Pet Minder Tips


Introducing Dogs
It's important for dogs to have a calm, slow, non-threatening initial meeting, otherwise it can set the tone for their relationship. Read our tips for introducing two dogs. 1. Begin by letting both dogs get to know each other slowly and carefully on a leash in a neautral territory...
A Day in the Life of a Pet Sitter & Dog Walker with PetCloud
  I love being a dog sitter. It’s a 24 hour job. Dog walking of course is a day gig and you don’t have your four paw staying in your home. In my case I am busy mostly as a dog sitter and included in my fee is a walk. I specialise now in small dogs but I will go to a clients home ...
Sitter of the Month is Stephanie from Mill Park in Victoria
This month we are highlight Stephanie who despite only being with PetCloud for 3 months, is making a big impression on her clients who enjoy her loving and positive nature.   Stephanie has always had a passion for animals from a young age. She grew up owning pets and loved every m...
Pet Sitter Self-Care To Revamp Your Business and Life
What do you think of when you hear “self-care”? Like many of us you may think of a mani-pedi, bubbles baths or a new hairdo. While these are great ways to take time out for yourself let’s explore how to take care of the most important asset in your pet sitting business, YOU! ...
How a Smart phone can be a Pet Sitter’s best friend
Damage caused by Pets during their stay, aggressive behaviour, or even vet medical issues can challenge even the most experienced pet sitters.  Sometimes capturing the behaviour or health state of the pet will stand you in good stead if evidence is required for an insurance claim. Towards th...
Making wise decisions about Pet Sitting Bookings
Meet and Greets with the Owner's pet/s will help you know whether pets are likely to be suitable.   1. Energy Levels Research the breed's behavioural characteristics and tendencies. Are they a low energy lap dog? or a high-energy racing dog or guard dog with hunting or high pro...
7 Essentials A Kitten Can’t Live Without
You’ve just welcomed a tiny, adorable ball of kitteny fluff into your home and whether as a new fur parent or pet carer you won’t be able to stop smiling when this cutie is in the room!   While cats are a relatively easy pet to care for, to make them feel comfortable and happy i...
Christmas Safety: 7 Top Tips For Dogs
Tis the season to be jolly and of course our furry friends will be going the fun festivities with the rest of your family and friends. Whether it’s your own pooch or one visiting for the holidays there are some potential dangers present for furkids during the festive season. To ensure yo...
How To Make A Good First Impression During A Meet & Greet
First impressions last! Did you know it only take 7 seconds when first meeting someone to form a first impression? Here are some tips on how to make sure you're putting your best foot forward when meeting pet sitting clients. Outside Tidy the garden, pull out weeds, rake up fa...
10 Daily Body Checks For Pets
As a pet sitter or owner of a furry four legged pet these are your must have tips to know what checks to perform on a pet dog or cat on a daily basis to keep them happy and healthy!   Keeping an eye out for early signs of medical problems is one of the most important things you ca...