Your dog is so much more than just a pet — they’re family. That’s why leaving your dog to travel can be hard on both of you. However, there are helpful ways you can prepare your pup — and yourself — for an upcoming vacation that requires overnight dog boarding.

Helpful Hints to Prepare Your Dog for Dog Boarding

Whether you will be leaving your dog with our caring and compassionate kennel team for an overnight stay or an extended stay, here a few tips to prepare them for their stay. If you have questions or concerns about your pet’s stay at Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, please do not hesitate to call us or reach out to our veterinary team via our Virtual Vet program. In the meantime, follow these handy hints.

#1. Take them to Doggie Daycare

Taking them to doggie daycare a few times before their overnight stay is an excellent way to familiarize your pup with the pet resort. Along with getting plenty of playtime and socialization with other dogs, your puppy pal can get familiar with the scents, sounds, and people at the dog kennel.

#2. Meet the Pet Resort Team

Before your dog comes to stay at our pet resort, they will come in for a temperant test, which will give them a chance to meet our kennel team and check out the place. This is also a great opportunity for you, their pet parent, to meet the team, see the pet resort, and get a feel for what their stay will be like. This can help calm your nerves and give you peace of mind in knowing they will be staying in a secure environment attended by friendly and highly trained staff.

#3. Spend Some Quality Time Together

In the days leading up to their overnight stay, spend some extra time together. It’ll be good for both of you. Take lots of daily walks, snuggle while watching your favorite movie, go to the dog park, and just enjoy each other’s company.

#4. Get In Some Good Playtime

Give them lots of playtime and exercise before their overnight stay. This will not only help them expend some energy, but can also help them feel happy and relaxed.  

#5. Pack a Comfort Item

As you begin packing their food, treats, and medication for their stay, pack along a few comfort items to help them feel secure during their stay. These items will have the familiar scent of you and your home that can comfort them while you’re away.

Book a Dog Boarding Stay

When you’re heading off on an adventure and your dog can’t join you, you can rest assured that they always have a home-away-from-home here at Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort. Our highly trained, loving, and attentive kennel team is here to ensure your precious pup has a fun, comfortable, and happy stay while you’re away. When you’re searching “dog boarding near me” or “pet boarding near me,” choose Kansas City’s Top Rated Local® pet resort where they will get the love, attention, and care they deserve while you’re traveling.