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Susan O’Reilly is a 32-year veteran of the pet care industry and owner of Dublin Creek Kennels, Inc., a Diamond Certified company. She can be reached at (510) 221-6358 or by email.

How To Choose A Quality Pet Kennel

Posted on August 08, 2017 by Mari Patrick

DUBLIN — When selecting a kennel for your dog or cat, there are a few steps you should take to ensure a positive experience for your pet. First, ask around: In addition to getting recommendations from friends, relatives and acquaintances, call the veterinary hospitals in your area. Veterinarians hear the good and bad about kennels from their clients, so they should be able to steer you in the right direction. Once you’ve consulted several sources, take the top three kennels you’ve heard about and visit their websites. Look at the scope of services each provides and see if they meet your pet’s needs.

The next step is to personally visit the kennels you’re considering. Read more

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Video: How to Find a Quality Kennel

Posted on August 08, 2017 by Mari Patrick

DUBLIN — Host, Sarah Rutan: To ensure a positive boarding experience for your pet, there are a few things you should look for when browsing local kennels. Today we’re in Dublin with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Susan O’Reilly of Dublin Creek Kennels to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Susan O’Reilly: If you’re looking for a Kennel, looking for a place to board your dog while you go on vacation or taking a business trip, and you’re not sure how to go about finding a good one, here’s some tips for you. First of all, call as many vets in the area as you can. Veterinarians hear all the good and all the bad about kennels, Read more

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Video: Tips for Your Dog’s First Kennel Stay

Posted on August 04, 2017 by James Florence

NOVATO — Host, Sarah Rutan: Prior to your dog’s first kennel stay, there are a few things you can do to ensure a positive experience. Today we’re in Novato with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Dana Garduno of Bridewell Hilltop Kennels to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Dana Garduno: Before considering boarding your dog, there are a few tips I’d like to give you. For example, before bringing your dog to a kennel for the first time, it might be good to bring them in for a daycare, which is just bringing them in from the beginning of the day and picking them up before we close. And that’s just to see how your dog would feel at the end of the day when you pick them up, Read more

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Preparing for Your Dog’s First Kennel Stay

Posted on August 04, 2017 by James Florence

NOVATO — When boarding your dog at a kennel for the first time, there are a couple of things you can do to help ensure a positive experience. First, it’s a good idea to acclimate your dog to the kennel environment by bringing it in for two or three daycare sessions prior to its extended stay. This will familiarize your dog with the kennel and give you an idea of how it will react to the new environment. It will also give the kennel staff a chance to meet your dog and get familiar with its needs and temperament.

Another thing you can do to make your dog’s kennel stay more comfortable is bring along one or more familiar items. Read more

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