Boarding kennels are similar to daycares in the sense that they offer your dog’s some interaction. It’s kind of like a day care for your pet where you can get to spend all the free days you have so you can be at home with him. Boarding kennel’s can vary in size depending on the size of the dog and its personality. Some dogs really like going to boarding kennels, particularly the social ones where there is more of a crowd. There are certain rules to follow when you have a dog at these types of kennels.
The first thing you need to realize when you have a dog at a boarding kennel is that it’s not just a room for the dog to sleep in. Your dog needs to be socialized so it will be able to get along with other dogs when it is in the kennel. It might be able to stay alone if the kennel is big enough. If your dog doesn’t seem to get along well with other dogs then you might want to send the dog elsewhere. If your dog does not get along well with other dogs, you should consider sending the dog to a boarding kennel where other dogs are allowed. Your dog might get overstimulated and hurt itself or possibly have an accident.
Boarding Kennels generally don’t take dogs that are not house trained. Dogs that don’t have the ability to control their bladder should also not go to a boarding kennels. If you are going to board your dog, you must make sure that it has had all of its shots.
Many pet owners think that pet boarding kennels are only for dogs. They do not realize that there are pet boarding kennels for cats and other pets as well. If you have a ferret, a hamster, or another exotic pet, you can expect to find a pet boarding kennel for them at a local pet store or animal shelter. These animals are not always socialized to people, so they need a special environment to get along in.
Some of the more common reasons that dogs are being boarded at boarding kennels include separation anxiety and allergies. Dogs that have separation anxiety will act out in various ways when they are left alone. They may bark or whine, rub against the walls, or even bite the furniture. Some dogs just want to be left alone but others have medical issues that make it difficult to do so.
For dogs that have separation anxiety, a dog owner may find that it helps to teach the dog to act better around other people and animals. Some professional boarding kennels offer therapy programs for dogs with separation anxiety. The owner can take their pet to the kennel on days when they are scheduled to be alone and observe how well the pet interacts with other animals.
Dogs that have allergies are often prevented from being left alone by using a spray or an allergy spray. However, sometimes the dog will still have the symptoms and will need to be boarded at the kennel. In this case, the staff will perform allergy testing. If the results of the allergy testing are positive, the dog will be separated from the other dogs and kept in the kennel to determine what the cause of the allergies are. At boarding kennels across the country, staff will perform skin tests to determine what the allergies are. If it is determined that the skin tests are negative, the staff will advise the dog owner on how they should handle their dog so that it does not continue to have skin problems.
Howdy! My name's Charlotte Gray. I'm a Prairie gal and live in a small town in Colorado. I'm a young mom and love to explore all aspects of life. To try out new and different things. This blog is all about me expressing those different things and discovering new challenges and writing about solving life's problems.Continue Reading