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Guest posted a topic in Health and Medical discussionOur two boys have to be boarded, for the second time in their lives with us, this Friday for about 9 days. We know they won't like it one bit — especially one of them — but our floor is getting ripped up and redone while we are away and not only will that be disruptive and a mess, but the strong smell of chemicals wouldn't be good for anyone (we usually have a babysitter stay at our home with the dogs.) Please write back if you feel strongly that either we should or should not take the dogs to the kennel this week and leave them their for a number of hours (daycare) so that they know we will always come back to them. I'm so torn. My husband thinks the daycare idea will make them even more terrified of the drop-off on Friday. On the other hand, I totally understand the idea behind it. Thank you in advance.
Hi, I have a fearful girl. She is 3 y.o. and I have her with us for 8 months. She has improved a lot, but is still fearful and I know she might be like this forever. We live in a apartment in Seattle. We let her once in a Greyhound dog boarding for 18 days and we saw some of her videos when she was there, she had such a great time running and playing with another Greyhounds. So because of that I started to think that she might need more paw friends and play time with dogs.The dog boarding and rescue place is far away from home so is not possible to go there every week. Our neighborhood has a lot of dogs but they always step back when see her, I don't know if because she is fearful or because she is a black greyhound and people usually confuse this breed with dobermans. So we decided to take her in a regular dog day care nearby. Yesterday was her first day and they had cameras so I could see everything. But her behavior was so different from the one that I saw in the Greyhound dog boarding. With Greyhounds her tail goes up so quickly and she starts to run so happily! But with regular dogs her tail was down and she was running in the corners avoiding dogs smelling her butt. She was clearly not happy and they've let the dogs for 4 hours free without any dog bed or flufly place to lay down. It was clearly that she was tired and stressed. I've watched some videos about fearful dogs and they say the best way to train them is with happy dogs as model. But watching my Laila in the daycare it didn't seem she enjoyed. Maybe it's her first day and I am being paranoic. But she was clearly happy when she arrived at home and found her bed. So what do you recommend? Do I need to force her socialize in a regular daycare? Getting a second dog for the moment is not possible, but we thought about it.