Planning Ahead for Stress-Free Pet Boarding

boarding (1)Planning a vacation is almost as exciting as going on the actual trip. However, if your dog is afraid of the pet boarding experience, you may be more focused on worrying about how he or she will manage while you are away than the fun you’re going to have.

Thankfully, there are several things you can do prior to pet boarding that will help your fearful dog feel more safe and confident while you are away.

Take a Tour of the Kennel Before You Leave for Your Trip

Prior to the big stay, bring your pet in for a tour of the facility and to meet the people working there. Letting your dog sniff out the new smells prior to boarding will help your pet feel more comfortable when he or she arrives for their stay.

If time permits, consider bringing your pet in for a day or two of doggie daycare, or leaving your pet at the boarding facility for an overnight stay. This will Continue…