Tips for Safe Summer Travel with Your Dog

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Circle K9 Boarding is happy to board your dog while you travel this summer, but if you decide to have your dog travel with you, remember this helpful advice on how to have the best possible experience.


Taking Fido on an airplane ride seems daunting, but it can be less so if you observe some simple procedures.  First, make sure your dog is properly immunized according to your airline’s rules and that you bring your dog’s immunization papers with you on the flight.  Next, verify whether your dog will be flown in the cabin or in the cargo hold.  Most airlines base this distinction, and the cost for Fido’s travel, on his weight.  Finally, invest in an airline approved cage and accessories such as water bottles and towels to ensure hydration and comfort.


Car travel safety seems relatively simple, but dogs can still have a tough time adjusting to long drives.  First, choose the safest seat INSIDE the car for your dog.  All too often, dogs are seen with their heads hanging out of open windows.  Even if your dog has never tried to jump out in the past, never assume that he won’t ever try to make a leap.  Also, consider investing in a doggie seat belt or harness to keep your pooch secure during the drive.  Check the local laws to make sure you are transporting your dog legally this summer.

Following the above advice is always a good idea, but it can’t ensure that your dog will behave perfectly.  As such, we recommend getting your dog trained with us here at our Magnolia, Texas facility prior to travel.  By investing time in training your dog, you build a trusting relationship with your pet and can expect better travel behavior from him or her, whether in the air or on the road.    

Circle K9 hopes you make many great memories while traveling with your pet outside of the Houston, Texas area.


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Circle K9

THE place for all your Dog Training & Boarding needs conveniently located near Houston, Texas.

Circle K9 is located in Magnolia, Texas (just outside of Houston). Run by loving dog owners and a certified trainer, Andrea and David Ketterer’s Houston dog kennel facility sits on a five acre estate for the sole purpose of training and boarding dogs. Dog Training is a passion and way of life for David and Andrea that throughout the years became their profession and the basis for
Circle K9.

Circle K9’s dog boarding facility is situated in a country environment with a large pond and plenty of shady trees. The dog kennels are located in a climate controlled indoor facility with outdoor kennels and large runs as well. While staying at Circle K9’s Houston boarding facility your dog will benefit from our huge individual 11’ x 21’ outdoor run areas, and sleep in their personal 4’ x 8’ indoor kennel with elevated Kuranda beds. At Circle K9 we believe the dogs
are happiest with plenty of space, lots of exercise, close personal attention and oodles of love, which is why we live on site.

Quality dog training is the core of our business. Andrea and David feel that when conflicts occur between a dog and owner it is when messages are unclear and not properly understood. The key in our Houston dog training program is to teach individuals to understand that all dogs learn differently. Circle K9 is here to help; not only to educate the dog but also its owner.

Specialty Training is offered by Circle K9 of Texas, training such as Schutzhund, protection, narcotics, tracking, and competition obedience. Our goal is to see our Houston training program dogs educated and available to work with a variety of Police and Military Agencies. Or simply to see them successfully integrated within their adoring family.

Contact Circle K9 today for your custom designed board and training package. Appointments are available; call us to discuss your individual needs.

Circle K9

Your Canine Specialists


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