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Dog boarding Hobart online pet sitting services-Versus locally owned pet services

Dog boarding Hobart local services compared to on line services a must read for the pet owner looking for dog boarding in Hobart get informed and make the right choices.For you fur child

More and more today we are seeing on line pet sitting/dog minding & dog boarding businesses popping up.

These services offer pet hosting,pet minding and pet walking services are operated from another state & sometimes another country

So I was wondering if we did a comparison on local businesses versus the online services.     So we put them to the test.A couple of my friends joined as sitters who by the way have no pets and not considering to get some any time soon,as they work long hours and feel they do not have the time very smart.

So when they joined a couple of these online businesses they told these companies.               They were home all day (Lie)                                                                                                             They also said they had properties with yards,they lived in units another (lie)                   They sent in pictures of friends yards and even mine.(lie)                                                            They sent pictures of them with friends pets claiming to be pets they have minded before or there own another (lie)                                                                                                             But these business don’t know that do they you are only an online personna to them,so they take what you say as truth but they don’t really know that do they,how could they?     They claim to screen their sitters how do they do this then if they are from are not even in this state or country for that matter.                                                                                           These friends also decided to test their support service.They called up to ask what to do in a situation & find out more info it took 24hours and up to 36 hours to get a reply.Were is the support in that?If it is an emergency you want support asap.                                                Not only that we have gone on line and trolled these sights sitters &  noticed many people we did not put on our books that we had interviewed before,as we felt that they were not the right fit to care for pets and a little skeptical as well as their yards were not secure enough and we pointed out a couple of places that needed to be fixed up before they would be considered,they got a little angry and argumentative on the point.                                       These people are on their websites as pet carers now don’t get me wrong but I was shocked and really thinking that this is just accidents waiting to happen.

Local pet sitting company

I operate a Pet sitting business locally operated called Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services.The services we offer. Home stays dog boarding,pet minding,dog walking and house sitting service as well as a pet taxi.

We do screen our sitters we interview them personally in their homes.                                        We inspect their yards to make sure that they are safe and secure.                                           We have managers & myself available 24/7 to offer advice and back up if needed.                  We personally train our sitters in pets first aid and dog behavior as well as the safest way to walk a dog.                                                                                                                                          We hold an annual pets first aid refresher along with tips and new strategies on making you and you Paw guest feel comfortable faster,as well as OH&S procedures on how to keep you & your paw guest safest.                                                                                                            We also do annual yard and home inspections to make sure every thing is still up to standard.                                                                                                                                                 Our sitters attend dog behavior seminars yearly to keep us up to date on any tips or strategies that may help our sitters and paw guests so every thing is how it should be.                                                             We fully insure the pets in our care.

Things to take into consideration when finding or wanting to be a dog minder.It is not easy and sometimes very hard.Dogs will wee,poop spew and chew up your stuff they will dig up your yard.Dogs behave differently in another environment than their own and will do things they would not do in their own homes.

I am a dog minder & also board dogs myself and I think how can you pick the best dog minders if you really don’t know what it is like to care for some one else’s dog yourself.         To operate a business or have great minders they need to know their subject.                          Your sitters need to know this and be very stable people with no anger issues at all.            A sitter must never hit a dog for doing wrong throw it outside and leave it there all day & night as punishment.We tell our sitters if a dog is too much or does your head in or making you angry to call us asap and we will remove the dog and put with a bomb proof sitter.    We also tell them not to feel shame in this as we would prefer them to do this and it shows you care about the dog and they are being responsible.We will not punish the sitter who does this as sometimes a dog will act differently with different sitters and situations.

Bomb proof  sitters

To find a bomb proof sitter is like finding gold and those sitters need to be praised & rewarded.                                                                                                                                             I give my sitters a nice break in a holiday cottage on Bruny Island yearly for free as well as take them out a couple of times a year for a lovely lunch or meal.                                               As well as given a Christmas gift bag yearly.                                                                                   Lets face it these people are your business and you look after your business & clients don’t you?                                                                                                                                                  The sitters are actually looking after your clients babies and their precious family member you as an owner need to feel safe and secure and have that peace of mind who you are leaving your dogs or pets with.

So there you go a little insight on the numerous on line pet care services to the locally operated business.

by Kimberly

from Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services

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Dog walking Hobart.com.au

Dog walking service that is reliable servicing the Greater Hobart region as well as the Houn Valley.To find out more go to www.pettaxi.net.au Ph 0428568852

Dog walking gum tree & internet adds An insight to dog walking by a reputable professional pet care company

So you want to be a dog walker?

How we accumulate our clients mostly is when they are at their wits end and they have been left in the lurch had their time wasted by so called unprofessional people who think that dog walking would be  fun & easy money. All clients want is a reliable service that will turn up and walk their dogs. Rain hail or shine.You also do not have to mind picking up other peoples dogs poo.

Let me tell you dog walkers earn every cent they make & should be respected. When most people want to pay you to walk a dog it is not because the dogs are easy to walk believe me. Most clients have big pully,unruly dogs who are dog aggressive not trained to leash walk ect.To be pulled around by a big pully or small pully dog trying to control them for a full 1/2  hour or full hour is not fun. We trail and test walkers over a 2 week period.

The drop out rate is incredible. In 5 years I have found 4 regular reliable people who walk dogs all day. This would be out of close to a hundred that we have interviewed and started to trial. Not only have they wasted my time but have wasted the time of my dedicated team who help along the way with the process. To give help them the so called easy making money job of their dreams.

Some of these advertised dog walkers on gum tree and other employment internet sites.

Always make me laugh or smile with yeah right when I see them advertise walking your dog for $5 or $10 per hour  for  2 dogs $12 to $18 and then they offer a price for 3 or 4 not only is this unprofessional as it is against the law in the dog act to walk more than 2 dogs at a time If you are going to work with dogs you should know the council rules and regulations of how many dogs is acceptable to walk at each time.If you want a career in dog walking know your subject.

Not only that but it is also not safe to walk more than 2 dogs at a time not just for the walker but the dogs as well.

Dog walkers have to be alert at all the times & be aware of their environment & surrounds around them and make sure they have a firm hold on the leash at all times. Not only would multiple dogs get tangled up and cause you to trip up, maybe a little dog fight might happen between the dogs you are walking .

How are you going to control this with multiple dogs on hand. If they see a cat and the dog/s bolt out to chase it not only would this pull the walker over and cause injury to the walker more than likely they would let go of the leash and therefore set your dogs free. What a disaster. Not only do they have to get one dog back but 3 or 4 no thanks it’s an impossible ask.

If you are thinking of a career in dog walking go to the dogs home and volunteer to walk dogs for them go through the rules and safety regulations of how to safely walk a dog. Then walk dogs for them 5 to 7 days straight for a month. I always say if you can walk a dogs home dog you can walk anything.

If you have lasted and still love it after a month then you are ready to be a good dedicated dog walker. If you do please call me because you are a rare individual that is for sure and we can do with you on our team.

Not only that dog walking is 7 days a week clients do not want you to just walk week days but weekends too and there is no penalty rates.

It is not a 9 to 5 job some of our walkers start walking in the dark am and finish in the dark pm especially in the winter months,

They run from one job to another all day every day.

You must also provide insurance as once money changes hands for a service of any kind you are liable/sueable for any mishaps or accidents that may occur whilst you are walking clients dogs,These can be dog fights not just by the dog you are walking but some other dog attacking your clients dog,if you lose a dog or a dog gets run over.You must protect yourself and your clients from anything that may arise.

Some clients do contact you to walk their dogs as they are time poor and do not have time to walk or they are elderly or disable,Not all dogs are hard to walk but if you want to be a successful dog walking service you can not pick and choose or you will not make money.

Expenses & tools you need to run a successful dog walking business is insurance,dog leads and haltis,dog coats of various sizes for bad weather,petrol money to get from one job to another,old towels to dry the dogs off.Lots of treats of course all dogs love to get a treat’.

A good hat, sunglasses,2 very good all weather coats/Jackets with a hood,2 pairs of water proof pants, Gloves with good gripping on the palm side a Beanie and most important good and supportive walking shoes.

Also patience lots of patience not just for dogs but starting a business such as dog walking is slow and you may not get a job for months and then only a holiday walk and then nothing else. If you want to start off with clientele asap you need to call us as we can give you work straight away and you do not need to take on the burdens of running a business

The Pro’s of dog walking are

You get to meet lovely people who adore their dogs

You get to meet some awesome dogs and bond with them naughty and good, but the naughty ones are just as lovable as the good you will see, Exercise and fitness.

  RESPECT

So next time you see a professional dog walker out and about walking dogs for a job have a respect for what they do they deserve it and the dogs & owners love them too!

If you are looking for walkers who are dedicated and we have trailed and tested them so you do not have to go through the disappointment. Let us take the worry out of that and do the hard work for you so you may get the dog walker you and your dog deserves!

 Jobs                                                                                                                                                         If you are serious about becoming a dog walker contact us and we can have a chat and if you are suitable we can train and trial you.

0428568852     www.pettaxi.net.au          email kimberlyelford@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet minding,Pet feeding in your Home or Dog minding in our homes Hobart

Pet Feeding and Pet minding in your Home Hobart.
Dog Minding in our homes is a more affordable pet care service Pet feeding & Pet minding in your home.By police checked pet loving professionals.

For a great pet minding service that will come out to your place and feed your pets and refresh their water give them some human company and affection look no futher than

Kimberly’s pet taxi and pet services pet loving pet professionals are only a phone call away.We will match you with a police checked ,CPR & pets first aid certified pet minder,and have them come out to your place for a meet n greet and to discuss your holiday care needs with the pet sitter.

This service is much nicer for your pets,as they get to stay in the comfort of their own homes.Your pets are covered by our insurance whilst in our care.Pet minding has become very popular as it is Cheaper than Kennels and there is not that running around before and after your holidays,to and from The Boarding Facilities.Also vaccinations do not have to be up to date as I know that some of you would rather not Vaccinate your pets.

Nothing make me and my sitters happier than when you turn up to feed the pets and or walk them they are so excited to see us.Oh goody the sitter is here to feed us and have some play time or just some human affection is all most pets want and need.

Most people today have doggy or cat doors so their pets can go oustside and come back in when ever they please.This makes it easier on the pets and the owner that the pets can get outside to relieve them selves.These doors make for a great feature in a pet and pet owners life.

We can come and feed your pets once a day or twice a day.If they are cats some owners get us to call in every 2nd day and they put out an extra kitty litter tray and a automatic pet feeder that we can top up along with giving them some wet food and refreshing and topping up their water.

We can also add on a walk for your dogs,water your indoor plants,bring in your mail put bins in and our as well as rotating lights opening and closing window curtains or blinds.

So if you nned a professional pet loving service call us at Kimberly’s Pet taxi and Pet services on 0428 568 852

Home stays dog boarding-Dog Kennels & Dog Minding Hobart

Home stays dog boardingDog Kennels Hobart

Home stays dog boarding-Where your dog stays in the comfort of caring homes across greater Hobart with Pets
CPR & first aid trained Dog carer’s. You love your dogs & we will too!

Go away on holidays or on business, with the peace of mind knowing that your dog is being cared for by a suitable, caring minder and living in the complete comfort of a dog lover’s home!

You have preference of a minder that has a doggy so your dog has a great play days and doggy company as well as the company of your dogs carer.                                                                                                                                                 OR                                                                                                    If your dog prefers only human company then they can stay with a Minder that doesn’t own a dog.This gives your dog total personal attention with no other dogs to contend with.

We ask you to take your doggy along for meet & greet with the Carer/Minder in advance, at their home to ensure you are completely comfortable with where your dog will be staying. For your convenience our Minders homes are located in most Greater Hobart Suburbs.This allows your dog to have a good sniff around and get familiar with the carers home as well as that added peace of mind for your the Pawrent.

We are very careful to match your dog’s personality,breed & size with a suitable carer/ minder at the closest possible location. We take the time to make the perfect match.

Affection & personal attention is our policy we love to love up your dogs.Your dogs become part of our family when you go away and we treat them as such.

So why not call us for a quote and have a no obligation free meet n greet with one of our Dog carer’s to see if this service is for you and your doggy.

phone 0428 568 852

Launceston Dog walking Launceston Dog Walking in Launceston Suburbs

Launceston Dog walking Launceston Dog Walking in Launceston Suburbs.Is your dog/s bored,digging or barking all day.We can fix that by walking your dogs for you Launceston   call 0428 568 852 today and meet with a dog walker /carer

About Dog Walking!

Every dog loves a walk and also needs one.Here at Kimberly’s Pet taxi and Services we will walk your dog for you in the Launceston area.You may be unable to walk your dogs through sickness or maybe a disability or going away on holiday and some times our lifestyles are just to hectic and we do not have the time to But still want our best friends to have the walk and exercise they need and deserve.We walk dogs in suburbs across                                          The greater  Launceston area.

W have walked many dogs and We have had lots of Experience at walking dogs.

  • We meet with you and your Dog before we commence a walking session so you can meet who will be walking your much loved family member for you.
  • We have walked dogs for all sorts of people and reasons
  • W have a affection for Dogs in a Big way.We JusLOVE them
  • I walk the dogs myself as well as my team members
  • This is a one on one dog walking experience I do not walk more than one dog at a time unless from the same family.
  • 1/2 an hour to an hour walks for your furry family member
  • We think that Dogs are Pawriffic

So if you need help walking your fur child Give us a call at Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services.

                   We love our Dogs and We will love yours Too!