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Choosing A Boarding Kennel For Your Dog

Are you planning on going away on vacation for the holidays? Perhaps you have an upcoming business trip? No matter why you are planning on leaving your hometown, if you have any pets, you will need to ensure they are looked after while you are away. Generally, you have two options at your disposal, either pet sitting or pet boarding. Read on to discover why the latter is advised, as well as some tips on choosing the best pet boarding kennel.

What are the benefits of pet boarding?
Nowadays, the images that we once conjured up of depressing boarding facilities with steel cages are long gone. In fact, a lot of people describe boarding kennels as ‘pet hotels’ – they’re that plush. The people who work there love animals and have a large degree of training while the facilities they offer are impressive, including pet grooming and even pet training services. You are offered real value for money when you go down this route.  Just be sure to check reviews and ratings.

If you were to pay for a live-in sitter at your home, you would spend a fortune. You could, of course, ask a friend to take on the task of pet sitting, but, do you really want to ask someone to take on this type of commitment? The last thing you want to do is cause a strain on your friendship, which can easily happen if you feel they have not done a good job of looking after your animals. Or they could decide it was too much to ask of someone, especially if they do not really care for animals. Finally, safety is pretty much guaranteed when choosing pet boarding, as dog kennels place a strong emphasis on securing their premises. You will undoubtedly experience greater peace of mind when you go for this option.

Choosing a pet boarding kennel
There are many different companies providing dog boarding services. However, you need to choose with care, as you will, of course, want to ensure your dog is well looked after.

First and foremost, you need to begin by ensuring the pet boarding company has a considerable degree of experience and that all of the staff are qualified and trained. You may want to make sure they have experience with your breed of dog specifically. As you can see from this Shiba Inu guide, dogs have different needs and requirements, so choosing an experienced company is essential. You don’t want to take a chance when it comes to the welfare of your dog.
Take a look at the kennels yourself to make sure you are satisfied with what is provided. You will instantly get a feel as to whether these are the type of people you want looking after your dog. Are they animal lovers? Do they appear to treat their role as a job or something they love? Are the kennels clean? Do the dogs stay kenneled at all times, or do they get time out in a larger run?

Price is obviously important, but it should never be the determining factor. Consider all other factors first and then let price be the final deciding factor.

Aside from this, you need to ensure that the accommodation is safe and secure, and the setting should be comfortable too, with adequate heating, light, and ventilation. You should discover whether they could cope with any special requirements, for example, grooming. If you have more than one dog, you may want to make sure they can stay together at the boarding kennels you select.

If you consider all of the points that have been mentioned in this post, you should have no trouble finding the best company providing dog boarding services. So, you can go away on vacation and have the peace of mind that your dog is in safe hands.


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