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Dog ownership tips 06.07.2020

Dog sitter wanted - by the hour or for the holidays

Sissi by Sissi, Sissi has been a blogger since 2014, got on the dog in 2018. Since then, she struts her 10000 steps through the world every day with Loki. The Beagdor (Labrador-Beagle mix) is a therapy dog for children and also accompanies her to schools. Secretly she fancies a French Bulldog as a second dog.

Dog sitter for the vacation

Especially in summer, but also at other times of the year, you often see that dogs and other animals are abandoned. There is a very simple solution for times when you cannot take care of your pet yourself. It doesn't matter if you are going on holiday or have to go away for the weekend, if you have to go on a business trip, if you have to go to hospital or if you don't want to leave your pet alone for other reasons, even for a few hours. If no one from your circle of family and friends can be found to take over this trusting task for this period of time, the solution for this problem is a dog sitter, of which there are already many.

The accommodation can be in the form of a dog day care, but also be taken over by a kennel or a single person. Maybe a daily walk service is enough, where your dog not only regularly comes to the door, but also during your absence employment and contact with conspecifics can have.

Dog sitter for the holiday

How do you find the right doggie daycare?

Which is the best option for your dog in each individual case depends on various factors that need to be considered. These include:

  • How long does the care need to be?
  • How regular should the care be?
  • What kind of activities are there for your dog?
  • Is your dog compatible with other dogs?
  • How will the dog be housed there?
  • How many other dogs will be housed there?
  • Are they familiar with your dog's breed characteristics?
  • If your dog has any health problems, needs medication or anything else that needs to be taken care of, does the dog sitter have experience and know how to deal with this?
  • How does your dog get along in a strange environment?

Last but not least, you must have a good feeling about leaving your dog there and find competence, empathy and expertise in your dog sitter.

But maybe a walking service is enough in your case. So your darling can go outside despite your absence, play and romp with others, maintain social contacts and you still know your dog in good hands.

Whichever type of care you decide on, the question of cost is always important. The costs of dog care can vary depending on the effort, time duration and other factors, so it makes a lot of sense to also keep an eye on the price-performance ratio.

Also for dog walking service - get to know each other beforehand

Before the first dog care, it makes sense that dog and caretaker can get to know each other quite informally. If the two have developed a good connection to each other, the dog looks forward to his caretaker, the caretaker can do his job better, give your dog, who may be a little insecure and scared at first, security and you as an owner can be sure that your dog is also doing well.

Now you are well prepared for the time when it says again "dog sitter wanted" and can choose the best option for dog care for you and your dog.

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