6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Dog Sitter

Written By Jason Gest On December 29, 2015, Last Updated On April 10, 2017

Before you select a certain dog sitter it is very important that you interview numerous people and ask each one certain questions that will help you determine which one is right for the job. It is crucial that you trust the person you hire to watch your dog, which is why it’s so important that you ask these questions.

  1. How much experience do you have with dogs?

One of the first things that you will want to find out about each of the people you interview for a dog sitting position is how much experience they have with watching dogs. You will need to know that the person you hire is okay with dogs and will have no problem watching yours. The more experience your sitter has, the better of a job they will most likely do.


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  1. Do you have any references?

Make sure that you get at least a few references from the people that you are interviewing to watch your pet when you are out of town. Take the time to contact each of the references you get so you will be able to make a good final decision on one of the candidates in particular.

  1. What do you like about being a pet sitter?

The way each person you interview answers this question will ultimately determine whether or not they are a suitable choice to watch your dog while you are away. It is important that the person you hire for these services enjoys doing it, because that means they can be trusted to do a good job for you. Look for people who have a passion for animals, dogs in particular.

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