There are a lot of families today that treat their dogs as members of their own family because of the love and loyalty that dog show them. This is why, when the family goes away on a holiday, they ensure that their dog gets the best. Separation is sometimes difficult for some dogs, even if it will just be for a week. As long as you can find a place to leave your dog where it can be comfortable, safe and can enjoy himself, then this will give you the peace of mind that you need and you can have an enjoyable vacation too.
In an undertaking it is important to always be prepared and this hold true even when looking for the right dog boarding kennel for your dog. Before making a decision, make a research on all the dog boarding kennels in your area. Since these kennel get easily booked up especially during the holidays, it is good to make sure that you book in advance. Also have your pet vaccinated since this is required by most kennels and make sure to prepare all the necessary paperwork.
Also check out the dog boarding kennels recommended by your friends who have tried them. Also ask from your local vets or pet stores if there is any dog boarding kennel they would recommend.
You can find many different kinds of boarding facilities for dogs with different services offered. There are doggie daycare if you are going away for a day and there are dog boarding kennels that provide more services offering cage less dog boarding and one of one attention from the pet sitter.
It is good to meet the owners of the dog boarding kennel that you have decided to use. It is beneficial to choose a clean kennel for your dog boarding. It has to be a clean, safe, and odor free facility. Ask who will be looking after your dog. Use a kennel with outdoor security and make sure that the boarding kennel is not near busy roads so it will not be dangerous in case the dog escapes.
Before leaving him on his own, make sure that you let your dog stay there for a few hours on its own. If you do this the dog will not feel that you have abandoned him since he already know the place. Reputable dog boarding kennels offer this service. They will see that it is important for the dog, the owner, and for themselves that the dog is stress free and not anxious or agitated during its stay.