When you own a dog, you probably feel guilty about having to leave your dog in a kennel. One solution to this problem is to leave your dog with a home boarder. If you have not considered before, you may be interested to know that there are several advantages home boarding has over kennels.
It Is Less Stressful For Your Dog
Your dog will find it a lot less stressful with a home boarder because he won’t be locked in a cage. Going to someone’s home is a much nicer experience for your dog, so you can enjoy your vacation without worrying about her. A dog boarder can also keep your dog in the routine she is used to, and that will also help to keep their stress levels down.
They Will Get Individual Attention
Home boarders have a smaller number of pets at any given time than a kennel would have. This means that they have a lot more time to give attention to each of these pets. That’s very reassuring for your dog, especially when you’re not around. It is also much easier for them to receive any special attention that they may require, such as receiving any medications that need to be administered.
You Can Ask For As Many Updates As You Want
A home boarder is only at the other end of a text message. You can easily find out how your dog is getting along. They will not mind you contacting them as often as you want. They’ll probably send you updates and pictures of your dog without even being asked. This can really help to put your mind at ease when you are away.
It May Cost Less
Dog boarding Melbourne is likely to be far cheaper than boarding your dog at a kennel. Dog boarders may offer better rates for longer trips and this is something that you don’t usually find at a kennel. When you consider all the benefits that there are for your dog, it is an added bonus that there is a benefit for you as well.
Your Dog Will Receive All The Exercise They Need
When you use a home boarding service you know that your dog is going to be given proper exercise, rather than just being let out of the cage for a few hours. You can also give the dog boarder specific instructions about the amount of exercise that your dog needs. If you have a puppy, for example, then the dog boarder can make sure that he’ll get all the exercise he needs to burn off excess energy.
Your Schedule Can Be Easily Accommodated
Dog boarders are often more flexible than a kennel, and there won’t be specific times when you can drop your dog off or pick them up. This makes it much easier for it to fit into your schedule. It also means that you are able to drop your dog off just before you leave which means that you will get to spend more time together.
Of all these reasons, I think this is the best. I know I’d want to spend as much time as possible with Duke and not have to work around a kennel’s schedule. The next time my family takes a trip, I’ll definitely consider a home boarder if my regular sitter isn’t available.