Do you ever wonder what your dog does all day while you’re at work? Sometimes you find out in the worst ways when you come home to a chewed up pair of shoes or you find the trash bin turned over and trash strewn all over the house. Just like you, your dog can get bored when he or she is home alone, so you might want to consider putting them in daycare while you’re at work.
Daycare for Dogs
If you don’t like the idea of leaving your dog at home alone all day, every day, you should consider enrolling them into a dog daycare. There are several benefits to taking your pet to daycare, including:
* Socializing with other dogs;
* Staying active; and
* Getting attention from staff.
Socializing with Other Dogs
Dogs are pack animals, so it is natural for them to be in a group together. By being enrolled in a dog daycare, your pet gets the chance to be with other dogs and play, instead of laying on the couch at home alone. If your dog is intimidated by or aggressive with other dogs, daycare will allow them to socialize with other animals so they will be more confident and learn to behave better.
Most doggie daycares have scheduled activities so your dog will be exercised on a regular basis. Many daycare facilities will not only have exercises to keep their bodies in shape, but they may teach obedience or have activities that are designed to help your dog’s mind stay sharp as well. Keeping active prevents your pet from getting bored, which often leads to trouble, such as chewed-up shoes.
Getting Attention from Staff
Many daycare facilities will have the staff spend one-on-one time with the dogs so they get the love and attention they need. Most dogs like interacting with people, but when they are left home alone, they don’t get the attention they need until their owners get home. Being around other people and animals will help keep them stimulated and happy, which is all that you can ask for when you’re away from your pet.
Along with daycare services, many dog care facilities will also offer boarding services so if you want to go out of town for the weekend, there is a place you trust where you can take your dog. Aunt B’s Pet Resort & Spa will provide him or her with a safe place to stay with people they already know. This will put your dog more at ease and make you feel better about leaving them for the weekend. A dog daycare will help make your dog happier and healthier during those times when you cannot be with them.