Prepping your dog for a stay at the kennel

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So, you've found the best kennel for your dog to stay at during your upcoming vacation - now what? It's time to make sure your dog is prepared to stay away from you for a few days. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your dog is ready!

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Make sure your dog is familiar with basic training commands. Kennel staff members will need to communicate with your dog - sit, stay, and all the basics. If your dog doesn't know these commands, they might not be a good candidate for a boarding kennel. Ensure your dog's vaccinations are up to date. Many kennels have vaccination requirements, and you won't be allowed to drop off a dog who doesn't have a current rabies vaccination. Board your dog for a shorter trip before your long one. This way, your dog will already be familiar with the kennel staff during the long trip. They'll be in a place they know with humans they've already met and this will help reduce the stress of you being gone. This will also give you the chance to speak with the kennel staff about any problems that arise during your dog's stay. You'll be able to take care of the problems before your long trip and prevent any serious issues. On the day your dog goes to the kennel, make a checklist to ensure you've got everything your dog will need. Include your pup's medication, special food, contact info for you and your vet, their favorite toy, and maybe one of your well-worn clothing articles so they have something to remind them of you.When everything is packed, it's time to say see you soon and leave your dogs in the capable hands of the kennel staff while you head off to relax. If you've followed all these steps, your dog will feel like they're on vacation too!Look for the finest dog boarding services in Madison for your pets.

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