When you plan to travel, it’s important to make arrangements for your dog while you are away. One way to handle the situation is to ask a friend or neighbor to dog-sit for you, but if no one is available, then you will need to find a dog boarding facility instead.
As it says in our name, we at Sublime K9 Training & Boarding have extensive experience in running a boarding facility, and we know a thing or two about what makes a facility and its team right for the job. In this article, we’ll go over a few key things to look for in a dog boarding facility and its staff.
- Experience – When searching for a dog boarding facility, always ask the staff about their experience in animal care. Ideally, everyone who works at the facility should have been working in this business for many years, but it’s okay if there are new hires learning the ropes as long as there are also veterans to teach them what they need to know.
- Cleanliness – Another thing to look for when checking out dog boarding facilities is the level of hygiene and cleanliness, both of the facilities and the dogs. If the place looks dingy and the dogs seem to be dirty too, we encourage you to look elsewhere.
- Staff Ratios – A third thing to look at is the number of staff members on the premises relative to the number of dogs. If there are too many dogs for the staff to comfortably handle, it’s best to look elsewhere.