If you like pets and would like to make money while attending to them, try pet sitting. Pet sitting is a much needed service that can be a part time or full time job. You can devote half hour increments to each sitting assignment for a specific amount of money. It is up to your client how much time and money might be required per pet. This is something that must be discussed from the very beginning.
In the past few years pet sitting has become very popular in the United States. It is a job that not everyone is instinctively qualified for, but if you are motivated towards pets, the field is wide open. The time you spend with these pets can be a lot of fun and allow you a flexible schedule while enjoying the rewards.
There is not a great deal of training required to be a great pet sitter. All you need is a genuine love of animals and the ability, and patience, to provide your service.
A main asset for pet sitting is to understand the pet’s body language, this way you will be able to provide their wants and needs. The dog will, in return, study your body language and adjust its behavior as you get to know each other.
Ask the owner, “What are the pet’s habits and what are its reactions certain situations?” Remember that while you are studying the animal, it in return is studying you. It is a good idea to ask important questions to the owner that will assist you in becoming a better sitter.
Most people that like pets and have not only one but several. The better you understand the different types of pets and their behavior, the better and more knowledgeable you’ll be at what is required of you as a sitter. It requires a little knowledge, a little patience, and caring, to do the job
Study the relationship of the owner with the pet and try to adapt the same practices in your situation. Keep in tune to their interaction and you will make things a lot easier for yourself. Paying attention to small details will bring you large rewards. Be sincere, ask questions and don’t try to be a “professional”. You’ll learn that each pet has its own needs and mannerisms. You cannot be too vigilant! Pet owners mostly want a person who cares for their pets. Pet owners can spot another animal lover.
It is important to make a list of your needs and share it with your client. After all, you are the person that will be responsible for their loving pet for long periods of time – that is, if you do the job well from the beginning. Ask the client for his/her list of requirements. This way you will be in constant control of whatever situation might arise. Make sure that you satisfy your client and make the pet happy and help it to understand, and like, you in return.
Don’t take any unnecessary chances; be as precise as possible from the very beginning. Do not assume anything. By asking questions and applying the knowledge to your routine you will be in better control over pet’s behavior and everyone will be happy.
Best of luck to you in your new enterprise.