We at AAA Pet Resort, providers of pet boarding on the Gold Coast, are of the opinion that welcoming a new dog into your family is much like welcoming a new baby. It can take a while to get to know the way your dog communicates and to begin to recognise their cute quirks and unique characteristics. Each dog will express themselves a little differently and show you their love in a way that fits with their personality. However, there are couple of key behaviours you will see that will demonstrate without a doubt that your dog loves you. First of all- watch for the wag. A wagging tail, held at mid-height indicates your pooch is in a happy mood, especially if you see the tail wagging in a circle. Then there’s the eyes- most dogs will only engage in eye contact with a human they totally trust. Does your dog sometimes sit on your feet, or give you a bop as you are going past? When dogs lean on you or nudge you, they are actively seeking out a physical connection with you; they want to check in and feel reassured by your presence. Some dogs will gather toys or bring objects to their owners; this is another way they demonstrate love and affection. It’s hard not to feel grateful when your dog delivers a dribbled-on teddy bear directly to your lap! And speaking of dribble, another sign of love is licking. Pups are kept clean and warm by licks from their mum so it’s natural for them to use their tongue to show you their love. The final sign of love to look for is following. Lots of owners report that when they are home, their dogs follow them around from room to room. This is a sign of love but can also be a sign of anxiety.
Managing Separation Anxiety in your Dog when Pet Boarding on the Gold Coast
It’s horrible to imagine that your dog might be distressed without you. Unless you have a monitor set up at home, it’s hard to know how your dog behaves while you are not there. However, you might see the signs that your dog has separation anxiety even before you leave the house. Dogs are astute. Most will become aware that their owners is getting ready to leave; they will notice you putting your shoes on, grabbing the keys or picking up your bag. These actions may trigger your dog to start exhibition behaviours associated with separation anxiety. Your dog might howl or cry or start following you. Worse problems, such as digging, destroying furniture or objects or trying to escape occur once an owner leaves can be demonstrated. Then there’s the barking; many owners are not aware that their dog has separation anxiety until they receive the news from annoyed neighbours. There are simple things you can do to try and address your dog’s separation anxiety. If it is actions like picking up your keys that seem to trigger your dog’s anxiety, try carrying out these actions several times a day, without leaving. This will desensitise your dog to that activity and hopefully remove the fear response when you do actually leave. Counterconditioning is a term used to describe the way in which you can change how your dog feels about you leaving. As you leave, you could give your dog a special toy that will keep them entertained or something delicious to eat hidden inside a toy. If you can teach your dog to associate you leaving with a positive experience, they are less likely to feel stressed about your departure. When you are leaving your dog such as when you are putting them into pet boarding on the Gold Coast, there can be a great deal of stress for both owner and pet.
Pet Boarding on the Gold Coast
We have all kinds of dogs join us as AAA Pet Resort, the best Pet Boarding on the Gold Coast. Older dogs and puppies, ranging in sizes from Great Danes to Fox Terriers. Most of these dogs are happy to have a break in our luxury accommodation. We’re received feedback from our customers that makes us confident to say we are the premier pet boarding on the Gold Coast.
Other dogs do find it harder to adjust to the idea of a week or two without their humans. We’re used to dealing with pooches who are a bit down in the dumps and will do all we can to help your dog settle in for a pleasant stay with us. If you’re looking for a top-quality pet boarding on the Gold Coast, with staff who understand the needs of your pet, look no further than AAA Pet Resort.
All our guests have a great time
Born into the pet care industry, resort owner Michael Avery has owned various pet resorts across the Gold Coast. However, he considers AAA Pet Resort his crowning achievement. Michael’s vision to create a home away from home for Gold Coast pets has been realised, as many happy customers can attest. Our philosophy is simple, yet effective: to ensure all of our guests have a great time, in a loving, protective environment.
All AAA animal carers uphold Michael’s high standards of care and comfort. This is reflected in their compassionate, observant nature when caring for your best friend
We have a 5 star team
Our enthusiastic team of dog lovers is driven to provide you and your pet with the most comfortable, enjoyable pet resort experience, while you enjoy your time away. Each staff member lives up to this philosophy by caring for your dog’s health, happiness, and wellbeing. You can be confident that while having the time of their lives, your best friend is safe and well looked after.
Frequently asked questions
Each of our five room options can be booked as either a Twin Share or a Private, so it’s still the same room, the option just depends on if your dog would like to have the room to them self or if they’d prefer to share that room with a friend. With dogs who do not live together at home, we will only board two dogs together at any one time, except under special circumstances, in which case you would be notified about the situation prior to boarding.
If you have a dog who thoroughly enjoys the company of another dog, the Twin Share option may be suitable. We match dogs in the Twin Share option according to size and temperament, so if you have a small, calm dog, your dog would be matched with another dog who is small, who would like to integrate but not be too over the top during play. If you have a large, playful dog, your dog would be matched to someone who wouldn’t mind playing the day away with your dog. There are endless combinations of pet traits.
There are instances where you may book your dog into a Twin Share room, but we may not have a dog boarding with us during that time who is suitable to share the room with your dog (Eg. Dogs got alone but one was much more playful than the other). If this occurs, we will be in touch with you to let you know that we weren’t able to find a match. When dogs are matched up, sometimes the dates that their booking goes for does not align. Your dog may be here for seven days, and their initial match may only be here for the first three days. The introduction process begins again once their first match has left.
We are very particular about which dogs share with one another, and our introduction process can take up to 3 or 4 hours. It’s most certainly not something we take lightly as we must ensure that both guests will feel comfortable being with one another during their stay. If there are any signs of anti-social behaviour from either dog, the introduction progress is ceased immediately.
If your dog has never boarded with us before, it’s highly recommended to book them a Private room so that you know the room is readily available for them to have them self should they require it. It’s very easy for us to change to a Twin Share, but due to availability, it’s not always easy for us to do it the other way around. Please get in touch with us if you’re unsure about which option is best for your dog.
If you’re looking for cat or dog boarding on the Gold Coast, your pet will be required to have current vaccination records. A good dog hotel on the Gold Coast will always protect all its canine and feline guests by making sure they are all up-to-date on their shots and healthy. Puppies and kittens require three initial vaccinations when they’re very young and then annual booster vaccinations and check-ups for life. Our requirements are C5 in dogs, and F3 in cats, and these vaccinations need to be conducted within the last 12 months, but not within 10 days of the arrival date to our resort. Be sure to ask your vet if you have any questions about your pet’s full protection and contact our friendly team to find out more about the vaccination requirements.
“I want to say a big 'thank you' to that looked after my princess, Heidi. Normally, a dog would lose weight while in boarding, but if you send your dog here, he will come back with holiday kilos, as well as be taken care of just as they are at home. Will be bringing Heidi back next time!”Michelle
“Just picked up Roxy and Havoc after two weeks overseas. They had a wonderful time, and the feedback I received on my dogs was fabulous. The staff spent a lot of time with them, so there will be a few more holidays for me, knowing my babies are in excellent hands.”Jo
“We have taken Mischy there several times now and we can leave her knowing that she will be looked after by some wonderful staff. Sometimes we wonder if she wants to come home or stay with the girls. We would recommend AAA Pet Resort to anyone and everyone.”Robyn
“Leaving your pet can be very nerve racking, but AAA Pet Resort were very professional and made it easy to do. They were contactable while we were away and took photos of our gorgeous girl for us to see. When we saw her face we were confident she was being cared for in the right hands.”Renea
“Ace and Rose has had three stay's now the latest being the longest. They looked very healthy and happy when we collected them. Thank you AAA Pet Resort for taking fantastic care of our two fur babies!”Darelle