Using a Kennel Can Be the Best Option While You Travel
Going on a vacation with your dog is a great idea if it is a pet-friendly vacation. However, not all types of trips are fun for your dog, and not all dogs are ideally suited to long days on the road and spending time at other people’s homes or accommodations along the way.
Travel by plane or train can also be problematic for dogs, and it can be absolutely terrifying for some pets. Rather than bring your dog with you, finding a top boarding kennel may be the ideal solution.
There are many different types of boarding kennels in most areas. Some are very large-scale operations providing different types of kennels, packages, and options for owners to select for their pets. There may be the option to house your dogs together if you have more than one, plus these services tend to offer a host of activities, events, and services for the dogs.
Staff and Dog Interaction
When choosing a boarding kennel, particularly for a longer stay of a few days or more, the quality of interaction between the dog and the staff should be a critical factor.
Some boarding kennels offer limited interaction on a one-on-one basis between the dog and the kennel staff. Other boarding facilities make it a priority with multiple walks and play times throughout the day.
There are even a few top boarding kennels that have options for dogs to allow the staff to play with your pet with his or her favorite toys and games. This is a great way for your dog to have both mental an physical activity.
Climate Control and Comfort
Do not assume all boarding kennels are indoor facilities or that they are climate-controlled year-round. The best facilities will have full climate control, large comfortable rooms, and suites for the dogs, and then also large indoor and outdoor play areas.
These play areas should be well-maintained and cleaned, with indoor areas cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis. Take the time to inspect the facility and look closely at the condition of all areas. If your dog is socialized, he or she can also be included in group play for similarly socialized dogs. This is a lot of fun for most dogs and makes going to the boarding kennel something dogs look forward to in the future.
It is possible to find boarding kennels that go the extra mile for the dogs in their care. This can include providing agility or obedience training, offering dog massage, giving healthy, owner-approved treats and to offer grooming and dog bathing services for pets in their care.
These are really the ideal kennels for any dog. With a focus on your pet’s mental and physical well-being, leaving your pets behind is more like leaving your pets at a luxury resort while you get away for vacation or work.