Having a new puppy creates almost as much anxiety as being a first-time parent. You worry about doing something wrong or not being able to protect your puppy. Since it can take 1 to 3 years before your puppy is considered an adult, the issue of what to do with your puppy when vacation time comes along is as difficult a decision as who to trust to babysit a child. Your first instinct may be to have a dog sitting service come to your home, since this is the most common way to supervise a child. However, there are a few reasons why choosing a reliable puppy hotel is a better solution.
1. Full-time supervision. A dog sitting service is only going to come to your home once or twice a day to provide food and water for your puppy and take him outside. With a puppy hotel, your puppy will be supervised 24/7.
2. Professional care. Anyone can call themselves a pet sitter and could even have a fair number of references to give you. However, with a puppy hotel, you can have confidence that they’ve been caring for pets for a long time and they aren’t doing it for a few extra dollars; it’s their livelihood.
3. Additional services. At a puppy hotel, you’ll often find other services can take place while your puppy is staying there. With puppy training, for example, you could return from vacation with a nice improvement in your puppy’s behavior.
4. Social atmosphere. Your puppy is going to feel anxious that you aren’t at home and won’t have an avenue to feel less lonely in your absence if at home. There will be plenty of people, as well as other puppies, at a puppy hotel, so your puppy won’t miss you as much. You’re on vacation, so shouldn’t your puppy get one, too?
If you would like to discuss more benefits of a puppy hotel, give us a call at Dogs By Andy K-9 Services. We have over 30 years of experience working with puppies and dogs and have a quality boarding facility that will keep your puppy safe and happy. Your puppy will have a great time, and you’ll be able to enjoy your vacation without worrying about him or her. Call today to make a reservation or get answers to any questions you may have.