you choose a sitter, you are entrusting your
pet to someone else, this makes it important
you make the right choice for you and your
dogs, especially for someone else, needs some
experience - here are some things that you
should consider when choosing a dog Sitter:-
The sitter's experience of sitttng dogs,
Their reliability and feelings about dogs.
How your pet behaves with the sitter.
They should really enjoy working with dogs
and be really patient with them.
What are your requirements?
Before choosing a Dog Sitter you should have
a firm idea of your requirements :-
How often do you want your pet to be sat?
Do you need a regular dog sitter or you
just need someone for dog sitttng occasionally.
you prefer a regular person Sitttng your
you require your dog to be picked up or
at in your home..
your dog be given treats to eat whilst with
a dog can be expensive establish how much
you can you afford to pay for?
other pet owners, your vet, friends or your
local pet store for recommendations about
dog sitttng providers
Make sure the sitter has references and
ask about insurance (at least Public Liability
you intend that the dog sitter visits your
house to sit your pet while you are absent,
make sure they are CRB checked
the dog sitter if they have a regular vet
them if they have a back-up plan in the
event of illness or emergency where they
cannot attend to your dog.
Ask about the sitter's water, feeding and
cleanup policies ( they should abide by
the laws and will clean up after your pet
are the costs, are they varied for different
times of the day.
Check to see whether the sitter can provide
for any special needs your pet may have.
eg. is your pet a puppy or an older dog?
about the areas the walks will take place
in and you should consider if there are
any traffic concerns.
the dog Sitter's references and record of
reliability also check and write down his
or her identification information, address
and phone number.
it will be necessary for the Sitter to transport
your pet ensure their vehicle is properly
adapted for transporting dogs.
experience does the dog Sitter have, are they
able to diffuse problems between dogs, do
they know basic first aid.
the dog Sitter require your pet to have had
any specific vaccinations?
sure your dog is friendly enough to accept
being sat by this new person.
first meeting a new dog Sitter watch your
dog's reaction to him/her they need to like
the person just as much as you do.
how your dog acts before and after sitting,
do they appear sufficiently happy, your
dog enjoys being with you and should also
enjoy being sat by the new Sitter.
Provide the sitter with emergency information,
including your pet's medical history and
your veterinarian's phone number.
Sitters who own or have recently owned a
pet are likely to better relate to your
dog and can provide for your pet's emotional
needs as well as his or her physical needs
specific about your pet's health. Always
inform your dog sitter about your dog's
health and dietary needs. Your dog's diet
is sensitive and should not be altered without
the advice of your vet. If you have specific
treats for your dog, be sure to give proper
instructions to your sitter in regard to
all your questions answered to your satisfaction
and you are in a position to choose, at this
point it is not unreasonable to suggest a trial
period with the dog sitter.
is essential you choose a dog sitter whose approach
you are happy with and who you are confident
you can trust.
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