YNP #014: How to Choose the Right Dog Care – Part One Facilities
Published October 12, 2017
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    Welcome to Part One in two-part series on helping you find the right dog care for you.Who will take care of your dog when you can’t is a very common concern for most dog owners.  With good reason.  There is a high level of trust that has to happen for you to feel comfortable to leave your dog in someone else’s hands.  Good news is there are a lot of options out there nowadays.  The bad news is there is a lot of options out there nowadays.There are a few things to consider when deciding which option is right for you and your dog.  Remember that your comfort is just as important as your dog’s comfort.  If you are nervous about leaving your dog then your dog will be nervous about being left.  Even if you are clear about which service you want, now you have to find the place or person you trust.  The only way to really do that is to talk to them and ask lots of questions.  Remember this is your dog you will be leaving with them, don’t be shy about getting all the information you can.In this episodeI lay out the following steps and why they are important to help you find the facility that is right for you and your dog.Decide on what your priorities areDo your researchCall and ask questionsGo visitDo a test run.Don't forget to check out part two (episode 15) where I talk all about pet sitters.Dog Care QuestionnaireTo help you through this process I have provide you with a questionnaire you can use as a starting point to ask lots of questions and figure out which facility is going to be the best for you and your dog.The questions are designed to give you a head start.  They center around getting a clear picture of what is happening inside a facility once you drop your dog off.  Use these questions exactly or modify and add questions depending on your priorities and needs.  

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