'm a full-time dog trainer 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.

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.

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

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

Pet portraits in pencil or acrylic.

Pet photography

Five-room flat with large living room.

Lots of quiet green areas and parks.

Beach is a 20-minute walk away

Melissa's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
50 SGD for each additional pet
60 SGD
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
35 SGD for each additional pet
50 SGD

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
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
35 SGD
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
75 SGD
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
80 SGD

Melissa also offers

Dog training

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards


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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 :)

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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Melissa's Pets

Singapore Special

About Melissa's Home

Accepted pets

< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-40 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Melissa's home

An apartment
A large outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision


Specific Skills

I speak English & Chinese & Other
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

Natural Dog Training (NDT) apprentice of Kevin Behan

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems




Daycare & Train / Board & Train

Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
50 SGD for each additional pet
60 SGD
All services and rates
Contact Melissa

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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