The act of taking a dog to a boarding facility for specialized attention when the owner is not around is called dog boarding. There are several ways of dog boarding which include: Confining the dog to a kennel and keeping the dog in a dog camp. Dog camps are a relatively new way of dog boarding since traditionally most dog boarding facilities employed the use of kennels.
Notable is the fact that dog boarding is different from dog daycare. This is because, dog daycare involves taking care of the dog only during the day while dog boarding may include taking care of the dog both during the day and at night. Companies that have expertise in handling dogs are usually set up to do dog boarding and daycare.
The need for dog boarding facilities has been created by the fact that most dog owners in the modern society have to work for long hours before going back home to tend for their dogs. The facilities and services offered by dog handling companies differ from one company to the other. The difference can be observed in some companies adopting kennels for keeping dogs brought to them while others chose to keep the dogs in cage-free compounds under the supervision of human beings.
During the time that dogs are in boarding facilities, the companies in question must carry out dog grooming. The importance of dog grooming cannot be overemphasized since it promotes good health, creates comfort to the dog and avoids dog to dog transmission of diseases. The process of grooming a dog is not only confined to washing the dog but also working to improve its appearance. Giving the dog hair-cuts, nail-trims and brushing of the coat helps improve its appearance.
Taking a dog to a boarding facility comes with many benefits. Boarding facilities provide an environment that enables a dog to exercise freely as opposed to residential areas where the dog’s movement is usually limited. This also allows the dogs to socialize with other dogs.
Dogs are also offered training services in some boarding facilities. A dog could become a pet or a fierce guard dog depending on the specialized training administered. Dogs with special needs can be taken care of in boarding camps since such camps have facilities for handling them. It is also notable that in dog boarding facilities, the interaction between a dog and humans is enhanced hence making it easy for the owner of the dog to handle it in residential areas.
As observed above, dog boarding facilities provide many advantages to both the dogs and the dog owners. Many people in the modern world would like to be dog keepers and still manage their busy day to day activities hence the importance of dog boarding facilities. Since there are chances that dogs can fight or spread infections among themselves, dog boarding organizations must be very careful to curb such occurrences.