Over the past decade, the popularity of Goldendoodles and Labradoodles has soared. Consequently, many of these “doodles” find themselves boarding at facilities like our pet resort. To ensure your furry friend has a delightful and healthy stay, consider the following tips:
Special Care for Doodles
Exercise and Grooming
Doodles are unique breeds requiring special care, from customized exercise plans to grooming performed exclusively by professionals. Their distinctive fur, a blend of straight and curly hair with multiple coat layers, makes them prone to matting.
To maintain your doodle’s health and comfort during their stay, schedule an appointment with a professional groomer. Our groomers recommend one brushing appointment for every four days of boarding. While you might not brush this frequently at home, the doodle’s active play with other dogs can lead to quicker matting.
Mats need immediate attention. The sooner you spot and remove them, the better. Mats that reach the skin can cause hot spots, skin lesions that result from excessive chewing and licking. Neglecting these hot spots may lead to costly vet visits.
Drying Time Matters
Doodles take longer to dry than other breeds due to their affinity for water activities. Ensure the boarding facility towels them dry after water play to prevent discomfort and matting.
Enroll in Daytime Activities
Keep Your Doodle Active
Enroll your Labradoodle or Goldendoodle in daytime activities. Choose from options like day camp for social dogs, play schools for one-on-one play, or cuddle time for older guests. Most doodles thrive in the energetic atmosphere of day camp.
Bedding and Comfort
Clean and Dry Bedding
Maintain clean and dry bedding throughout their stay to enhance comfort and prevent matting. No one likes to sleep on a damp surface.
Consistency in Diet
Bring Your Dog’s Food
To reduce stress, bring your doodle’s food from home. Sudden dietary changes can upset their stomach, causing discomfort and diarrhea. Consistency in their diet is essential.
Bring Familiar Toys
Comfort from Home
Pack one or two of your doodle’s favorite toys. These familiar items provide comfort and entertainment during their stay.
Spa Day Before Departure
Preparing for Departure
Plan a spa day for your doodle before picking them up. Expect they’ll need a bath, and possibly a nail trim or haircut. Provide clear instructions, and consider bringing pictures to ensure the groomer meets your preferences.
For any inquiries about boarding your Goldendoodle or to make a reservation for your doodle’s stay, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or fill out our online form. We’re here to ensure your doodle has a fantastic experience during their stay with us.
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