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Is Boarding Stressful on Dogs?

Boarding can potentially be stressful for dogs, especially if they are not used to being left alone for extended periods of time.

Dogs are social animals and generally thrive on

human companionship, so it's natural for them to feel anxious or upset when they are separated from their owners. However, the level of stress that a dog experiences while being boarded can vary depending on a number of factors, such as their age, personality, and prior experiences. Some dogs may take to boarding easily and adjust to their new surroundings without any significant stress, while others may become anxious or distressed.

To minimize the stress of boarding, it's important to choose a reputable facility that provides a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for your dog. Look for a facility that offers plenty of mental and physical stimulation, such as toys, walks, and playtime with other dogs. It can also be helpful to bring along a favorite toy or blanket to help your dog feel more at home. If your dog has any special needs or medical conditions, be sure to inform the facility and provide any necessary medications or instructions.

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