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  • Get To Know Your Pet Sitting Service Before You Hire

    Posted July 11, 2010 By in Pet Owners With | 3 Comments

    Want to get more familiar with a pet sitting service before you decide who to trust with the care of your pets?

    Who could blame you – we all worry about leaving our pets and need to know as much as we can about the people we are entrusting to their care.

    These days, most pet sitters are online and there are many easy ways to get to know them, understand how they run their business, and build trust before you pick up the phone to contact the pet sitter about their services.

    Here are some ideas for you to use to do your own online research:
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  • Pet Daycare | A side by side comparison of your options

    Posted July 9, 2010 By in Pet Owners With | No Comments

    0216Pet daycare is not unlike child daycare.  In its most common definition it’s a place a pet owner can drop their furry friend off for the day while at work.

    There are usually two options when it comes to pet daycare.

    Option 1: Pet Daycare at a Boarding Facility

    Option 2: Pet Daycare in a pet sitter’s home

    (Option 2A: Pet Daycare in your home while a pet sitter keeps your pet company in their own environment.)

    Both have their pros and cons and you’ll need to consider a variety of factors when choosing which option is best for your pet.
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  • How To Write Instructions for a Dog or Cat Sitter

    Posted July 8, 2010 By in Pet Owners With | 1 Comment

    story timeWhen you hire a pet sitter to visit your home to care for your pets, the more information you can give them about your pets routine and habits the better they are able to care for your pets!

    A professional pet sitter will always visit your home for an initial interview before the first pet sitting visit is scheduled to meet your pets, learn about their regular routines, collect keys and familiarize themselves with home security, and find out where the food, toys, cleaning supplies, and other pet supply necessities are kept.

    At this visit the pet sitter will fill out a pet sitting contract where this information is documented and that tells you about the policies and terms of the pet sitting service.
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  • Cat Sitting | Who Is Really Running the Show?

    Posted July 7, 2010 By in Pet Owners With | 1 Comment

    EquilibrismCat sitting is a tricky business.  I’ve been on plenty of cat sitting jobs where the beautiful kitten seems to have been anticipating my arrival and follows my every step around the house.

    I’ve also had plenty of cat sitting visits where we seemed to be playing hide and go seek the entire time.  And guess which one of us is always winning.

    One question I’m sure to ask owners before starting a job is, “Where are the cats favorite hiding places?”

    Funny enough, the cats usually are in on the conversation and avoid those listed places when the owner heads out of town.
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  • Walking Dogs | Are You Being Fair to Your Dog?

    Posted July 6, 2010 By in Pet Owners With | 1 Comment

    nescaWalking dogs for a living is something many pet lovers would aspire to do.

    As simple as the concept may sound, walking dogs as a profession takes a considerable amount of skill, training and knowledge.

    As a responsible pet owner, you should do plenty of research regarding the best practices of proper dog walking.

    The goal is to keep yourself as the pack leader (the one in control) during the entire walk.
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  • Puppy Sitter | Only the Best for Your Cute Lil Cuddle Muffin

    Posted July 5, 2010 By in Pet Owners With | 1 Comment

    What is a puppy sitter?

    Olive the mini dachshundA puppy sitter is a pet professional you can hire to keep your puppy company during the day when you can’t be there yourself.

    We all know how much responsibility and attention is required to properly introduce the puppy to its new home.  And it’s fairly obvious that a new puppy will need plenty of attention, consistency and training.

    A puppy sitter will be your saving grace.  The right puppy sitter will have a strong training background and maintain a high level of safety precaution and procedure for the puppy’s best interest.
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  • Are Your Current Keywords Actually Hurting You?

    Posted July 1, 2010 By in Pet Sitters, SEO and Marketing With | 1 Comment

    Question: What does the term SEO mean to you?

    Sure, we all know it stands for search engine optimization but how do you actually go about optimizing your pet sitting website anyway?

    The approach we hear most often includes the use of “keywords.”

    Make sure you have your keywords in your title tag” for example, is something I hear a lot.

    I then begin to hear about pet sitters who become frustrated that their website is not showing up in the search engines for their own keywords.

    While this could be an accurate frustration, more often than not there is usually a piece of the puzzle missing – a big piece of the puzzle.
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  • FBML on your Pet Sitting Facebook Fan Page – Part 1

    Posted June 28, 2010 By in SEO and Marketing With | 3 Comments

    Are you ready to take your pet sitting Facebook fan page to the next level?

    Do you want to make your fan page more interactive and gain more loyal fans?

    FBML is the answer. I created a 2-part FBML series that walks you through the basics and the specifics.

    Part 1 – FBML Basics (this page)
    Part 2 – Getting FBML on your fan page

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  • FBML on your Pet Sitting Facebook Fan Page – Part 2

    Posted By in SEO and Marketing With | 6 Comments

    Welcome to Part 2 of our FBML video series.

    In Part 1, we discussed the basics of FBML. Today, in Part 2, we are going to get you all up and running with FBML on your pet sitting Facebookfan page.

    Part 1 – FBML Basics
    Part 2 – Getting FBML on your fanpage (this page)

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  • [Podcast] 10 Ways to Market and SEO Your Pet Sitting Website

    Posted June 26, 2010 By in SEO and Marketing With | 2 Comments

    APSE co-founder Joshua Cary interviews PetWebDesigner.com CEO Michael Ayalon. Listen in and discover 10 specific things you can do right now to market your pet sitting website.

    Push the PLAY button on the big screen below to listen in:

    Click on the PLAY button above to listen now OR…

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