"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind."
Kel M. Hatt
Insured & Bonded
Providing pet sitting, dog walking, and dog training in western Berks and eastern Lebanon counties Pennsylvania. Including but not limited to the following areas:
Spiritual Haven Animal Sanctuary
There are several advantages to hiring a trustworthy and competent pet sitter. Many pets experience stress when they don't see their human companion for a prolonged period of time. Boarding the animal at a kennel often compounds the stress. However, when permitted to stay at home with familiar surroundings quite frequently pets respond to their caretaker's absence much better. Some kennels require all the animals residing there to have certain vaccinations, some of which may not have been necessary when hiring a pet sitter. Additionally, in rare occurrences a pet becomes ill from something he/she was exposed to while being boarded. Lastly, cats are often left alone to fend for themselves for days at a time because they're viewed as more independent than dogs. Too often the mindset is if they have enough food, water, and litter boxes they'll be fine. The truth is a lot can happen in several days. Cats should be checked on at least once a day to ensure their well-being, be given fresh food and water, and have their litter boxes tidied up.
Like humans, dogs thrive with physical exercise and mental stimulation. However as modern day life continues to demand more of our time, sadly one of the first things that often gets pushed to the wayside is quality time with our beloved pup. When dogs are not exercised both physically and mentally, they often become bored and will “find” their own activities to occupy themselves. Unfortunately many times their choices are not in the caretaker's best interests. Problem behaviors are the leading cause of pets losing their loving homes and going to shelters.
Problem, unwanted behaviors is the number one reason beloved pet dogs wind up in shelters.
I'm not referring to dogs who fail to learn basic obedience cues, but rather inappropriate chewing, barking, digging, aggression, etc.
It has been my experience the human/dog relationship is very often skewed and not where it should be. Many times it's a matter of coaching the human which then helps to alter the dog's behavior.