Puppy boarding can be a bit more complicated than dog boarding. A dog can handle the time away from their owner a little easier and may even enjoy the social time with other dogs. Puppies, on the other hand, might find the whole experience rather scary and could even feel separation anxiety. Check out our expert advice below for what you need to know on puppy boarding and how to make it a positive experience for you and your dog.
- Ensure your puppy is old enough. We recommend that your puppy is at a minimum 4 months old before doing any kind of puppy boarding. At this age, your dog has had most (if not all) of the required vaccinations to be allowed into most boarding facilities. Additionally, they will be old enough to better handle the new environment, people, and other animals.
- Add in some training. Many high-quality puppy boarding facilities offer add-on services while your dog is in their care. One of these options is puppy training. We think it is a good idea to make use of this time to help your puppy learn and mature with some obedience basics.
- Ensure you find the right facility. You love your puppy, and you want to be sure you have found the best home-away-from-home while you are vacationing. Make sure to take an in-depth look at the facility prior to signing your little one up for puppy boarding. This means taking a tour, checking out the daily schedule, and even asking for references.