Why Your Dog & Other Family Pets
Need My Exclusive Standards for Dog & Pet Care
Wagtime Pet Sitting & Dog Training llc is very different than the majority of pet sitting services because I insist on higher standards & policies about all the pet care that I provide.
I have particularly top standards about providing care for dogs.
Dogs need more companionship, affection, interactive attention & personalized care in order to be happy & thrive than most other companion animal species.
My personal agenda is to provide excellent pet sitting & care for all of my clients’ pets, especially their dogs & cats.
The general dog sitting standards provided by most pet care services
simply cover the minimum physical needs for dogs.
In my expert opinion, these standards are adequate for only physical care for dogs for 1-2 days.
For longer stays, these standards do not keep your dog mentally & emotionally content.
When left alone, dogs (as well as some cats & birds) become more & more stressed.
Many become bored, restless, or anxious while others become very depressed.
Many develop behavior problems because of their distress.
Many dogs vent their loneliness & frustrations on your home & furniture, by licking or chewing on their own body, or by being grumpy, even aggressive towards other household pets.
Some dogs internalize their stress deeply until their prolonged stress more seriously affects their health.
I don’t just love dogs.
For the last 40 years of my life, it has been my passion to study & learn about dogs so that I understand what dogs feel & how dogs think.
I know what drives & motivates their behavior.
I help them more easily adjust to your absence by providing for their emotional & mental needs, not just their physical ones.
My standards & policies for Wagtime Pet Sitting & Dog Training llc are based on the pet care services that I have learned from personal experience to insist on (and paid extra for!) from all the pet sitters that I have hired to care for my personal family of dogs, cats, birds, & many other pets (including horses, rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, snakes & fish) over the past 40 years.
The number of Daily Visits recommended for dogs
Wagtime Pet Sitting & Dog Training llc strongly encourages a minimum of three (3) daily visits for all in-home dog sitting because even a healthy, adult dog needs to urinate a minimum of 3 times per day.
(Take just a moment to recall how many times you took a trip to a toilet today.
Now imagine only being allowed to use the toilet twice a day.
Inhumane, even cruel when it is done on purpose.)
Any canine that does not need to urinate at least 3 days a day is likely dehydrated and is very prone to urinary tract infections, bladder stones or kidney stones.
Lack of need to urinate a minimum of three (3) times daily is also a symptom of other health issues.
I strongly encouraged that dogs under the age of one (1) year, dogs that are mature to aged, or dogs with any health issues should be allowed to urinate a minimum of four (4) or more times daily.
(These dogs might fair better with a live-in or over night pet sitter, or a pet sitter that cares for dogs in their own home.
Perhaps a family member will allow your dog to stay in their home.
Wagtime Pet Sitting & Dog Training llc does not provide live-in or overnight pet sitting services.)
Consult with your veterinarian about how often your dog(s) need(s) to urinate daily for good health.
Dogs are pack animals that are not biologically programmed to live alone.
Dogs are highly social pack animals that require the company of others for their emotional, mental & physical health.
They need & crave daily connection, affection and attention.
Dogs deeply miss their owners & family.
When I first began pet sitting over 25 years ago, I originally only took care of dogs by keeping them in my home.
During their first stay with me, each dog would begin to mourn their owner’s absence within 12 - 24 hours.
I believed then & now that these dogs felt they had been deserted by their owners.
Even out-going dogs would become depressed for 2-4 days before their spirits would begin to lift as they accepted that their “new” home with me really was a pretty good new place to live.
It still breaks my heart to see how sad & depressed dogs become when they realize that their people not returning home to be with them.
I do my best to provide for their emotional & mental needs, to lift their hearts & spirits while you are away.
Benefits of In-home Pet Sitting Services
In-home pet sitting is dramatically less stressful for your dogs.
Although your dog certainly misses you when you are not home, they can more easily adjust to your absence while continuing to live in their home environment.
Home is simply what they know & where they are most comfortable.
They can continue many of their regular routines while being surrounded by what is normal for them; their bed, their toys, their own food and water bowls, with your smell all around the home that you normally share with them.
* All of theses reasons are why my Premium Dog Care & Feeding Visit must be one (1) of the 3 daily canine care visits for full time service scheduled for longer than 2 consecutive days.
Dogs quickly look forward to all Wagtime Pet Sitting & Dog Training llc visits because they are provided with extra time for the companionship that they long for during your absence with:
- generous affection,
- personalized TLC
- & an endless flow of interactive attention.
Why my exclusive pet care standards cost a little bit more….
I am THE ONLY pet sitter that works for Wagtime Pet Sitting & Dog Training llc because I want to personally be sure of the quality of pet care being given to all my clients’ family pets.
Being THE ONLY pet sitter means I can only care for a very limited number of clients’ pets each day to provide the time for the caliber of care that I offer.
There are plenty of “okay” & "nice" pet sitters in the Miami area that charge less than I do.
Many are students looking for part time work.
For others, pet sitting is extra part time work to supplement the income of their full time job.
If you are hiring a professional pet sitter, pet sitting is actually how they support themselves.
If they are charging less, they must squeeze in seeing as many pets (along with yours) into their daily busy schedule in order to earn enough income to support themselves.
This means they need to run around driving all day to many locations while spending as minimal an amount of time with your pets as they can.
How can they can possibly provide superior quality care if they are always rushing to their next client’s home?
My work ethics & my heart based treatment of animals just doesn’t allow me to work that way.
I believe you get what you pay for.
Check in with your heart whether you really feel that the majority of cheaper pet sitters will consistently provide your Very Important Pets with the same:
- quality of service as myself
- expertise & long experience with dogs, cats & other pet animals as I have
- my reliability & commitment to giving quality care to pets.
Be sure to ask those other inexpensive pet sitters if they are a licensed business that is insured & bonded like Wagtime Pet Sitting & Dog Training llc?
Wagtime Pet Sitting & Dog Training llc is professional pet service business run by a professional pet sitter.
We all juggle our choices based on value verses cost.
My higher standard pet sitting service fees average only $5-10 more per day than other local professional pet sitting services that are rushing off to their next client's home.
I understand & appreciate that you are trusting me with your family pets.
I do my best to provide you with peace of mine that I am providing the valuable care you want your pets to have while you are away from them.