Why a Trial Night is Advisable for Your Dog’s Boarding Experience

Leaving your furry best friend in the care of a home boarder can be a daunting experience for both you and your pet. To help ease this transition and ensure a comfortable and positive experience for your pet, a trial night is highly recommended. In this blog, we’ll explore why a trial night is advisable for your dog’s boarding experience.

  1. Get a Feel for the Home Boarder

    A trial night is an opportunity for you and your pet to get a feel for the home boarder and their home. You can see the home and meet the family, while your pet can start to become familiar with their new surroundings. This can help reduce their stress levels and ensure a more comfortable experience during their stay.
  2. Assess Your Pet’s Comfort Level

    During a trial night, you can observe your pet’s behavior and see how they respond to the new environment. This is a good opportunity to assess their comfort level and see if they have any specific needs or concerns. This information can then be shared with the home boarder to ensure your dog’s comfort and well-being during their stay.
  3. Prepare for Any Separation Anxiety

    For some dogs, being away from their owners and in a new environment can cause separation anxiety. A trial night allows you to see how your dog responds and can help you prepare for any potential issues. If necessary, you can discuss any concerns with the home boarder and develop a plan to help your dog cope with separation anxiety.
  4. Ease the Transition

    Starting with a trial night can help ease the transition for your dog and reduce their stress levels. This can help ensure a more positive experience for them during their stay and reduce any potential behavioral issues.

In conclusion, a trial night is an excellent step in preparing your dog for their boarding experience. It allows you to get a feel for the home, assess your dog’s comfort level, prepare for any separation anxiety, and ease the transition for your dog. At Mollycoddles Pet Care, we highly recommend a trial night for all of our boarding guests to ensure a positive and comfortable experience for your furry friend. Visit our enquiries page to learn more and book your pet’s trial night today!