Trust is a big issue when it comes to boarding your precious furry friends. After all, you are considering leaving a member of your family with some people you just met. When it comes time to part ways with him, are you going to have peace of mind? Here are a few things to look out for that might help.
1. Clean Front Room[highlight align=”left, right, center” style=”default, different”]A clean entry way into the kennel is always a good minor indication that the staff take’s proper sanitation measures. Ask about how often kennels are cleaned and maintained. Sanitation is most crucial to help prevent the spread of disease and illness among dogs in overnight boarding and daycare. Sniff around and make sure they clean the place up regularly.[/highlight]
2. Friendly Staff[highlight align=”left, right, center” style=”default, different”]Your first impression of the staff is also a good indicator of the kind of treatment you can expect for your dog during his stay. Staff should have a warm and inviting demeanor, but also professional. A willingness to address your questions and concerns in a professional manner is a minimum requirement. Remember, dog boarders have the best job in the world! This should be apparent from the get go![/highlight]
3. Vaccine Requirements[highlight align=”left, right, center” style=”default, different”]Did the boarding kennel require an updated record of shots? Rabies and Distemper/Parvo is required every 1 or 3 years, depending on your Veterinarian. Bordetella (Kennel Cough) is required every 6 months.[/highlight]
4. Temperament Test[highlight align=”left, right, center” style=”default, different”]Does this kennel require a temperament test? Regardless of if your dog is new to to socialization or not, dog boarding kennels should always require a routine evaluation or temperament test to determine where your dog fits in based on behavior and personality type. This helps the staff determine where its safe for your dog to play while your away.[/highlight]
5. Safe Off-Leash Play[highlight align=”left, right, center” style=”default, different”]We are big proponents of doggy socialization, so we’ll always recommend taking your dog somewhere that offers off-leash group play for your pup. Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to witness amazing transformations in dogs who were anxious or aggressive around new dogs in the beginning.[/highlight]
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