By The Dog Daily Expert for The Dog Daily
Housekeepers and other service professionals who may visit your home are at first strangers to your dog. Depending on how well-socialized your pet is, the meetings could be disastrous for both your dog and the housekeeper. Keep in mind that not everyone loves animals, and most professionals just want to do their job effectively and quickly before moving on to the next client.
Wendy Nan Rees and Kristen Hampshire, co-authors of Dog Lover’s Daily Companion: 365 Days of Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Living a Rich Life With Your Dog, offer some great tips to ensure safe and easy dealings with housekeepers and other workers. Based on their advice, try doing the following:
If your housekeeper is at all troubled by your dog, or if your dog doesn’t get used to this individual’s presence after the first few appointments, you probably will need to crate or otherwise contain your dog on cleaning days. Consider having a neighbor, friend or other helpmate do this if you need to be gone for long periods during the day.