I will ON OCCASION take in dogs for boarding. The dogs cannot have aggression issues, housebreaking issues, recall issues etc. Which really limits the dogs I am willing to take in (great for me!!!). They have to be ok in a pack for walks as that is how I take my dogs. So the dogs (and very very few) I take in are well behaved dogs...
However, where I work part-time I get lots of interesting dogs and clients :)
I wish at times there was a "really??" day where I could answer the questions posed to me in a realistic yet totally joking manner...but I am thinking the owners would not find the humor in my responses...and neither would my boss:
You won't let my dog play with aggressive dogs during his play session..RIGHT?
"OF course we will mam! We love to watch little 7 pound peeka,shitza, cocka, poohs get ripped to shreds by several aggressive LARGE dogs...he would PROBABLY only be missing a leg...and an ear....maybe an eye?? That shouldn't affect him as a pet dog anyway...that isn't an issue for you is it?? (I am not sure why this question is even asked.....I think that is kind of a given if a dog is "DOG AGGRESSIVE" they don't like dogs.........right!?!?!?!?! yeah..so we don't let them PLAY with other dogs....see how this works??)
Do you just turn them out to play and leave??
"Yeah..we turn all the dogs out in the play area and then just hop a plane to Cancun for the weekend...sure do! (I mean REALLY????? leaving dogs unsupervised????)"
What if my dog goes potty in the kennel??
"We like to keep their "functions" and return them to you at the end of your dogs stay...if you don't wish to have that done, we just leave it in there for them to walk through (this question has been asked several times....um people..it gets cleaned up....like DUH...)
My dog doesn't like barking dogs..is there anything we can do so he doesn't hear barking??
"Take him on the trip with you...if you don't want barking do not take your dog to a DOG BOARDING KENNEL....seriously...Dogs bark...plain and simple"
How do you take dogs for a walk that can't go off leash??
"Is this a trick question...WE USE A LEASH!?!??!?...um...?????? (insert look of disbelief here)...
I am sure I could come up with a million more...but these seem to be the biggies...and sad that they are asked often enough that I remember them...
It is a great boarding kennel...the owner does a great job (as does the staff) in taking care of the dogs...caution is always used in regards to dogs and there are rarely (if ever) any issues. So I just get a kick out of people that ask these questions :)
I guess "really?" day is probably out of the question...damn...I could have so much fun...sigh.
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