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 America. 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 a great deal 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 in the office, or simply lounge on a couch and watch tv. The point is they’re not at home by themselves.”
Other benefits 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 centres are largely held in large, open spaces that have some separation system for both size and temperament. 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 searching for a dog day care would be the professionalism of the staff. Make sure they love dogs, know a great deal about dogs behaviours, and interact with those in dog day care every day. Also, note the availability of space and”time-out” places for dogs who don’t get along. Make sure that your pet will be comfortable with air condition, heat, and bedding. Also, check affordability and general dog day care policies.