Aldens makes dog boarding a pleasant change of a K9’s routine
Just as with people, dogs have routines, such as: wake about 5 a.m., roll over and yawn; wake again about 8 a.m., rise and stretch, check out the house and say hello to their people and wag your tail vigorously. From there, the day is filled with a mix of eating – followed by the end result of the digestive process. Then there’s playtime, barking at squirrels and neighborhood joggers, not to mention lounging about the house and pestering the folks to go for a walk or throw a stick.
Spending time in a kennel tends to disrupt a dog’s schedule. It doesn’t do much good to sit down with the dog and explain, “Well, honey, we’re going to Bermuda on an airplane and, I’m afraid, you can’t come with.” No matter how clever the dog, they just won’t understand.
Worse yet, when you explain, “We’ll only be gone a couple weeks,” that four-legged member of the family will look at you with those adoring eyes and tilt his or her head as a means of saying, “What?” As a result of that incomprehension, when you drop your pet off at a kennel and turn to leave, a sense of panic is liable to set in: “Where are you going? You’re coming back, right?”
At Aldens Kennels, they know how traumatic a kennel stay is for a dog. That’s why a stay at Aldens is designed as an extension of life at home. Then again, maybe it’s more like a vacation for your pet while you’re away vacationing.
Aldens starts with spacious and newly remodeled dog rooms that allow for plenty of stretching, relaxing and an occasional round of chase-your-own tail. The rooms have indoor/outdoor access through your pet’s personal doggy door. Outdoors is shaded and indoors has climate control – HVAC on par with a 4-Star resort.
“Our staff members here are experts at making your dog’s boarding experience a time to remember,” said owner Al Domrase. “That starts with getting them out of their rooms during the day. Who wants to spend their vacation in their room?”
Aldens borders Glacial Park Nature Preserve. When they take dogs our for daily nature walks, the dogs stroll through scenery that’s straight out of doggy dreamland.
Aldens also offers playtime – the K9 equivalent of beach volleyball or chasing a Frisbee.
Occasionally, a stay at Aldens will intersect with an appointment at a vet for a checkup or a spa for a do. No problem; the folks at Aldens happily provide transportation to and from a dog’s appointments. Some dog owners even schedule their dog’s appointments to coincide with a stay at Aldens to fully take advantage of the convenience.
Another great way to make the most of your time is to combine dog boarding with a little dog training. This is a great way to calm the wild beast in some dogs. For others, it’s an overdue behavioral tune up. For all dogs, it’s a great way to add some flavor to their time in the kennel, flavor more literally enhanced with special doggy treats.
Aldens offers a Board & Train program that is relatively intense while fun and engaging for dogs. For other dogs, Doggy Day Camp his its feet firmly planted in fun.
After all this activity, it’s not surprising that guests are pretty tired by the end of the day. At Aldens, they help dogs cap off a great day with a great night’s sleep by playing soft music to soothe their guests into dreamland.
Dogs sleep soundly at Aldens, not just because they’re exhausted after a full day, but also because their minds are at ease. With everything going on at Aldens, there’s no time for boredom or worrying about when their family will return.
For more information, call 815-728-0559 or visit: http://www.aldenskennels.com.