Have to go out of state for a few days by plane so we cannot take our 1yr old Apbt
It will be my first time leaving him with anyone. Unfortunately I do not have any close family/friends that I would trust so that's not an option.
The other thing is while he's a good dog and loves all people, he can be kinda high drive at times, still get over aroused in certain situations, and well every now and then just act like a complete ass lol. For those reasons especially I would rather someone who has experience with the breed who can try to work his mind and tire him out some when they do their visits, preferably someone with trainer exp would be a plus. The last thing I need is someone saying he jumped/mouthed at them aggressively when all it was him being an adolescent big puppy getting too worked up or demanding and them not knowing how to handle him. He doesn't do it often but every once in a while he has his moments!
So I have a couple recommendations from my group classes and trainers and was thinking of having a few come to the house for a trial to see how it goes and which meshes best with him. Was thinking 3 times a day for 45 min each visit would be sufficient.
So my questions are:
-Is there anything I should be asking the pet sitters specifically when I meet with them?
-What kind of activities can I expect or ask them to do with my dog? The things that tire him out most are flirt pole, fetch, hide/find treats, obedience/tricks, are these reasonable to ask them to do when they visit?
-Would prefer a daily text/update on how he's doing, maybe even photo/video?
Rather not board if we can find someone referred that we can trust so any one with experiences or feedback would be so great! This is an unexpected trip so have to find one asap!