Why is Doggie Daycare a good idea for your dog?
Dog daycares have been around for years, yet not many dog owners know their benefits. With people working long hours, some dogs don’t get sufficient exercise and lack mental stimulation. Also, many owners have difficulties in socializing their dogs with good dogs.
Here are our top six reasons why you should consider sending your dog to daycare.
1. Peace of Mind for Busy Owners
We hear it all the time, “I only walk my dog once a day for 15 minutes”. Owners feel guilty leaving their dog alone for hours while they’re at work.
Potty breaks and keeping your dog entertained are less things to worry about when your dog is spending the day in daycare.
Dogs who lack social and physical activities may become destructive around the house. When left to entertain themselves, dogs might develop destructive behaviours such as chewing, digging, barking, anxiety, and trash diving. Sending your dog to daycare will ensure they’ll get plenty of stimulation and prevent boredom.
3. Human Contact
Your dog doesn’t have to be alone while you’re at work. Daycare staff will interact with your dog regularly throughout the day. Your dog will get treats, playtime, attention, and cuddles.
4. Supervised Playtime
One of the challenges dog owners face is socializing their dogs. A good daycare not only screens all dogs entering the play areas but also trains its staff is knowledgeable and trained for the dogs’ safety.
5. Exercise & Socialization
Daycare provides opportunities for dogs to learn how to interact with other dogs. Your dog will exercise, play, and get plenty of mental stimulation. Your dog should be tired and content after a day in daycare.
Dogs are creatures of habit and having a routine allows them to satisfy that need. A daily routine of walks, playtime, and interactions gives them something to look forward to and makes them feel safe. Dogs feel more secure when they have a sense of predictability to their day.
Some dogs find the daycare environment too stimulating or overwhelming. A good daycare will assess your dog’s temperament and personality and advise whether daycare is a good fit for your dog. If daycare is not the right solution for your dog, you may also consider a dog walker or a daycare that offers private play and exercise.