North Dakota Dog Boarding

The Benefits of Using Doggie Daycare

Our doggie daycare is a supervised and cage free environment where dogs play together off-leash. Like child daycares, doggie daycares provide busy dog owners a place for their dog to exercise, play and socialize. You drop off your dog in the morning, and they gets to play, socialize, snack and nap while you’re off working. Then you pick them up at the end of the workday. Instead of your dog greeting you after your workday with loads of pent-up energy, they will be pleasantly tired and ready to relax with you all evening.

Doggie day care is an enjoyable and healthy option rather than crating or even having run of the house. Doggie daycare providers can help you meet your dog’s needs for attention, activity and supervision. They provide a great antidote for bored, lonely or high-energy dogs with busy guardians who work away from home all day and don’t want to leave their dogs alone. Daycare isn’t for everybody—or every dog—but if yours enjoys playing and socializing with other dogs it is a great option for your home-alone pal. Unfortunately, boredom and excess energy are two common reasons for behavior problems in pet dogs. Doggie daycare can help lessen behavioral problems in dogs and even ease the stress of new puppy ownership.

Good candidates for daycare are healthy and well-socialized dogs who really enjoy other dogs and seek interaction with them at every opportunity. Young dogs often adjust to the daycare environment better than older ones. If your dog is a regular at dog parks, plays a lot and enjoys themselves there, then daycare is probably ideal for them.

There are many good reasons to choose day care for your dog. First, it helps socialize your dog. Dogs are pack animals by nature, but rarely get to be around a ‘pack’ in today’s world. As a result, some dogs become dog-aggressive or overly fearful around other dogs. Dog day care allows them to socialize and play with other dogs in a way that is much more natural for them, increasing their social skills.  Second, it keeps your dog active and healthy. Dogs burn up energy at daycare, which allows the owner to bring home a well-rested canine friend.  Third, it makes your dog just plain happy to be in a stimulating environment, playing with other dogs and people.

All in all, dog day care is good for your pet and for you. A happy, well-socialized dog is a joy to be around. Many owners comment on what a pleasure it is to pick up a relaxed, smiling tail-wagger at the end of the workday, rather than coming home to find 10 hours of pent-up canine energy awaiting them. Dog day care is the win-win option. Dog owners like it because their dogs get to play and interact with other dogs and human beings during the day. Dogs like it because – well, because it’s a lot of fun!

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  The main benefits daycares can provide are:

  •      Relief from boredom
  •      Relief from loneliness and the anxiety that loneliness can cause in dogs (including separation anxiety)
  •      Socialization with people
  •      Much-needed exercise and socialization with other dogs
  •      Prevention of destructive behavior in the house when unsupervised
  •      Relief from guilt for pet parents who feel badly about leaving their dogs home alone all day