Hi my name is Leanne. I have just finished a certificate in Dog Psychology behaviour and training with a view to becoming New Zealand’s next doggy whisperer :-)
I am a fit 54 year old registered nurse who is transitioning into a new career working with dogs. At the moment I work as a volunteer in the puppy run at SPCA and i am commencing an internship with Wellington canine obedience club as a trainer.
I’ve lived with dogs most of my life. I grew up in a family that were dog crazy. I’ve lived with everything from a feisty west highland terrier to ditsy Dalmatians, German Shepard, Labrador, poodle crosses and the rest. I don’t have a dog at present because my property is not fenced and the cat wouldn’t have it! I have a love of other animals too. While growing up mum would let us have all sorts of creatures. Hamsters, cats, snakes, birds, and more. Presently I work as a part-time
nurse in a house with a border collie owned by my client. Fun and games had by all. I house sit and walk friend’s dogs (for free). Once did a house sitting job for 7 weeks with two border collies while the owners were away on holiday in Europe. I do regular house sitting for friends with dogs and cats. I worked as a volunteer for a few years at Riding for the disabled at Silver stream so I love horses too.
Pick me and I will take your dog out walking rain or shine up to 2 times a day for 30mins to an hour. Recent favourite places to walk are along riverside drive, te Whiti park, Petone and Eastbourne beaches. If I’m house sitting with your pet I can spend time home during the day as I don’t work as much as used to. I love to play games with dogs and I will work on my training skills with your dog if you will let me. I think a well-trained dog is a happy dog. If the dog is happy then the family will be happy.
Leanne has wonderful communication - left a note with an update of how it went with puppy for us to read when we came home, and sent lots of photo updates which was appreciated! She’s warm and friendly and quickly got on board with how we are training our puppy. Would definitely recommend and use her services again!
Leanne has been sitting for our dogs for a number of weeks now and never mind that we love her, both our baby’s love her. They are so much happier on “Leanne days”. Highly recommend Leanne, she is always willing to go a step above and beyond, even with our naughty pupper :) Totally reliable and easy to trust in our home. We are very grateful for her ongoing help and her knowledge and recommendations on how we can help our pups.
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