A Matter of Manners
Behavior and Training
Dog Walking, Drop ins, and Pet Sitting
Now introducing dog walking and pet sitting! We are pleased to announce the addition of dog walks and overnight care by a trusted new employee trained in walking and caring for fearful dogs, dogs with bite histories, leash reactive dogs and everything from brand new puppies to wild adolescents.
Prices listed do not include processing fees and tax.
Leashed walks around your neighborhood or close by. Schedule a meet and greet to get started.
30 minutes - $30
45 minutes - $40
Multi-walk packages available
+$10 for dogs with serious aggression issues towards dogs and humans.
Harnesses, collars, tags, leashes, and appropriate walking treats must be provided.
Walking equipment: We will not use shock/prong/choke collars, or slip leads. We recommend Freedom and Balance Harnesses for no-pull options. We prefer Puppia or similar for puppies or small dogs. For extreme pullers, we recommend Halti Opti-Fit head harnesses with prior training.
30 minute social visits for dogs who may not enjoy or be able to go for walks. Social visits are a great time for snuggles, potty breaks, playtime, midday medications, puppy socialization. Schedule a meet and greet to get set up for social visits.
$25 per visit
Pet Sitting - max 7 nights
Overnight care in your home for your dogs and cats. Price includes 24/7 care; overnight stay, daytime walk, feeding, medication. Request a stay to get started. Not all requests can be granted. No sittings offered over Thanksgiving or Christmas.
$90 per night base.
+$20 per additional pet
Extra fees may apply
A Meet and Greet will be required before any pet sitting is confirmed. For some dogs, we may require additional walks or meet and greets before we can confirm. We want our sitter and your pets to be as comfortable with each other as possible. After reviewing your dates, we will either decline if we are not available, or we will ask you to schedule a meet and greet if the dates work for us. We will usually be able to confirm or decline your pet setting within 24-48 hours after your Meet and Greet.
Meet Our Dog Walker and Pet Sitter
Jessica Carter has quite a crew of her own pets, 3 black dogs and 3 black cats! Jessica worked with Erica to improve her three dogs' manners and life skills, and now she is part of the A Matter of Manners team! Jessica is currently working through the Fear Free Pet Sitter course and learning more and more about safe handling skills, dog body language, and building trust and confidence with fearful or anxious dogs.