WHAT IS DOGGY DAYCARE?
Many people, especially busy professionals who often work long hours outside the home, utilize doggie daycare to ensure that their pets get plenty of physical activity and social interaction. It’s a great way to eliminate boredom and loneliness.
While great, doggy daycare should never be used as a substitute for caring for a puppy or new pet but, rather, in addition to the owner’s care.
Doggie daycare is really very similar to a child daycare facility. You drop the dog off in the morning and pick her up at night. She plays with other dogs, has a few rest periods, is walked, exercised and fed, if this schedule works well for you.
Doggie daycare is an excellent solution for the owner who is often at work for long hours. So, at the end of the day, the dog is content, healthy, calm and probably tired.
Prices can vary greatly depending on the location of the facility, amenities, duration of stay and frequency of attendance. Usually long-term customers can work out better rates than those who use daycare sporadically.
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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT DOGGIE DAY CARE:
You’ll want to conduct the same kind of research as you would when selecting a groomer, veterinarian, pet sitter or dog walker. Visit the facility and ask a lot of questions and, if possible, ask for prices and other information in writing.
Some things you should watch for:
The facility or home should have kennels, runs and, if appropriate, a securely fenced-in yard.
There should be separate areas for dogs that don't get along well with others or may be slightly aggressive by nature.
There should be plenty of certified staff to interact with, and supervise, each dog.
Some questions to ask: Is the facility clean and bright? Do the dogs seem happy and friendly or nervous and aggressive? Are there separate areas for small dogs vs. large ones? What are policies on emergency procedures, health certificates, etc.? What happens if your dog gets sick? Is the facility associated with a veterinarian? Is the facility certified in animal CPR or first aid of any kind?
Check cost and, if possible, ask for a written estimate. Prices can vary per facility depending on the city, state, amenities, etc.
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WHEN A DOG SHOULDN’T GO TO DOGGIE DAYCARE:
Doggie daycare is a great experience but clearly not for every dog. If your dog isn’t a good candidate, she’ll just find it unpleasant. Sometimes you won’t know until the staff assesses your dog, but here’s a general guideline. Your dog probably won’t be a good candidate if:
Doesn’t interact well with other dogs
Is geriatric or has health issues; sometimes those dogs just find the activity too much to bear
Is fearful of other dogs
Is fearful of humans
Lacks confidence to be in public
If your dog is not a great candidate for doggy daycare there are other options to consider such as pet sitting and dog walking. These services offer one-on-one care which may be better suited for some dogs.
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