Doggie Daycare has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Dog owners like it because their dogs get to play and interact with other dogs and human beings during the day. Dogs like it because they are not left alone all day and they have fun whilst they are there!
Dog day care is an enjoyable and healthy option to crating or having a dog walker come in during the day. Some owners bring their dogs to daycare five or seven days a week, while others come only occasionally to give their dogs a special treat, a change of pace, or an alternative to a kennel while work is being done on their house. Some bring their dogs only on weekends while they run errands. Still others bring their dogs on days when there is a family outing or special occasion that take their owners away from home.
There are many good reasons to choose day care for your dog. Firstly, it gives your dog the opportunity to socialise with other friendly dogs. Dogs are pack animals by nature, but rarely get to be around a ‘pack’ in today’s world. As a result, some dogs become depressed and lonely after being left alone all day when their owners go out. Dog day care allows them to socialise and play with other dogs and experience the feeling of being in their own ‘pack’. Secondly, it keeps your dog active and healthy – good dog day care will offer many activities for your canine friend so that your dog will be stronger and more fit than if it were left “home alone” five days out of seven. Thirdly, it makes your dog just plain happy to be in a stimulating environment, playing with other dogs and people.
If you are considering a day care option for your dog, here are some of the things you will want to look for when choosing a facility:
- Cleanliness – is the day care facility clean and tidy.
- Experienced owners and staff – do the people looking after your dogs have the correct qualifications and experience.
- Supervision – are staff members with your dogs at all times – your dogs shouldn’t be left alone in a day care set up.
- Transparency – are tours of the day care facility offered to potential clients.
- Integration – are procedures in place for introducing a new dog to the dogs already there.
All in all, dog day care is a good option for your pet and for you. Many owners comment on what a pleasure it is to pick up a relaxed, smiling tail wagging dog at the end of the workday, rather than coming home to find 10 hours of pent-up canine energy awaiting them. Dog day care is a win-win solution for many frustrated dogs and busy owners
To follow up or make an appointment or find out more information about Ringwood Dogs, Ashley Heath on the Hampshire and Dorset border, please contact Isabelle Adams-Papé by clicking on the Contact Me tab.
I look forward to meeting you and working with your dogs.
Happy dog training.