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14 Nov 2020 by Puppy Play Ground

Dog Boarding Facility - How to Relax With Your Dog at a Kennel

You listen to high pitched squeals, growls and barks emanate

from the building, as if the hounds of hell were inside, screaming in an

unmatched rage. Walking into the building's shadow, you feel as if its looming

power is beginning to overwhelm and overtake you. A feeling inside your gut

tells you to turn around, and run with your tail in between your legs. Shaking,

you take one step after another, until you reach the door, gulp, and step inside.

A sign flickers eerily over the front door: Dog

boarding sydney.

To many people, leaving their dog at such a place feels

equivalent to abandoning a child. This feeling of guilt, and worry over our

best friend can ruin vacations, and create unnecessary stress. To prevent this,

you must do some planning beforehand. This will allow both you and your pet to

relax on your separate vacations.

To reduce the stress of your dog of being put into a kennel

right before you leave, you must start early. Train your dog, if possible, when

still a puppy, to become accustom to people, other canines, unique situations,

and different stimuli, such as a variety of leashes. This will help your dog be

prepared for his stay at the kennel, and to go through life.













Plan out your dog's stay before hand, as many kennels do not

accept drop-off's without a 'reservation' or notice in advance. Make a list of

kennels in your area, and contact each to set up an appointment for a tour. You

should never drop your dog off without checking the facility.

When you visit the facility, keep a sharp eye out for every

detail. Look to see if the dog cages have adequate space, bedding, water,

ventilation, temperature and are free of messes. There should be solid dividers

between cages, to prevent fighting. A clean, large area for the dog to get

daily exercise should be provided. Ask how many times per day your dog will get

out, and for how long, to ensure your pup gets to stretch his legs. Also, be

sure to ask how many times the yard is cleaned in a day, as it will keep your

dog healthy and clean if the yard is sanitary. Water should also be provided in

the play area. Both the kennel and exercise area should have tight security, so

your dog cannot escape. An employee should be supervising the dogs most of the

time if they get group time. If there are no workers watching the dogs, then

ask if the dogs will be supervised.

Make sure you come at a time when there are employees around,

so you can watch how they handle the dog. The workers should act knowledgeable

around the canines, keeping the leash at a comfortable tightness, in the proper

position, and being in control. They should be treating the dogs kindly, and

not forcing them into unwanted situations.

After the tour, if you like the kennel, and believe it is a

suitable boarding environment, then you can book your dog's stay. Or, if the

facility has a daycare, you can try bringing your canine friend to play for a

day to see how he likes it.

On the day of the drop-off, come prepared. Bring your dog's

favorite toys, or bed, although keep in mind that the kennel might not accept

some bed sizes due to space limitations. All food containers should be labeled

with your dog's name, and feeding requirements. If your dog has any special

needs, like medicine or possible healthy problems (for example, seizures) you

should inform the facility. The kennel should also be told whether your pet is

fixed or not, as females can go into heat, and un-neutered males are often more

aggressive, especially towards other males. Tell the boarding facility whether

or not your dog is social. Don't be embarrassed to say they aren't, as it is

for all of the boarding canines' safety. Warn the kennel staff if your dog can

climb fences, open gates, or chews excessively. They will take the precautions

to keep your dog from escaping, or destroying beds and toys.

Now we come to the tough part: leaving your dog with the

kennel. It may be hard, but you are going to have to take a deep breath, and

relax. A tearful, emotional good-bye will stress the dog out, causing unneeded

anxiety and agitations. The best way is to give your pet a pat, then leave.

Your best friend will probably feel alone for a moment, but will then follow

into the kennel to go play.

If you still feel worried about your friend while on

vacation, feel free to phone the facility to check up on your puppy. They

should be happy to answer any of your questions, and reassure you that your pet

is safe and happy.

Leaving your dog may be hard, but you must remember that you

will both probably enjoy yourselves. The dog will be getting a vacation, and so

will you. With a good kennel, your dog will have an awesome experience of

playing and meeting new friends. Knowing he is safe, and cared for will allow

for a positive experience of your own. And when you return to see him again,

nothing can replace the ecstatic expression upon his face as he bounds up to

greet you!

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