dog boarding - tips to keep your dog comfortable
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dog boarding - tips to keep your dog comfortable

We adopted our dog about four years ago. Since then, our family has not gone on a vacation because it is difficult to do with a canine family member. As I watch my kids grow up and hear all of the stories that my friends tell me about their family vacations and all of the wonderful memories that they have created, I regret that we haven't gone on a trip. I began looking into some options for boarding my dog and found some great places to take him. Then, I began looking up information about how I can make his time at the boarding center easier on him. To learn the tips that I have found about keeping your dog comfortable while he stays in a boarding facility, go to my site.


dog boarding - tips to keep your dog comfortable

3 Tips For Your First Time Boarding Your Dog

Cecil Hanson

Pet boarding has many benefits for dog owners. You get to go on vacation knowing that your dog is in safe hands and will be having fun and getting exercise the whole time you're gone. Pet boarding can also be less expensive and more convenient than hiring a dog sitter to stay in your home with your dog. You may, however, be feeling a bit nervous about boarding your dog for the first time. These tips should ensure your pup has a good experience:

Choose a High-Quality Pet Boarding Location

When shopping around for a pet boarding facility, it may be tempting to book the place with the lowest rates. However, you should just pick the one that works best for your pet. 

Ask to tour the facility before you commit. Make sure everything looks clean, that the dogs have comfortable places to sleep, that the play areas are being monitored by employees to keep the dogs safe, and that the dogs seem happy instead of stressed.

Sign Up for a Day of Doggy Daycare

Another way to make sure your dog's doggy daycare stay will be pleasant and go smoothly is to start out with a short trial. Most pet boarding companies also offer doggy daycare, where you can drop off your dog for just the day or even a half-day.

This is a great test to see if your dog has fun and is a good fit for pet boarding. Ideally, you will choose a pet boarding facility that offers a live camera view of the play area, so you can check in on your pup during the day.

Bring Some Comforts of Home

Another way to make sure your pup is comfortable and happy while being boarded is to bring some of the comforts from home. Anything with a familiar smell, such as one of your tee shirts, should provide them with comfort. You can also ask the pet boarding facility if it's okay to send your dog with their dog bed and a few beloved toys. And of course, you should also send your dog with their regular food so that they can stick to a consistent diet.

There's no reason to worry when dropping your pup off for boarding as long as you follow these tips. In fact, you will likely return to a very happy dog. 

For more info about pet boarding, contact a local company.