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Top 50 Dog Sitter Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Dog Sitter. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Dog Sitter resumes they appeared on. For example, 62.1% of Dog Sitter resumes contained Bathe Dogs as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Dog Sitter actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Dog Sitter

1. Bathe Dogs
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Here's how Bathe Dogs is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Clean and bathe dogs when necessary.
  • Walk dogs, bathe dogs, as well as train dogs.
  • Watch peoples dogs in my home as they went on vacation -Bathe dogs -Take dogs on walks -Feed and give them water
  • Walk/feed dogs Bathe dogs Train dogs Drive the dogs to appointments
  • Fed dogs * Bathe dogs * Walked dogs * Laundry * Cashier / Money handling skills

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2. Cat Care
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3. Animal Care
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Here's how Animal Care is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Provided individualized animal care for dogs during family vacations, including pet care, grooming, & specific needs.
  • Provide in-home animal care for families as needed
  • Observe precautions required to protect owners' property Organization and De-clutter projects General animal care

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4. Pet Owners
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Here's how Pet Owners is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Maintained professional relationship with pet owners and communicated through email and phone regarding daily pet behavior.
  • Make sure the house is kept clean and secure (stay on site while home/pet owners are away).
  • Followed written and oral instruction from pet owners on feeding, exercising, medication, etc.
  • Provided excellent customer service skills and the ability to empathize with pet owners.
  • Communicate with pet owners any necessary info about their dogs.
  • Take instructions from pet owners regarding excrise needs and ensure they are carried out.
  • Supervised the activities of dogs Fed & cleaned up after dogs Assisted in extending good customer service to pet owners
  • Conduct "Meet & Greets" with pet owners to ensure comfort and compatibility.

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5. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Provide exemplary customer service and meet with all clients before and after the boarding period to ensure satisfaction.
  • Developed and maintained a long lasting and loyal customer base by providing top level customer service and care.
  • Provided high-quality customer service in any way possible to maintain a good flow of customer revenue.
  • Gained a lot of hands on customer service through cashiering and handling returns.
  • Deliver optimal customer service and attention to safety of all pets.
  • Provide excellent customer service by greeting each customer and their dogs.
  • Provided customer service and always met my customer satisfaction goals.
  • Answered questions and provided customer service to animal owners.
  • Provide customer service to clients.
  • Update clients on dogs' well-being.Follow rover.com policies in all business conducted and provide excellent customer service.
  • Watch after owner's pets overnight * Customer Service * Money Management
  • Feed dogs Keep play area clean Customer service
  • File Paper Work Metro Animals Dog Referee/Customer Service Interact with Customers and their pets.

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6. Medication Administration
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7. Child Care
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8. OWN Dog
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Here's how OWN Dog is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Helped by cleaning, watering, and feeding full grown dogs as well.

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9. Special Needs
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Here's how Special Needs is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Experience with special needs dogs: elderly, blind, etc.
  • Administered medication and various treatments to elderly and/or special needs dogs.
  • Feed and care for special needs dog.

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10. Safe Environment
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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Provide daily and/or overnight care to pets - Foster a safe environment for dogs that meets the needs of pet parents
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment for the animals under my care.
  • Plan activities and provided meals while maintaining a safe environment.
  • Provide a safe environment for both pets and people.
  • Make sure dogs were in a safe environment.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • Provide a fun and safe environment for children and/or pets Food preparation and first aid Plan daily activities Light housework

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11. Topical Medications
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Here's how Topical Medications is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Calculated doses and administered oral and topical medications.
  • Administered necessary oral and topical medications.
  • Administered oral and topical medications as well as injections when needed.
  • Give oral and topical medications when needed.
  • Ensured pets are given requisite amount exercise and playtime Cleaned up after pets Gave oral and topical medications when needed

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12. Family Friends
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Here's how Family Friends is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Walked and fed dog for family friends while they were on various vacations and overnight trips during holidays and summer vacations.
  • Feed, walk and groom family friends dogs every morning.

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13. Fresh Water
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Here's how Fresh Water is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Fed animals twice daily and made sure they had access to fresh water at all times.
  • Clean up after and make sure he has fresh water.
  • Provide care and companionship for the dog Feed and give fresh water Daily walks

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14. Leash Socials
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15. Personal Care
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Here's how Personal Care is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Supplied food, water and personal care to animals.

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16. New Clients
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17. Behavioral Issues
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Here's how Behavioral Issues is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Feed, wash and exercise approximately 10 boarded dogs per day Recognize and address all behavioral issues and relay them to customers

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18. Oral Medication
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Here's how Oral Medication is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Feed dogs regularly, walk them and play with them as well as apply eye medication and give oral medication.
  • Stay overnight with dogs, walk, day sit, and administer oral medication when needed.
  • Experienced with basic command training, injection and oral medications, and senior/special needs dogs.
  • Drop in visits 30 minute walks over night stays Have administered oral medication Can administer injection type medication

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19. Multiple Times
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Here's how Multiple Times is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Arranged for two dogs to be walked multiple times a day depending upon when the owner returned back home.
  • Consult with new clients Build a client roster Feed, provide for, train, exercise dogs multiple times per day.

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20. Water Bowls
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Here's how Water Bowls is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Pick up after them , and refill water bowls and pools during the summer.
  • Walk dogs Make sure water bowls are always full with fresh water before departing.

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21. Mental Health
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Here's how Mental Health is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Exercise animals to maintain their physical and mental health while owners are away.
  • Exercise animals to maintain their physical and mental health.
  • Exercise dog to maintain physical and mental health.

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22. Proper Intervals
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23. Communication
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Here's how Communication is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Follow instructions accurately and unsupervised; maintain communications with client about status of animals.
  • Maintained daily communication with client owners in order to assure owner of the well-being of their pet.
  • Give them food and water and keep them company.Skills UsedPatience, attentiveness, communication, multitasking, simple cooking skills
  • Take them to the park, feed them and entertain them.Skills UsedPeople/communication skills, leadership skills,

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24. Regular Basis
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Here's how Regular Basis is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Administered medication to both the child, and dog on a regular basis.
  • Supervised and cared for pets and children on a regular basis.
  • Exercised and played with animals on regular basis.
  • Checked on them on a regular basis.
  • take care of pet(s) feed/ walk on regular basis play with pet

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25. Proper Care
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Here's how Proper Care is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Advised techniques of proper care and discipline.
  • Shadowed a Veterinarian *03/10/2011 Observe and take note of proper care procedure for animals.

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26. Yard Maintenance
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27. Detect Signs
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Here's how Detect Signs is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Examine and observe animals to detect signs of illness, disease, or injury.

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28. General Care
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Here's how General Care is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Feed, and exercise dog, providing general care, such as cleaning, or maintaining holding areas.
  • Watched dogs in my home, bathed, walked and took general care of them.
  • Walk dogs and assume all general care for them in neighbors' absence.
  • Feed and Excercise animals according to their owners instructions.provide other general care such as cleaning or maintaining holding or performance areas.

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29. Service Agreement
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Here's how Service Agreement is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Explained service agreement to prospective clients who inquired about service

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30. Food Supplements
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Here's how Food Supplements is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Mix food, formulas, medications, or food supplements according to instructions, prescriptions, and knowledge of animal species.

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31. Care Procedure
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32. Liquid Formulas
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Here's how Liquid Formulas is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Prepared mixtures of food, liquid formulas, or supplements for an animal's specialized diet.

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33. Basic Training
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Here's how Basic Training is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Take dog on daily walks Practice basic training and obedience techniques Watch dog over nights when needed

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34. Different Families
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35. Family Pets
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Here's how Family Pets is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Watch, feed, entertain, walk and care for family pets for several families.
  • Employed to look after family pets and maintain security of various households when owners are travelling.

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36. Clients Homes
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37. Front Desk
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Here's how Front Desk is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Front desk checking in members, paperwork, and making sure the club is running smoothly Child care for members.

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38. Business Trips
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39. Different Types
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Here's how Different Types is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Work with several different types of dogs.

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40. Phone Calls
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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Answered customer telephone calls promptly and in an appropriate manner.

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41. Specific Needs
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Here's how Specific Needs is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Take care of dogs based on their specific needs and personalities.

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42. CPR
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Here's how CPR is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Own three dogs: Great Dane, Shih-Tzu/Bichon, and Beagle/Australian Shepard CPR, AED and First Aid Certified

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43. Facility Laundry
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Here's how Facility Laundry is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Do facility laundry and clean, organize, maintain, and disinfect animal quarters, such as dog houses.

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44. Clean Water
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Here's how Clean Water is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Provide food, clean water, and walking him at scheduled times as well as playtime.
  • Ensured dogs were properly hydrated and had plenty of clean water available to them.
  • Cleaned up after the dogs and ensured clean water was available to them.
  • Open Feed, Provide clean water daily.

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45. AGE Groups
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46. In-Home Pet Care
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Here's how In-Home Pet Care is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Provided in-home pet care including; leashed walks, off leash socials, both dog and cat care.
  • Provided in-home pet care including; leashed walks, off leash socials and feeding them if needed.
  • Provide in-home pet care services including leashed walks, off leash socials, feeding sand pet taxi.
  • Provided in-home pet care including; feedings, leashed walks, and trips to dog park.
  • Provide in-home pet care services including leashed walks, off leash.

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47. Special Care
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Here's how Special Care is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Administer medication as instructed Special care for aging dogs

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48. Physical Activity
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Here's how Physical Activity is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Engaged with the cat by playing and ensured enough physical activity for the cat.

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49. Basic Care
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Here's how Basic Care is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Provided ample exercise for dogs as well as basic care such as feeding and cage maintenance.

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50. Basic Commands
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Here's how Basic Commands is used in Dog Sitter jobs:
  • Assisted dogs to perform basic commands, behavior disruptions and open handicap doors within public settings.
  • Teach dog (and owner) basic commands sit, stay, come etc;.
  • Feed, walk,groom, train basic commands, and other duties.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Dog Sitter

Bathe Dogs

68.8%

Cat Care

5.9%

Animal Care

3.5%

Pet Owners

3.2%

Customer Service

2.4%

Medication Administration

2.2%

Child Care

1.7%

OWN Dog

1.6%

Special Needs

1.4%

Safe Environment

1.2%

Topical Medications

0.9%

Family Friends

0.9%

Fresh Water

0.9%

Leash Socials

0.9%

Personal Care

0.8%

New Clients

0.8%

Behavioral Issues

0.8%

Oral Medication

0.7%

Multiple Times

0.7%

Water Bowls

0.7%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Dog Sitter

Rank Skill
1 Bathe Dogs 62.1%
2 Cat Care 5.3%
3 Animal Care 3.2%
4 Pet Owners 2.9%
5 Customer Service 2.1%
6 Medication Administration 2.0%
7 Child Care 1.6%
8 OWN Dog 1.4%
9 Special Needs 1.2%
10 Safe Environment 1.1%
11 Topical Medications 0.8%
12 Family Friends 0.8%
13 Fresh Water 0.8%
14 Leash Socials 0.8%
15 Personal Care 0.7%
16 New Clients 0.7%
17 Behavioral Issues 0.7%
18 Oral Medication 0.7%
19 Multiple Times 0.6%
20 Water Bowls 0.6%
21 Mental Health 0.6%
22 Proper Intervals 0.6%
23 Communication 0.6%
24 Regular Basis 0.5%
25 Proper Care 0.5%
26 Yard Maintenance 0.4%
27 Detect Signs 0.4%
28 General Care 0.4%
29 Service Agreement 0.3%
30 Food Supplements 0.3%
31 Care Procedure 0.3%
32 Liquid Formulas 0.3%
33 Basic Training 0.3%
34 Different Families 0.3%
35 Family Pets 0.3%
36 Clients Homes 0.3%
37 Front Desk 0.3%
38 Business Trips 0.3%
39 Different Types 0.3%
40 Phone Calls 0.3%
41 Specific Needs 0.2%
42 CPR 0.2%
43 Facility Laundry 0.2%
44 Clean Water 0.2%
45 AGE Groups 0.2%
46 In-Home Pet Care 0.2%
47 Special Care 0.2%
48 Physical Activity 0.2%
49 Basic Care 0.2%
50 Basic Commands 0.2%
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