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How Often is 'Too Often' to Board My Dog?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as every dog is different and has unique needs. Some dogs may be able to handle being boarded frequently without any negative effects, while others may become anxious or distressed if they are boarded too often. In general, it's important to strike a balance between your own needs and the well-being of your dog. Here are a few things to consider when determining how often to board your dog:

  1. Your dog's personality: Some dogs are naturally more resilient and adaptable than others, and may be able to handle being boarded more frequently. If your dog is generally anxious or prone to separation anxiety, you may want to limit the amount of time they are boarded.

  2. The quality of the boarding facility: Not all boarding facilities are created equal. Look for a facility that provides a safe, clean, and comfortable environment, with plenty of mental and physical stimulation for your dog.

  3. The length of the stay: In general, shorter stays are less stressful on dogs than longer stays. If you are planning to be away for an extended period of time, you may want to consider hiring a pet sitter or using a dog-walking service to check in on your dog while you are gone.

  4. Your dog's age: Older dogs may have more difficulty adjusting to being boarded than younger dogs, especially if they have any underlying health issues.

Ultimately, the frequency with which you board your dog should be based on what is best for your dog's overall well-being. If you have concerns about the impact of boarding on your dog, it may be helpful to consult with a veterinarian or a professional dog trainer for guidance.

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