In an ideal world, your dog could accompany you everywhere you go, but this is rarely the case for most pet owners. Sometimes, you need a bit of extra help making sure your fluffy companion is getting the care and attention he needs. If you don't have friends or family who can lend a hand, hiring a pet sitter can be the next best option.
Depending on your pet or your situation, a professional could even be more ideal, whether your pup has a strict schedule or he has a medical condition that requires extra pet-handling talents. Animal Planet pointed out that, while overnight kennel services and pet daycare centers can work for some dogs, others may not be suited for relocation while you're away.
There are plenty of resources to help you find the perfect match for you and your dog, including the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Once you find someone in your area, the NAPPS suggested interviewing him or her. Come up with a series of questions to ask, and make sure to get references. It's also essential for your pet sitter to meet your pooch.
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Category: Dog Training and Behavior