Hello everyone and welcome to my website about caring for a senior dog.
Let me begin by telling you how passionate I am about animals, and helping the people who share their lives with them. One of the ways I do that is through articles like the ones you’ll find here.
Although a lot of what I write can be applied to dogs of all ages, my focus is on the care of senior dogs. Here you will find lots of helpful tips, advice and even products that will help make their lives safer, happier and more comfortable.
You may find it interesting to know, I didn’t grow up with animals, nor did I know anyone who had pets. Do you know that one of my first encounters with a dog was when I was 25? My only encounter with cats were strays. Sounds unbelievable doesn’t it? I know it does to me.
The love affair began when my boyfriend at the time came by with a puppy, and it’s as though a switch was flicked in my brain, and that was it. It was the beginning of my journey into the world of volunteering and adopting.
I am a Certified Dog Trainer; Behaviour Consultant: I have a Diploma in Pet Care and Behaviour and I am a certified Pet Loss Grief Support Coach.
I have volunteered at shelters in Toronto and Florida, and been involved in a wide range of activities. I walked, trained and socialised dogs; helped with behaviour issues; fostered and adopted senior and special needs dogs; socialised cats; was an adoption adviser; a committee member for an annual fundraising event; assisted the marketing department with fundraising ideas.
I cared for a feral cat colony in my neighbourhood, spaying, neutering and feeding the cats.
I started a pet sitting business in 1999, walking dogs and caring for cats and dogs when their owners were away.
What I’m doing now
I offer an online Dog Training and Behavior Consultancy service. I advise on a host of issues including, but not limited to – senior dog care, keeping your senior dog comfortable, behaviour issues such as: on leash aggression, separation anxiety, non stop barking, urine marking, resource guarding…
When I say “online” I refer to the use of video for consultations, as I find it much more effective when being able to see each other during sessions.
Experience with hundreds of clients over the years has shown me that a lot of the help they’re looking for can be offered remotely. Meaning, a trainer does not have to be in their home to offer the one on one support and help they need. Sometimes that is really the only way, but certainly not always.
If you are interested in setting up an appointment for a consultation, you can do so by following the link to my sign up form.
I also run The Saffy Pearson Resource Centre. A mobile resource offering the same advice as my pet consultancy business, only this service is free when at various locations.
I am a member of the Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour.
If you have any questions, or I can be of any help, I would love to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment below and I will respond as soon as I can.
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The Pet Care Consultant