We love dog daycare! You will not hear that from all dog behavior and training professionals. Some will highly discourage you from enrolling your dog. Not us, instead we’re going to do all we can to help you weed through the good and not so good. Just like anything else in life, not all doggy daycares are the same. We’ve met some top notch providers over the years and they all have certain basics covered.
Whether you are looking for a dog daycare provider for your dog while you are away on vacation, or daily while you are at work, it’s important to choose an experienced provider to be sure your dog is safe and well cared for while you are away.
Prior to founding DogSense Unleashed, we owned a dog daycare in Eagan, MN, serving over 2,000 dogs and dog parents. Since then, we’ve consulted with a variety of dog daycares on industry best practices. It’s important to know that dog daycare is not appropriate for all dogs. Your first day of attendance at a dog daycare is an evaluation day. Be sure to ask questions about your dog’s first evaluation day and a description of the facility’s policies. Vaccinations will need to be current, including: Rabies, Distemper and Bordatella. (Some daycare facilities will accept titers test).
Doggy Daycare is a magnificent option for exercise and enrichment for your dog…let’s always play safe and be thoughtful when choosing a provider for the safety and well being of all of our dogs!
For a list of daycares that follow the best industry standards, check out The Dog Guru’s list for a dog daycare provider in your area. Robin and Susan are hands down the best in the industry! They provide the most thorough educational tool for all dog daycare handlers, ensuring the best care for your furry friend.
Until next time, Have Fun & Enjoy Your Dog!
Jody Karow – CTC
Dog Life Coach & Founder of Go Anywhere Dog™
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