When you must be away from your pet, your top concern is that he or she is happy and healthy. This starts with choosing the best dog hotel you can find. In order to determine the right dog hotel, you check references, ensure they have access to an expert veterinarian, tour the space and go over any special needs your dog may have. Another important piece to ensure the best pet boarding experience for your favorite four-legged friend, is a proper amount of exercise.
The Importance of Exercise While Boarding
A dog that is away from his or her home and owner may become sullen and depressed. Physical activity helps to lift a dog’s spirits. The more movement your dog is able to have, the less likely sadness will set in. A fun-filled exercise routine also helps your dog to get more rest, which can be difficult when away from home.
Along with the mental benefits of exercise, dogs benefit physically as well. Even if your dog is only boarded for a few days, exercise is important in aiding digestion and keeping a healthy immune system. A dog that is forced to stay indoors, crated in a small space, is far more likely to suffer from disease and joint pain.
What Exercise is Best for Your Pet?
It is unnecessary and even unhealthy for a doggy daycare to excessively exercise your dog. This can be counterproductive. Instead, a good dog hotel may take your dog on walks several times each day or simply give him or her the outdoor space needed to run and play at will. You may even be able to customize the type of workout your dog receives. Some dogs do best when playing with friends. Others prefer to be left alone. Be sure that you talk with your dog hotel about the types of exercise available and what you expect for your best friend.
Some dog daycare facilities also offer training while your pet is in-house. This can be an excellent choice for younger dogs and their owners as they will benefit from their dog being more obedient. The training gives them the exercise they need while also being cared for away from home.
If you have more specific questions about the best exercise for your dog, contact Fon Jon Pet Care Center. We can give you tips on how to find the best dog daycare and what your expectations should be. With more than five decades of experience working with dogs and cats in the San Diego area, Fon Jon knows exactly how to exercise your pet while you are away. If you would like to learn more about your dog’s well-being while you are away, please call Fon Jon Pet Care Center today at 858-490-2117.