Where to keep your Border Collie when you go on trip or vacation
Not all dogs are the same, there are some dogs who love going on different
adventures and there are some dogs that would rather stay at home. Whatever the case may be for your Border Collie,
you should get to know his or her characteristics.
There are many places in which you can keep your dog when you go on a trip or vacation. Your trip
may allow the pet to come with you. If this is the case, then there are a few things you should remember. You need
to know the laws of the places you are going to. As an example, you now need a pet passport to get into most
countries, and failing this, with the UK especially, there are strict quarantine rules and regulations.
If you don’t choose to take your pet with you, you could always put your Border Collie into
boarding kennels. First of all, you need to choose the best boarding kennel for you, as there are so many to choose
from. You could try looking on the internet for kennels in your area, and by doing this, you can also get reviews
about the kennel. Different boarding kennels generally have different services and facilities, so I suggest you try
and look for a boarding kennel that would best suit your dogs characteristics and needs. Ideally, you should visit
the kennel to take a look before you decide to leave your Border Collie there.
The Border Collie is an agile, hyperactive dog and if you don’t fancy the idea of leaving your
beloved pet in a boarding kennel, you could think about leaving him or her with a close friend or family member
that the dog knows. The advantages to this are that the Collie will be left in familiar surroundings and won’t have
to deal with getting to know a person for the duration of your trip or vacation.
If you are set on taking your Border Collie with you on your trip, you need to firstly take him or
her to a veterinarian clinic where they will check your pet over and make sure he or she is traveling in good
health. They can also advise you on anything you may need to remember, or ways to make your dog comfortable while
you are traveling.
Your Border Collie should have a physical examination two weeks prior to the trip or vacation and
the vet will be able to provide you with the correct documentation that may be necessary for traveling in the US
and also into other countries. Bear in mind that you should ask for details of exactly what your Border Collie and
you, as an owner, will need to do as soon as you make arrangements for your trip. That way you won’t have any nasty
surprises and find out there is something you haven’t done correctly.
You also need to work out in advance how you are planning to travel with your Border Collie and
whether or not you will need a leash etc. for the journey.
So, there you have it. The various options you have for your Border Collie when you go on trip and
vacation. Whatever you do, please bear in mind that Border Collies can become very destructive when lonely and
confined, so try, as much as you can, not to do that to him or her. It will be very distressing for the dog, and
you too when you realize how much damage he has or could possibly do.
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