Summertime vacations often mean the family dog has to stay behind in Everett. While location may be a big factor in the boarding facility you choose, you should also take the time to make sure your Dog Boarding Kennel Everett will be able to provide a safe and fun environment for your pup. Here’s what to look for in a good boarding kennel.
Unsanitary conditions make it far more likely your dog will contract a communicable disease or illness while he’s being boarded. It’s important that the kennel you choose is very thorough with its cleaning routine. Visit the kennel beforehand and investigate each different area. Are the kennels clean or are accidents left unattended? Is there a fresh, pleasant smell or are there lingering bad odors? Ask the staff how often they clean the facilities; a good kennel should be thoroughly cleaned 2-3 times each day.
Dogs vary tremendously in terms of size, strength and temperament. A good Dog Boarding Kennel Everett will recognize this and separate dogs accordingly when its time for group play. Find out whether there are separate play areas for small and large dogs, or, even better, if there are several areas so that different personalities can be accommodated. If every dog shares the same area, your dog is more at risk at being involved in a scuffle.
Before you board your dog, make sure the kennel has the appropriate staff for both regular hours and emergency situations. Are there enough employees to give individual attention to the dogs and to handle any fights or accidents? In an emergency, is there a vet on the premises or an animal hospital nearby? Don’t be shy asking about the qualifications and experience of a boarding facillity’s staff.
Dogs can get bored and lonely just like people, so check out the activities a kennel has to offer before you leave your dog for a week. Many facilities have different play areas, obstacle courses and outdoor runs. Some kennels provide toys in group play areas, but others forbid them because some dogs can become aggressive or jealous. Choose a kennel that offers what you want. If you know what to look for in a good kennel the experience will be much less stressful for you and your dog.