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Tips For Traveling With Your Dog

Ahhh Spring – a time of renewal and spring break vacations!

If you are a dog parent, then spring break means either finding a friend or family member to dog-sit, choosing a dog daycare provider, or traveling with your dog.

If you’ve decided to take your dog on the road with you this spring, here are some tips to ensure you – and your dog – have a great spring break vacation:


Make sure your dog is wearing a collar with current tags, and has proper identification. If you have not had your dog microchipped, consider doing so before you leave. Microchipping is a simple procedure which can be done at your vet office and can ensure the safe return of your dog should he get lost while traveling. (more…)

How To Choose A Doggy Daycare

Whether you are looking for a dog daycare provider for your dog while you are away on vacation, or daily while you are at work, it’s important to choose an experienced provider to be sure your dog is safe and well cared for while you are away. Prior to founding DogSense Unleashed, we owned a dog daycare in the southeastern suburbs of the Twin Cities, serving over 2,000 dogs and dog parents. Since then, we’ve consulted with a variety of dog daycares on industry best practices. It’s important to know that dog daycare is not appropriate for all dogs. Your first day of attendance at a dog daycare should be an evaluation day. Be sure to ask questions about your dog’s first evaluation day and a description of the facility’s policies. Vaccinations should be requested, and should be current, including: Rabies, Distemper and Bordatella. (Some daycare facilities will accept titers test). Questions to ask when choosing a dog daycare provider: (more…)