Kennel routines. Each kennel has a routine that they use for the animals in their care. It is always a good idea to find out what this usual routine is before making a final decision. Whenever feasible, you want to use an option that follows the routine your dog is used to as much as possible. Staying in an unfamiliar place that has new people and dogs to get used to can be somewhat stressful. However, getting meals and walks at the same time as at home makes it easier for dogs to adjust to somewhat different surroundings and caregivers.