Dog Sitter Interview Preparation Guide
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Dog Sitter based Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with experience as Dog Sitter. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job test and quickly revise the concepts

55 Dog Sitter Questions and Answers:

1 :: Suppose If an animal died while under your care, what would you do?

To make sure all policies are followed and no mistakes are made.

2 :: Tell us what pets do you have?

Emphasize your skills with animals they sell in addition to your dog or cat. I said I have a hamster and have worked with birds.

3 :: Explain your past experience with pets. Which animals do you know best?

I worked at 2 small pet shops previously where I cared for birds, reptiles, fish and small mammals. I know birds well. I can trim wings, nail and file beaks. I have also hand-fed parrots, and raised lovebirds and cockatrices. I also know reptiles very well and have hatched leopard gecko eggs. I can force feed reptiles and snakes if needed.

4 :: Tell me can you teach an old dog new tricks?

Yes, it's always possible to get through to an animal, it just takes patience and ever-changing tactics until you find the right one that works for that specific animal.

5 :: What is your favorite word?

My favorite word is RESPECT

6 :: Tell me does the pet sitter (or agency) keep regular office hours?

A Professional pet sitter should have a schedule of office hours. A larger business may have additional personnel to answer phone calls or e-mails, but many pet sitters are sole proprietors who use answering machines to field inquiries.

7 :: Tell me what is daily/daytime dog walking?

Daytime dog walking is pet sitting on a weekly, ongoing basis. A daytime dog walker is usually hired to walk or visit dogs that need a regular break during the busy work day.

A dog walker may be scheduled for daily visits or just a few days week, often once or twice a day depending on your work schedule and the needs of the animals.

The most common dog walking visits are scheduled for somewhere between 20 and 60 minutes.

8 :: Explain should our pet sitter be bonded?

Bonding is different than insurance. Bonding generally applies only if someone steals from your home, and is convicted of the crime. At that time, the bonding company will reimburse you for the loss, and the pet sitting business will reimburse the bonding company. Such a conviction can take years, and can be difficult to obtain. It is also important to know that many bonds only apply to the employees of a business, and not to the business owner. So bonding is really optional.

Some sitters have chosen to obtain actual theft insurance through a company such as PSA in order to give their clients piece of mind.

9 :: Tell me do pet sitters work on holidays?

Yes. However, there is an additional fee for each holiday visit.

10 :: What experience do you have as Dog Sitter?

Tell them anything pertaining to animals! Ever babysat someones python before? Tell them! I am a dog walker/pet-sitter/baby-sitter. My experience let them know that I was capable of dealing with stress (KIDS) and animals.