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Things to look for while selecting dog kennels

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Things to look for while selecting dog kennels

At some point in our lives we have all had to leave behind our pets due to some unavoidable circumstance. Finding good dog kennels or dog boarding Toronto services is absolutely vital to have in your phonebook because your pet's healthy and safety depends on the kind of kennel that you are leaving them at while you are gone. Before we talk about the things you should look for when selecting a dog kennel for your dog, let's take a look at some of the pros and cons of using dog kennels for your pets.


The first advantage is that your fur baby is spared the tiring and occasionally painful experience of travelling for long hours in tiny cages or confined spaces. In fact, a large number of dogs do not like travelling at all and can suffer from anxiety or stress when temporarily relocated to an entirely new location. If you have a large dog then airlines force owners to have their dog travel with the baggage in the bottom of the plane- this separation can be quite traumatizing for your dogs. Also, the majority of hotels, restaurants and other entertainment destinations do not welcome or allow their guests to bring in their dogs. It becomes very difficult to travel with pets and so having a good go-to option at home will alleviate the stress associated with travelling. Most dog boarding Toronto services are run by experienced professionals who understand the needs of individual dogs and different breeds, the kind of attention a dog needs and the right way to care and play with each animal. They will be able to provide your pet with the kind of treatment, care and supervision that they need and deserve and create an environment that is comfortable and fun for your dog.

There are tons of dog kennels in a city and so the biggest problem is finding the right one. Unfortunately more often than not, while the company may project an image of being good, things may be different underneath the surface. Therefore, the first thing you should check to see is if the facility looks to be dog-friendly, safe, fun and hygienic. A dirty and smelly facility is definitely a red flag because it can put your pet's health at risk and shows that they do not take the proper care they should be taking. Also, it needs to have enough light and ventilation so that your pets can breathe properly, and more importantly, the temperature in the kennel needs to be moderate, especially during winter when most dogs tend to run too hot.


The next thing that you need to look for is how many pets they keep in a single room and what the environment is like - is it all cages or do they have a variety of sleeping options for your dog? See how your dog reacts to the environment and if they are able to get comfortable in their dog kennels.  


Finally, ask around the neighborhood and get in touch with some of their past customers to ask for reviews on their services and see what sort of services you can expect from them. A good kennel is always very highly spoken of by customers who tend to be loyal to their services. Check out their website for past customer testimonials to get an idea of the environment and the workers.