(This customized program lasts 4-7 hours)
This structured program is recommended for dogs of all ages who need counterconditioning & desensitization, socialization with other dogs, constant mental stimulation, and dogs that are active who need a lot of exercise. It focuses on improving social interaction with other dogs, proper leash walking skills, gradual introduction to community triggors for fearful dogs & dogs with generalized anxiety. Some of the activities that your dog (s) will be a part of include (not an exhasustive list) basic and advanced obedience training (on and off leash), hiking (on & off leash), trust building, proper social play, proper manners while participating in structured walks around other people and dogs, structured leisure outings at dog friendly department stores, dog friendly restaurants or cafes, visits to museums and art galleries, tracking, rallying, agility & coursing, unstructured play on dog friendly beaches, introducing rules, boundaries, and limitations.
Community Daycare with or without pick up and drop off service
Most customers prefer that we pick up and drop off their dogs. The cost covers daily transportation and gas (round trip service)
All packages include pickup & drop off service, a complimentary bath and 1 free daycare day (save up to $200)
We pride ourselves on the exceptional service we provide for all our customers during a pet sitting stay at your home with your dog. We will keep your place clean & tidy by providing you with light housekeeping (i.e., wash your sheets, wash dog & cat bedding, run the dishwasher, clean the countertops, etc..), and will leave it the way it was when we arrived. Your dog will become a part of our family and will attend all our daily activities. If you'd prefer for your dog to stay at home sometimes, let us know.
When given the chance to cat sit we love and adore those cats that are interactive and love to spend time with humans. We will play and provide TLC with your cat (s) for as long as the visit allows. In our experience some cats we visit are not as friendly and their shyness keeps them hidden from us during visits. We will make sure that during your cat's visit that all areas are kept tidy clean and they are fed the proper amount of food and given fresh water daily.
We are thrilled to be able to care for all your pets, including your small furry critters and feathered friends. We have experience caring for exotic macaw birds and parrots, turtles, rabbits, and fresh water & salt water tropical fish. When booking pet sitting with us, take note that exotic animal care is itemized as an additional charge.
Although Santa Monica Paws has been around for a short period of time, our customers have lots to say about us! Take a look here to find out more.
As seen on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WILD NETWORK & FOX STUDIOS Entertainment, Theresa and her dog Lillyth were featured guests on Season 2 Episode 4 of PET TALK, which aired in April 2017. Andre Milan (Cesar Milan's son) is the Field Representative for PET TALK.
To watch Theresa in S2, E4 of PET TALK (WORST PET PEEVES), you will need a YouTube enabled device and due to FOX STUDIOS and NAT GEO WILD's licensing rights, you cannot watch this program for free, however it is available for purchase for only $1.99
Fact 1 – Almost all dogs can be trained to follow obedience commands and to stop undesirable behaviors.
The only time where dog obedience training fails is when there are health issues involved. For example, a dog may have neurological disorders, or some other physical ailment that is causing his erratic behavior.
Fact 2 – Most dog obedience training issues and bad dog behaviors are a result of human error, or human misunderstanding.
When a dog misbehaves, we commonly blame the dog. However, most bad dog behaviors come from us, rather than from our dogs.
Dogs are not born mean. In fact, bad dog behaviors usually occur when we mis-communicate with our dogs and inadvertently reward bad behaviors. If a dog consistently gets bad results for a given behavior, he will stop that behavior. Conversely, if a dog consistently gets good results for a given behavior, he will increase the frequency of that behavior.
Similarly, if we do not fulfill our dog’s needs, including his need for exercise, chewing, digging, playing, and wrestling, he will try to fulfill those needs on his own. This is when our dog suddenly turns into a devil, and causes havoc and much property damage. However, if we provide our dog with positive outlets for his hyper energy, he will be happy and content to lie by our feet when the day is done.
For the benefit of your dog(s), all dog sitting takes place in the comfort of your own home
One of our qualified Pet Sitters will stay overnight at your home for as many nights as you need for $70 per night.
Each additional dog in your household costs an extra $15 per dog/night
It's recommended to meet with a Santa Monica Paws experienced Cat Sitter before the stay
Each drop-in visits lasts a minimum of 30 minutes, to not exceed 60 minutes.
Each additional cat in your household costs an extra $15 per cat
We take care of many different kinds of exotic pets. To find out more give us a call: (424) 272-1036
Overnight Stays will not have a time limit on the care given to your animals. Drop-in visits typically last 30 minutes up to 1 hour per visit.
Each additional pet will cost $20 extra per visit
We administer diabetic needles and oral & topical medications, bandaging & First Aid
Medicine administration 1-3 times/day
Additional fee per animal
We will heat up and cook your dog's food and add supplements to their meal (extra food cost not included)
This fee covers the cost of time and labor for extra special cooking & feeding service instructions for your pet's food & supplement preparation during pet sitting visits. (cost per day/per pet)
This fee covers your request for us to provide your dog's meal and treats during the day when they are attending our daycare program. (cost per day/per pet)
Behavior Modification Training Exercises
Sometimes your dog needs therapeutic exercise for it's pain or rehabilitation to re-build muscle memory. Other pets may need more exercise to drain their hyper active mind or to decrease anxiety, and swimming is one of the best forms of exercise for your dog in these cases. Let us know if you'd like to schedule a swim lesson with us to help your dog be a more balanced happy dog.
Sometimes dogs just do not get enough mental and physical stimulation from walks and they need to run, but you cannot run with your dog and you don't want to bring them to a dog park. When you bike ride with your dog, it will receive many benefits. We've discovered that when we go bike riding with dogs, they learn may skills evidenced by: less hyperactivity, better impulse control, better on-leash coordination, increased physical exhaustion, better listening skills, and a more calm demeanor.
This insurance plan gives you peace of mind, knowing that your pet's needs are being well met while you are away on your trip, and they have enough supplies to keep them happy. We will cover the cost of your pets supplies if you run out during our pet visitation
This insurance plan covers the cost of items like cat litter, dog & cat food, pet toys, cleaning supplies, leashes, collars, harnesses, dog muzzles, bird food, fish food, exotic animal bedding & food, heat lamp lightbulbs and more!
Some of our customers want us to walk their cats during the time we visit their cat or when we stay over night at their home. In these cases, we will walk your cat for 15-30 minutes maximum and you must provide your own leash and harness. Although we are insured and bonded with Pet General Liability Insurance coverage, if your cat can squirm out of it's harness on a walk, we will recommend a different harness prior to you paying for this service to prevent accidents from occurring.
We will walk your dog up to 3x/day for the regular price per walk needed. When you've ordered 30 walks you will receive a $100 credit to be applied to 30 or 60 minute walks. Let us know if your dog needs to be walked alone or if it's ok to walk alongside other dogs. If your dog exhibits any sort of aggressive behavior towards us, including resource guarding & leash aggression, we highly recommend that they be walked with a muzzle.
Leisure stroll for older dogs who need to strech and get some air and dogs with less energy, decreased physical abilities, and poor stamina.
Mentally stimulating and fun social walk for dogs with more youthful energy, incrased stamina, and social breeds that like to stop and smell the roses and visit with other humans and dogs.
Let us know if you have a fearful dog and if it is motivated by food. Walks do not include playtime with other dogs on or off leash. If you request playtime for your dogs off leash there will be an additional $10 fee.
Your second dog can come along on this 30 minute walk for just a nominal fee.
Your second dog can come along on this 60 minute walk for just a nominal fee.
If you have 3 or more dogs that need to be walked, no worries, we've got you covered! Your first & second dog will be at regular price (based upon how long you want them walked) and each additional dog will cost only $10 each
You have questions? We have answers.
The obedience training and behavior modification training methods we teach come from our education and training with many different organizations & sources including but not limited to: Animal Behavior College, Lomita Dog Training School, Unleashed by PETCO in Santa Monica, California, and Karma Dog Training in Los Angeles, California. Additionally we attend local and national seminars to learn from other mentor dog trainers, dog behaviorists, and leading pet organizations including but not limited to: PETCO, KONG Company, National Pet Expo Orange County Los Angeles, American Kennel Club National Dog Shows, AKC of Beverly Hills Dog Show, Brandon McMillan (Lucky Dog CBS Channel), Zoe Sandor & Jackson Galaxy (Animal Planet Cat vs. Dog), John Garcia (NatGeo, Dog Town), Joel Silverman (Animal Planet, Good Dog U), Karen Pryor (famous Clicker Trainer), Laura Nativo (TV Host, @Hallmark Channel), Tamar Geller (Celebrity Dog Trainer who developed the Loved Dog Training Method), Victoria Stilwell (Host of Channel 4, It’s Me or the Dog), Zak George (presented various programs for Animal Planet), Jeff Silverman, Susan Garett, Sue Sternberg, Jeff Gelman (Solid K-9 Training), and world renown veterinarians and dog behaviorists, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Sophia Yin, Dr. Nicholas Dodman, Patricia McConnell, Jean Donaldson, Shawn O'Shea- founder of The Good Dog Training Rehab Center in Los Angeles, "Jeff Gellman" founder of Solid K-9 Training, Cesar Milan and his son Andre Milan on Dog Whisperer, Cesar 911, Dog Nation, and Pet Talk, as seen on NatGeoWild Channel.
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