Saturday, October 15, 2016

How Young is Too Young to Board Your Dog?

New pet owners often wonder how young is too young to board their new puppy. That is, until, they find themselves in a situation where they must leave their young dog on their own for their weekend. While a pet sitter is always an option, there are many wonderful socialization opportunities that pet boarding offers that a pet sitter simply cannot.

While different boarding facilities have different rules and regulations as far as the minimum age required for boarding, most defer to a simple rule: your dog must be fully vaccinated before they are able to board. For the safety of your dog and others, it’s important that he or she is properly immunized before having close interaction with people and other animals. For most dogs, all necessary immunizations can be completed by the age of 20 weeks. Some pet resorts may also require that your puppy has reached a certain level of house and crate training to ensure that their stay will be pleasant for both your pet and the staff.

Contact your local boarding facility to determine the minimum age for which they’ll accept puppies, and check to see what records you will need from your veterinarian before reserving your dog’s stay.

If you’re in need of dog boarding in the Cape Coral FL area, give us a call at (239) 939-3647 - we’d be happy to answer all of your questions!

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