There are many benefits to making the decision to enroll your dog into a daycare. The truth is, although we love our dogs like our children, most of us don’t devote enough one on one time or socialization that most dogs require. Dogs are pack animals so running with a group of canines is natural. Dog day care programs benefit the dogs of owner’s who have busy lives and are not able to socialize and exercise their dogs. Owners benefit from a guilt free day of work or play and can come home to a calm, relaxed pet. Dog day care provides the best of both worlds.
At a dog daycare, your dog will exercise and socialize with other dogs. As a result, you’ll have a happy, more fit dog. Daily activity can help eliminate boredom behavior such as chewing and barking. Daycare is also a really good solution for separation anxiety, younger dogs with tons of energy, and older dogs who need to go outside or require special attention during the day.
Daycares designed for dogs with different levels of difficulty for mental stimulation and confidence building are always the best bet. Many dogs like the freedom to be both indoors and out, but choose a place that offers both as well as grouping according to size and temperaments. A happy well-balanced pack makes for a happy well-balanced dog.
Getting your pup into a familiar routine with a daycare can definitely benefit when it comes time to board them while you are away. For some adjust, and becomes something they fear rather than enjoy. We approach boarding as being their vacation too, so helping your dog get accustomed to this is essential to their overall experience.