A new trend is taking shape in the pet accommodation world. No longer are cold kennels the place to keep your pet when you are away from home for any length of time. Pet sitting at the provider’s home is the new way to ensure that your pets are healthy and happy when you cannot be with them. It is vital to take the proper steps when introducing your dogs with their new care provider.
If your dog has a tendency for aggressive behaviors, you should muzzle it before taking it for a meet and greet with prospective care providers. This enables you to introduce your dog without the fear of them harming another pet or person. Once they have met all respective parties and have not displayed aggression, you can remove the muzzle and watch their behavior while keeping them on a leash.
After all the pets and humans are getting along, you can discuss your concerns about love and affection vs. discipline. Some pet owners would prefer that their providers only interact with their dogs when it comes to matters of discipline while others just want them to offer affection. The majority of pet owners, however, want a balance of both that simulates the way the pets are treated at home.
Another issue that can arise is the level of training the dog has received. In this case, the pet owners want their dogs trained in the same manner they are at home. If the pet is not trained and this part of the service is being provided, then treat-training vs. praise-training should be discussed. It is vital to the dog that the type of training that is being received at home is the same as when they are at a home of the pet sitting provider. This way, the animal does not get frustrated and the training is much easier to do.