Prepare your dog for being boarded

best_long_island_dog_boarding3How to prepare your dog for being boarded

Be sure your pet knows basic commands and is well socialized around other people and pets; if your pet has an aggression problem or is otherwise unruly, she may not be a good candidate for boarding. Before taking your animal to the kennel, make sure she is current on vaccinations.

It’s also a good idea to accustom your pet to longer kennel stays by first boarding her during a short trip, such as a weekend excursion. This allows you to work out any problems before boarding your pet for an extended period.

Before you head for the kennel, double-check that you have your pet’s medications and special food (if any), your veterinarian’s phone number, and contact information for you and a local backup.

When you arrive with your pet at the boarding facility, remind the staff about any medical or behavior problems your pet has, such as a history of epilepsy or fear of thunder. After the check-in process, hand your pet to a staff member, say good-bye, and leave. Avoid long, emotional partings, which may upset your pet. Finally, have a good trip, knowing that your pet is in good hands and will be happy to see you when you return.

Research top boarding dog kennels

New York based dog boarding kennels that we’ve researched must adhere to our 4 Smart dog hotel Success factors of:

1. Safetybest_long_island_dog_kennel
2. Security
3. Supervision
4. Sanitation

Learn which New York Long Island dog kennels were best of show in our best of breed facilities list