Many people worry about leaving their dog when they go away on holiday. This can be for various reasons. One of the main ones is that they have never left their dog for a prolonged period of time before. Another reason is perhaps you have to leave your dog with someone who isn’t its usual dog sitter. Whatever the reason, there really is no need to worry about your dog and the dog sitter. As long as you tell the sitter the following things before you leave, I’m sure your dog will get on just fine without you!
Leave Keys And Security System Info
This is very important – make sure that your dog sitter has all the keys they will need while they are staying in your home. Ensure that they have the keys for the front and back doors. If they need to have access to a shed or any outbuildings, be sure to leave those keys as well. Do you have an alarm or other security system fitted in your home? If so, make sure the sitter knows how to use this and deactivate an alarm when needed. Once your sitter has all the keys, you don’t need to worry about the sitter and your dog getting locked out!
Leave Information About Medication
If your dog needs to take medication regularly, make sure that you write down all the doses they need for each medicine. You should also make sure that you have plenty of common medication stocked at home. This is in case the dog sitter has to deal with any fleas or other common illnesses. Need to buy some new medication before you leave? You can find reviews on trifexis and other dog health problems online.
Write Down Microchip Info
Your dog should be microchipped so that he or she can be easily found if she ever goes missing. Before you leave for the holiday, write down the microchip number and give it to the dog sitter. You should also give them your dog’s registration information as well. This will all come in useful if the dog goes missing while you are away. Your sitter can give this information to the police, who can distribute it to all the local pounds. Once the pounds have this, they can easily tell if they pick up your pooch.
Make Sure Your Sitter Has A Backup
Double check if your sitter has a partner or friend who will be able to take over in case of an emergency. This will come in very useful if your sitter falls sick while you are away and is unable to take your dog out for its regular walks. If your sitter doesn’t know anyone who can take over, you may prefer to give her a friend or relative’s phone number. This should be someone who you know is willing to help the sitter out if they ever find themselves unable to fully look after your dog.
Don’t worry about your dog while they are away; this checklist can help you get some peace of mind!