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Kurrajong Kennels – Dog Kennels, Dog Minding


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A lot of research indicates the companionship of a dog can enhance human physical health and psychological wellbeing. Dog and cat owners have been shown to have better mental and physical health than non-owners, which allow fewer visits to the doctor and being less likely to be on medication than non-owners. In one study, new pet owners reported a highly significant reduction in minor health problems during the first month following pet acquisition, and this effect was sustained in dog owners through to the end of the study. In addition, dog owners took significantly more physical exercise than cat owners and people without pets. The group without pets exhibited no statistically significant changes in health or behaviour. The results provide evidence that owning a pet might have positive effects on human health and behaviour, and that for dog owners these effects are relatively long term.

The practice of using dogs and other animals as a part of therapy dates back to the late18th century, whereby animals were introduced into mental institutions to help socialise patients with mental disorders. If you have a dog, you should consider placing your pet in a boarding kennel.

A dog kennel or boarding kennel is a place where dogs are housed temporarily for a fee, an alternative to using a pet sitter. Although many people worry about the stress placed on the animal by being put in an unfamiliar and most likely crowded environment, the majority of boarding kennels work to reduce stress. Many kennels offer one-on-one “play times" so that the animal can get out of the kennel environment.

Familiar objects, such as blankets and toys from home, are also permitted at many kennels. Similarly, many kennels nowadays also offer grooming and training services in addition to boarding, with the idea being that the kennel can be the owner's “one-stop shop" for all three services. In the United States the term boarding kennel is also used to refer to boarding catteries and licensing agencies do not always differentiate between commercial boarding kennels for dogs and other animal or cat boarding kennels.

Dog Kennels are very useful when owners want or need to go on holidays for short periods of time. By putting your dog into a dog kennel, your mind will be rest assured that your pet will be having free time to roam around. As well as that, you don’t have to worry about him/her whilst on your holiday. Dog Kennels give owners peace of mind as well as allowing their dog to have the best of care while they are away.

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Kurrajong Kennels has been boarding dogs for over 15-years and is one of the most respected and trusted dog boarding kennels in Sydney .


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