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Dog Boarding: Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 1, 2023



Dog Boarding has its pros and cons, with so many boarding options available we thought we would write this useful article to answer the most asked questions to help you make a more informed decision about whether dog boarding is for you or not.

Next Gen Aussies, Collies, and Shepherds is a dedicated dog training facility in Northern California that provides quality training and a hygienically clean boarding facility.


Dog jumping into a dog kennel

Next Gen Aussies, Collies & Shepherds has one of the best dog training facilities in Northern California. We understand that our dogs need plenty of room to run around, that's why we invested in the biggest space with plenty of outdoor areas to run around and practice our dog training skills.


Next Gen ACS provides private training, agility classes, luring games, and more. We have room for more so if you need a space to practice your dog's skills or host an event, please contact us for more information.

Next Gen ACS is dedicated to providing the best quality boarding and training to our customers, that's why we offer ongoing support to clients who board or train with us. It's like a family!


What is dog boarding?


Dog boarding is a service provided to take care of a person's pets while they are traveling or otherwise occupied to take care of their pets. A quality dog boarding facility can also provide training for your dog if you need it. Dog boarding facilities are fully equipped with kennels, leashes, food, and water for your dog and are likely to include activities like pack walking and field trips while your dog stays with them.


Is dog boarding kennels safe?


Yes, dog boarding is safe. Boarding facilities are normally run by qualified dog trainers who know how to handle individual dogs and their behaviors. Dog kennels are strategically placed to make sure all dogs are comfortable during their stay. A quality dog boarding facility will ensure the boarding kennels are clean and should be able to provide a record of their daily cleaning schedule. Next Gen ACS regularly sanitizes the the boarding area to maintain a hygienic environment. Our boarding facility is also temperature controlled 24/7 and our trainers live on-site.


"I really recommend Next Gen ACS for Board and Train or even just boarding. Well organized place with experienced trainers who also have dogs themselves. The trainers put your pup as priority and set your pup up for success!" – Ber Lina T


How much does dog boarding cost?


The price of boarding your dog can vary on where you take them. Some boarding facilities offer a basic package while others include extras like agility courses, grooming, field trips, and even hugs! When choosing a dog boarding facility, be sure to get a tour of the kennels to see if that facility is right for you. Next Gen ACS's boarding program starts at $95/day.


Is dog boarding bad for your dog?


No, boarding your dog is great for socializing your furry friend with other dogs. Dogs who stay in boarding kennels are surrounded by other dogs who are well-behaved and cared for by the dog trainers. It is common that the dog boarding facility will have an assessment process to see if your dog is suitable to stay there, this is to ensure there are no behavioral tensions on-site.


Does dog boarding training work?


Yes, Board and Train programs are an excellent way for your dog to be immersed in a good environment for dogs. Most Board and Train programs are two to 5 weeks long and you are guaranteed to see a huge difference in your dog's behavior when it returns home. Next Gen ACS is dedicated to building a strong foundation in the training of the dog, which in the the future creates better communication and understanding with the pet owners.


What dog kennel is best?


In short, the best dog boarding kennel is the one that suits your needs. There are too many factors in place to pick only one. Is the boarding long-term or short-term? Does your dog require training or not? Do you want to include activities in your dog's stay? Whoever you choose to board with, make sure the facility is near you and you have a great relationship with the trainers because you will most likely have a long-standing relationship with them.


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About Next Gen ACS

Next Gen Aussies, Collies & Shepherds is the ideal place for dog owners who want to provide their furry friends with the best possible care. We offer a range of services, including boarding and training, to help your dog thrive. Trust us to provide a safe and welcoming environment for your dog.

When you choose Next Gen ACS, you are choosing a team of experienced professionals who truly care about your beloved pet. Our state-of-the-art facilities, compassionate staff, and tailored training programs ensure that your dog receives the best care possible. From boarding to obedience training, we have everything your dog needs to thrive. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and see why we're the best choice for your furry friend.

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