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How to Watch Your Neighbor's Dog

Sitting for your neighbor's dog is a big responsibility. Fetch the proper instructions and be a good neighbor while they're on vacation.


  • Step 1: Keep the dog home Keep the dog at home in its familiar surroundings while the owners are away.
  • Step 2: Know habits Have the owners write down the dog's eating, sleeping, and exercise habits.
  • TIP: Get directions on how to administer any medications and directions to the dog's vet in case of an emergency.
  • Step 3: Brush Brush the dog's coat and teeth when necessary.
  • Step 4: Attend to food area Check the food and water area frequently to keep it clean and properly filled.
  • Step 5: Play with the dog Play with the dog. Play catch and go for walks at least two times a day.
  • Step 6: Give the dog attention Spend lots of time and give lots of love to the dog while you are sitting. Take a nap or watch television together.
  • FACT: Sixty-three percent of American households have pets.

You Will Need

  • Familiar surroundings
  • Eating
  • sleeping
  • and exercise habits
  • Brush
  • Dog toothbrush
  • Time
  • Medication and veterinary directions (optional)

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