Dog Boarding- Good or Bad- Consufed dog owner
27 Jul 2008
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“Where are the PETA Gals?”- Metro Now Friday, 18 th July
Metro Now caught my eyes, a bad pet boarding experience makes cover page story. Great! Shows the power of dog lovers . J I am struggling for bad customer experience issue with sify broadband, reliance telecom, IFB washing machine etc. since quite a while now, have been writing letters after letters; sify treats really bad, worst that ticks treat a dog, but no one got me on Metro Now… errr I am human :D.
A dog makes a story, because the pet boarding treated it badly!
Leaving my frustration of being a human behind let me tell you what happened, Russhel, a pug was left at a pet boarding and when the owners came to collect it had ticks all over. The article in Metro Now is so strong that it has given all sorts of advices, “do not leave dogs in pet boarding it’s a money making business”
Yeah it is a money making business, everyone wants to make money ;) Don’t you?
The irony of that day is that another news paper (Mid Day) published an article telling all good things about dog boarding
“Wah! It’s a dog life anyway” – Mid Day
This article is about a Gurgaon resident who is turning his 7.5 acre farm into a dog resort, another money making business :D; And I would say why not money- booming pet industry, people will not wait to capture the opportunity.
Well, what a responsible media! One news paper says not to keep dogs @ dog boarding, another
talks about all the good things about dog boarding. What happens to the reader? As a lay man I don’t know what to do, Shall I leave my dog to dog boarding or not?
Third Eye opinion for Dog Boardings:
I am keeping dogs from almost 25 years now, and about couple of years back the dog business/ dog world was completely different, not as many pet shops, no pet boarding, no grooming parlor for dogs. Best was no such media to confuse ;).
I learned by experience and by reading, talking to people, visiting kennels, attending workshops and today I am proud to say that I am a responsible dog owner and not even a vet can misguide me in dog keeping.
Dog owner’s limited knowledge,
leads to bad experiences of pet related services. If I have to settle my dog in a dog boarding I will go and see the facility myself before leaving my dog there. If the dog boarding owner does not show me the place (or farm in case above) I will never ever leave my dog with them.
So here comes a list of do’s and don’ts of Dog Boarding and Dog keeping:
Always talk to the pet trader or dog boarding owner in detail, leave your dog only if you have confidence.
Always visit the Dog boarding before leaving your dog there.
Very important:Check for reviews using internet or your offline dog loving social network
Good pet boarding should declare ratio of attendant vs number of dogs
Dog boarding should ask you to fill a form and declare dog habits, vet, local contacts etc.
And above all dog owner should be a thorough reader, and should know the pet in and out, if dog keeping is your hobby then grow it!