As a pet sitter, do you have a routine each time you have a job to take care of? How can you establish a routine as a pet sitter?
Pet Owner’s Wishes
Do not forget to take the pet owner’s wishes into consideration before coming up with a routine for the pets in your care. Before the pet owner even leaves, make sure that you communicate with them and find out exactly what they are looking for. Do they mind if you create your own schedule? Or would they prefer you to follow a strictly regimented routine for their pets?
Incorporate the Pets’ Usual Routine
Every pet sitter is different. An experienced pet sitter uses tried and tested methods that work best for them. However, if your purpose is to establish a routine as a pet sitter, you need to take several factors into consideration. Rather than create your own routine as a pet sitter, find out about the pets’ existing routine and then incorporate that into your daily routine with the pets. For example, if Fido is always walked at 8:00.a.m. and then again at 6:00.p.m, try to stick as closely to the usual routine as possible, or if Fluffy the cat is fed first thing in the morning and then again at night, try to keep to that time frame if at all possible.
Follow Through with the Routine
Once you have come up with your own routine or you have been given strict guidelines by the pet owner, make sure that you follow through with the pets’ routine. Important aspects of the routine can include a set time to stop by each day to see the pets, walking the pets at a specific time and location, and taking part in other activities that conform to the pets’ usual routine.
Establishing a routine as a pet sitter should not be left entirely to the pet sitter. Start by taking the pet owner’s wishes into consideration, followed by the pets’ usual routine. These two should go hand-in-hand. Next, once you have a routine, make sure that you follow through with the routine by conforming to the pets’ individual needs and requirements.