Would you like to create your own work schedule? Or, do wish that you could deal with animals instead of people? If you’ve dealt with these questions before, you may want to start your own pet sitting business. While starting a business can sound like a daunting task, you’ll discover that all you’ll need is some animal handling experience and ways to promote yourself; then you can start to receive the benefits of being your own boss.
Different Types of Petting Sitting Jobs
There are many types of pet sitting jobs available. For example, if you have a large yard or live close to an open field, you may want to open a doggie daycare. This provides dogs the opportunity to socialize and exercise under your supervision. If open spaces are out of the question, you may consider out-of-towner pet sitting. When an owner leaves, you can go over to the owner’s home to make sure the animal is properly exercised, fed and had the chance to go potty. Or, if you consider yourself an active person, consider dog walking as your pet sitting career. Whether it’s doggie daycare, out-of-town animal care, or dog walking, you can have the freedom to set your own schedule and experience the flexibility of business ownership.
Becoming A Pet Sitter
In having your own business, you also possess some major responsibilities too. First of all, you need to be experienced with animals. Having your own pets will make others more likely to trust you with their own pets. If you’ve never owned an animal, consider volunteering at a local veterinarian office to gain animal handling experience. If you plan on working with dogs, it would also be wise of you watch some episodes of Cesar Millan’s, “Dog Whisperer”. Additionally, try getting some pet sitter jobs for people who are going away on vacation or will be away for a job. This is valuable experience that can help you gain organizational and time management skills.
Secondly, you must be a self-starter. People won’t come to you unless you get the word out; I strongly recommend making flyers, handing out cards or advertising on the Internet. A good starting point is by getting yourself recognized on Facebook through facebook advertising.
Now that you know the pet sitting opportunities that are available and how to pursue them, don’t wait any longer to receive the benefits of creating and managing your own business!