Have you been considering using a doggy daycare? It’s a popular option for many busy pet-parents, especially those who work during the day and are away from their dog for hours at a time. Dog daycare provides an alternative to leaving your dog home alone, providing instead a supervised environment with dogs of similar size and temperament. Instead of being left to his own devices at home, your dog gets to socialize, spend his energy, and enjoy the companionship of other dogs and humans!
Why Doggy Daycare?
Many pet-parents work during the day, which means leaving their four-legged family members home alone for most of the day. That opens the door to a variety of potential problems, including separation anxiety, chewing and other destructive behavior, and a lack of social interaction—which can lead to a stressed, listless, or dull dog.
Doggy daycare is a popular solution, and for good reason! A good daycare keeps a good ratio of handlers to dogs to ensure every group is well-supervised during playtime. The benefits of using doggy daycare include.
Socialization: It’s important for dogs to learn how to play and interact with others in a safe environment. When your pup attends daycare at Lucky Dog, they will get all the attention and playtime their little heart desires!
Energy Expenditure: Dogs are social creatures and need to run and jump with other dogs. If these needs are not met, your pup may become frustrated and act out in various ways. Doggy daycare can help tire out your energetic pup so you can relax after a long day of work!
Companionship: Many dogs suffer from separation anxiety. Leaving your pup at home all day may result in unwanted behavior, such as urinating inside, chewing furniture, or excessively barking. If your pup is in our care, you can go to work with the peace of mind that they are being cared for by skilled staff who will make them feel comfortable.
What Happens at Doggy Daycare?
All dogs go through temperament testing before being allowed to attend daycare at Lucky Dog. It gives us a chance to observe how the dog acclimates to their new environment and interacts with other dogs.
Once your dog has been accepted, you can drop them off as early as 7 a.m.! We’ll rotate them through supervised playtime and rest periods. We can also administer any medications and keep an eye on your pup to make sure they’re enjoying themselves and making friends.
Benefits of Doggy Daycare for Owners
Doggy daycare isn’t great for just dogs! Their humans love it, too. That’s because they can be confident their dogs are in good hands and are receiving all the attention and exercise they need throughout the day.
Did we mention the first day or daycare is free? Lucky Dog also has flexible scheduling to make dropping off and picking up your dog more convenient. And if your schedule changes without much notice, don’t worry—as long as you’re a current customer, we don’t require reservations. That means you’ll never have to scramble to find a dog walker or sitter again.
Interested in learning more about Lucky Dog’s doggy daycare services? Contact us with questions or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting you and your dog!