I have a dog myself and she is my best friend. She is very smart and loves to play. I say this to let you know that I understand how important your pet is to you. I love dogs ! Actually I like cats too. ;) My training includes working at the veterinary clinic in Albany, MO. I would walk the dogs each day and feed and make sure they were taken care of in a timely manner. I also took care of dogs for private individuals. I would walk, play, hug and love on their pets while they were away. I can provide references for you too.