I've never kenneled a dog in my life -- always had petsitters come to my house.
Now that I have a 2.5 year old GSD I'd like to do a kennel for his sake. Staying home w/ a cat and a petsitter would be really boring for him. (Although the sitter could chuck the ball in our fairly large yard each visit.)
So I found a small kennel, family-owned, small staff that's been there for years with regular clients who do daycare and overnight boarding.
But I so wish I could clip an audio something-or-other onto his collar so I could hear how he's really spending his time when I leave him. Have you heard of anything like that?
How do you figure out whether a kennel is treating your dog right or not?
Please don't tell me I'm paranoid -- I already know that!