How To Choose The Right Dog Kennel

How To Choose The Right Dog Kennel

Group of dogs at Leader of the Pack Canine Institute's dog kennel

Make Sure Your Dog Has a Safe Stay

Finding a dog kennel for overnight dog boarding, doggy day care, or training can be a difficult search. After all, you need a fully equipped facility with experienced and trustworthy staff members. When you choose Leader of the Pack for all of your dog boarding and training needs, we will make sure your furry friend has the safe, enriching experience they need.

If you’re still weighing your options, take a look at some tips for how to choose the right dog kennel for you (and your dog)! The right kennel will…

…have strict requirements when it comes to vaccinations. When you bring your pup to a dog kennel with strict requirements, you’ll know that all the other dogs will be updated on current distemper, rabies, Bordetella, and canine influenza vaccinations. All dogs who board at Leader of the Pack must have written proof of shots, as well as a negative stool test for parasites within the last six months.

…require a behavior assessment of your dog before their stay. If your dog needs to undergo a behavior assessment, you can rest easy knowing that the other dogs will also have been carefully evaluated.

…put an emphasis on safety & comfort. At Leader of the Pack, we let you choose the overnight stay environment that will best suit your pet and their normal sleep routine. Options include private boarding rooms with beds as well as an appropriately sized crate.

…keep your dog exercised and stimulated. Dogs thrive when they get plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. We give them a full day of play so they get a chance to run with the pack before they go to sleep for the night.

…provide personalized attention. Leader of the Pack keeps numbers somewhat low so that our friendly, experienced staff members can provide personalized attention for each dog.


If you want to learn more about vaccination requirements and our other guidelines, please visit our Dog Boarding page. Next time you’re searching for a dog boarding facility or dog trainer, turn to Leader of the Pack! Plan your pup’s stay and schedule a tour of our facility or behavior assessment by contacting us today. We also encourage you to fill out the relevant forms if you’re interested in day care or dog boarding.