Each visit includes a nice brisk with reinforcement of basic obedience commands, water bowl refill, dog treat and most importantly, lots of love and affection. We’ll also administer medications if needed. When we’re done, we will send you a text or email update with a photo of your dog for real time reassurance. iPetChicago is well qualified to walk dogs with special needs or situations.
We love to help our youngest clients learn great on leash habits. We’ll rotate staff members to socialize your pup, vary our walking routes and introduce new stimuli (such as : hats, sunglasses, backpacks and hoods) to get your puppy used to new situations. We’ll support their training commands you’re using at home and apply positive reinforcement to promote good leash manners.
Older dogs have earned their rest, but our walks help keep them active. We’ll walk as long as is comfortable for your senior citizen, then spend the rest of our visit playing quite games and making sure he’ll be comfortable the rest of the day.
Many dogs do fine on walks- that is, until they spy another dog. Our staff is trained to handle reactive dogs by avoiding risky situations and working to reduce reactive behavior over time.
Shy & Fearful Dogs
Some dogs just want to stay at home and be with their own people. A new person coming into the house? Taking them on a walk? Yikes! We’ll take a gentle, gradual approach with your shy or fearful dog, getting him used to his walker and walking routine.
Want to give your dog a vacation, too ? Our Doggie Sleepover offers the same as our – inHome Staycation, but dogs are hosted at our sitter’s home. Your dog will have at least three daily walks , and will enjoy interactive games and activities( “ Treat Hide and Seek” anyone ?) Daily text or email updates are provided to document the fun.
Some pets prefer to stay home when you go away. This is especially true for puppies, seniors, and dogs that aren’t comfortable in a boarding facility. As with our other services, we take a customized approach to in-home care, to ensure that your dog enjoys his staycation. An ipet staff member will spend the night at your home and give your dog at least three walks per day. We’ll keep your pet on his regular schedule to minimize disruption. We will gladly administer medications, bring in the mail and newspapers, alternate lights and curtains, take out trash, and scoop litter boxes as needed. Best of all, we’ll give your dog lots of TLC and engage him with fun, stimulating activities-so he won’t miss you quite as much.
Let’s not forget our feline friends! iPetChicago also provides cat sitting while you’re away from home. We’ll feed your cat (or cats), make sure there’s always fresh water clean the litter box, and administer any needed medication. We’ll also engage your cat with stimulating playtime and provide lots of affection. Some cats are more independent than others, so you can decide how many visits you’d like per day. Text or email updates are provided after each visit, so you can enjoy your vacation.