You're heading out of town on an extended business trip; you have some guests coming over that might be uncomfortable with your pet – the list goes on and on. These scenarios represent just some of the instances when sending your dog to a boarder makes great sense. If you're planning to take your pet to a dog boarder and want to create the most stress-free experience for you and the animal, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Schedule a Visit
It doesn't matter if your best friend, or even a close family member, told you how great a particular boarder is, it's important that you take some time to scope things out for yourself. Never decide on a boarder without first visiting the property and maybe even a visit with your dog with you. This visit will prove valuable in determining whether or not the facility is the right fit.
Bring Some Favorite Toys
To keep your dog comfortable during their stay, it's nice to bring a piece of home that makes them feel comfortable. For many pets, you can achieve this by bringing along some of their toys. If you don't want to bring toys, you can even bring along their bed. This small gesture will make your pet feel more comfortable in the new space, which can naturally reduce their stress and anxiety level.
Double-Check the Requirements
Make an effort to go back over the requirements for the center. In order to ensure every dog remains safe and prevent the spread of disease, boarding facilities have strict requirements that all dogs must adhere to. The last thing you want to do is to find out at the last minute that your dog doesn't meet the criteria for the facility, which could send you scrambling for someplace new at the last minute.
Leave Extra Time
On the day that you're to drop your dog off at the boarder, make sure you're leaving plenty of time. For instance, you don't want to head out to the boarder when you know you're rushing to get on your flight. When you make this mistake, you don't leave enough time to sit with your dog and help them settle in. Make sure you leave a few extra moments to help your dog adjust before you have to take off.
These are just some of the steps you can take to keep your dog, and yourself, calm. Let your dog be the guide, take things slow and do what's best.
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