Are you planning a family vacation and now need to plan the dog's vacation?
According to Google, February 1st is the number one day of the year when people start researching their vacation plans. This should also be the time you plan your dog's vacation.
Boarding Your Dog
Trying to plan care for your dog can be stressful. Should they stay in your home or go to a boarding facility? Ultimately, that depends on the dog, but using a boarding facility has significant advantages.
Wags & Wiggles is always here for your dog's vacation. We aren't going to cancel on you last minute or forget to come to your house as a pet sitter or friend might. Dogs are safely secured inside our facility. There is no worry about coyotes coming into your backyard when the dog is unsupervised. The dog can't escape from your yard while you are hundreds of miles away. There is always a chance your dog can get loose on a walk with an in-home caregiver. Those types of risk are not generally present at a boarding facility.
When you plan your dog's vacation, would you feel more comfortable with 24/7 supervision versus just a couple of daily visits to your house? At Wags & Wiggles, dogs are with people all day in the play area and supervised all night.
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Making Preparations For Boarding
If you have used Wags & Wiggles before, when was your dog last here? We recommend a refresher visit within the month you plan to board your dog. Daycare is a blast, but being away from home is always more comfortable if you are used to where you are going. It is best if your dog can meet all the dogs who are currently attending to make friends that will be familiar during boarding.
If you are new to Wags & Wiggles, you will need to schedule your Meet & Greet. It is an easy process that includes a tour and meeting our staff. Your first day is free! You will want to do this well in advance of your dog's vacation.
Consider a Boarding Trial
If your dog is particularly nervous or prone to separation anxiety, it’s a good idea to plan a trial boarding stay. The trial stay of at least 24 hours eases your dog into a new environment and a new daily routine. You may find that your dog will adjust much better when it comes time for a longer stay in the future.
Drop Off Your Dog in the Morning
Drop your dog off at Wags & Wiggles in the morning. This gives them the entire day to adjust to their surroundings before it’s time to sleep.
Board and Train
Planning your dog's vacation can include training. Boarding and training aren't just for serious behavior problems. Basic training alone can influence your dog's boarding experience. The Wags & Wiggles Trainers provide a highly structured experience with expert supervision and communication. You receive daily updates, photos, and videos, which can provide a lot of comfort for the owners. Some programs can provide offsite field trips or sports training.
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Plan For Extras
The final step in planning your dog's vacation is the small things. Wags & Wiggles requires you to bring your dog's own food. Your dog may be hungrier than normal, or your trip may be delayed, so bring some extra food. We also recommend some canned food, broth, or extras to encourage your dog to have healthy eating habits while at our facility. You can read about our food and medication prep recommendations.
You can also schedule extra activities like break-from-the-pack walks, dayschool lessons, solo cuddle time, or ball play.
We can't wait to create the premium vacation experience you would hope for your dog.