Planning on taking a vacation to a tropical island? Or maybe you have a work conference to attend. While these can be stressful enough to organize, you’ll also need to consider what you’ll do with your dog. You’re really left with only two options, a dog sitter or a dog boarding facility. While there are some benefits of going with a sitter, it does mean letting a stranger into your home – and this can be a scary thought. However, with a dog boarding facility like The Dog Stop, you can feel 100% comfortable knowing that your dog is receiving 24/7 care and attention in a safe environment. So here are a few of the key benefits of boarding your dog the next time you leave town!
Supervision, love, and attention
You may be thinking, but how much attention will my dog be receiving? And to answer that, we can simply say that boarding your dog will mean they get supervised all day, every day. In fact, they’ll likely be getting more attention than if they were at home! All of our staff are trained to manage packs of dogs according to the AACPH (American Association of Canine Pack Handlers). This means that our staff completely understand dog language, and how to deal with different behaviors.
Lots of activity
To add to the previous point, not only will your dog get plenty of attention, but they will also be fully stimulated and engaged with all the activities at the facility. The Dog Stop features multiple indoor and outdoor activities, such as bridges, benches, wading pools and more! If they were to stay at home with a sitter, it’s not guaranteed that they’ll be getting the amount of exercise they want and deserve.
Your dog will be eating tip-top food along with a constant supply of fresh water. Discuss your dog’s nutritional needs with your local boarding facility to ensure that your dog’s dietary requirements are met.
Safety protocols and measures
When it comes to dog boarding, safety is paramount. You need to ensure that the place your dog is boarding at has rigorous safety controls in place. This ensures that your dog isn’t at risk of injury from equipment or other dogs. Most boarding facilities have insurance and are up-to-date with pet first-aid. All this means is that you can rest easy knowing that your dog is safe.
Getting your dog socialized is important for your dog’s overall wellbeing. With a dog boarding facility, they will have the ability to make lots of new friends, while being supervised for their total safety.
Video monitoring for peace of mind
All of The Dog Stop locations are fitted out with ‘pup-cams’ which give you a look into what your dog is up to. There are multiple cameras to provide you a high-definition view of your dog at from 8am until 8pm!
TIPS before taking your dog to a boarding facility
Take them to the facility to get comfortable
No dog likes it when their owner leaves. Just think how sad your dog gets when you have to leave for work! Help ease their pain by getting them accustomed to their new boarding facility. Check if the facility also provides doggy daycare, and take your dog there to get used to the new environment. It will make your leaving day a lot more bearable for your furry friend.
Make sure their shots are up to date
Health and safety are paramount when it comes to boarding multiple dogs, and so accordingly most boarding facilities have strict policies when it comes to dog shots. Check in with the facility and inquire with your local vet to see if your dog is 100% good to go.
As you can see, dog boarding can be brilliant for both you and your dog. You get the freedom and peace-of-mind knowing that your dog is safe and in good hands, and your dog will receive full-time care and get plenty of exercise and socialization. Visit your local The Dog Stop location to see if your dog would like to check-in to 5-paw accommodation the next time you leave town!