You’re probably hearing more and more about doggy daycare. It seems that every city seems to have at least two or three options available, either at a facility or run by professional trainers at their homes. Doggy daycare might seem a bit imposing at first, but it really isn’t as risky as you might think. As long as you know your dog and how they interact with other pooches, you’ll be able to find the perfect solution for your doggy daycare needs. But what is it about these canine playdates that are so special? What are the benefits of doggy daycare?
#1 – Supervised Exercise
All dogs need exercise and sometimes owners just aren’t able to provide enough of it for whatever reason. Doggy daycare is the perfect option for those dogs that need more exercise than they receive at home. Dogs are able to run and play with dogs and humans all day long, as much or as little as they’d like. Since daycares are supervised by dog professionals, you don’t have to worry about fights or other mishaps. Playtime is supervised to provide fun in a completely safe way. Doggy daycare provides excellent mental and physical stimulation for dogs while they’re there, which is something all dogs need regularly.
#2 – Relief from Boredom
Many owners find themselves dealing with behavioral issues that are caused by a lack of mental and/or physical stimulation. Bored dogs are generally destructive dogs, so you might find that your escape artist or furniture eater is simply lacking entertainment. Very active dogs will also feel pent up energy due to a lack of exercise and therefore will turn to alternative behaviors, such as digging and chewing, to relieve their anxiety. Doggy daycares offer a great solution to the problem of a bored dog. Even if your pup doesn’t go every day, it provides a healthy outlet for their active brains and bodies.
#3 – Perfect for Busy Schedules
Doggy daycare is the perfect solution for owners who are unable to provide adequate mental and physical stimulation for their dogs, whether short or long term. They’re also a great place to take your dog during big family parties, construction or painting days, or any other time you just need your pup out of the house for the time being and don’t want to crate them for hours on end. Most daycares have very flexible drop-off and pick-up hours and you can take your dog every day or even just once or twice a week. They serve as a safe, fun place for a dog that needs a little more attention that can be given at the time.