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How to choose the best dog hotel

We can’t always take our four-legged friend with us. At such moments, it is good to know in which dog hotel your pet will feel completely well and safe. When choosing a hotel for a dog, you need to pay attention to several important points.

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What will you learn from this article:

• The dog hotel should not be too far from the house

• Ask about the qualifications of the hotel staff

• Check the opinions of other dog handlers about the selected dog hotel

How to choose the best dog hotel

Do you need to decide which dog hotel you should leave your dog at for a while? If so, today I want to tell you what place to choose so that your four-legged friend feels completely safe and comfortable in it.

It is crucial for your pet to feel comfortable in a dog hotel. He will have a lot of emotions related to your separation. Choosing a good place will prevent him from feeling so sad while you are away.

Choosing the right hotel for your dog depends on some essential factors. It’s not just about the place but also your pet’s needs. What kind of temperament your doggy has and what he likes and prefers to avoid will largely depend on which hotel will be the most appropriate choice for him.

I am sure you want to rest your dog with the best care in your absence. I understand it as much as possible, which is why I want to advise you on how to make the best decision in this matter.

What to look for when choosing a dog hotel

We can distinguish several vital issues you should consider when choosing the best hotel for your four-legged friend. I will present to you the one that, in my opinion, is the most important.

The location of the dog hotel

The first thing I pay attention to when choosing a hotel for my dog is its location. My pet, indeed, has no significant problem with driving a car. However, in this situation, he does not want to stress more with a long car trip.

So, first of all, think about how far your chosen hotel can be so that the trip to it will not be unpleasant for your dog.

The size of a dog hotel

Some dogs do not tolerate too many dogs around them. If your dog also feels very uncomfortable being in the company of pets, consider this when choosing a dog hotel.

A more intimate hotel will be a much better choice for a dog who does not feel confident with many dogs. Find out how many dogs you have chosen to have at one time.

Dog hotels vary in size. You will find a place where only a few dogs can be simultaneous. It will be a good solution for such a shy pet.

a small dog in the blue dog bed

Price for staying in a dog hotel

Of course, I understand that for many dog ​​handlers, one of the critical determinants of whether they will decide on a given dog hotel or not is its price. The average price we have to pay for one day of a dog’s stay in a dog hotel is about GBP 40. Of course, you will indeed find both cheaper and more expensive offers.

As you already know, the price does not always go hand in hand with the quality. Therefore, you should not choose a hotel for your four-legged friend based on its merit alone.

The prices for a doggy’s stay in a place are very high does not mean that it is a premium hotel. Be sure to read the opinions about it in advance.

Opinion of dog handlers

An obligatory element when choosing a hotel for my four-legged friend is checking the opinions of other dog handlers. Before deciding on a place, I always look for what other dog owners say about it. In the age of the Internet, it is straightforward. Thanks to this, you can find out what natural conditions prevail in a hotel.

Unfortunately, the promises of the staff do not always correspond to reality. Therefore, consulting others is very important.

Dog hotel equipment

As you may have guessed, dog hotels can vary greatly. Among other things, in terms of what equipment is inside. I mean accessories offered to dogs.

A dog hotel usually has lairs for pets, but this is not a top rule. There are places where your dog has to take his bed with him. We recommend it when your dog suffers from multiple skin allergies.

If you take untested bedding, your dog could develop an allergic reaction. That could make separating from you and staying in the hotel even more painful for your four-legged friend.

So, when deciding on a dog hotel, check what dog accessories are available. Usually, in addition to bedding, the dogs are also provided with bowls and essential toys.

Some dog hotels have additional amenities and attractions for dogs, such as a swimming pool.

Personnel qualifications

Running a hotel does not require specialist legal permits. However, it is an added advantage if any staff has veterinary knowledge. The hotel owner, where I usually leave my four-legged friend, is a lovely lady who has completed a specialization in dog rehabilitation.

My dog is in perfect condition, but the awareness that someone who is a proper canine doctor looks after him makes me much less worried about my pet during my absence.

When choosing a dog hotel, you can ask about the qualifications of the staff working there during the initial interview. It’s perfectly normal to want to make sure you leave your doggie in the best hands possible.

The attitude of the doggie to the dog hotel

A very often overlooked issue when choosing a hotel for a dog is the dog’s attitude to a given place. Before leaving my dog in a hotel, I always take my pet there beforehand.

That is very important to my dog ​​because he can get to know the scents and people while I am still by his side. When we returned to the dog hotel, my four-legged friend felt he already knew this place. It is not a new experience for him.

That makes him feel more confident and safe in the dog hotel. If I saw that my dog was ill-disposed to my chosen place, I would not force him to stay there against his will. It’s crucial to listen to your dog’s message.

dogs on the brown foam mat

The best hotel for your dog

I am sure that if you consider all the aspects she told you about when choosing a dog hotel, you will find the perfect place for your four-legged friend.

How does your pet approach staying in a dog hotel? Is there no problem with spending time in it, or maybe it is an unpleasant experience for him every time? I was hoping you could write me your answer in the comment below.

If you have any questions or want me to discuss a topic in the next post, share it with me in the comments section.

Author: Klaudia, great dog lover

The dog by my side teaches me to enjoy every moment and to perceive each subsequent day as a chance for a new, wonderful adventure. While looking for my soul mate, I found it in a dog's wise eyes.

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