Dog day care programs benefit the dogs of owner’s who have busy lives and are unable to socialize and exercise their dogs. Dog day care provides the best of both worlds for dogs and owners alike.
Getting its start in California in 1987, dog day care has exploded to virtually every small town in the us. Started by dog enthusiasts, owners apply the same principles of running any business together with their love of dogs to the create the ultimate day care business.
“The guiding principle behind dog day care is simple – provide a safe and healthy atmosphere with lots of interaction, both with other dogs and with people. Dogs can take part in group play, gnaw on a favorite toy, hang out with people at work, or just lounge on a sofa and watch tv. The point is that they’re not at home by themselves.”
Other advantages of dog day care comprise a social environment where dogs can play together, loads of action, an exceptional release for high energy dogs, year round daycare operation (except for major holidays), attention by trained staff members, and piece of mind for the working owner.
Dog day care centers are mostly held in large, open spaces which have some separation system for both temperament and size. Most dog day care centres have an outdoor exercise area also. Some day cares provide furniture for dogs to climb on, agility equipment, and a lot of toys.
Some things to consider when looking for a dog day care are the professionalism of the staff. Make sure they love dogs, know a lot about dogs behaviors, and interact with those in dog day care each day. Also, note the availability of space and”time-out” areas for dogs who don’t get along. Make sure your pet will be comfortable with air condition, heat, and bedding. Also, check affordability and basic dog day care policies.