A dog who has a big appetite and an appetite for food is a perfect candidate for your home.
“The big one has an appetite, but you have to be able to put that food in the right place at the right time,” said Mike Fong, a former National Geographic photographer who now works for the Idaho Department of Agriculture.
The perfect size for an Idaho dog Fong’s dog, “Bubba,” is an all-around dog, with a large head and long legs.
In order to get the best of both worlds, Fong uses his pet’s personality and intelligence to get his dog to eat well.
When Bubba’s owners moved to Boise in 2012, he didn’t eat the same way they did.
Bubb has a wide appetite for snacks, and Fong said the dogs overall demeanor makes them ideal for home owners.
Fongs dog also is friendly with people.
With no leash, he can greet people with a “woo!” and a “hooray!” before leading them to their seats and taking them to the dog park.
He’s also the perfect pet for someone who likes to socialize with his friends.
For Fong’s next step, he’s planning on starting a program to help people learn how to house-sit dogs.
A house sitter who is also a dog person “My main goal is to help train people to house sit,” Fong told Business Insider.
“The key is to teach people how to sit properly, not to have an excess of food.”
“I think dogs are a perfect fit for a lot of things,” Fongs wife, Lori, said.
They are intelligent and love to be petted, but they also like to explore the world and they’re very sociable.
Lori Fong with her husband Mike Fongs dog, Bubba.
Fong is planning to introduce his pet to more people.
“My main motivation is to show people how a house sit can be done,” he said.
“They’ll say, ‘That’s great!
That’s a great dog!'”
Lori Fong added.
“It’s not an easy thing to do, but that’s what I love about it.”
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