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Dogs to Heal
If you have recently acquired a puppy, adopted an older dog or have had dogs for a long time but you have difficulty understanding each other, you have come to the right place! Here is where you can be assisted with a biting, chewing, digging puppy, a dog who jumps up against guests or one who pulls on the leash. With Dogs to Heal, obedience exercises such as coming when called can be sorted out in relatively short time, and marked improvements can be seen in dogs who show aggression towards people or other dogs. Those dogs who are afraid of fireworks and thunderstorms or who appear to be shy, can be helped to feel more confident. Dogs who are aging or who dislike grooming and being touched can be comforted and calmed. Some of these situations can be dealt with in classes, others in one on one sessions either at your house or at our premises in Highlands North.
T is great and communicates clearly and effectively. Her attitude and wisdom were amazing and her love for J was superb. Thank you for helping us dog novices - now we have a well-behaved dog!
Day care client
Boerboel who used to bite people. We happy to say there have not been any more incidents with T. We seem to be handling him better. He is a changed dog. He is content, and placid when he comes home.
Dogs to Heal is effective and loving for dogs - Awesome! Family and friends who have not seen the dogs since we started working together saw them the weekend and could not believe the difference. He barked once or twice and relaxed after that.
Thank you - this has been such a happy, fun experience for our family and puppies. A fabulous experience - our puppies are really well socialized, happy little members of the household and my boys feel very confident in handling them
I am such a fan of daycare with Tersia. I am very attached to my fur babies so it's a blessing for me that they have a home away from home when I am at work. They are in great hands with Douglas and Anton, and they get greeted with open arms and warm smiles every morning.
My dogs get to socialize, have fun and play with excellent supervision.
I would recommend it to everyone!
My dog Callie is always so happy to see Tersia and Douglas when I drop her off in the mornings. They take great care of her and Tersia has sent me pics and updates when I first started dropping her off - just so I knew she was ok. They are very kind and love animals - this is a place with heart and soul and true passion and care for the dogs. Tersia is wonderful and so accommodating and I couldn't recommend them more highly.
It was a great way to teach my Milo social skills, as well as the benefits of the activities and not having to leave him alone at home. When I got my second, rescue dog I needed to regain trust in human and animal form again for him. It didn't take more than a day or two and he felt so at ease. Now as I approach the school in the mornings my dogs start getting excited already a few houses away.
CEO & Founder
In New York they have dog walkers. In Johannesburg we have Tersia's doggy day care. Our dog Stan starts whimpering with excited anticipation when I get within 2kms of Tersia's address. When I open my car door in the driveway, he jumps out and runs directly (and with great speed) through the security gate that Douglas has opened for him.
He loves his day care friends. Thank goodness for this as Stan has lots of energy to burn and when we leave him at home alone, he can be destructive. The enthusiasm with which Stan starts his day care experience is not matched when I collect him at the end of my work day. All he needs is his supper and blanket and it is "lights out" until the next morning.
Thank you to Tersia for a great service for busy working couples. Happy dogs means happy dog owners! Tersia is very patient, competent and wise in her approach. Nice atmosphere, no pressure on dogs/owners.
It's Kaizer's play day and believe me, every Wednesday he knows he's going to daycare! His whole face lights up, especially when he sees Douglas the dog carer and love giver. I personally think that the doggy daycare is an excellent idea, In addition to having two very happy dogs, other benefits of the daycare are that I can now take my dogs anywhere, they are extremely well socialised, not only with other dogs but with other people as well.
From a young age they also got used to travelling in a car so longer trips are much easier to handle. I would really encourage anybody with a puppy or young dog to consider doggy daycare, they thrive in a place like this rather than being kept locked up all day.