Will Boarding My Dog At A Kennel Stress Him Out?

Heading out on a vacation or business trip? Thinking of leaving your pup at Dog Days of California, but worried about the effect that leaving your dog at a kennel may have on him?

In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about stress when boarding a dog at a kennel – and steps you can take to keep your pup safe, happy and secure while they’re at a kennel. Let’s get started.

Boarding Can Be Stressful, Just Like Any New Environment

When he first goes to a new kennel, your dog may be a little stressed out. That’s normal. Over time, your pup will adjust to his new environment and feel much more comfortable among other dogs and people.

In fact, boarding is often less stressful than leaving your dog at home alone with only periodic check-ins from a friend or family member – and it’s definitely less stressful than bringing your dog on a road trip or on a long flight.

 

Tips For Minimizing Stress While Boarding Your Dog At A Kennel

Want to make sure your dog has a great boarding experience? Here are some quick tips.

  • Choose the right facility – Choose a highly-rated local facility that is reputable and well-known in your area, and has attentive, knowledgeable, dog-loving staff members.

  • Tell the staff about your dog’s needs – All dogs are different, so tell the staff about any unique needs your pup has, including allergies, play requirements, and so on.

  • Bring familiar toys & other equipment – Familiar toys, dog beds and other such things that smell like you and your home can help comfort your pup, and make them feel more “at home” while being boarded.

What If My Dog Is Not Social?

Most kennels and boarding facilities can make accommodations for dogs that don’t get along with other dogs. For example, Dog Days of California has a “Lone Wolf” program that allows your dog to stay in a private room, play and walk by himself, and more.

 

Know How To Minimize Stress When Boarding Your Dog!

As long as you follow the tips above, choose a reputable facility, and take steps to tell the staff about your dog’s special needs, your pup is sure to be safe and sound while he is boarded in a kennel. Need to board your dog in Oceanside or the surrounding areas? Contact Dog Days of California now to get started.