Dog walker and pet sitter serving Harwich, MA and surrounding communities.

Jeffpet offers dog exercising and training services to the town of Harwich and the surrounding communities. Jeff is a highly experienced animal lover who you can trust to take great care with your pets. Excellent references. A happy pet guaranteed, or your money back.

Are you ready to begin? Please call or email for a no-pressure consultation and estimate.


dog walking serviceS

    Problems relating to excessive barking, destructiveness, frustration, anxiety, fearfulness, inappropriate elimination, obsessive-compulsive disorder, separation anxiety and aggression can often be eliminated by meeting your dog's essential daily requirement of exercise and socialization.

    Payton and Gia (background) enjoy the pond at Nickerson Park in Brewster.

    You will be amazed by how this can improve the quality of life by transforming your pet into a much more relaxed and satisfied companion.

    one-hour walk

    Your best friend will get plenty of vigorous exercise and returned home a pooped and happy pooch! We'll take your pet to the beach, ponds, park, conservation areas, etc. in our air conditioned vehicle for a minimum one-hour of running, playing and swimming.

    For high-energy breeds this option is an attractive alternative to the indoor doggy daycare centers. With travel time, your pet could be out of the house for as long as two hours. Pick up and return is always included.

    • One dog ($25)
    • Two dogs ($32)

    all-day adventure

    The all-day adventure is the perfect way for your dog to develop healthy confidence and proper social skills via interaction with a large variety of interesting people, places and pets.

    Toohey flies through the air over a fallen tree at one of our secret pond locations.

    Your dog will be treated to the finest day-hike experience that the lower cape has to offer.

    We will visit the best remote nature locatons, where he/she can enjoy many safe, off-leash explorations (see photo gallery).

    Your pets will get plenty of chillin' time too, to re-energize, stay hydrated, and enjoy some nutrtious snacks.

    The all-day adventure group is imited to four dogs. If you wish to do a pre-interview, review available time slots, and get on the customer list, please contact us!

     

    • One dog ($35)
    • Two dogs ($50)

 

pet sitting

    Jeffpet does cat visits and 'in-your-home' dog sitting for pets with special needs or behavioral issues, or for pets who just prefer to be at home. This involves moving into or visiting your home and carefully following any and all of your detailed instructions.

    Jeff on a hike in the woods with Sue, Reeses, and Cooper.

    Trying to find a reliable dog and house sitter can seem like the search for the Holy Grail. Well, your search is over. We can provide plenty of excellent references from customers who travel often, for weeks at a time.

    Cat visits include feeding, scooping, cleaning up, and waste removal. Dog and house sitting also includes car trips and plenty of exercise at no addtional charge.

    Our house/pet sitting calendar fills quickly so please make reservations as far in advance as possible.

    (Note: posted rates may not include fees to cover excessive mileage. Due to time constraints and auto expenses we try to keep jobs within a ten mile radius of East Harwich. )

    • Typical 20 minute cat visit ($15 - up to three cats)
    • Dog and house sitting ($40 per night - up to three dogs)

 

e-collar TRAINING

    Because of many advances in the technology, we are now utilizing electronic collars and experiencing great success. The new collars will vibrate and buzz in place of shocking. And the static charge feature, if needed, is adjustable to a very low and safe level. These new collars from Garmin and Tritronics are easily rechargeable and very reliable.

      Jeff with Border Collie Sue on a training session in Hawksnest State Park.

      The e-collar when used properly is a very humane way to prevent barking and facilitate any sort of training. It is much less aggressive and hurtful than the typcal "hard yank" on a choke collar that most trainers use to correct.

      Once the dog receives the initial shock or two, it is not unusual for there to be no need to provide another shock - the vibrate/buzz feature will often suffice.

      With good e-collar training one can potentially transform a dog from being impossible to take anywhere, to being completely under control and happy in almost any environment.

      Does your dog bark excessively in the car, jump on people and knock them down, growl and snap at passing dogs and/or people? If so, your dog is a prime candidate for e-collar training!

      We can fit your pet with a bark collar, designed to trigger on a combination of bark and vocal chord vibration; or, with the remote control version for use with single or multiple dogs. We will be happy to provide an introductory demonstration at your home.

      puppy socialization and training

      The primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life. Incomplete or improper socialization during this important time can virtually guarantee behavioral problems later in life including fear and aggression. Jeff will introduce your puppy to as many new people, animals, stimuli and environments as can be achieved safely and without causing overstimulation manifested as excessive fear, withdrawal or avoidance behavior. Jeff will include light basic obedience training, acclimation to grooming equipment, and a complimentary first professional grooming.

      (Puppies should receive a minimum of one set of vaccines at least 7 days prior and a first deworming. They must be kept up-to-date on vaccines throughout the program.)


 

testimonials


What impresses me about Jeffpet is that you almost always get more than you pay for. They really care about my dog and try to do as much as possible."
—Phyllis Jones, BUYER'S BROKER, Harwich, Massachusetts

What I like about Jeffpet is that the owner oversees all of the work. You don't get sub-contractors or kids taking care of your pet. Best of all, Jeffpet allowed my son to help whenever he was available, which did save us money."
—Tim Reynolds, RETIRED, Dennis, Massachusetts

Jeff, Elizabeth and Phyllis did excellent work training our Welsh Corgi to behave around other dogs, even though "experts" said she was beyond all hope. Jeff was confident it could be accomplished, and he was correct. I highly recommend them for any pet service."
—Kevin Fitzgerald, RESTAURATEUR, Yarmouth, Massachusetts

We were reluctant to hire anyone to take care of our beloved double yellow-headed Amazon parrot, however, after discussing with JP, and moving forward with the idea, we could not be happier with the outcome! In hindsight, I am very glad we did not leave our bird in the hands of inexperienced relatives."
—Steve & Jo Kilberg, RETIRED, Brewster, Massachusetts

We had Phyllis stay at our house for two weeks. JP was obviously good to our cat because he was slimmed down with much better muscle tone than before ~ something that was very noticable. I guess he wasn't getting enough playtime. We have since put together things for him to climb on."
—Robert & Lisa Cook, RETAILERS, Yarmouth, Massachusetts

Jeff has given my two dogs a midday walk every week day while I'm at work for about three years now. He keeps them out for a good hour, and they are so much more relaxed and well-behaved for me when I get home. He has never failed to show up and the dogs love him!"
—Sandra LeBesche, ARCHITECT, Chatham, Massachusetts

Elizabeth gave us excellent in-house consultation on how to train and care for our African Grey Parrot, Sonny. The new routine and set-up eliminated feather plucking. The feathers soon grew back and Sonny now has a beautiful appearance once again."
—Cynthia Hummer, OFFICE MANAGER, Dennis, Massachusetts

Our Border Collie, Clare, was very old with arthritis and kidney disease. Jeffpet was the only service willing to care for her when we had to travel to a seminar. She was very well cared for. We were very appreciative. Thank you, Jeff."
—Andrea & Tim Condon, TEACHERS, Harwich, Massachusetts

 

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Jeffpet - Custom Pet Care
Jeff Hook
Harwich, Massachusetts
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