"Elena and the whole team at It's A Dog's Life NYC provide a loving, caring, and safe environment for our beloved Labrador Tyler. We have complete confidence in their ability to meet the changing needs of our dog and our respective work schedules. From taking our dog to the vet, to consulting on nutrition, and everything in between, Elena and her team provide an invaluable service to our family." Ė Elizabeth W.
I've been using It's a Dog's Life's services for 2+ years for my two dogs and they are extremely professional and knowledgeable. Their dog walkers are great, always on time and deliver exactly the service you're expecting. I'm definitely a demanding customer and I expect to get the services and performance I pay for and I am very happy that I chose It's a Dog's Life (I'm pretty sure my dogs are pretty happy with that decision as well). Ė Michael D.
"Itís A Dogís Life has seen us through sick doggies, puppy training and sibling rivalry, and weíve never received anything but the most conscientious, professional and loving care. When youíre as nuts about your animals as we are, it takes extraordinary caregivers to make you feel totally comfortable. Thatís how we always feel with Itís A Dogís Life!" Ė Jerome and Sarah L.
From my first conversation with Elena, I knew I'd found the right people to take care of my new addition. I had a million questions, and Elena and the IADL staff were instantly supportive and encouraging. From separation anxiety to crate training to pet service providers, their advice has proven invaluable. Set your dog up with IADL. Until your dog learns how to say thank you, the pictures you're sent on their visits will show you just how happy they are.- Jon M.
It's a Dog's Life is the best thing that could have happened to us! We met Elena and her team and we were so impressed. Not only do they walk Murray, but they work with him on his behavior skills and leave a daily report card which details everything they did on their walk. We even had them stay with Murray over a long weekend while we were away. All in all we love their service, but most of all so does Murray! – Allison B.
Nominated for NAPP’s Pet Sitter Business of the Year Award, It’s A Dog’s Life NY is a premium pet care & training service for New York City's most prestigious four-legged residents. Founded in 2005 by Pet Expert and Certified Dog Trainer Elena Gretch, It’s A Dog’s Life offers sophisticated services for city pets. Services include dog walking and training, pet sitting, and in-home boarding. Elena’s focus on education, training, and experience has allowed her to create a superior team of pet professionals.
At It’s A Dog’s Life NY, we integrate the values of positive reinforcement training into all of our services utilizing Elena’s Urban Dog Development™ philosophy. Her methods address the unique issues facing city dogs and their owners with topics such as housebreaking, socialization, habituation, and leash skills. Through a full array of pet services, we can support the healthy development in our puppies and mature dogs. Click here to learn more about It's A Dog's Life.
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