When we have a human baby and the time comes for them to go to nursery or school, we do our due diligence and research on nurseries and schools to ensure that our babies are receiving the very best care and education and above all else that they will be safe.
We weigh up all sorts of things like reputation, experience and qualifications of the staff. We insist on meeting the staff who will be working with our children and we visit the facilities, often several times.
Yet, when it comes to our furry babies the “just the dog” mentality very often comes into play, how many of us diligently check the experience and qualifications of those we seek to employ to look after our beloved furbabies?
Do we ask for references and check their business credentials?
More often than not the answer is no.
When booking a holiday, often care for the dog is a last minute dash as we’ve forgotten that the dog can’t come to Spain with us.
Many dog walking/ dog care companies are set up because the owner loves dogs but beyond that there’s not much else.
There’s few of us out there with credible experience, qualifications and training deemed adequate to walk our family dogs, never mind operate a business looking after other’s dogs.