Your dog is really fortunate. She has a good home, she’s healthy and she’s loved. But, though Lake Geneva is a great place to live, there are times when you have to go away. You might even leave this vacation playland to go on vacation somewhere else. For whatever reason you’re leaving, you want to leave your dog in a proper kennel where the care is good, and she’ll be healthy and happy.
There are a number of factors to consider when leaving your dog at a kennel. Does the kennel have a good reputation for caring for the dogs it’s entrusted with? Are the folks operating the kennel experienced – do they know what they’re doing? Is the kennel secure? Are the dogs in the kennel happy? But, the first thing to look at is whether the kennel is clean.
“Cleanliness is next to Godliness” works for dogs, too.
- Why is it important that a kennel is kept clean?
It demonstrates attention to detail and concern for the welfare of the dogs in the kennel’s care. A kennel that doesn’t maintain cleanliness is a kennel with other things on its mind. Oh, they’ll shove your pet in a crate and throw some food and water at them once in a while, but are they really engaged in the welfare of your dog while in their care?
- A cleaner room for your dog is a healthier room for your dog. Inevitably, a quality kennel is cleaner and, rather than any old space that passes for a pen, your dog will stay in a room specifically created and maintained for their health, safety, and happiness. Without a focus on cleanliness, a kennel could be a breeding ground for bacteria and disease. The same is true at your home, which is one of the reasons you clean up for your dog. Why would you expect anything less from your kennel?
- A focus on cleanliness means your dog’s ‘business’ won’t lay there waiting for your dog to walk in it and spread it around. A kennel can’t follow a dog around and catch their ‘business’ before it hits the ground. But, if they’re serious about cleanliness, they’re looking in regularly to clean the ‘duty’ away promptly.
- Consistent attention to cleanliness can’t happen without consistent attentiveness to your dog in general. If your dog has a need, it won’t go unnoticed for long in a kennel where they focus on cleanliness. And, maintaining a clean room for your dog means that your dog will have regular interaction with someone who cares – someone who cares enough to worry that your dog’s room is clean.
Lake Geneva is a great place for people and their dogs to live. But, when you need to go away, make sure you leave your dog at a place that is as clean, healthy and safe as your own home.