Dog day care programs benefit the dogs of owner’s who have busy lives and are unable to socialize and exercise their dogs.
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 Daytona Beach Wildlife Control any business together with their love of dogs to the create the ultimate day care business.
An article in the online magazine VetCentric.com clarified the benefits of dog day care this way:
“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 humans at work, or just lounge on a couch and watch television. The point is they’re not at home independently.”
Other advantages of dog day care comprise a social environment where dogs can play together, loads of activity, an excellent release for high energy dogs, year round daycare performance (except for major holidays), attention by trained staff members, and piece of mind for the working owner.
Dog day care centres are mostly held in large, open spaces that have some separation system for both temperament and size. Most dog day care centers have an outdoor exercise area as well. Some day cares provide furniture for dogs to climb on, agility equipment, and lots 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 lot about dogs behaviors, 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 your dog will be comfortable with air condition, heat, and bedding. Also, check affordability and general dog day care policies.