When you take a summer vacation you want to make sure your dog is getting the care they need. Fortunately, there are some great options to keep your four-legged family member busy, happy, and healthy while you’re off having adventures. Here are three of the most common care opportunities, so you can decide which one is right for your needs.

Board and Train Facilities

If you leave your dog at a board and train facility, you can get them quality training during your absence. But it’s vital that you find the right place. That includes the quality of the kennel and also the skills and experience of the trainer.

Remember, just because a company has a business license that doesn’t mean they have a kennel license. Check out their credentials before leaving your dog with them, and make sure you visit the facility before your trip, as well.

Boarding Options With Doggy Daycare

For dogs that don’t need training during their stay, there are also boarding options with doggy daycare. That gives your dog the chance to play and socialize with other dogs while you’re traveling, keeping them happier and more active.

Make sure the facility you choose has separate places for dogs to play based on criteria like size and energy level. You don’t want to leave your beloved pet with a facility that would put a tiny, calm dog in with a lot of bigger, high-energy dogs. Safety is important, but so is the quality of the time your dog spends at the facility.

Some Dogs May Need a Pet Sitter

Sometimes, boarding might not be an option. If your dog is a senior, or they have special needs, a boarding facility might not be the best place for them during your summer vacation. In that case, consider getting a pet sitter to come to your home, instead.

Make sure you research the person you’re hiring, and find out whether they’re licensed, bonded, and insured. No matter what kind of arrangements you make for your dog, it’s much safer for you and your pet when you work with a professional you can trust.

Understanding that each dog has their own unique personality, Performance K9 Training tailors the right “board and train” program to address specific behavioral issues. Please contact us today to learn more about our services.