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    Default My Baby very Sleepy after boarding.

    Hi guys..

    Over the weekend we put our man (20Months old) into a boarding kennel as we were going away for 4 days and didn't want him left at home by himself with only friends coming to check on him.

    My issue is, since i picked him up this afternoon he is NOT himself. He isn't his playful self, i feel like he is moping around the house. is it normal for them to be like this. It was his first time in a kennel. They are let out to play for a decent amount of time during the day with all the other dogs and only put back into their "kennel" late afternoon. How do i know the difference between him upset or sad and him just being tired.

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    If it is your adorable pooch's first trip to the kennels, he just may be utterly exhausted and glad to be back with mum and dad...It was a new experience, give him a day or so and he will probably be back to his normal self. He would just be adjusting back to home life.

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    If my young dog has had an hour or two of playing with other dogs, she will be out cold within minutes of coming home and she will happily sleep and rest for hours and hours.

    Is he eating and drinking?

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    When our dog went to the kennel the first time (only one night) he slept afterwards for almost 24 hours straight. I think he must have been playing with the other dogs non stop so we even had to wake him to eat *lol* He loves it there though. When we took him back the next time he pulled OH across the carpark to get in quickly.

    Just give him a day or two to rest and recover from all that hard playing. If he then doesn't bounce back I'd take him to the vet to check whether he might have picked up something.

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    My two sleep a lot after they get back from the kennel too. Because there is so much going on with all the other dogs, new people, sounds and smells it can be quite exhausting for them! I wouldn't worry to much about it unless he does't bounce back.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    It is more than likely just exhaustion. At around the age your dog is they are very easy to match up to lots of play mates and often go out into the exercise yards in large groups.

    Even when they are back indoors in their runs there is still lots going on with staff bringing in new dogs and walking out ones ready to go home or for bathing.

    I used to take my Gordon to work with me and her favourite playmate was Carl the Rottie, they could play for hours. His owner always commented on how he got two days of peace after boarding.

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    Hi guys!

    Today we are getting back to normal. Yay!

    Although I loved him being nice and quiet! And sleeping the whole time. I love him being back to his running around bouncing around self!

    I do think he was a bit cranky with us leaving him though. Lol

    Thx again for your help.

    Have a great wk everyone.

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