Providing information on dogs, other domestic animals and people audible/visible your spot

Many dogs that use Sniffspot are reactive - which means that they react (barking, anxiety, over excitement, etc) to various stimuli (dogs, people, other domestic animals, etc.). In fact, 75% of all dogs are in some way reactive - have you ever heard a dog barking or seen one pulling on a leash? That dog is likely reacting. 

Folks that have reactive dogs use Sniffspot to find safe, private, worry-free places for their pup to play, so they want to find spots that avoid the stimuli that their dog reacts to. You can read more about providing a safe space for visiting dogs here

This is why it is required to provide information about "Others Audible/Visible From Spot During Visits" before you start hosting your spot. It's super important to provide complete and comprehensive information about Others Audible/Visible From Spot During Visits, so guests know what to expect before they visit.

You can edit / update this information this way:

  • Go to your host account here
  • Go to the Listing Details tab
  • Scroll down and you will see the Others Visible/Audible From Spot

Pro tip: ALWAYS make sure resident dog(s) are not visible or audible from the spot if possible. Visible or audible dogs can be a distraction to guest dogs and detract from their experience. You should make it clear in your spot listing that resident dogs will be away from the spot during visits.

Here is some information that can help with completing these required fields on your listing:

  • Dogs Audible/Visible From Spot During Visits
    • Options
      • Yes (always): choose this option if the guest should expect to always experience dogs visible or audible from the spot during visits:
        • Either on the property (in a house or outside)
        • On directly adjacent neighbor properties (note: do not include dogs that are audible or visible from further away than directly adjacent neighbors, e.g. down the street, across the street, etc.)
        • Walking by the spot
      • Sometimes: choose this option if the guest should expect to sometimes experience dogs visible or audible from the spot during visits:
        • Either on the property (in a house or outside)
        • On directly adjacent neighbor properties (note: do not include dogs that are audible or visible from further away than directly adjacent neighbors, e.g. down the street, across the street, etc.)
        • Walking by the spot
      • No: choose this option if there are no dogs that are ever visible or audible from the spot during visits:
        • Either on the property (in a house or outside)
        • On directly adjacent neighbor properties (note: do not include dogs that are audible or visible from further away than directly adjacent neighbors, e.g. down the street, across the street, etc.)
        • Walking by the spot
    • If you selected anything except for "No", make sure to provide more detail:
      • How frequently are the dog(s) seen or heard?
      • Can they be seen from the spot or heard from the spot or both?
      • Are the dog(s) on the spot property and/or on neighboring property(s)?
      • Are the dog(s) inside a building or outside?
      • If the dog(s) are inside a building, is the building adjacent to the spot or away from the spot?
      • If the dog(s) are outside, will they be fully contained and separate from the spot during guest visits? 
      • If the dog(s) are outside, is their separate enclosure away from the spot, separately by a buffer zone or directly adjoining the spot? 
      • If the dog(s) are outside, what kind of fencing is between their enclosure and the spot?
  • People Audible/Visible From Spot During Visits
    • Use the standards from Dogs Audible/Visible From Spot During Visits
  • Other Domestic Animals Audible/Visible From Spot During Visits
    • Other Domestic Animals could include (not an exhaustive list):
      • Horses
      • Cats
      • Cattle
      • Chickens
      • Pigs
      • Rabbits
    • Use the standards from Dogs Audible/Visible From Spot During Visits

You can update this information in your host account here.

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