K-9 to 5 provides meticulous care to exceptionally loved pets (& their discerning owners). K-9 to 5 was voted WQED Pittsburgh Magazine's best canine care professional in 2006 and 2007. K-9 to 5's "Pack Leader" Julie Sandson is a professional master trainer with the International Assoc. of Canine Professionals, a trained veterinary technician, American Red Cross pet first aid and CPR Certified, a member of the AKC Owner -Handler Assoc. of America and is bonded and insured and able to provide.. abundant references from long standing satisfied clients who's pets she's raised, trained and cared for since their puppy or kitten-hood. K-9 to 5 provides dog walking and petsitting services to a limited number of clients (in order to maintain our quality standards) primarily in the east end neighborhoods of Point Breeze, Aspinwall, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Highland Park and Fox Chapel. I will travel @ 10 miles to perform training. I possess the acumen to work a dog from puppy starter work through AKC CD aquisition.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
Julie/K-9 to 5 has been trainer and pet sitter/dog walker to our dog since she was a puppy. She has been harmonious in finishing her to 2 AKC obedience titles. We trust her implicitly both during daily dog walking and during pet sitting in our home and in her own home during our extended travel. We feel that our dog's particularly unflappable and fetching personality is at least partially attributable to Julie's training and influance. I find it difficult to believe I am writing a review about the same person/business as the person above. Especially having done business with her for so many years. Additionally, I find Julie Sandson painstakingly discreet and professional. I have found her much more interested in training and caring for dogs than in anything else we happen to discuss.
Posted: 6/06/2009 • Last edited: 6/13/2009 • Link to this review
I thought that we were being thorough in our research of Ms. Sandson, but we couldn't have been more disappointed! She was awful, missing private sessions due to being hung over, and canceling again with very little notice. She also lied about the time spent with my puppy. She would leave so much detailed garbage about my new puppy, things like, "irrationally fearful... and serious temperament problems..." to name a few. She is a puppy!!! Bottom line, K9 to 5 is an overpriced company promising services, then lying about the actual work. I would never recommend her to anyone. I found out after the fact that a co-worker had used Ms. Sandson years ago, and also was offended at the comments left after a cat-sitting. She was never able to get her key back, and had to change her locks. K9 to 5 is a rip-off. She also was extremely unprofessional in her conversations about other clients...
Posted: 9/23/2008 • Link to this review
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