How to Work from Home with Your Pets During the Coronavirus Pandemic!

 

Many of us are suddenly having to work from home as schools and workplaces shut down. So here I have suggestions for you on how to keep getting work done even with the distractions of dogs and cats all over!

1. Establish your business expectations

Check with your boss and see exactly what expectations they have with you working from home. Do they want you to keep the same work hours? What if your cat decides to walk in front of the screen during a video call? What if your dog barks while you are on a call with a client? Are these acceptable interruptions? Having a clear understanding of how this change will work and how it will affect your home life is important.

2. Keep your routine the same

Humans and pets thrive on routine. Normally when you are home on evenings and weekends, you are off of work and happy to spend time with your pets. This time with you at home will be confusing for your pets so it is best to keep your routine the same. Get up at the same time, feed them, go for walks, get dressed and start working at the times you normally would.

3. Set up a special place in your home

Working in a specific area of your home that is set aside for work can help keep distractions to a minimum. Analyze the space and make it comfortable for your pets by adding beds, bowls and toys to keep your pets out of your space. If you need to lock your pets out (do not feel guilty if you do), then you will need a room with a door, not the kitchen table.

4. Use a dog walker

Even though you are working from home, still consider using a dog walker to continue your normal routine and support your local company. Even if you do not normally have a dog walker, consider reserving one to take out your dog during the day or perhaps during an important call to make sure you are not interrupted.

 

This is a stressful time but we can band together and get through this together!

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Why You Should Adopt 2 Kittens

 

 

It seems like taking on one new kitten will be a big enough task, but now I am telling you to adopt two?!!! I must be crazy! But the truth is, there are a lot of advantages to adopting multiple kittens at the same time. I list the reasons here, but to watch the kittens play and get some more explanation, you really should just watch the video.

1. They are adorable! And they entertain each other.

Playing with a single kitten is a lot of fun, but watching two kittens play might be the closest thing to heaven you will experience in this world. Kittens need a ton of playtime, cuddles, and entertainment. That is wonderful when you are home from work in the evenings or weekends, but what about when you are gone all day? Or if you come home and are exhausted? A pair of kittens together can entertain each other and do not need quite as much time from you. And when they get tired they still all want to come and curl up on your lap. Awwww!

2. Kittens need to meet other animals when they are young.

Unless you arrange kitten play-dates, having multiple kittens may be your kitten’s only chance to play with other cats at a young age. Even if you ave an older cat, there is no guarantee she will want to play with this new upstart invading her space. Having multiple kittens lets them learn how to play with another cat in an appropriate way.

3. It increases the chances of a lifetime feline friend.

While there is no guarantee, adopting multiple kittens together increases the chances that they will be friends for life. Naturally, cats are territorial and really like their own space. It is easier for cats to be friends when they have been raised together in the same home.

 

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New Years Resolutions to Bond with Your Pet

 

The New Year has arrived and if you are like most people you are setting your resolutions for the coming year. The best resolutions can improve the lives of you and your pets, and bring you closer together! Here we have 5 suggestions on how to set New Years Resolutions to improve the bond with your dog or cat!

1. Exercise with your pets

You can take your dog or a walk or a run, go rollerblading or hiking. The options are endless! No matter your sport of choice, you can probably find a way to include your dog. cats are a little harder to convince but finding the perfect toy and play style to match your cat can be a great challenge.

Learn How to Get Your Cat to Play

2. Improve their (and your) quality of food

Good nutrition is invaluable both for you and your pets. Take some time this year to analyze your diets. Visit a local pet food supplier, do some research online and change it up! Ideally cats should eat an all wet food, high-quality diet and dogs need high quality food. You can learn a lot about dog nutrition at Dog Food Advisor, which rose to popularity when dog foods were being recalled in high numbers.

Learn about Feeding Schedules and Pet Diets

How to Choose A Healthy Dog Food

3. Take a class together

There are so many options these days for classes for pets. Look up local dog trainers to find options like obedience, agility, nosework and rally. There is something for every dog! If a traditional class does not fit into your schedule then consider an online course such as Ian Dunar’s Dog & Cat Behavior Problems class on Udemy. Being able to understand your pets better will lead to a more enjoyable life for everyone in the household!

4. Teach a new trick

Tricks are fun for your pets to learn and for us to teach! Plus who does not enjoy showing off a cool new trick to their friends? Teaching tricks can be easy once you know the steps to take for your dog or cat. The key to bonding is to do short training sessions and to keep the experience all positive and fun. You can find endless videos for teaching dog and cat tricks on YouTube, or take a specific class like Dog Training – Tricks Level 1 or It’s All Tricks!

5. Play a new game

Games are fun to play with your pets and can be adapted to the weather and your pet’s preferences. Check out our links for a ton of game ideas!

Fun Fall Games for Your Dog

Fun Things to Do with Your Dog in the Snow

7 Fun Winter Activities For Your Dog

Fun Things to Do with Your Cat on a Nice Day

Meet the Kittens!

 

 

Wet Noses Pet Sitting owner Liana now has 3 kittens and it is time to show them off! Meet Rhys, Pax and Fitz. They are foster kittens from Animal Friends Alliance that we decided to keep and they are going to help us teach everyone about kitten care. Now it is just time to watch them have a good time!

What Can Your Pets Eat on Christmas?

How to Stop a Cat From Interrupting Your Work

 

If you work from home, are a student, or just like to occasionally get things done around your house, cats can be a nuisance! Working as pet sitters, we love cats and when we go for visits, all we are there to do is pay attention to them, but we understand the difficulties of trying to get work done at home. Really you just have to figure out what your cats wants and how to provide it in a way that works for you AND your cat.
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What You Need to Know About Cat Body Language

 

Cats can seem pretty baffling to people, even those who live with them. As pet sitters in Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley, Colorado, we work with a lot of cats and have to know how to be safe and read their body language. Today we try to demystify cats and give you a few clear signals to watch out for, so you can get along better with all of the cats in your life.
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How to Be an A+ Pet Parent

 

 

In this presentation I was asked to focus on one topic of how to improve pet’s lives, but I could not choose just one! Instead I decided to talk about all the little tips and tricks that can make your dog and cat’s lives better! We talk about everything from:

  • How to interact with your pets to enhance their mental stimulation.
  • Why you should consider their perspective on life.
  • How to step up their nutrition.
  • Exercise, play and training tips.
  • And much more!

You can watch the video to see the details and see our slideshow below to catch up on the details.

 

Windsor Pet Sitters

 

You are looking for a pet sitter in Windsor but Wet Noses is not a good match for you. We completely understand and want you to find a pet sitter that is the best match for your household. So we have some suggestions of pet sitters in Fort Collins.

When looking at these pet sitters keep in mind:

  • We have heard good things about these pet sitters but we do not know them personally, so be sure to screen them. We have resources at the bottom of the page to assist with the screening process.
  • Be sure to look for a pet sitter that is bonded and insured.
  • We never recommend using sitters on a site like Rover. If you do decide to look at them, be sure to screen the individual thoroughly.

Windsor Pet Sitters

Help to Find a Good Windsor Pet Sitter

Fort Collins Pet Sitters

 

You are looking for a pet sitter in Fort Collins but Wet Noses is not a good match for you. We completely understand and want you to find a pet sitter that is the best match for your household. So we have some suggestions of pet sitters in Fort Collins.

When looking at these pet sitters keep in mind:

  • We have heard good things about these pet sitters but we do not know them personally, so be sure to screen them. We have resources at the bottom of the page to assist with the screening process.
  • Be sure to look for a pet sitter that is bonded and insured.
  • We never recommend using sitters on a site like Rover. If you do decide to look at them, be sure to screen the individual thoroughly.

Fort Collins Pet Sitters

Help to Find a Good Fort Collins Pet Sitter