Boarding your dog can be stressful if you are unsure of what to expect. Prior to setting up dog boarding, talk with your provider about the services they offer. The best doggy daycare facilities offer clean beds, outdoor access and regular playtime. A service that is highly recommended is neighborhood walks.

While many dog lodging facilities use outdoor pens in place of walks, this is not enough for some dogs. Many dogs, especially those who are mature adults, need the exercise that comes from neighborhood or nature walks. Simply giving them access to an outdoor pen means very little to dogs who may not exercise on their own. Being led on a walk spurs dogs into action, giving their joints the movement they need to stay healthy and strong.

Nature walks also keep a dog’s mind intrigued. Dogs need sensory stimulation on a regular basis. Getting out of the pen and into the open allows them to see and smell a variety of new things. A dog with an active mind is a happy dog.

Walking during boarding is a great way to keep your dog’s immune system strong. A healthy lung and a healthy heart as a result from walking are the best ways to stave off illness.
Another benefit to daily walks is the bonding time between dog and handler. This is particularly important if you are on an extended holiday. The more time your pet spends with the handlers of the facility, the more comfortable he or she becomes with this new environment. This can lead to benefits even outside of boarding. Your dog might become friendlier and easier to manage on all walks, whether led by you, your dog walker, or a trainer.

Choose a boarding facility that offers neighborhood walks as an option. This lets you know, without question, that your best friend will be getting excellent exercise at least once a day.

Fon Jon Pet Hotel provides lodging and daycare facilities for dogs of all ages. You can opt to have your pet taken on nature walks with professional handlers while boarding at our facility. We love to watch dogs explore the tree line on Santa Fe Street as they enjoy the exciting adventure a new place brings. Talk to us today about our dog care facilities by calling Fon Jon Pet Care Center today at 858-490-2117, or stop by for a tour.