I seem to remember there being ppl on here that do dog walking or dog watching I hope I'm remembering correctly, I have a few questions for those of you who do this, use ppl who do this or know ppl who do.

I would like to get an idea of what you'd expect to be entailed i.e.. walks, training etc. and what the fees would be for a full day 8 1/2 to 9 hrs. This would be a 3 day a week semi-long term arrangement.

Any info on this would be much appreciated
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I seem to remember there being ppl on here that do dog walking or dog watching I hope I'm remembering ... for a full day 8 1/2 to 9 hrs. This would be a 3 day a week semi-long term arrangement.

A daily walk, casual training as required and requested.

No fees. I do this for my friends in exchange for them watching my dog. The "It Takes a Village" idea.
(Not that I have a dog right now, but I know I will again sooner or later and it's nice to have dogs in the house anyway.)

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I seem to remember there being ppl on here that do dog walking or dog watching I hope I'm remembering ... hrs. This would be a 3 day a week semi-long term arrangement. Any info on this would be much appreciated

I walk my neighbors dog 5 days a week except on holidays. They give me gift certificates about 4 times a year to my favorite restaurant.
I seem to remember there being ppl on here that do dog walking or dog watching I hope I'm remembering correctly, I have a few questions for those of you who do this, use ppl who do this or know ppl who do.

This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but we had a friend stay in our house and take care of the beasts while we were gone. She does this for people she knows, and her normal charge is $30 per day. Since she was staying here with her dog, my dogs got the same treatment hers did, 2 walks a day, the food and feeding routine they're used to, including suppliments and medications, a little play when she felt like it (my dogs aren't all that playful) and a little love every day. It worked out great, and neither dog felt our absence, from the looks of things.
Normally, kennels in this area charge as much per dog for boarding, and the few people who board dogs in their homes also charge something like $25 per dog + something extra for each additional dog. All the in-home type boarding arrangements generally require that your dog be reasonably well behaved and sociable towards man and beast.
I would like to get an idea of what you'd expect to be entailed i.e.. walks, training etc. and what the fees would be for a full day 8 1/2 to 9 hrs. This would be a 3 day a week semi-long term arrangement.

I do know that dog walkers in this area charge between $15 - $20 for half hour walks. Khan's former trainer told me that she charges $15 per visit if all she had to do was come home and let the three dogs out into the yard and play with them for 10 or 15 minutes. As far as I know, dog sitters/ dog walkers do not train the dog under their care, at least not basic obedience type stuff (they might do whatever training is required to enforce their house rules).
Suja
I would like to get an idea of what you'd ... would be a 3 day a week semi-long term arrangement.

Sorry to piggyback. Didn't get the original.
In my area (Baltimore) I've paid $12 per half-hour walk for a dog walker who played with him offleash (she knows him and I trust her) but conducted no training training. If I were doing this to break up an 8-hour absence on a regular basis, I'd have her walk/play with him once per 8-hour period.

I've also paid $25 per 24 hrs for an overnight pet sitter who fed him, played with him, and walked him on city streets (no yard). Again, no training.
Cate
In my area (Baltimore) I've paid $12 per half-hour walk for a dog walker who played with him offleash (she ... to break up an 8-hour absence on a regular basis, I'd have her walk/play with him once per 8-hour period.

Care to (privately) share the name? I'm always looking for people to recommend.
I've also paid $25 per 24 hrs for an overnight pet sitter who fed him, played with him, and walked him on city streets (no yard). Again, no training.

My most recent petsitter was 24/7. Made me feel much better about being gone for 2 weeks! She was $30 for 1 pet, $5 per pet after. Still cheaper and MUCH better than kennel. I was very happy. No walking - I don't let any pet sitter do that and it's fine with all. 1/2 acre yard though, and each other.
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better than kennel. I was very happy. No walking - I don't let any pet sitter do that and it's fine with all. 1/2 acre yard though, and each other.

That's the good thing about having someone you know do the petsitting. The person who dog sat for me has a very good head on her shoulders, and is no-nonsense enough for my guys. It was a real bonus that she would take them on all these nice, long walks. I had told her about a particularly nice hike in the Shenandoahs, and she even did that with them on a particularly nice weekend.
Suja
Care to (privately) share the name? I'm always looking for people to recommend.

I'll email you. fyi, Last time we spoke she was still walking dogs only in South Baltimore/Locust Point. Maybe Federal Hill too. Not sure.
My most recent petsitter was 24/7. Made me feel much better about being gone for 2 weeks! She was $30 ... I don't let any pet sitter do that and it's fine with all. 1/2 acre yard though, and each other.

I was nervous about letting Orson be walked on the street with someone who'd only met him once, but at that point, so soon after moving here and not knowing anyone, my choice was either that or a kennel. Plus you recommended her.
Since then I've used Reisterstown Boarding Kennel once, for 6 days. I was very pleasantly surprised that Orson was neither sick nor anxious when he came home, since he's been plenty of both in the past, even after staying at a kennel I loved in Ithaca. He also came home from RBK smelling exactly the same as he did when he left here no kennel stink. He was in one of the luxury rooms.
Cate
My most recent petsitter was 24/7. Made me feel much better about being gone for 2 weeks!

We're really lucky: Storm goes to stay with my trainer-friend up the road when we're gone. She gets to frolic with the other dogs at the place and, although she spends her days in a kennel/run or out in the paddock with some of the pack, she spends nights in my friend's house. My friend takes her out field training with her other pups.
When we pick her up, Storm is always happy and tired.

All this in exchange for some web-design work.
(Cute puppy photos, anyone?)
http://www.headsupdogtraining.com/FyreLitter.htm

Kate
and Storm the FCR
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