Have you used a professional dog sitter in the past? If not, we will discuss the advantages of this service and the effects on your dog in this article. When most people need someone to take care of their dog while they are away on vacation, business, or just gone for a few days family and friends are utilized by many. I think this is a good idea when possible, but what if you do not have anyone who can take care of your dog while you are away? A professional dog sitter probably is the best option in these circumstances and the reasons why are listed below.
If you choose to forego the services of a professional dog sitter and have no family or friends who can care for your dog, the only option left is boarding the dog in a kennel while you are away. This is a very common practice but also has several drawbacks you need to be aware of.
Boarding kennels by their very nature are going to expose your dog to many other canines as well as other pets. This vastly increases the risks of your dog contracting a virus, disease, fleas, and possibly getting into fights with other pets. I am not putting down kennels, but the sad fact is there is a wide range between well managed kennels and those who are simply run by people who are out to make a buck with little thought for the pets they keep.
Your dog is naturally going to be stressed while in a kennel no matter how well maintained and clean it is. He or she is going to be away from the comfort of their home with many other barking, growling, whining dogs who are just as stressed out and unhappy as your furball.
This can very likely affect his eating habits, sleeping habits, and increase the likelihood you will never get him near a kennel in the future without a big fuss put up by the dog.
Avoid all this by using a skilled dog sitter who has the training and ability to give your dog the proper care he deserves in the comfort of your own home. This is going to relieve any stress the dog may feel while you are away plus your dog is able to maintain his normal feeding, sleep, and exercise routines.
Our dogs have feelings and like things to be familiar and regular just as humans do, so next time you need to be away from home try hiring a professional dog sitter. You and you dog will not regret it.
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