There is no secret to having a rewarding dog ownership experience. Knowledge and research are what you need, and the process starts before you have picked out your new best friend. A successful and mutually enriching experience can easily be had, but there is homework to be done first. This is where my Complete Home Audit service can help you.
There are many factors to consider in making your choice. I look at your lifestyle, life goals, environment, temperament and a host of other factors to help create winning conditions, pairing you with the perfectly suited companion.
As part of the Home Audit service, I will help you set up your home to be as friendly, secure and comfortable for the whole family, including your soon-to-be new member.
Dog training can, of course, help in many areas, but the breed temperament is hard wired to a certain extent. Some dogs are naturally energetic, excitable or barkers. Others are couch potatoes whose version of heaven includes a fireplace and a soft lap as a pillow. The right dog for you is out there, and I will help you decide which breed to choose.
There are also practical considerations. Some breeds are protective and like to sleep near the door. Others would rather sleep as close to their owners as possible. Some are independent; others will try to follow you to the bathroom. Some need elevated food bowls, special diets, or a plentiful supply of chews to ensure the structural integrity of your favourite shoes.
The process involves completing a questionnaire; a two hour interview and a detailed site visit of your home. Together, we can make sure that the dog you choose will be the best long-term companion you could wish for.
The full service fee is $500, and comes with valuable discounts for other Deena Speaks Dog services such as Boarding, Board & Train, and Daycare.
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