In the morning we go to work, study, and our pets are left at home alone. Sometimes you get 2-3 free days that you want to spend with benefits, go to a couple massage spa, just go to a beauty spa with friends, or use the services of a Moroccan bath with massage. We have to leave the dog for a long time, leaving on holidays or at the cottage on weekends. If cats experience loneliness calmly enough, then special conditions need to be created for dogs.
You can, of course, ask friends or relatives to leave their dog. But, let’s be objective, not everyone will agree, and not everyone will cope with this responsible task. You can use the services of the hotel for animals. But, if your dog is treated kindly with attention and is used to living at home, then even a short-term stay in an isolated box or aviary can be a huge stress for him. The best solution in such cases is dog sitting. Today we will consider these two cases: hotels for dogs and dog sitting.
The demand for this type of service is growing every year, more and more pet owners resort to the services of zoo hotels during their absence. Before you leave the dog in the pet hotel, read the conditions of detention: check that the “room” matches the size of the guest, the dog must be able to freely change its position, eat and drink comfortably.
Dogs in such hotels, as a rule, walk in special walks several times a day. In order for the owner to be calm about his dog, in good hotels there is a video surveillance camera in the rooms. Some hotels even provide them with a microphone, so you can talk to your pet remotely.
The list of services in zoo-hotels, as a rule, is standard:
- Balanced diet;
- Ensuring the correct daily routine;
- Providing comfortable and cozy enclosures with toys;
- Proper care and attention;
- Walking according to a schedule agreed in advance with the owner of the animal;
- Compliance with all sanitary standards.
But here they are ready to offer additional services:
- Hair care, bathing, haircut (grooming);
- Veterinary manipulations;
- Video surveillance of your pet online 24/7.
These services are provided both in your home and in the home where the dog sitter lives. If you give a pet to an apartment, check the conditions of the pet in advance. Most often, several animals live in such apartments at once. You need to understand whether the pet will be able to get along with other guests, whether it will be comfortable and safe in such conditions. Before agreeing to dog sitting, check the certificates of the absence of diseases in other pets, be sure to ask the person who will stay with your dog about the availability of a document on basic cynological education: he must have minimal knowledge about caring for a dog.
Advantages of dog sitting:
- The animal is next to the person. This is important for dogs.
- Home furnishings. For example, in the case of a zoo hotel, there will be several animals, and this may scare your pet.
- Purposeful attention. Dog sitting involves all the attention only to your pet. If you find a good place, be sure that they will walk it, wash its paws, feed it, play with it, and also take into account the peculiarities of character.
Disadvantages of dog sitting:
One point can be singled out here – that your dog is in other, unusual conditions for her. This is another house, and another person nearby. Therefore, be sure to prepare the animal for dog sitting. Introduce them, take a walk together, have the dog sitter treat your dog to something delicious. At dog sitting, take all the necessary things: toys, a bed, a leash, bowls. For the animal to see familiar things, to smell them. So it will be calmer.
Whichever option you choose, it is always important to take into account the fact that the owner understands his dog better than anyone else. And if you have any doubts about the chosen place for dog sitting, look for other opportunities to place your pet on vacation or take your pet with you.