Who Let the Dogs Out?
Do your dogs love to swim? Most do! If building your pet their own dog pool isn’t in your budget, perhaps a visit to a doggy day care or doggy hotel is, as many of them are now building pet pools for pets to play in!
Man’s Best Friend Loves To Swim
These days, people go to great lengths to give their pet a great life, and part of that is plenty of fun and exercise. Dogs get both while swimming, and they love the water! The doggy daycare industry has caught on, and now many offer pets access to a swimming pool! Like this doggy daycare in Michigan, they built a beautiful bone-shaped pool just for dogs!
Are you your pet’s only friend?
Doggy day cares not only offer your dog fun, but playing with other dogs enriches their lives dramatically–especially if they don’t have any pet siblings at home! Your pet loves you, and daily walks and snuggles help keep it entertained, but we all get busy, and it can become bored.
Bored dogs become destructive pretty quickly as a sign it needs more attention and exercise. That shoe lying on the ground has suddenly become a fun new toy, and even though they know you’ll be mad, they need interaction. Chewing on furniture is another sign they need more exercise and stimulation.
Unfortunately, being lonely and bored can quickly become hazardous to their own health. While some licking is normal, bored dogs will lick and chew at themselves until they develop skin rashes. Besides being itchy and annoying for them, these rashes can become infected.
Bored dogs also have a high risk of becoming aggressive. Boredom and loneliness cause stress, and stress can lead to aggressive or other harmful behavior.
Obviously, playing with your dog will keep them from feeling bored. And interesting toys can keep them entertained for a while, but if you find yourself too busy to give your dog the attention it needs, regular trips to a doggy daycare can become a wonderful addition to its day.
Pets just wanna have fun.
Not many pet breeds like being alone, but dogs especially are naturally social pack animals. So being around other dogs is key to their health and happiness. By exposing your pet to different people, animals, and environments you are helping them develop confidence and ease.
Of course, you could just take your dog on walks and let them off-leash at the dog park, but your dog will grow more confident by not having you always near. That’s where a doggy daycare can help!
Where everybody knows your (pet’s) name.
We’ve discussed so many benefits to bringing your pet to a doggy daycare, you’re probably ready to bring it in right now! But first, here are some things you should consider when choosing the perfect daycare for your pet:
- Experienced and knowledgable staff
- Constant supervision (especially if dogs have access to a pool)
- Tours (some even have webcams so you can check in!)
- Vet on-call
- Good heating and cooling system
- Member of the American Boarding and Kennel Association