Why Preventing Unintentional Fear, Anxiety & Stress (FAS) in Pets is Crucial

Preventing unintentional Fear, Anxiety and Stress (FAS) in pets in a boarding environment is crucial for several reasons:


FAS can have a profound effect on a pet’s overall health and well-being, leading to physical and psychological issues. It can present as behavioral changes, such as aggression, constant barking, or destructive behavior. It can also lead to digestive problems, obsessive gnawing or licking of paws, and even a weakened immune system.

Negative Associations

Issues like these in some dogs can even continue at home after their stay in a boarding environment, as the stress and anxiety they experienced can leave them feeling unprotected and vulnerable.

If the dog associates staying at a pet hotel with fear or stress, they may very likely resist being brought back to the boarding facility, creating a challenge for pet owners while planning for their own travel and adding undue strain on the pet and family.

Customer Satisfaction (Dogs and their Owners)

When choosing a pet hotel or boarding facility, pet owners naturally expect their dog to feel secure, comfortable, and well-cared for. Besides the essentials of a safe and nurturing environment, with regular exercise, socialization, and attentive care from trained staff to build trust and satisfaction in the facility’s services, an equally important aspect is the type of bed provided for the dog to sleep and rest on.

ProEdge Luxury Pet Bets by Pet Therapeutics™ has developed an ideal solution! While realizing the principles of the Fear Free™ initiative, ProEdge designed their Anxiety-Calming Pet Beds with an emphasis on the importance of creating a comfortable and stress-free environment for dogs in pet hotels and boarding situations, often described as a “Fear Free Fortress”.

Promoting Positive Associations with Pet Hotels

Anxiety-Calming Pet Beds are the perfect solution for pet hotels and boarding facilities to create a safe space environment, which promotes a sense of comfort and protection, making their pet guests feel at home. Along these lines, Fear Free principles advocate for replicating a pet’s home environment when they are away, knowing how it fosters positive associations and benefits a pet’s well-being.


ProEdge beds offer a unique design with three high sides, providing a more enclosed and protected place to sleep or rest, resulting in a more nest or den-like space, which dogs are naturally drawn to. This safe space is very beneficial for dogs who feel anxious or vulnerable in new or unfamiliar places.


This safe space concept aims to alleviate stress and promote well-being among dogs in boarding situations. In line with this philosophy, the ProEdge pet bed, with its raised sides and cozy corners has been evaluated by experts in the industry and is considered to be a potential tool or aid in realizing this Fear Free environment.

These luxury beds encourage a positive association for pets with the boarding facility and the overall experience of staying away from home. Studies have demonstrated that the ProEdge pet bed designs are a stress reducer, which aids in making the transition from home to a pet hotel.  The thoughtful design elements offer a sense of security and comfort, providing dogs a safe space where they can feel protected and at ease, contributing to their overall emotional well-being.

The Fear Free values of soothing comfort and safety are infused in the ProEdge intention, reducing the stressors of FAS by the very nature of its cushioned, protective, and welcoming design. In addition, these beds are easy-to-clean and disinfect, further perfecting their appeal.

Simply Said…

By creating a calm and predictable environment for our dogs while staying in pet hotels and boarding environments, we can protect their emotional and physical comfort and ensure a reduction in FAS. Their happiness and well-being are paramount!

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