7 Tips To Ensure A Great Dog Boarding Experience

Bringing your pet to Dog Dayz of California? Wondering how you can make sure your dog has a great boarding experience? Get our top tips below.

  1. Choose The Right Dog Boarding Company
    Do your research and choose a dog boarding company carefully. Above all else, your pup’s experience depends on the quality of care they receive!

 

  1. Bring Your Dog’s Preferred Food
    Make sure that you bring enough to feed your dog for as long as you’ll be gone. They’re more likely to eat if they have ready access to their preferred food.

 

  1. Bring Your Pup’s Favorite Toys & Items
    A few toys and items that smell like home can be very helpful when helping your dog adjust. You can even bring blankets, beds, and other comforting items for your dog.

 

  1. Provide Your Pet’s Medical Records
    You’ll need to prove that your dog is up-to-date on their shots and anti-parasite medications, and your pet’s medical records will also contain information about allergies and other past health issues that your dog boarding company should know about.

 

  1. Give Your Emergency Contact Information
    Make sure the boarders know how to contact you if something goes wrong if they need to ask a question, and provide them with another person’s information in case you can’t be reached.

 

  1. Talk About How To Reduce Your Pet’s Stress Levels
    Pet boarding can be stressful, even for the most well-behaved and well-adjusted dogs. So make sure that the care team at your pet boarding facility knows a little bit about what your dog likes, and how to reduce their stress. From long walks to playing with a Frisbee, this ensures your pup has a great experience and gets the care they need.

 

  1. Don’t Forget The Treats!
    Pet treats are a great way to reward your pup for good behavior, and that’s true at a pet boarding facility, too. So bring some of your dog’s favorite treats and tell the caretakers about when to give them to your furry friend.

 

Follow These Tips For A Fantastic Experience!

At Dog Dayz of California, we take great care of your furry friends. So follow these tips – and get in touch with us now to schedule your dog’s next boarding experience today! We’re dog lovers, so we promise to care for your pup like he’s part of the family!

 

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Will Boarding My Dog At A Kennel Stress Him Out?

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.