CHOOSE THE BEST DAY CARE AND HOTEL EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR POOCH By: Lisa Brusio Coster
Do you feel dread when it is time to decide on care for your dog when you are vacationing?What about choosing a caretaker for your puppy when you work those long hours?
Today’s answer is found in doggie day care and the dog hotel, those upscale facilities that offer more than a kennel.While they are cropping up everywhere, not all facilities are created equal.Consider the following when making your day andextended caredecisions:
First and foremost, look for a state-of-the-art facility with plenty of space for your beloved dog and 24/7 surveillance.You want a safe and social setting for your pooche.
Second, find a facility that offers private villas (kennels) for your pooche during rest time, along with a fenced yard and indoor grassy areas for playtime.
Third, consider a day care that offers puppy kindergarten that reinforces potty training and a center that will build a comprehensive program for you and your dog’s needs.
Fourth, ask if the facility will rent out space for special occasions, such as birthday parties.There is nothing like a special place that will welcome your pooche and pals for some structured playtime.
And last but not least, look for a dog day and extended care facility that is owned and managed by an expert.Those who are certified pet sitters, professional dog handlers, veterinary assistants, and members of the American Boarding Kennel Association, are the best choice for your dog’s experience away from home.