Category Archives for "Pets"

House Sitting With Llamas & Alpacas

House Sitting Llamas

Hobby farming is on the increaseHave you come across the growing number of house sits with the pets listed as llamas or alpacas? As hobby farming increases, so do the house sitting jobs requiring someone to care for different types of hobby farm “pets”. Think about it, you can’t really take a couple of alpacas down […]

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3 tips to get rid of pet odors and dander

How To Get Rid of Dog Odors

Having a pet is not all positive. Along with your lovable fur-ball, you may also have to deal with pet dander and odors. This can be off-putting for both you and any potential house or pet sitters. It doesn’t matter how loving or caring you or your pet is, pet dander or pet odors can result […]

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Dog Sitting In Tropical Climates

Dog Sitting in Tropical Climates

What to expect when house sitting with “Jungle Dogs” It’s common for expats living in the tropics to own one or more “jungle” dogs. Dogs here are usually unwanted puppies, or older dogs that have been abandoned or abused, or left with injuries that the locals simply can’t afford to have treated. Our experience with a […]

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How To Help a Dog with Separation Anxiety

Dog Separation Anxiety Training

Dog separation anxiety is a very stressful behavioral issue that effects a huge percentage of the dog population, possibly as high as 14%. It is one of the most misunderstood issues. People try to treat it by approaching it from a human point of view, and therefore fail to see the cause. It is particularly […]

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How Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Are Good For Your Health

Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

Taking care of dogs comes with many responsibilities, including feeding, grooming and medical care. But one responsibility that doesn’t cost any money, just a little time and effort each day, is that of exercising the family pet. It might come as a surprise then that recent studies show how regular exercise for dogs is greatly […]

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How To Meet A New Dog For The First Time

Meeting dog for first time

As house sitters we’re often keen to demonstrate our love of animals as soon as we arrive at an assignment. We want to put the home owners at ease by showing an instant bond with the pets we’ll be caring for in their absence. But, are we sometimes over zealous during this first dog meeting?How should […]

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Introducing the German Shepherd

German Shepherd

The German Shepherd (German: Deutscher Schäferhund) is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany around 1899. It is also known as the “Alsatian” in the UK and abbreviated to “GSD”. German Shepherd’s are part of the herding group or “pastoral breed” of dogs and were originally developed for herding sheep. Usually […]

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9 Questions To Ask Before Taking a Pet Sitting Job


Questions to ask about the pets before taking a house sitHouse sitting is a rewarding job that comes with lots of perks and interesting aspects, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility. When you add pets into the mix, things get even more complicated. You’ll have tasks to perform each day, notes to […]

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How to stop your dog barking when you leave home

How to stop your dog barking when you leave home

Doggy dilemmas – barking dogsKnowing how to stop your dog barking is one of the challenges many pet owners, and house sitters too, struggle to solve. You need to know why your dog barks when you leave home, and to do this you need to be able to see things from a dog’s perspective. At a […]

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How to Train a Dominant Dog

train dominant dogs

Have you ever been in the situation where you are out for a walk with your dog, happily going down the street when your heart misses a beat and then sinks because you see another dog coming? It means only one thing. Your lovely but very dominant dog is going to try to leave their […]

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