Just because you run a high quality bed and breakfast doesn’t mean that pets have to be strictly off limits. In fact allowing customers to bring along their pets might just improve your bed and breakfasts general appeal since there are so few accommodation establishments that do in fact allow pets. Keeping a cat or dog at a bed and breakfast isn’t exactly taboo either. There are some circumstances that anyone will be more than ok with pets at a bed and breakfast. Here are some tips for keeping your beloved pet at your professional establishment:
Keep things professional
Sure, there are plenty of animal lovers that would love to touch and play with your bed and breakfast dog or cat but not everyone is that pet friendly. A lot of people struggle with terrible pet hair allergies and some just aren’t cat or dog people. One of the best ways to overcome this type of acceptance obstacle is to keep things professional especially when it comes to your pet by putting your guest’s preferences first.
No loud pets
The first thing you can do is to ensure your dog or cat isn’t too loud. There is nothing more annoying than a dog barking at the moon while you are trying to take a nap. If your pet is loud then there is no way you can keep him or her at the bed and breakfast.
Set boundaries for your pet. Pets should never venture into guest rooms on own free will and it is probably best if they don’t mingle during dinner times. And no, you probably won’t have to fence your pets. A wireless dog containment system is the perfect solution for keeping your pet out of areas where they don’t belong. These wireless fences are quick to set up and will keep your pets from straying and from entering off limits areas within your bed and breakfast.
Keep things clean and tidy
Pets and especially dogs can be quite messy. The most important thing to do when you keep a pet at your bed and breakfast is to keep things clean. Pets shouldn’t be allowed on the furniture so your guests won’t be hassled with annoying pet hair on their clothes. If your pet does come into the house or bed and breakfast then you should frequently clean up messes behind your pet and keeping the yard poop free is an absolute must. Doggy beds should also be washed frequently to prevent bad odors.
Don’t let guests feed your pets
Feeding dogs table scraps is a big no for your pet’s health. Dog’s digestive systems often cannot handle human foods and the result can be quite catastrophic. Inform all guests not to feed your dogs and ensure that your dog has access to clean and fresh food and water at all times. If your dog is fed and happy your dog won’t beg for food as much.