3 Ways Dog Boarding Benefits Pets and their Families During Holidays

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The holiday season is a time for family, fun, and food! But if you’re thinking about allowing your furry friend to partake in the festivities, there are a few things you should consider first. From small children with boundary issues to tantalizing leftovers that will have your dog staring longingly while licking its chops, there are plenty of potential hazards that could make the holiday less than enjoyable for both you and your pup. So why take the risk?

There are many ways that dog boarding benefits pets and their owners during the holiday season – and any time that large gatherings are in the forecast.

Consider the following:

  1. Will your dog be comfortable around all visitors? Pets tend to pick up on the tension – even good tension – that typically accompanies large gatherings of family members and guests. Boisterous conversation, riotous laughter, and the hectic hustle and bustle as people come and go from your home can be stressful for your dog. Additionally, if small children will be present and running around your home, boarding your dog may offer much-appreciated relief for your four-footed pal. Even the friendliest pups can get weary and frustrated with toddlers tugging at their tails and ears and getting up into their faces. Why take the chance of stressing them out? Luxury pet resorts offer a safe, controlled environment where your dog can be a dog 24 hours a day.
  2. Will food be within reach? You already know the answer to this question is a big, delicious “yes.” With any large gathering, if there’s going to be food within reach, your dog will likely find a way to finagle itself into the kitchen or near the dining room table. One of the biggest ways dog boarding benefits families during food-centric celebrations is by helping to eliminate temptation – for you AND your pet. Even if we don’t make it a habit to feed dogs table scraps, the giving nature of the event has a way of making us more lenient. But experts recommend resisting these kinds of treats. Not only can they cause upset stomachs for your dog – or worse – but they set a precedent for begging which may be difficult to break once company arrives.
  3. Will you be able to focus on your furry friend AND play host? Let’s be honest, as much as we love our dogs, when you’re hosting a party or holiday dinner, you don’t want to worry about Fido rooting through the trash or happily helping himself to the hors d’oeuvres. Boarding your dog allows you to focus on quality time with the rest of your family and friends. And because your dog will be having the time of its life running, jumping, and playing with pals of their own in supervised indoor and outdoor play yards, you can do so guilt-free. After all, our dogs are social creatures who thrive in environments where they can interact with other animals. Boarding them gives them a chance to burn off some pent-up energy while socializing and making some new friends.

Paws and Play Pet Resort specializes in dog boarding benefits that will thrill your dog while putting your mind at ease. We offer fun and mentally stimulating toys and puzzles, plenty of playtime and exercise, and a professional team of dog experts that is fun-loving and passionate about your pet. Reach out to us today to schedule your dog’s stay.