12 Ways to Finish Your Reading List as a Dog-Sitter

As a dog-sitter, you have more time on your hands than most. You are responsible for taking care of someone’s pet while they are away on vacation or at work. If you want to take full advantage of your free time, here are 12 ways how!

1) Start with the classics

Jane Austen is always a good place to start when it comes to finishing up your reading list.

2) Read something new

If you’re feeling adventurous, try starting with one of these modern novels that were just published this year

3) Pick out some short stories

There is nothing more relaxing than curling up in bed and reading a few short stories before dozing off

4) Make lists

Make sure that you add a few books to your reading list every week. If you find yourself with some extra time, take advantage of it by adding another book or two!

5) Start a book club

This is a great way to read books faster. If you create your own group, make sure that each member reads the same number of pages every week or month. You will be surprised how much you can accomplish when you do something as a group!

6) Get a kindle

If you don’t already have one, invest in getting your own Kindle. It will save you so much time and money on buying books! You can also carry it around with you wherever you go to take advantage of any downtime that may appear during the week.

7) Try audiobooks

If toting around your kindle everywhere is not for you, but are still looking to save time on reading, try getting yourself an audio book. There are many websites where you can rent them and download the files right onto your phone or mp player. You will be surprised how much more quickly these books come into play!

8) Break up your reading

If you are really struggling to find time to read, try breaking it up into smaller chunks. Instead of trying to sit down and finish War and Peace in one day, try splitting the book into 100 page segments so that every time you do have 15 minutes free, open your kindle or eReader! You will be surprised at how quickly you will finish the book!

9) Take your time

Do not rush to finish a book just because you want to. Reading is supposed to be relaxing, so make sure that every minute counts when you are reading! If it takes an extra few days or even weeks for any one of these books, who cares? You will feel much better about yourself once the last page has been turned and you can start on your next book!

10) Read your favorite author

This one is pretty self explanatory. Do not be scared to reread old favorites!

11) Pick up a non-fiction book

The more you read, the better reader you will become and these skills can easily transition into any other type of reading material like magazines or newspapers.

12) Don’t stop once summer comes

Pick up a few books before summer starts so that you can take advantage of free time where you would otherwise be at work or doing the same old things.


How I Relax and Read With My Dog

“I’m going to relax and read with my dog!” I told myself as I grabbed the book off of the shelf. As I walked into the living room, my furry friend was waiting for me on his favorite chair. He wagged his tail when he saw me enter the room, eager to spend some time together. “Hey there buddy,” I said as he jumped up onto my lap. My day had been long so it felt good to have a break from everything else that was happening in life that moment – this is how you should relax and read with your dog!

Reading involves snacks , of course

When I’m reading, I make sure I have snacks by my side and some for my dog too! If you want to relax and read with your dog, snacks are a must. I have often found myself thinking about how nice it would be if my pup could eat the same thing as me while we’re relaxing together! Lucky for us both – they can! Most of my favorite books include some type of snack, so why not share them? After all, your pup deserves a treat just as much as you do.

My dog loves it when I read to him!

Reading is a great way for us to bond and relax together. If you have never tried reading out loud or if your dog has shown no interest in books before – don’t worry about it ! Every animal is different so what your dog might not like could be the next pup’s favorite. Give it a try and see what happens! If you’re nervous about reading out loud because you don’t know how to pronounce certain words, try using an e-reader or audiobook so that two of you can enjoy the story together .

Snuggling up with my furry friend

My dog is always by my side when I’m reading. There’s nothing better than cuddling up with a pup while you’re enjoying your favorite book, am I right? As long as the weather is nice , of course! Sitting outside on a warm day and relaxing together can be just what we both need after a stressful day. Fall is my favorite time of year – the leaves changing, the weather cooling down and all of the new books that are being released.

Reading together in a comfy spot

Relaxing with your dog can be done anywhere! We’ve enjoyed reading for hours on end wherever we choose to sit in order to relax . Snuggling up on the couch with a blanket and snacks is one of our favorite spots to read together. If your pup likes being outside, sharing a quiet spot in the yard or even reading under the stars can be an amazing experience that you both will enjoy .

Whenever I get overwhelmed from everything going on , it’s nice to take some time for myself and read. It’s a great way to relax and your pup will love being by your side the entire time!