Leaving your pet for an extended period is not easy. Even if you are going on the vacation of a lifetime, you will still spend time missing your pooch and wondering how they are doing. Since you know it can be difficult for you, imagine how hard it might be for your dog. Dog boarding is a great option, but it can be stressful for everyone. There are some things you can do, however, to reduce the stress and make their stay at a dog kennel a little easier on them.