I agree that 10 wks is not too old & actully never let my pups go before 8wks & prefer 10wks & have had some I keep till 12wks. They have gone on to bond with their new family just as well as any of the pups that left at 8wks & have the added bonus of being well started tolit training wise & getting a grasp of what is accepable & what isn't Ok behavours.
Originally Posted by Di_dee1
Back to the origanal questions I have no idea about kennels in your area but I would start by writting down all the kennels within the area your willing to use & ring each 1 up & ask a few questions. From your phone calls choise the best 3 & go & visit them & while your there talk about your concerns.
Over the inital phone conversation ask if they deal with difficult dogs often? Ask if they are willing to be flexable to suit your dogs needs exercise wise & in any way really? Ask what they feed & when? What exercise do the boarding dogs get? Can you leave addition instructions for your dog to help him with being so timid & unsure?
To pick the 3 you visit pick the 1's that didn't get impatent when talking about your dogs individual needs & actully appeared to want to know what they might be able to do to make the stay easier on the dog & yourself.
I would be looking at the conditions of the dogs that are there, are they stressed or anixous looking? Are the kennels well maintaned & clean? Is the water containers clean & full? What is their daily rountines?
Again when visiting do the owner/mangers seem to be actully listening to you. Ask if they are always there & if not who is the boss when they are not there? What are there policies for sick & injuried dogs? Ask if they mind if you bring a few things to keep your dog happy & feeling more at home.
When you get home from holidays I would be tackling some of these behavour issues because they are all very fixable with time, comittment & consistancy.
Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........