If you have never left your pet for an extended time, you may be a little apprehensive the first time. Typically, you and your furry friend may experience separation anxiety. However, with a few tips and tricks, it can be an enjoyable and stress-free experience for both of you.

Who knows? Your pet may even return better groomed and relaxed!

Think of it as a vacation for your pet while preparing for pet boarding. The time away from home can be beneficial in several ways. Asides from grooming services for your pet, they will also enjoy expert care, proper nutrition, exercise, and companionship.

Pet boarding facilities on the Gold Coast offer round-the-clock supervision and care. Furthermore, your furry friend will be secured in their space. No one can enter the pet boarding facility except for the staff. So, while you are away, you can rest assured that your pooch or feline is safe.

Now, you might be wondering how to get your pet ready for the days ahead. To make this experience as stress-free as possible, here are four tips to prepare your furry friend for pet boarding on the Gold Coast.

1. Adjust Sleeping Habits

We know it can be cozy and enjoyable to have your pet sleep on your bed. However, you need to prepare them for pet boarding—which means sleeping alone. It might be upsetting for the first few days, but your fur baby will adjust to it after a while and easily slip into this pattern at the pet resort without any hassle.

2. Socialization

Pets often have different temperaments, that’s why your pet needs to have some socialization skills so they can get along with other pets and even make new friends. Dropping them at a boarding centre without any social skills can be stressful for them. Instead, you can take your furry friend to a park where he can meet other pets and improve his social skills.

3. Visit the Vet

Most pet boarding on the Gold Coast will request to see your pet’s vaccination card before admission. This check is to ensure your pet and the others in the facility stay healthy and infection-free. You should also take your pet for de-fleaing and deworming before dropping them off at the facility.

4. Bring a Piece of Home With You

To give your fur baby extra comfort and help them ease into the new environment, consider taking a favourite toy or item from home. It could be a familiar rug or your pet’s bed. Be sure to ask the facility in advance to get approval.

5. Boarding Trial

We recommend you try this for at least 24 hours. This can help reduce any separation anxiety your dog or cat may experience and it helps prepare your pet for a longer stay.

With these tips, your dog will be prepared for a pleasant stay in our pet boarding resort on the Gold Coast. Give us a call today!