When looking for your dog’s next overnight lodging or daycare facility, you no doubt have a checklist of must haves. This list usually includes items of importance including knowledgeable staff, appropriate safety arrangements, engaging playtime activities and adequate supervision… but what about the facility’s size? An established, well recognized facility is ideal, but one that is too large can pose some problems.

WHY BULK IS BAD

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A recent study conducted by the researchers at the University of Bristol’s Anthrozoology Institute found that 93 percent of dogs in a large kennel performed repetitive behaviors like spinning, pacing and walking in circles. Scientists indicated that these behaviors are associated with numerous mental health problems.

It is actually recommended that a dog have playtime most of the day for optimum health – a luxury not afforded to the dogs in a bulk kennel system. Amongst a large quantity of other canines, socialization can also be a problem.

Fear aggression is common amongst dogs that weren’t adequately socialized as puppies. This results in fighting in an area that cannot be completely controlled and monitored. Individualized attention in such an environment is near impossible. Bulk facilities are interested in quantity of boarders rather than quality of care.

 

ADVANTAGES OF A BOUTIQUE ENVIRONMENT

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At Pawderosa Ranch, we have grown significantly since our founding, but we have vowed to maintain our small, specialized approach to caring for our beloved tenants. Even in our newest renovation plans, we will not simply increase the number of dogs we are able to accommodate. We wish to continue our boutique approach and have instead chosen to focus on additional features for our smaller population.

 

Benefits include… 

  • Individualized attention
  • More one-on-one time
  • Playtime and activities
  • Easy socialization
  • Ideal staff to canine ratio
  • Increased safety, decreased violent incidents
  • Customized solutions

 

Your dog’s safety and well being are of the utmost concern. Your loved ones is a part of the family and should not be entrusted to just anyone. In our hands, your dog will receive the most individualized care focused on his or her specific needs. Don’t settle for a bulk boarder – choose luxurious lodging instead.

Book your dog’s stay today.

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Sources

http://thebark.com/content/daycare-tips

http://thebark.com/content/tip-sheet-choosing-daycare-or-kennel

http://www.vetstreet.com/dr-marty-becker/how-to-know-if-doggy-day-care-is-right-for-your-dog

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