3 aspects that professional pet sitters need to be successful

dogsitter - 3 aspects that professional pet sitters need to be successful

A city like New York City is a great place to start a business. The median salary is among the highest in the United States, save for San Francisco. Disposable income levels are high, and people like to spend significant amounts.

To start a business in a place like NYC, it is important to recognize the key need / problem facing people here. And that is a critical lack of time. Time is the main inhibitor that forces a lot of people to make difficult choices in life. It is the reason why people who are willing to lend their time to help our fellow New Yorkers often enjoy lucrative and profitable businesses.

Key examples of these include babysitting and elderly care services. Family is often secondary to work in NYC. Yet another such lucrative business opportunity is pet sitting. While people don’t have the luxury of time, they do like having pets. Most states in the country have ownership rates of up to 70% per capita.

Those of you who enjoy spare time during working hours and have a generic love towards animals can easily set up an establishment that offers pet care services. Then the question becomes, what does it take to start your own pet sitting service? As an expert in this industry for over 25 years, we would like to offer a small piece of our mind.

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The right training

Professional pet sitting involves training. Though the right training, you get an idea of how to train, feed and take care of pets, especially when there are injuries involved. Your clients demand that you are trained appropriately. At Woof Pet Sitting, we offer this training to you over a 3-day period, priced affordably.

The first client

The first client is always the most difficult part of being an entrepreneur. That moment when you don’t have any credibility in terms of experience, you need to get out of your comfort zone to convince someone to take a leap of faith with you. While word-of-mouth marketing is often the best way, social media plays a major role.

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The mentality

At the end of the day, mentality is key. Pet sitting is a tedious task, and not as fun as others make it to be. You need to have immense levels of patience. Cuteness can only be so appealing. Beyond that, you need to enforce discipline, everything while demanding loyalty from pets.

If we have managed to irk your interest, get in touch with us. You can find our contact address here. We promise, you won’t be disappointed.

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2 tricks you can use to get your cat to exercise on a daily basis

cat trick - 2 tricks you can use to get your cat to exercise on a daily basis

Cat owners often face the same conundrum. How do you keep a creature that has absolutely no interest in doing anything physical active? While it’s all good and dandy that you get to pet and cuddle the cute little thing, that alone doesn’t really help to keep your cat healthy and happy.

We personally know a few people who went on to have dogs in their household purely for this reason. The great thing about dogs is their yearning for physical activity. They love to run around and play, which provides a good excuse even for the owner to exert himself or herself physically. All in all, it is a win-win for both parties involved in terms of physical activity.

But then there should be a similar option for cats too. It cannot be that they simply refuse to engage in any physical activities. That would be inherently self-destructive in nature, and goes against the basic survival instinct present in every creature. But what in the world are these activities?

In today’s climate, when obesity in pets is becoming an increasingly worrying issue, we want to empower cat owners to ensure their feline stays healthy and happy. In order to do that, we have put together a few methods that you can utilize. Now, it is important to note that the owner needs to be involved in these methods as well. It is not like throwing a ball at a dog and letting it just get on with it. Cats require a bit more of effort and attention.

cat and yarn - 2 tricks you can use to get your cat to exercise on a daily basis

The yarn of string

Cats have a weird sense of attraction when they see a yarn of string on the floor. It is almost as if the very presence of it annoys them, and they have to untangle it. A game that you can employ is to take one end of the yarn and move it across the room as if it were a snake. You would observe that this will perk your cat right up.

cat tower - 2 tricks you can use to get your cat to exercise on a daily basis

Building a cat tower

You would have seen an example of this type of furniture in an earlier post. Cat towers or playgrounds are designed such that they stir up interest in cats. Such towers are fun, engaging and a good source of workout. One way to entice your cat to do this is to put a bait at the top of the tower. That way, your cat has all the motivation it needs.

We often employ such tactics within our facility when we take care of cats. The string and tower examples have been tried and tested repeatedly. With each passing day, it gets simpler to entice the cat to engage in such activities.

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4 essential cat products that your furry feline can’t live without

cat in couch - 4 essential cat products that your furry feline can’t live without

If I asked you which is the species that needs a heavy meat diet to survive, or in other words the ultimate predator, you probably wouldn’t think of a cat. The tiny feline lying around in your household doesn’t give the impression of a serial predator. And yet it is.

Cats may be small, but they require a very specific environment to thrive. Even small things, like say the amount of animal protein in their diet, needs to be correctly measured and given so as to maintain their normal conditioning. This responsibility falls of course on the owner.

Considering the complexity involved in keeping and raising the cute and furry feline, we would like to list a series of products that covers aspects such as diet, grooming and fitness. Having personally tested these products, we are in a great position to advertise them to you.

Mini Cat playground from Catsplay

I know what you’re thinking, those things just never want to move, let alone exercise! While you cannot change their basic nature, you can be creative. Why not make exercise fun for your friend. The guys at catsplay have come up with some unique furniture set ups that appeal to your cats. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

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Science Diet Wet Kitten food

It is fair to say that we like the brand Science Diet. We had recommended to you one of their product categories in our post pertaining to dog supplies. The formula present in their wet kitten food contains over 50 different nutrients, including all the protein types essential in building lean muscle. The formula comes in different flavors such as Chunks and Gravy, and Minced Salmon.

Nechichi’s Carrier on the go

A carrier is always useful when you want to take your feline friend out to enjoy the fresh air. Unlike dogs, these furry ones don’t like to be walked. That calls for something else. Necoichi’s foldable ultra-light carrier is both comfortable and priced for value. I’m sure your cat would agree once it gets into the cosy interior of the product.

cat bath - 4 essential cat products that your furry feline can’t live without

Farnam Bio Guard shampoo

When it comes to grooming products, the issue of skin sensitivity looms above anything else. Different animals have different levels of tolerance when it comes to off-the-shelf chemicals that are largely present in grooming products. This particular brand of shampoo is simplistic in terms of functionality, non-irritating and serves the additional purpose of not washing off any medication present in your pet.


*Note: if you have a dog too, look no further than bully sticks for dogs.

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