Help your dog adjust to boarding with Cascade Kennels

Help Your Dog Adjust to Boarding

When you need to travel for work or plan a vacation, it is crucial to consider the well-being of your dog. Boarding your dog can provide a safe and comfortable environment for them while you are away. To avoid stress and guarantee your dog’s transition goes smoothly, you should prepare them ahead of time. We will cover the top tips you need to know about boarding your dog, so you can feel content that your dog will be well-cared for and have a good time while you are away.

Create a familiar environment and routine

Dogs thrive when they have a routine. Your dog must have continuity in their daily routines, especially at a boarding facility. Contact the boarding facility to find out what kind of schedule they will keep your dog on so you can transition them to the new schedule ahead of their stay. Your dog will adjust more quickly during their stay if they know the daily schedule and the staff’s habits.

Socialize Your Dog

Socializing your dog before they stay at a boarding facility is essential. An excellent way to do this is to introduce them to new animals and people in a fun and safe place. Some ideas to make this happen would be to set up a playdate, take them to dog parks, or invite family and friends over for a get-together. The more connections your dog can get, the better they will cope with new dogs and people at the boarding facility.

Provide detailed instructions to the staff

Ahead of your dog’s stay, it is crucial to speak with the staff. They need to know if your dog is on any medications, has specific needs, and has received any training so the staff knows what to expect. Sharing as much information as possible allows the staff to provide specialized treatment while making your dog feel safe and appreciated. In case anything is missed, it’s also good to provide written instructions to the staff upon your dog’s arrival.

Pack essential and comfort items

Ahead of your dog’s stay, you should prepare a packing list. Check with the boarding facility to learn what is appropriate to bring. Ask about your dog’s food, treats, bowls, collar, leash, meds, and medication instructions that may be required. Creating a thorough list can help you not to forget anything your dog will need. Don’t forget to bring items that are familiar to your dog and will bring them comfort throughout their stay. Some items include toys or familiar blanket, etc.

Make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date

Before boarding your dog, it’s essential to ensure they are up to date on their vaccinations. It’s also important to make sure they are in good health. The last thing you want is for them to get sick while you’re gone. The best thing to do is to take your dog to the veterinarian for a physical and vaccinations your dog may be due for. This will benefit not only your dog but other dogs who are staying at the facility, too.

Preparing for your dog’s stay is all about building trust, meeting their needs, and offering comfort. Boarding at Cascade Kennels is designed to be a comfortable, enriching, and engaging experience, and you can be confident that your pet is in the best of hands.

Here’s a virtual tour video to give you an idea of what boarding with us is like: Cascade Kennels Video Tour

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