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Katherine A., Pet Care Provider in Saint Louis, MO 63117 with 15 years paid experience

Katherine A. Pet Care Provider in Saint Louis, MO 63117

Looking for work as a pet care provider.

  • Dog First Aid Training

    Dog First Aid Training

  • Dog CPR Training

    Dog CPR Training

Richmond Heights, MO

  • Age 27
  • 15 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: More than 6 months

Check-ins and visits $12 per visit

Katherine’s Bio

Always All About the Animals

I grew up with one dog and when he passed away, we adopted another who is still living with my mom in Rock Hill. I have been in love with animals from the moment I first saw a person next to an animal. I started helping my other family members with their pets when I was about 4-years-old and then helped friends and their families a few years later (7-8-years-old), and at 11-years-old, I had completed a number of classes at The Humane Society of Missouri, as well as the St. Louis Zoo. A year later, I was allowed to house-sit/pet-sit for family and friends when they were not home (AFTER completing a thorough Staying Home Alone course).

I began to volunteer for Stray Rescue and for The Humane Society of Missouri around age 16-18. Around age 14 or so is also when I became the main caretaker for my own dog at home and at age 16 was the training instructor for my family since I took my dog to the classes.

I have now personally trained, cared for, and worked with dogs, cats, horses, rodents, and reptiles. My experience with pets now spans ALL sizes, ages, many breeds, a fair and unfortunate number of animals with physical handicaps and illnesses. I work with aggressive pets, younger pets, sick pets, new pet parents, and there is no fear of pet behaviors anymore, as well as ZERO anger toward pets when they do the "wrong thing", regardless of what it is. I absolutely love animals and I really value the time I spend with them and the things we teach each other! <3

My services include full-time one-on-one attention with pets and I offer training with and without pet parents present, but I like to clarify that I am NOT a certified trainer. I also do NOT use "force-training" methods or devices such as electric fences, shock collars, choke collars, bark collars, or anything else that I know inflicts pain or repeatedly causes discomfort universally, or after noticing expression of it. I am always flexible about doing extra walks, including some command/training practice on walks, or even doing a little speed-walking or jogging for however long the dog and I are not fatigued, unhappy, or seemingly not enjoying the behavior anymore, as well as playtime and the length of that, the type of play, and the rules for stopping play immediately or in general due to not wanting to overexert the dog, and I ALWAYS include massages, ESPECIALLY after playtime or really active walks.

Find me on Rover: https://www.rover.com/sit/arnoldkg92

Experience

15 years of paid experience

Experience with:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Horses
  • Farm Animals
  • Reptiles Amphibians
  • Exotic pets
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

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My availability calendar is valid through 4/16/2018

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Katherine A.
Katherine A.
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
27

years
of age

15

years experience

Check-ins and visits $12 per visit

  • Dog First Aid Training

  • Dog CPR Training

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