Regulations for dog boarding kennels have changed. Here¿s what pet owners need to find out…

It¿s important to really know what to look for whenever choosing a boarding kennel for your pet which means you can help to make sure they receive the best care and attention possible. Because the law evolved in October 2018, new benchmarks must now be met by those owning a qualified dog boarding kennel, home boarding business or doggy daycare.

Licensed dog kennels in England, as well as certified home boarding businesses and any dog daycare businesses (including people functioning as part of a franchise), are required to meet specific specifications. These regulations give attention to meeting the welfare needs of canines by providing enrichment and company for the puppies whilst boarded.

Deciding on a dog boarding kennel
Just how do the new licensing legislation impact my dog entering kennels?

Each kennel must provide the right environment, as well as ensure that they screen your dog¿ behaviour and also keep a record of your dog¿s stay. These are are just some of the items you should check are in place for your dog when using any boarding service. Visit:

As a guide, while residing in boarding kennels your dog should have:

Usage of their own bedroom at all times.
Sufficient space in the kennel to permit all dogs to sit and stand at full level, lie down totally loosen up, wag their tail, walk and turn around.
At least one daily walk outside of their kennel.
Their very own kennel unit if you don’t have given permission for your pet to share with another dog from your home.
Access to toys.
Boarders who desire to higher standards will offer two walks per day each prolonged for at least twenty minutes.

Choosing dog home boarding
Just how do the new licensing rules in England impact my dog entering home boarding?

Registered home boarding businesses must definitely provide the right environment, screen your dog¿s behaviour and keep comprehensive records. Your pet must be:

Accommodated within the home and also have their own room where they could be held separate from other dogs if needed. Rooms do not include conservatories, garages, cellars, outside building/sheds, balconies or outside the house structures.
Exercised at least once daily as appropriate for how old they are and health.
Much like boarding kennels, home boarders aspiring to even higher criteria will provide your dog with two walks each day and for a minimum of twenty minutes.

Picking a doggy daycare
Just how do the new licensing legislation in England impact my dog entering daycare?

Any dog daycare businesses, including people functioning within a franchise, are now required to screen all dog behaviour, company and the surroundings in which they are really cared for. For your dog daycare to be totally licensed, in their treatment, your pet must be:

Assessed before they can go directly to the daycare provider to be sure they are not scared, troubled or stressed around other dogs and people.
In a position to access a location where they can go directly to the toilet when they would like to.
Able to access a location where they can avoid finding people or other puppies if indeed they choose to.
Daycare providers aspiring to even higher specifications will also report the interactions your pet has with people each day.