Home Pet Sitting

Not all pets are docile, amiable, and social, especially when the owner leaves them for a vacation under the care of a home pet sitter.

Dealing with such difficult pets can be tough initially. But, once you win its heart, it would be a lovable pet all throughout your stay.

Tackling Disobedient, Difficult, and Aged Pets Intelligently is a Must for Pet Sitters

In Australia, pet sitting is quite common as many households have pets. Although, pet sitters without any experience often perform a good job while pet sitting, it sometimes gets difficult to manage insolent pets. Some pets fret for their owner’s presence while many others get anxiety syndrome.

If you perform well in tackling such pets, you get a good hands-on experience, earn a lucrative reference, and further consolidate your career in pet sitting. Here are few tips and tricks to make pets feel at ease even when their owners have gone out for a long vacation.

Dealing with Anxious, Depressed Pets

Puppies of various species and young energetic dogs often become depressed when they cannot see their owner for a considerable length of time. They wet floors at intervals, bark or whine incessantly, or behave like an insolent pet. Pet sitters can have a tough time dealing with such pets.

However, there is a trick to tackle pet dogs which frets. Try to leave the pet in another room or courtyard for some time alone. After a while, join in to find out if the dog has cooled down.

Dealing with Aggressive Pets

Pet dogs are usually not so aggressive. However, they might feel insecure when their owner leaves them at home with a pet sitter. As a pet sitter, you should behave like an alpha dog or leader of the pack. Authoritative commands with a firm tone work well for dogs. As the animals don’t understand human language, they follow the tone and the sound to identify the command.

Sometimes pampering the pets go a long way in making them amiable and home-loving even when the owner is out-of-home. You can provide token treats when the dogs are well-behaved. Soon they would follow you wherever you go. Playing with pets, giving them adequate time, and providing them with toys help the pets to cope with the loss of their owner’s presence.

Dealing with Senior Pets

Not only young pets but older or senior pets too fret for the owner. Pets which are more than 7 years old are considered senior pets. Tackling some senior pets can be a huge task. For instance, the pets fall ill or show signs of illness. It is best to keep the vet’s information always and take them regularly to the clinic for check-up. Often, the pets don’t eat food or require less food for better health. The bedding needs to be also comfortable to ensure that the dog does not lose body hair or feel cold at the same time.

Make sure you have a detailed instruction on feeding, medication, work-outs, and tasks during emergencies. The daily schedules must be verified so that you know exactly what to do and what is expected to be done in your job as a home pet sitter.