I have been monitoring the number of hits ( which are quite high) I have been receiving on both of my articles “Boarding Kennel Stress in Dogs: Things owners need to know!” & “Tips for boarding anxious/nervy dogs” there seems to be a lot of concerned owners out there.
Unfortunately, even now, it still never ceases to amaze me, how many dog owners ring me and ask if I have room to board their dog and their dog has never been in kennels before. Dogs need to be introduced to a kennel environment early on, not at the last-minute. They need time to adjust and get used to a new environment, besides the kennel you choose, may not be the right one, for your dog.
Many Boarding Kennels, not all, leave dogs to exercise in groups unsupervised, If dogs are run in groups there should be someone physically present, at all times to watch out for signs of, stress, distress, aggression. Always ask, how the kennel exercises the dogs.
Click on the link below to read what can happen, when dogs are left unsupervised.
Please take the time to read the above articles and: