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Business Insights: Why Do We Have a Meet & Greet?

Three important things take place when one of Paula’s Pet Sitting team stops by for your Meet and Greet. First (and most importantly), we get to meet your pet. While this may seem silly since we would eventually meet anyway, the first meeting is a chance to exchange a lot of information. By having us over while you are home and can set a friendly tone to us being in your house, your pet is much more likely to greet us with perked ears instead of bared teeth in the future.  You can also watch how we interact with your pet so you are assured we will take care of them just like you would.

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Fearful or Defensive Aggression in Dogs

Claiming her space.

It is one of our joys in the business of pet sitting to meet the many different personalities of your loved ones.  Sometimes they are shy, sometimes enthusiastic, and occasionally they need to be convinced we are a good thing.  Defending their territory is a characteristic in every dog’s personality, but sometimes it gets in the way of our employees fulfilling their duties in exercising your pet at agreed upon times.  Paula’s Pet Sitting takes several measures to ensure a friendly relationship with your pets, but occasionally even the standard practices need to be expanded if the first time we visit without you present your dog is less than happy.  

The first step, when you contact our services, is to schedule a Meet and Greet.  This includes a visit with the owners to discuss needs and services offered, as well as an introduction of the Pet Care Team to your furry friend.  In nearly all cases this meeting goes well, and the dog welcomes them with open paws.  In rare circumstances, however, the dog is (understandably) more interested in protecting their home than an offering of treats or walks when the owner is not present.  This is when the training and knowledge of Paula’s Pet Sitting comes into play.
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