SUPERVISION, SOCIALISATION AND STIMULATION
Daycare for dogs would’ve been a strange concept a decade or so ago, but today
it’s a growing commercial service that’s benefiting dogs and owners. The concept
of paying for dog supervision might seem strange, but if all the pros are weighed
up it really starts to make sense.
• Your house and garden remain intact
• Your pup gets attention while you’re away
• You get assistance with housetraining/potty behaviour
• Socialisation continues to become easier and more natural
• Separation anxiety (and your accompanying concerns) can be reduced
• Playtime is fun, stimulating and happens in a safe, supervised environment
Playing with others, just being a dog and using up some energy before you get
home from work will make such a difference in both your dog’s and your life.
Stimulated, exercised dogs tend to behave better and live happier, healthier lives.
CHOOSING A DAYCARE
You should choose a daycare that’s right for you and your pup. Besides regular
supervision, you might be interested in training-, grooming, pick-up- and drop-off
services. Depending on the company, vet visits can also be arranged. That’s not all.
Some doggy daycares even offer massage, aromatherapy and hydrotherapy
treatments. Photos of play sessions, special events for dogs and owners, class outings
and products for purchase are all things that could be offered. It all depends on
where you go and what you need.
MAIN BENEFITS FOR DOGS AND OWNERS
Two of the greatest benefits of doggy daycare are regular exercise and the
opportunity to frequently socialise with other dogs. Exercise is great for working
off extra energy and being around other dogs is great for your pup’s social skills.
Your dog also gets to interact with different humans and probably never gets
bored (which at home could’ve led to destructive behaviour). It’s also a great
opportunity for Bella or Buster to just have fun. Plus, as an owner, you won’t feel as
guilty as you did when you had to leave your furchild at home.