Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Question: DogSitting adding free training?
Happier at Home! Pet Sitting
Question for anyone who ever thought about using a dog sitter:
We have a small family petsitting business where we focus on a small amount of clients but stellar, personalized service. We try to be the kind of pet-sitter we would want!
We go into clients' homes 2-3 times a day for between 10-30 minutes (depending on the level of need/service paid for) and walk, play, feed, whatever the pet needs.
What if we offered a short training session while visiting? The thought is it would give the dog something stimulating and fun to do (dogs LOVE training) and they would not only get their physical (potty) needs met when we were there, but also their mental needs.
We would not charge more, but add more value.
We would do 'clicker' training and give our clients a sheet of instructions and free clickers if they want to continue on their own.