Is it better to hire a dog sitter who stays in our home?

Depending on your dog’s personality, their daily routine, and your own preferences, it might be better for you to hire a dog sitter who stays in your house.

I have a few things to consider to make it easier to decide what’s best.

Your Dog’s Comfort

Some dogs may feel more comfortable and less anxious in their own home environment. Some dogs get stressed or anxious when left alone or they have to stay in unfamiliar surroundings like a kennel. If this is the case with your dog, hiring a sitter stay in your house will provide them a sense of security and familiarity.

Sticking to a Routine

Most dogs have a set routine for feeding, walking, medication, or other needs. Hiring a dog sitter who will stay in your house will provide your dog with their daily routine without disruption. This can be critical for dogs with specific dietary or medical requirements.

Home Security

Hiring a dog sitter to stay in your house will also give you a sense of home security while you’re away. The presence of a pet sitter can deter unwanted intruders since your house is occupied and lights are being turned on and off, not to mention someone coming and going from your house.

Personalized Attention

With a “live-in” dog sitter, your dog is going to get lots of attention and care throughout the day. Your dog sitter will interact with your dog, play with them, and provide companionship. This will help dogs who are used to constant human interaction cope with your absence.

Cost Consideration for Dog Sitters

Hiring a dog sitter to stay in your house may be more expensive than other options, such as dropping your dog off at a dog daycare facility or kennel. Decide what you can afford for dog care. The benefits of having an in-home sitter will come down to what makes your dog happiest while you’re gone.

Trust and Reliability

Make sure you and your pet spend time with a potential sitter. You can see how they interact with your dog and you can decide if you trust them enought to stay in your home for an extended period. Check their references to make sure they’re reliable and capable of caring for your dog – and your home.

Hiring a dog sitter who stays in your house depends on what’s best for your dog’s well-being and your own peace of mind while you’re away. Take the time to evaluate your options and choose the better option that meets your dog’s needs and fits your lifestyle.

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