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Educational Links

Australian Cattle Dog Social Club of North Queensland

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

American Kennel Club

Carolina ACD Rescue and Rebound

American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club



Boarding Tips
  • Trust your senses (as well as your common sense) when visiting a kennel as a possible "vacation" spot for your dog.
  • Make sure that the whole kennel, outdoor and indoor runs included, is clean and orderly.
  • Make sure there are no offensive odors. There should be adequate ventilation. A well run kennel should not stink of doggy odors.
  • Make sure the temperature is adequate, not too warm and not too cold. Ask to see the outdoor running area. It should be close to spotless and made of gravel or concrete.
  • Ask how frequently the areas are cleaned.
  • All responsible kennel owners and operators will ask you about your dog's vaccinations and will require proof of certain shots.
  • All responsible kennel owners and operators will show you each area in which the dogs are kept.
  • The outdoor runs (and the whole kennel) should be very secure. Many dogs will attempt to break out, so talk to the kennel owners about this if you're worried.
  • Bring along your dog's bed or favorite toys. When you leave, be positive and upbeat.
  • Tell your dog "Here we are, Fido it's your summer vacation. Good boy/girl!!" Do not apologize to your dog, he will sense your discomfort and become upset himself.
  • Keep your goodbyes short and sweet.


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