• TOP DOG IS RELOCATING!

     

     

     

     

     

    we have moved out of norway for now and will be setting up in scotland shortly.

     

    You may always contact us for dog walking advise in the stavanger area.

     

    Thank you for your trust in us and we hope to see you and your pups again!



     

  • our services

    We offer dog training, dog walking and pet sitting.

    At Top Dog we stand for animal welfare and we have your dog's best interests at heart.

    We only use positive training methods which is why your paws will always be in good hands.

     

    Dog Walking

    We take your dog out for a 45 minute sniff-walk where he gets to decide the rhythm and the direction. No hurry, no pulling on the lead to get to work on time, just letting your dog be a dog. We then return him relaxed and satisfied after having to use his brain to figure out all the messages other dogs left for him...Fun, the relaxed way!

    Dog Sitting

    Need a vacation but don't feel so great about leaving your dog at a kennel? We understand. We will take care of your furry best friend, at your home where he feels save and comfy. Walks, cuddles, playtime and care included. Overnight service possible too!

    There's a new puppy in town

    Are you thinking of getting a dog? Congratulations! Let us help you figure out the first weeks and months with your new family member, how to build a healthy human-dog relationship from the beginning and avoid unwanted behaviour, using responsible and ethical training. There is a lot you need to consider but don't worry, we are here to help.

    Obedience training, why and what to teach!

    Did you ever take time to actually teach your dog his name?

    What are the commands you and your dog really should master?

    And how can you teach him? We will use only positive and responsible training methods to strengthen the human-dog bond. 

    And remember, an old dog CAN learn new tricks!

    Is your walk a real drag?

    Are you walking your dog, or is he walking you? We teach you and your dog 'loose leash walking' and how to make the walk a fun activity for both. Ever heard of sniff-walks and natural agility? And imagine, instead of jerking on the lead to use hand signals to show your dog the direction!

    Barking up the wrong tree

    Are you experiencing excessive barking at: bicycles, the mailman, other dogs, umbrellas...? Do you think you know why he feels this way -stressed, anxious, scarred...? Let's have a closer look at it first. Using responsible and positive training methods we will teach you and your 'howler' why he is barking up the wrong tree.

    Pet Relocation - COMING SOON!

    Are you moving from or to Stavanger? We are setting up a Pet Relocation service. Stay tuned for more info!

  • about ME

    What I like most about working as a canine professional is to see the relationship grow between the dogs and their owners, as well as how trust develops and owner and pet become best friends.

    Volunteering at a dog shelter in Lima, Peru

    Christine Lang - Owner and Canine Coach

    Imagine a small, idyllic town in Switzerland, with lots of farms and fields where children play in the hay and you can hear the church bells chiming. That is where I grew up. We were a pack of five: my parents, my sister, Taski, and myself. Taski was our Golden Retriever and undoubtedly my first ‘true love’.

     

    I grew up around dogs, organising play times and walking some of the dogs in the neighbourhood. I could never imagine my live without our furry best friends, but it is only now, after some years of moving around and about, that I’ve turned my passion into my work as a dog professional in Stavanger, Norge.

     

     

     

     

    Volunteering at a dog shelter in Lima, Peru

    Proud member of PDTE-Pet Dog Trainers of Europe

    Valuing companionship over compliance since 1998

    The Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE) was founded in 1998 by Norwegian dog expert Turid Rugaas, who has been at the forefront of canine communication for many years. The organisation has members across the world, allowing expertise, experience and ideas to be shared on a global level.

     

    The PDTE was established to:​

    -Develop our understanding of how dogs view the world and communicate with each other and with humans.
    -Discover more ways to develop positive relationships between dogs & people.

    -Encourage members to commit to ongoing professional development and actively promote good practice in all canine activities and to the general public.

     

    Find out more at: https://www.pdte.eu/

  • TOP dog BLOG

    14 mai, 2018 · Equipment
  • Policies

    At Top Dog we stand for animal welfare and we have your dog's best interests at heart.

    In order to provide the best service for you and your pets we have established the following policies:

     

    Meet & Greet: We arrange a free Meet & Greet for all dog walking and pet sitting clients. New clients will fill out a form with all the necessary information about their pets including pet insurance and health details, emergency contact information, etc.

     

    Dog Walking: A dog walk takes 45 minutes -including pick up and drop off time. We arrange a free Meet & Greet before our first booking. Please provide all necessary equipment like harness, leash, dog treats, waste bags, reflector collar/blinking light if needed at night or during the winter months.

     

    Pet Sitting: We take care of your pet at their own home just as if they were our own, with maximum love and care. Please provide all necessary equipment for us to take good care of your pet like harness, leash, dog treats, waste bags, toys, reflector collar/blinking light at night or during the winter months, enough dog food for the duration of the service, dog bowls, towels to clean/dry the pets etc.

     

    Dog Training: At Top Dog we use only positive training methods and condemn outdated and harmful methods. One-on-one sessions take place at the client’s house. One training session includes a summary in written form, which will be sent by e-mail to the client afterwards. We advise that all family members are present at each dog training sessions.

     

    Liability: We will never walk a dog off leash and will only let him/her interact with other animals with the client’s approval and in situations we feel save. We are not liable for any harm or damage the client’s pet causes to other animals, humans or objects.

     

    Payments: Payments will be done upon receiving the invoice and shall be paid by bank transfer or by VIPPS.

     

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations less than 24 hours prior to the booked service will result in a 50% charge of the total amount.

  • Rates 2018

    MVA / VAT will be charged in addition to below rates

     

    Dog Walking

    45 minutes walk

    One dog – NOK 200

    Two dogs – NOK 250

     

    Dog Training

    One session – NOK 500

    Training takes place at the client’s home, up to 60min per session.

    Includes a written summary.

     

    Dog Sitting - one day, up to 6 hours

    NOK 450

    We provide this personal service when clients are not at home during the day.

    This service includes: two walks, cuddles, play time and feeding.

     

    Dog Sitting - overnight stay

    NOK 600

    This personal service includes: overnight stay at the client’s house, three daily walks,

    cuddles, playtime and feeding and is often booked when clients are on short vacations.

     

    Holiday and Weekend rates

    Surplus of NOK 100 per day/booking on Holidays and Weekends (Sat/Sun)

     

    Holidays 2018:
    01.01 / 29.03-02.04 / 01.05 / 17.05 / 25.05 / 10.05 / 24.12- 26.12

     

    Key Pick-Up

    At a charge of NOK 50 we can pick up the client’s key before the service.

    Surplus charges for road tolls apply for pick up outside the city limits.

     

    Road Tolls / Bompenger

     

    Road tolls / Bompenger will be charged additionally.

     

  • Client Info Sheet - download

    Please fill out this 'Information sheet' so we have all your details at hand!

    You can send it in by e-mail or have it ready at the Meet & Greet

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