I know it's kind of unrelated to the forum topic, but this is the closest topic to the topic of my question...
It's a little bit early, but it never hurts to be early, so..
This summer I plan to offer dog-sitting services on my own, it's just going to be me and I don't plan on making it an official business, I'll keep it more like a private activity between me and the clients to earn some pocket money. I have dog-sitted some of relatives' pets before and I think I have some experience to pet-sit. The thing is, I don't really know if there should be special requirements for setting up such services, or anything regarding to the fees and how much should I charge, or maybe things like what I should declare to the owner prior to accepting them as a client, or if there's a few general questions to be asked before I sit their dog (things like does the dog have special requirements, etc.)
I plan to do come to the client's house daily, for however as long or as often as the client wants me to. So a suggestion on the hourly rate would be nice.
I would also like to know the general idea of dog-sitting activities. Something like what I should do in general, besides feeding and taking care of the dog, playing with the dog, and taking it to walks.
Thanks in advance!