Walking a friend’s dog is one thing. Caring for the dog for a day or two is something else. If a friend, neighbor, or family member needs you to watch their pup for a few hours or a few days, you need to know what’s expected, what’s allowed, and what’s verboten. This is true whether the dog is visiting your home or you’re staying at the dog’s home.
Think about it — there are a lot of details you may need to know: How many walks the dog needs in a day, how much kibble he should eat (and when), do you need to administer meds, or whether it's okay to let him on the furniture. Who knew?
In this video, professional dog trainer and behavior expert Robert Cabral runs through a list of things to keep in mind as you prepare for an extended stay with a furry friend.