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Resident Dog/Home Boarding

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by The Oaks, Jul 19, 2019.


  1. The Oaks

    The Oaks PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all, does anyone have any experience/advice if you own a resident dog and have your own home boarding/daycare.

    I have recently been granted my home boarding license, we have a very friendly, well socialised labrador. Out and about she is fine, goes to daycare, loves meeting new dogs. We often have our neighbours dogs round and she loves it! So i thought boarding dogs wouldn't be a problem.

    However, someone new came round the other day with their dog and our labrador was very aggressive towards this dog. Lunged at the dog several times.

    I wondered how people introduce their resident dog to new boarding dogs? I know if we did neutral territory meets and then brought the dog back that will be fine, but don't know if that will be possible when were getting new dogs everyday when having 5/6 already at the home and introducing new dogs to the pack?
     
  2. tabelmabel

    tabelmabel PetForums VIP

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    I am not a home boarder but do use home boarding but it is through the barking mad franchaise so they do take a full history of the dogs to be boarded. It is very thorough, lasted about 3 hours i think and involved them accompanying me on a walk so they could see how they were on lead and outside in general. After that, there was a 2 night compulsary trial with the boarder they matched to my dogs.

    In fact, my dogs are boarded seperately due to their massively different energy needs.

    So i suppose not every dog is suited to your dog and other dogs might be a better fit?

    One of my dogs is very dominant. He settled really well with his first home boarder and had a few hols there. They moved away so he was with a different boarder this last time. Their resident dog is a labradoodle, my murphy's favourites normally but apparently murphy went into their home like he owned the place!

    The boarder initially thought it wouldnt work but they became best friends, once muphy accepted he wasnt top dog!

    I am certain all dogs are introduced in the garden, as all the pics i get from first meet are taken in gardens!
     
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