Dogs need constant love, care and attention, so when it comes to booking a holiday it’s difficult to know what to do for the best! Putting your dog in kennels for a week or two can be heartbreaking – the look in their eyes when you leave them behind doesn’t bear thinking about!
However, boarding kennels these days aren’t what they used to be. Whether your pooch needs plenty of grounds to run themselves ragged in, or they need a little more love and attention than most, there are different kinds of kennels to suit your pet’s preferences.
Stretch their legs
If you have a dog that needs lots of exercise, then choosing boarding which has a lot of land which they have access to should be a significant factor in your decision. If you live near the city, it might be worth driving that extra mile to find somewhere in the suburbs that can accommodate for a livelier dog.
These kinds of kennels tend to be big on communal walks where dogs are often let off the lead to sniff and socialise with other dogs. When making your enquiries, it’s a good idea to discuss the temperament of your pup with the kennel owners so that they know what to expect during your time away.
Comfy and cosy
Alternatively, you may have a smaller dog that doesn’t require as much physical activity. If this is the case, then making sure they have a room with all the essentials might be more what you’re looking for.
If your dog is used to spending a lot of time in the house, then make sure you check them into accommodation which provides all the home comforts! In a long stretch from the average sheltered concrete units that kennels used to be, some kennel businesses now offer luxury accommodation with private rooms. If your furry friend is used to sleeping on your bed at night instead of their own, then they can do just that!
These kinds of establishments would also suit older dogs who need no more than a warm bed to put their paws up at night, and perhaps a couple of juicy bones to chew on.
You may think that it’s a given that your dog won’t get as much attention as though they were at home. However, some dog boarding businesses act more as a dog sitting service; they will only take a small number of dogs at a time and will let them have the run of the house!
These kinds of places are ideal if your pup loves to be around people, and might get lonely if left to their own devices most of the day in their rooms. This way they can cosy up in front of the fire and curl up with the house owners in front of the TV of an evening.
At CK9 Training, we care about your pet’s needs. If you’re looking to book a week away and are considering booking your dog into boarding kennels, then CK9 Training provides social walks and training so that they can get used to being in the company of other dogs. We also offer a range of different training services for adult dogs and puppy classes in Surrey, so feel free to contact us at 07739 815 265 to see how we can help you. Otherwise you can find us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.