We don’t want to leave our dogs, but life sometimes takes us far from them. Boarding can be a great way to make sure your dog is taken care of while you are away, but it doesn’t stop you from worrying. However, there are ways you can prepare your dog for a boarding experience that can put your own mind at ease.
Get Your Dog Familiar
Many dog kennels also offer dog daycare. Dogs will always do better in an environment they are familiar with. For a week or two before boarding, it will be worthwhile for you to put your dog in the dog daycare service. That way, when it is time to stay overnight, they already know the lay of the land.
Pack a Few Items
Every dog likes a bit of home near them. When boarding a dog, pack a little care package for them. It could be the blanket they sleep on or their favorite toy. It could also be both, but try not to pack the whole house for them. It might be tempting, but they will usually be fine with one or two things. You will also want to pack their food for them as well.
Exercise Off the Nerves
A tired dog is a happy dog. Before heading over to the boarding facility, if you have time, exercise with your dog. Take a nice long walk, play a marathon of fetch, or whatever gets your dog running around and panting. This can also be helpful if you have a long plane ride ahead of you as well.
Ready For Your Trip?
If you have a trip coming up and need to board your dog, if you are in the Houston area, contact us today. We are happy to show you around the facility and also offer dog daycare services if your dog needs to get accommodated first.