Do dogs benefit from daycare? Here are four things to keep in mind.
If you keep your finger on the pulse you’ll notice a lot of people asking about daycare online –specifically, the benefits of it.
Since every dog is different, our job is to create a space that caters to the unique needs of your animal.
We want to foster inclusivity and make your animal feel like it’s at a second home.
If you’re unsure about the benefits of daycare, or you have friends who pose the question, here are four things to keep in mind.
It’s a great form of socialization
A good daycare center socializes your animal. It gives them a platform to express themselves and feel one with other dogs of a similar size and breed. All this contributes to a better-behaved, better-adjusted animal – one that comes home to you in good spirits.
What’s more, we know to create an environment in which dogs can play safely and happily. Worried about dogs fighting? Our training allows us to understand body language and act as necessary.
Good daycare centers can help you spot things
We treat your animal as a part of the family. As soon as she walks through the door, she’s given a big welcome and addressed by her name. As time goes on, we really get to know her and we’re often able to act as a sounding board for things you want to discuss or even give you our unique insight on how she’s behaving. If something’s off – such as a demeanor that’s indicative of illness – rest assured that we see it.
It shields you from anxiety
Work is part and parcel of life, and if you don’t have the luxury of doing it from home, or you’re unable to bring your dog to the office, there are going to be long stretches where your animal is all alone.
Dogs are very susceptible to loneliness. It can have harmful to them in both the short and long term. Extended periods of time without human or doggy contact breeds aggression and other antisocial behaviors.
With a daycare center, you don’t need to worry about spending time at work and leaving your dog alone. Your animal has human contact and other dogs to keep it happy. Plenty of exercise, nibbles, and more are part of the package.
It’s an outlet for the animal
Have you ever come home to find the carpets are in a mess and the couch is unusable? That’s a dog telling you it’s bored.
Dogs need stimulation badly, and that’s especially true of breeds that have historically been active. There’s only so much stimulation a dog can get from an empty apartment or house. Keep their curiosity burning by changing up the scenery and giving them the freedom to truly roam. Our 4,000 square foot play area is the perfect tonic.