When you and your dog share a deep connection, separation can be difficult for both of you. You can do several things to ease your stress and calm your dog’s anxiety.
Explore your options
One way to feel confident about the accommodations you have arranged for your dog is to explore Dog boarding Detroit options. Arrange to visit the facility, take a tour and discuss any specific concerns and requests you have with a staff member there. Ask to see a copy of their policies. Inquire about the procedures they follow if your dog gets sick while staying there. If your dog requires daily medication or has specific personality issues, discuss these during your visit.
Easing your stress
No matter how satisfied you are with the boarding facility you have chosen, you are probably going to experience some anxiety about leaving your pet behind when you travel. One way to ease that anxiety is to choose a boarding facility that offers you the opportunity to view your pet via webcam. Choosing a facility that allows you to add some additional comforts and moments of pampering to your dog’s itinerary will make you feel more at ease about leaving your dog. Consider this a luxurious vacation for your pet and you will feel better about boarding it.
Easing your dog’s anxiety
Your dog is likely to be more comfortable when being boarded if it is well socialized and has had opportunities to interact positively with other dogs. Even if you do not have any immediate travel plans, it can be beneficial to your dog if you arrange for it to interact with someone other than you. Dog parks and restaurants that allow pets on the patio are great places for dogs and dog owners to enjoy the company of others. Arranging for your dog to spend some time at doggie day care is another way to help it become comfortable in a different setting. If you have friends who have dogs, perhaps you could include the dogs in an activity that you and your friends are involved. Movie night at someone’s home or a walk along the beach or around the neighborhood with your friends and their dogs would be a great socializing opportunity.