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Erika

Dog Dream Walking

Wellington
1 time favorited
Usually responds within one hour
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
15 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
/walk
All services and rates

About Erika

My name is Erika and I am a professional dog walker and dog trainer. I studied at the human-animal interaction school where I gained my diplomas as dog trainer and pet therapist. I attended a pet first aid, pet sitting and dog nutrition courses.

I've been spending all of my free time with pets since I was a kid, I volunteered in a dog shelter for 3 years training dogs to became adoptable, worked in Pet sitting associations, groomings and as solo dog trainer and walker.

I have two dogs in Italy which I'm trying to bring here in New Zealand with me. Nala, a standard poodle, she's a certificated assistance dog, silly and playfully, and Molly, half hunting dog and half border collie, and she's the easiest dog to train in the world (would do ANYTHING for food!). :)

I love spending time with pets because I'm fascinated from the different behavior and communication skills that each species has. I believe in good quality time spending with every single pet on my care. When I walk a dog it's never about just the phisical exercise, but the games that we play together and the correct interactions with other dogs and people. The walk and the visits must be fun and interactive moments to spend together.

My dog walks are one hour long and will include pic up and drop off. Each home visit (pet feeding, cleaning, other duties...) is 30 minutes long (dog walk not included). I can also offer dog training individual classes. I will get to know you and your pet during a pre-service visit (for free) where you can tell me everything about your pet needs and favorite activities! :)

Erika's services

At your home

Dog Walking
Find a dog walker to collect your dog from home and take your dog for a 30 min walk
15 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
35 NZD for two visits a day
22 NZD
/day

Erika also offers

Dog training
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

Reviews

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Dog Walking
Andrea, 2019-11-18

Erika was very professional and our girl got attached to her straight away. She sent us photos and updates during the walk and our Skie had such a great time!

She is very reliable and extremely prepared on dogs matters and shared with us many helpful information and tips.

Highly recommended.

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Italian
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

Working with pets is my main activity, I have a diploma as dog trainer gained at the SIUA school in Italy, in the years I have attended many other extra short courses to keep myself updated in many dog fields, I am also currently partecipating again to a first aid course and pet sitting course (knowledge is never enough)! :)

I am still in contact with most of my old human ad dog clients in Italy and I have references from Wellington and Nelson too if you need it. :)

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

Stats

<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
2w ago
Last activity
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Erika

Erika

Dog Dream Walking

Wellington
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
15 NZD for each additional pet
25 NZD
/walk
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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