Dogs are social animals by nature and most enjoy the company of other dogs. Boarding facilities vary greatly in how they are set up and what the daily routine is. The environment of the facility will affect the dogs mental and physical health. When evaluating a facility you should look at many factors. Vaccination requirements, size of the area the dogs are spending the most time in and how frequently the are going outside. I have posted an article I wrote for a local magazine some years back to address more questions. See (Article). Boarding your dog should not be stressful for you or the dog. For dogs that have never been boarded there will be some anxiety at first. That is normal. They soon learn the daily routine and know when the food in coming and when they are going to go outside. Once they see it, most settle in just fine. You need to make sure that you have done your part as a responsible owner to socialize your dogs and get them into training classes. This makes them well rounded and prepared them for life in this big world they live in. Be sure when you take your dog in you bring the necessary items they need. Make sure you have their food. bedding, medication and safe toys. Call us with any questions.