Background: I'm an animal lover through and through and have owned, rehabilitated, and rescued many pets throughout my life - dogs, cats, squirrels, birds, gerbils, rabbits, hamsters, fish, turtles and tortoises, even chickens (my house is pretty much like a farm)! I am an experienced, lifelong pet owner and in the recent years, my overwhelming love for animals and passion for understanding them has eventually brought me down the path of being a full time animal welfare activist, trainer, and behaviourist.
I was a leader at one of the largest animal shelters in Singapore; I train both dogs and volunteers on how to train dogs, do rescues, am the resident behaviourist, and personally care for many of the furry friends. I am currently a US certified dog trainer and also the co-founder of a local Animal Welfare Group and Volunteer Welfare Organisation.
For doggy pawrents: I can handle dogs of all breeds, ages, sizes, and temperaments with experience from my work with animals, so fret not! From old and/or sick dog care, to large, energetic and/or aggressive dogs, I have spent copious amounts of time doing medical treatments and applications, rehabilitation, and training them! I offer dog sitting, grooming, walking, training, and bathing! I also work with working dogs, so if you have special needs such as jute tugs, high frequency recall whistles etc., I am able to accomodate you.
For the kitty guardians: I am able to handle both reactive/aggressive cats as well as shy and timid ones. My approach for handling cats is to adopt a stress-free one while doing any socialising, rehabilitation, and conditioning. I offer cat sitting and grooming. All of my time spent with your cat is promised to be very positive and fun experience!
I come prepared with all necessary pet accessories that you require/can think of; harness, choker chain, leads, slip leads, headcollars, muzzles, dog/cat shampoo, and even treats on the entire value spectrum, and toys!
During the entire pet care experience, I will send photos and videos regularly to you by phone too. If you're looking for the most meticulous, utmost best care for your pet, look no further! This might possibly be the last profile you would ever need to visit. I take animal work very seriously; I have a team of handlers, accounts with the best veterinary clinics in Singapore, contacts for pet transporters, and all the pet supplies you could ever need, so whether it is an emergency, or an outing, I will be able to make any and all the best arrangements for you. Let me know what you need during my visit, talk to me about your pets and lets work something out!
For a more comprehensive list of my specific skills, please see below under the "skills" section.If you require behaviour modification, training, or behaviour reinforcement/refreshers, please do let me know too. I do programs one-to-one or in group settings for communities.
Mark is a really great dog walker and so much more! He is attentive, takes time to get to know our dogs, and clearly cares a lot about animals. He is also super knowledgeable and we can always count on him for advice ranging from diets to diseases. He goes above and beyond for our fur babies and we are lucky to call ourselves repeat customers! Highly recommended!
It was my first time booking a pet sitter to take care of my two cats while I was abroad. I was a bit concerned about how it would be to leave them with a pet sitter, but Mark was very thoughtful since the very beginning of our conversations and answered all the questions I had. Since the first meeting my cats got along with him very well. Later I could notice they had a pleasant time together by the photos and videos he shared. He kept me updated everyday about what was happenning, which made me feel peaceful during my whole trip. He is a very joyful person and I think that's why my cats enjoyed so much to spend time with him. I am very happy I could find him to take care of my cats! I highly recommend him as someone reliable to take care of pets!
Here are some of my services and skills that I have to offer. Each comes with years of practice and experience!
Obedience, command teaching, recall training, socialization, leash manners, home manners (barking etc.), puppy training, and also optimal home configuration for dog ownership (puppies, multiple dogs, dogs with cats etc.)
Dog Behaviour Modification:
Anxiety (thunder, separation anxiety, social anxiety etc.), dog-dog and dog-human reactivity, aggression, possession and territorial aggression, trauma-based fear and reactivity (from abuse, distrust etc.), rehabilitation.
Basic cat rehabilitation and conditioning for fear and aggression.
Bath and blow out, trimming and shaving, deshedding, nail clipping, teeth cleaning, ear cleaning for both cats and dogs.
- Basic medication administration (subcutaneous, pills, transdermal etc.)
- First aid
- Balanced nutrition food preparation - both cooked and raw.
- Care for blind, deaf, ill and old dogs and cats, including palliative care (I even have special harnesses and leashes for them, for those who cannot walk due to muscle atrophy or dysplasia).
Other Certifications (if it matters):
Canine First Responder
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