Help with dog training, and teaching us Spanish near Cuenca in Ecuador

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Ecuador

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Americans retired and we have a big house with lots of dogs so... you could say we are a dog house.... . We have quite a few dogs 14 to be exact for this month and they are noisy, so if barking bothers you,, this is not the place for you...we are working on training and obedience . My husband and I are young at heart, but retired and love to enjoy life. We have a lot of wonderful sites nearby. PumaPungo Museum, Cuenca a historical city, Turi, Tarqui, Banos hot springs, Chordeleg (silver jewelry).. so much for a day trip.. Come and enjoy and help us train the pups. We have also a need to learn Spanish, we are looking for an hour a day of Spanish to help us get along in our retirement. We offer a private room with bath for one person ,, or a co-shared room bath for two... we work here 8 hours a day. Sometimes it is just being with the dogs, other times it is brushing, walking and training. We are asking that if you are afraid of dogs,, please don't apply for this hosting.. we need people who are familiar with dogs. This is for your protection and the dogs ease too. We reserve the right to terminate this arrangement if we think it is in the animals best interest and to protect our workawayers as we have large dogs.

    Sincerely,
    Denise and EdGar Toepel

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have traveled the world and can offer a very rich experience. We love animals, actually more than people.. so be ready. They are loyal, and trustworthy, and don't ask for money.
    We have good sense of humor,, join us for an adventure. We have business savy and would love to share it with younger people.

  • Help

    Help

    We rescue street dogs and could use a little help around the grounds we clean the compound often and house cleaning along with help training. We are working on our spanish, so a little help with that would be helpful also. No.. a lot of help! You will be paired with a dog while you are here. Be aware,, they may love you.. or totally ignore you,, it is up to you to make them like you. The day begins early and ends early in the afternoon. We are working on making the bodegas more comfortable,,,on going project. After the dog walks.. then it is un-wind time.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    1Private room with a private bath. Meals are included. I am ok with you cooking what you like too.
    We also have additional rooms outside in bodegas,, they are a large room and have a shared bathroom in-between the rooms,, and an outdoor kitchen for cooking outside. They can be for two people,, or one.. so our total occupancy is 4 people.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a 20 minute and 30 cent bus ride (bus 100 from terminal terestre) to Centro de Cuenca where there is so much to see and do. We are very close to town, Pumapungo and Ingapirca archeological ruins, Chordeleg a city known for its silver jewelery, Banos a thermal therapy town. We relax and enjoy life but work to better the lives of street dogs that are lucky enough to share our home.
    You will work with them all.. even the blind ones.. to make them all adoptable or at least more livable with us.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours but it is negotiable. max 25/week

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