Robin is always a push over with our friends when it comes to taking in our friends’ dogs for the weekend.  With five dogs, we don’t get away on a lot of “quick weekend excursions”, so we are normally home.  That makes us wonderful “targets” for our friends to watch their dogs.

Please don’t get me wrong, we love most of our friends’ dogs.  For the most part, they are great and get along great with our dogs.  Having one more dog is really just one more wet nose asking for hugs while I am watching TV.

Being dog trainers and canine behavioral professionals, we have already taken the appropriate steps ahead of time to make sure that the weekend with all the dogs will be great.  We have already conditioned them, established the rules, and set the environment to assure a wonderful time.  The problem is that many people do not take these steps and bad things can happen.

If you are one of those people who like to have your friends’ dogs over, we strongly suggest that you take a look at our article on “How do I Prepare to Dog Sit my Friend’s Dog When I have Dogs Too?” just to be sure everything will be as great as you assume.

Dog sitting a friend's dog can be a happy experience for you and your dogs if you take the appropriate precautions.