This article was previously published March 17, 2012 and was updated on March 13, 2023
Author Bonnie Best on the Real Dr. Doolittle Show™
Bonnie Best, the very BEST Pet Sitter, has been a professional pet sitter for 15 years and owns The Best Pet Sitting and BNME, Inc. She was a Veterinary Technician, a financial coordinator and accounts receivable manager for a 24- hour emergency service Veterinary Hospital.
She is a professional dog obedience instructor and has raised champion show dogs, obedience titlists, and therapy dogs for over 30 years. While being a cruelty investigator for the ASPCA and organizing charity events for abused children and pets, her passion in life is dedicating herself to pet education and care. She lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband, daughter and 5 dogs.
Questions Bonnie answers on why pet sitting can be a great career choice:
Communication starts with loving animals, and that is where it all begins
I call it The Heart Wisdom Method for a reason.
And I know you love animals, so you’re already part way there!
Consider the fact that you were born with intuitive abilities, you already use them every day.
Why not use them to help better understand and communicate with your animals?
I believe ALL animal caretakers need to know how to communicate with animals.
Otherwise, how can you be a good animal caretaker if you can’t speak their language, hear their thoughts, know how they feel and what they need to be healthy, happy and fulfilled?
It’s easy to learn too, so there’s really no excuse for not doing this if you have animals in your life.
Our job is to find out what those reasons are, what they’re thinking, how they’re feeling, and to know how to communicate clearly in a two-way, heart to heart, mind to mind conversation.
I invite you to check out The Heart School of Animal Communication courses, the BEST Online Animal Talk Coaching & Mastery Club’s Live Monthly Group Q&A Calls (for Gold and Platinum members), and the Heart Wisdom Masterclasses.
I recommend starting at the beginning with the complete Beginning Core Foundations Course to get your basics down.
From there, you’ll learn to be crystal clear on what exactly to SAY, HOW to say it, the right questions to ask in the right way and timing, how to convey that as a message they can understand, and how to listen to your animal in return. (that’s the Advanced Animal Talk Mastery Course)
And then? Time to practice so you gain proficiency and confidence in your ability to have these conversations with animals anywhere, anytime, about anything. (That’s what we do in the Animal Talk Coaching & Mastery Club!)
Here’s a link that explains more about the different programs I have, how they differ from each other, and the best sequence in which to go through them.
Your animal needs you to be able to speak their language because they have important things to tell you every day…
And to do that, you must be open and clear enough to hear them and respond appropriately.
You could even save their life one day… or they could save yours.
Together we help make the world a better, happier, healthier place for all of us, humans and animals alike!