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Have you considered doggie daycare?

by Therese on August 20, 2009

in Dog Daycare, Dogs

dogs love doggie daycareWhile many dog owners have their pet sitter come visit their dog for daily dog walks, others go the doggie daycare route. Doggy daycare can be ideal for young puppies, dogs that get bored when left alone, and dogs that simply have a lot of energy.

Pets Best has an article out today that goes over some of the reasons why doggie daycare might be an option for your dog, and some of the things to look for when you’re looking for a dog daycare.

Friendly, loyal and lovable, dogs are truly man’s best friend. Yet so often our best friend is left home alone for 8 hours a day while we are at work. Lack of interaction for long periods of time like this may lead to excessive barking, disobedience and stress in dogs. An alternative to leaving your dog at home during the day is to enroll him or her in Doggy Daycare. Today’s Doggy Daycares are more than just pet sitting services. They also provide an opportunity for your dog to improve on many key skills including:

  • Interaction: Alone no more!
    In the care of trained dog personnel, dogs are able to continue interacting with people while their owner is away. Having the opportunity to be in constant contact with people is a great benefit of Doggy Daycare.
  • Socialization: Doggy Friends for Life
    Unique to Doggy Daycare, is the ability for dogs to meet and play with other dogs. This can be beneficial to young dogs as it will allow them to develop their social skills. Also, since dogs are social animals by nature, they will love having the opportunity to play with other dogs.
  • Exercise: Fit as a Fiddle
    Most Doggy Daycare centers have activities scheduled throughout the day that will help keep your dog stimulated. Activities may include ball-fetching, chasing games, wrestling and tunnel running. Depending upon the facility, dogs may rotate between indoor and outdoor activities. There are also rest times built into each day to ensure that your dog regains his/her energy.
  • Training: Supplemental Dog Education
    Maybe your pup needs a bit more training. Some Doggy Daycares are able to supplement the training you do at home with additional lessons during the day. Continual reinforcement of behavior training can help your dog retain what they are taught. There are even daycares that will teach your dog new tricks!

Most importantly, Doggy Daycares can give you peace of mind knowing that your dog is well cared for during your working hours. From interaction with people to socializing with other dogs, you can be sure that there is never a dull moment for your lovable pup.
Keep in mind that you’ll need to choose the Doggy Daycare that is the best fit for you and your dog. So do a little research and ask around for referrals to the best Doggy Daycare in town.

See Is Your Dog Home Alone? Find out if Doggy Daycare is right for you for tips on what to look for in a dog daycare.

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