Dogs give us their love and loyalty so many dog owners treat their dogs as a member of their family. It then becomes a problem for families who have to leave on vacation to leave their pets behind so they ensure to give their pet a comfortable and safe place to stay while they are away. Separation is sometimes difficult for some dogs, even if it will just be for a week. If you can ensure that your dog will be left in a place where he is comfortable and can enjoy himself, then you can have great peace of mind to leave it and have some fun on your vacation as well.
When looking for the right dog boarding kennel, preparation is important. You need to do a research on the dog boarding kennels so you can choose from among them which is the best one for your dog. Since these kennel get easily booked up especially during the holidays, it is good to make sure that you book in advance. If you find a reputable dog boarding kennel, they require dogs to be fully vaccinated, so make sure that you do this in advance and prepare all the paperwork that are necessary.
If any of your friends have tried leaving their dogs to a certain dog boarding kennel and they were satisfied with the service, then it is good to check out this kennel before anything else. Also ask from your local vets or pet stores if there is any dog boarding kennel they would recommend.
Dog boarding kennels are not all the same, but they have their own facilities and services offered to customers. Dog daycare are facilities for dogs left by their owners for a day while dog boarding kennels have more services and you can leave you dog there for several days; these kennels offer cage less dog boarding and one on one attention from pet sitters.
When you have decided on which dog boarding facility to use, go and visit the place and meet the owners. Make sure that it is a clean facility. A clean, safe, and odor free kennel is an ideal choice. Check out the dog sitter. See to it that there is security outdoors and that the kennel is not too near a busy road in case your dog escapes.
If the dog stays in the dog boarding kennel for a few hours of its own, it would be a good way to help be at ease when the day of your departure comes. And since the place will be familiar to it, it will not have feelings that he is abandoned. This service is offered by reputable dog boarding kennels. They will see that it is important for the dog, the owner, and for themselves that the dog is stress free and not anxious or agitated during its stay.