Day Training

The "Day Training" Service is outlined as follows on the Dog Adventures Northwest website:

  • Initial behavioral consultation to assess your pup’s skills and temperament and to develop a training plan

  • Two to four weeks of in-home one-hour training sessions with a licensed, bonded, and insured rewards-based dog trainer

  • Ethical, rewards-based training to accomplish training goals

  • Meal and/or meds if desired

  • Instructional material and private lessons to make sure that your dog’s good behavior extends well beyond their time with the trainer

  • Photos of your dog’s session

  • Ridiculous amounts of fun

Day Training Expectations

Contractors agree to do the following when delivering the Dog Adventures Northwest Pet Sitting service:

  • Be at the client's home for the scheduled time unless specific alternate arrangements have been made with both the client and the Dog Adventures Northwest Manager.

  • In the event of anticipated lateness, alert the Dog Adventures Northwest Manager via text or phone call.

  • Start service through the Time to Pet app upon arrival.

  • Treat a client's home and property with care and respect at all times.

  • Behave in a professional manner at all times. Assume your behavior can be seen, heard, and recorded at any time while in or around a client's home.

  • Do not invite or allow any other people onto a client's property or in a client's home. This includes boyfriends, girlfriends, family members, friends, or any other person. The insured Dog Adventures Northwest Contractor is the only person allowed in a client's home and on a client's property. Failure to abide by this restriction will result in immediate termination of contract.

  • Do not allow any animals other than the client animals into a client's home unless specific arrangements have been made with both the client and the Dog Adventures Northwest Manager. This includes a Contractor's own animals or other Dog Adventures Northwest client animals

  • If necessary, transport the client dog safely, using tethers, grates, crates, and/or dog restraint systems.

  • Allow the client dog the chance to pee and/or poop before loading them up into a vehicle or returning them home.

  • Carry a valid driver's license and current car insurance while driving with client dogs.

  • Take photographs of client dogs for the report card.

  • Manage undesirable behavior for all animals (resource guarding, leash reactivity, mouthiness, bullying, mounting, etc).

  • Absolutely refrain from positive punishment and negative reinforcement operant conditioning for any animal.

  • Follow all instructions from the client for animal care, including feeding, medications, and containment.

  • Follow all instructions from the client for home care, including security requests (ie locking doors and setting alarms), retrieving mail, watering plants, turning on/off lights, etc.

  • Dispose of all animal waste in the proper receptacle.

  • In the event of animal vomit, urine, or feces in the home, thoroughly clean the area.

  • Notify both the client and the Dog Adventures Northwest Manager if an animal appears sick or injured in any way, or if there has been a notable behavior change.

  • Notify both the client and the Dog Adventures Northwest Manager if any items in the home break, or if anything in the home appears to need repair.

  • Follow the standard operating procedures in the "Safety and Emergencies" section of the online trainer portal.

  • Stop service through the Time to Pet app upon departure.

  • Fill out a spell-checked and grammar-checked report card through the Time to Pet app once per night, including a write-up, photos, and answers to prompted questions.

  • Absolutely refrain from alcohol, drug use, and cigarette smoking while in the client's home or on the client's property. Be completely sober from drugs and alcohol in the client's home and on the client's property.

  • Fill out the "Private Note" field on the client's Time to Pet profile and the "Trainer-to-Trainer Private Note" on each pet's Time to Pet profile with helpful information once you have gotten to know the clients and the dog(s).