Imagine, for a moment, that you’re a young child and you’ve just been dropped off at the babysitter’s house. Your parents kiss you on the forehead and tell you they will see you in a few days. You are taken to a bedroom. The bed is bigger than yours at home. The toys are different. Everything is unfamiliar. You feel out of sorts, wishing your parents would come home now.
That’s likely how your dog feels when he’s left at the boarding kennel. Let’s consider five reasons you should not board your dog at a boarding kennel when he can remain in the comfort of his own home, cared for by loving, professional pet sitters.
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5 Reasons Not To Board Your Dog At A Boarding Kennel
#1. Your dog’s routine will be disrupted.
Dogs crave routine: They know when it’s time to eat, when it’s time to go for a walk, and when it’s play time. Your dog will not have her routine at the kennel, which could be difficult for her, especially if she is older.
#2. An adjustment period can be stressful for your dog.
Your dog will go through an adjustment period both when he arrives at the kennel and when he returns home again. He may start acting out, by eliminating in the house or by becoming clingy to family members.
#3. Your dog may suffer from anxiety.
A kennel is an unfamiliar place filled with unfamiliar smells, sights, and sounds. Dogs, who become easily stressed, can suffer from being in an unfamiliar atmosphere and may stop eating or drinking. Some may also become ill from the anxiety.
#4. Your dog won’t get the same attention he gets at home.
Kennel workers have a lot of responsibilities and have many dogs of whom to take care. Your dog will get attention but it won’t be the same level of love and attention to which he is accustomed or that he will receive from a professional pet sitter.
#5. Your dog won’t enjoy freedom.
At home, your dog likely has freedom to roam around the house, maybe nap on the couch, or play in the living room. At a kennel, your dog will be confined to a pen or to a cage, especially at night, which can be traumatic, especially if your dog once lived in a shelter.
Boarding your dog at a kennel isn’t your only option. A professional pet sitting service, like Pet Sitters Ireland, can provide you with peace of mind, will care for your pets exactly as you want, and will allow your dog to remain in the comfort and security of his own home.
Call us 1800 303010 or 087 9898042 or Contact Us for more information about how we can help take care of your pets.