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If you are an aspiring professional for sitting pets, it’s important to have a proper schedule. Much how we teach proper organization tools for taking care of kids, sitters need to make sure to carefully watch their pet. After all, any sort of pet is usually part of the family. Whether you are keeping an eye on a dog or cat. Many people avoid sending off their pet to a boarding kennel or place where they don’t receive proper attention. As a result, being a sitter is an important job.

Although learning how to organize well with a baby is a little different than taking care of a pet, there are many similarities. Much of the requirement that comes with pet sitting is very similar in structure and routine. Regardless, here are the basic tasks which you should routinely accomplish during your business venture.

Go on Daily Walks

Dogs need to be taken outside for multiple reasons. For starters, many different breeds are full of energy and it is healthy for them to exercise. It is also a treat for the dog to get outside of the house. After all, they spend most of their time inside the home. You wouldn’t like to stay inside for extended periods. Neither do they.

Food & Water Twice a Day

A good sitter is proactive on food and water for each pet. Although there are many different great organization tools to help you remember to feed and provide water for your dog, make sure to ask the owner what their typical routine is. Twice a day is a pretty round number, but you never know if they have different requirements.

Let the Dog Go the Bathroom

This is extremely important. If you don’t remember to take your furry friend out to the bathroom you will end up with messes on the ground. After all, there is only so long they can hold their bladder and other bodily functions. Once every hour is a good general rule of thumb to allow them outside for the bathroom. Be sure to also ask if they need you to lock the door after each bathroom trip, or what their specific requirements are.

Consult Owners About Medications

Much how people in retirement might need to remember to take their daily meds, our canine companions also are prone to sickness and medical constraints. Especially if they are high up in age. Be sure to ask if they have any special needs while they are gone. This way you can account for the absolute worst case scenario and be ready for it.

Emergency Contacts

When worse turns to worst, it’s important to be prepared and ready. You wouldn’t organize a trip with your friends without knowing who to contact in the case of an emergency. The same rule applies to canines. Be sure to have names and numbers of the local veterinarian in case something turns up. 

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