Tuesday, May 3, 2016
You're likely aware of some of the preparations you'll need to make before taking your furry friend to a dog boarding facility in the Bay Area, but did you know you can start getting him ready even when he is a puppy? Verifying vaccinations, packing up any medications and his regular meal preparation items are all important when getting ready to board your dog, but there are ways to prepare him for the transition into home away from home living long before you need to board him. Socialization Dogs are frequently exercised together at cage-free boarding facilities and need to be able to interact with other dogs as well as the staff. Socialize your dog early, making sure he meets other dogs and people frequently throughout his puppy-hood and beyond.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Puppies go through several development stages on their way to adulthood. The goal of any breeder or pet owner should be to take maximum advantage of each sensitive stage by providing the puppy with age-appropriate social and learning opportunities. • Between 4 and 8+ weeks, puppies learn best how to interact with other dogs. • Between 5 and 10+ weeks, they grow adept at interacting with humans and continue learning how to interact with dogs. • Between 5 and 16 weeks, they are most able to investigate new environments and stimuli. A puppy not given a full range of socialization opportunities by about 10 weeks can develop fear of the unfamiliar. http://sfhoundlounge.com/puppy-socialization-and-training/
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
In more ways than one, pet lovers will agree that their dogs are more than their best friend; it’s part of the family--a “baby” if you will. Dog owners understandably are careful and picky when it comes to looking for sitters who will look after their baby when they’re not around. Today, dog boarding businesses have cropped up in order to attend to the needs of both the dogs and their owners. If you’re looking at having your dog enrolled in a dog boarding service, there are some things you need to know.