Although dog daycare has been around for over a decade now it is still a new concept to a lot of pet owners. Most people don’t discover daycare until they need a place for boarding and find that a lot of boarding facilities offer daycare now. Dog daycare can benefit you and your dog in many ways through socialization, exercise, and human interaction. The majority of people use dog daycare for one of two reasons: They work long hours and hate to leave their dog home alone all day, or their dog has a LOT of energy to get out and daycare is the best option. A socialized dog that gets the proper amount of daily exercise and mental stimulation is a better behaved dog, therefore making your life much easier at home after a long day at work. So how does one go about finding the right daycare for their needs?
5 Things You Should Know About Dog Daycare
1. What is Dog Daycare?
Dog daycare is just like child daycare, only, it’s for dogs. You drop your dog off before work in the morning, let him participate in supervised play with other dogs, and then pick him up after work.
2. What can I expect from daycare?
All daycares will ask for current vaccinations, have you fill out an application, and have your dog go through a social interview to make sure he can handle the open-play environment. Once he is playing with the other dogs you leave him for the day. The facility may have web cams where you can watch him play from work, home, or while on vacation. What your dog does at the daycare will depend on his personality (which usually changes once you’re not around). Your dog may play all day, or he may nap all day. Your dog may be totally filthy when you pick him up or he may be anxious to leave. It all depends on his personality and previous experiences with other dogs.
4. Is my dog eligible for daycare?
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