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New To Dog Boarding?

August 3, 2020
By Jason Trainer

The Pros & Cons to Dog Boarding

If you are heading out of town you’ll need to find a safe place to board your dog. Finding one can be a stressful process. You need to vet any kennel thoroughly, even one that’s been recommended. After all, making sure your dog is well attended to when you have to leave him or her behind for a time is one of the most important responsibilities that comes with having one. While most boarding kennels provide good to excellent care there are some that should be avoided at all costs.


  • Not having to travel with pets is always easier.
  • Most hotels won’t allow pets under any circumstances.
  • Trained kennel staff will monitor your dog for health issues.
  • There’s little chance of escape in a properly run kennel.
  • Your dog will be socialized with other dogs and be cared for by the staff.


  • Your puppy may feel stress related to the unfamiliar environment (at least the first time).
  • Your puppy may be intimidated by any unruly or aggressive dogs.
  • Having to see the look on your puppy’s face as he or she is taken from you.

As you can see most of the ‘pros’ are practical while most of the ‘cons’ are emotional. If you can get past the emotional downside you’ll be able to appreciate the many practical benefits of placing your dog in a high-quality kennel.

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