Why a Doggie Daycare is the Best Option for Your Furbaby | It happened again. You came home from work, thrilled to see your amazing, loveable, adorable dog, only to find your brand new Birkenstocks shredded, the fruit bowl spilled (and smashed to bits) on the floor, and a fresh “oops” in the hallway.
You’ve tried everything — scolding, crating, coming home during breaks and lunch to walk him, and even paying the neighbor to come let him out during the day. How are you supposed to have a life (and a home!) with this unbelievably destructive creature? How did that precious pup grow into such a gangly instrument of demolition?
Truth be told, the fix is easier than you think. By investing in a doggie daycare, you not only keep your furbaby out of trouble, you also protect the investments you’ve made in your home, clothing, and furniture. Here are just a few of the many advantages of taking your loveable, but infuriating, little chewing machine to doggie daycare.
Just like people, dogs are just more likely to get into trouble when they’re bored out of their minds. Doggie daycare keeps your dog’s body and mind active, so that he isn’t so stressed out. You’ll quickly notice a sharp decline in undesirable behaviors like excessive barking and acting out.
Have you ever noticed that hermits are grouchy? That’s because social interaction fosters healthy interactions with everyone. Pet experts recommend socializing dogs, especially developing puppies, to as many people, animals, and situations as possible, so that they learn to adjust. This helps thwart issues like nervousness and fearfulness, which can lead to behavioral issues like food guarding and nipping at strangers. Look for a doggie daycare that exposes your dog to a variety of different people, situations, and animals.
Chances are, the only exercise your dog gets while home alone is jumping on the couch and dragging your clean laundry around the den. At doggie daycare, they’ll get abundant exercise. Just like us, that helps him have a healthier weight, stronger heart, heartier immune system, higher lung capacity, and most importantly, a longer, healthier life. Want to reduce those vet bills? The exercise they get at doggie daycare seriously helps.
Most doggie daycares offer some training. Experienced workers help your dog learn basic canine education like not going boo boo indoors, not jumping up on people, not barking at the wind blowing, and sitting on command. You may also consider having a formal training session during the week while your dog is already at the daycare facility.
Do you sit at work, worried about what happens if the apartment catches on fire or someone breaks in while your pet is home alone? Home Alone made a cute movie, but it isn’t funny when real pets or children are in danger. Give yourself (and your pet) peace of mind, knowing that trained, experienced caregivers are there to help handle anything that happens while you have to be away from your dog.
When you get home from work, exhausted and ready to crash in front of dinner and Netflix, your dog sees his first chance for interaction all day. You’re trying to rest, while he’s trying to make up for the loving he didn’t get while you were gone! At doggie daycare, he’ll expend much of his energy playing with his pet pals, so you’re both on the same “chill out” page when you get home for the evening. Plus, fewer wake-up calls for loving or potty during the middle of the night — zzzzz …
Isn’t it next to impossible to get your dog to the groomer when you have to work? Like training, you can schedule pet grooming during the day while he’s already at the doggie daycare facility. All you have to do is pick up your pretty, clean pup when you get off!
One option to leaving your dog home alone all day is hiring a pet sitter. But do you really want a stranger coming into your home while you’re gone? In an age when horrifying news about people we know and trust breaks almost daily, it pays to keep those doors locked and windows shut tight, especially when you’re away for hours each day, and your dog is home, defenseless.
Want to impress the boss by putting in a few extra hours or taking up the slack when a coworker is out? You can’t always do that when you know your dog is doing the potty dance with floating eyeballs, waiting for you to let him out. Give your career a boost by trusting doggie daycare with your pet, so you can focus on work when it’s time to work and be 100% for your pet when you get home.
At Just Happy Hounds, we love ’em like you do! Let us take care of your pet while you take care of work, school, and other daily responsibilities. When the day is done, your well-fed, well-loved, well-exercised, well-groomed, and well-behaved furbaby will be ready and waiting!
Just Happy Hounds Dog Fraternity is the premier place to bring your dog to enhance your dog’s life. For more information, please contact us at 205.777.3699.