Pet Minder Tips


Sitter of the Month for September is NICOLE!
This month we are highlighting Nicole who has always had a passion for loving and caring for animals - its who she is!!   Nicole found PetCloud through being a staff member at the RSPCA and signed up straight away as she loves that a percentage from each booking is donated back to the ...
How To Read Dog Body Language: The Basics
It is a common misconception that if a dog’s tail is wagging it is happy, today we explore how to understand a dogs’ body language better.   Decoding a dogs' body language will allow you to understand how they are feeling and what their intentions are with the human and othe...
Sitter of the Month for August is AMY!
This month we are highlighting Amy who goes the extra mile for her clients by offering great personalised service. She actually became a pet sitter by change when helping out a bride in need.  I’ve been with PetCloud for: 1 year Occupation: Reservations Manager as a serious job and...
How To Have Great Communication with Clients
The ability to communicate effectively with any work arrangement is essential, no matter what industry you work in. In the digital age, Pet Sitters should know how to effectively convey and receive messages in person as well as via phone, email, and video calls.  Here are the top 10 communic...
How can I be a more assertive Pet Sitter or House Sitter?
Sometimes having the confidence to say "sayonara" to a job request or a client up front can mean less stress than if you carried out the job. We give you our top tips to help you be a more assertive pet sitter. 1. Avoid guilt trips. Don’t feel pressured by the Pet Owner and r...
When Should I Turn Down A Pet Sitting Job?
Tips on making your safety as a priority, being assertive, and avoiding problem pet stays As a House Sitter, “meet & greets” are a critical part of a job and should never be skipped. It is a time to suss out the cleanliness of home, the safety of the neighbourhood, the Owners livi...
How To Read and Understand Dog Behaviour
When caring for your own dog or pet sitting, you need to be observant to recognise any changes in the dogs behaviour. Use this guide to help you recognise important body language signals and get to know how they are feeling. If you're concerned about your dog's behaviour, we recommend ...
What Are Badges and How Do Sitters Earn Them?
When you are scrolling through your listing you may notice colourful badges under your profile picture. Want to know what are these little badges, what they mean and how they can get you more bookings? In order for a Pet Owner to reach out to a stranger on a website to mind their pet involves a h...
What Dog Breeds Am I Suited To Minding?
In our pet-loving community on PetCloud, we all are at a different stages in life, with different lifestyles, living situations, and different sized yards & homes. This is why it’s important to research the characteristics of each breed before accepting a pet sitting job. Even within a ...
Am I Walking Dogs Responsibly?
Dog bites happen to everyday people and pets, but can often be avoided by owners and pet sitters using the correct lead, collar and walking technique. When walking your dog it is important to ensure your dog is on the correct lead to ensure you, your dog and other community members are safe and c...