March 1st, 2020 kicks off Professional Pet Sitters Week! It’s a perfect time to say thanks to the wonderful people who care for your pooches while you’re away. Here are a few ways to show gratitude to your awesome dog sitter.
Whether you ultimately go with doggy daycare or instead choose to hire dog walker or sitter depends on the needs of your pup and the quality of each option in your area. Here are a few things to consider when picking someone to take care of your dog while you’re away from home.
Not all dogs do well in daycare, and they may be asked to leave. It happens. Different dogs enjoy different forms of play, and some may be considered too enthusiastic for daycare. So, what do you do if your dog gets “the boot” from doggy daycare?
As much as you might like to bring your dog on your travels, sometimes it’s just not possible or practical. And you may have used up all your pet-sitting favors from family and friends. It might be time to go shopping for dog kennels.
If you’re hankering to take a vacation, or if your daily routine simply keeps you away from your furry friend for long periods of time, you may want to consider enlisting the services of a dog sitter. Here are some things to consider when looking for the ideal pet sitter.
I’m clearing the air and admitting it here: I feel stressed when my dog is alone.
Living with any roommate can be a struggle, but furry, four-legged roommates can take your frustration to a new level.
1. How are dogs grouped in day care (age, size, or activity level)?
How can I stop my puppy from chewing everything in sight?
Some dogs are extremely people-oriented and will act out when they are left alone. This is called separation anxiety.
How do I choose a dog walker?
I want to leave something for my dog to do while I’m at work — what do you recommend?
I’ll be bringing a puppy home soon — how should I prepare or “puppy-proof” my house?
What can we do to encourage a great relationship between our dog and new baby?
What should I know about hiring a dog sitter?
You read it right: Fido in the file room. Wags in the washroom. Boxers in the board room. Dogs at work.
Making a safe home for your dog or puppy
Dogs who suffer from separation anxiety are more likely to end up in shelters; felines can also succumb to the unfortunate side effects of being away from their owners.
Do’s and dont’s of finding daycare for your dog or puppy
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Vacations, business trips, or personal emergencies will happen…and when they do, you need a good boarding kennel, sometimes called a pet hotel, to park your pooch! A quality kennel can offer your buddy a safe and secure home away from home.