17 Feb 2017

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Dog day-care refers to a short-term boarding kennel service for dogs. It shares quite a lot of similarities with a regular day-care for children.
Dog day care fills a niche between multi-day kennel boarding and pet sitting, where the sitter comes to the pet’s home. The two share the same philosophy.
Dogs day care startedas urbanization spread, dogs started to live indoors more frequently. Additional factors being, increase in the population of adults without children, have gradually led to more attention and money being spent on pets.
Environments
There are multiple environments and varieties of dog day-care service. For example, some facilities provide a cage-free environment where dogs play under the supervision of a trained staff member. Whereas, other environments may provide a cage free environment for dogs to play for a portion of the day, placing dogs in cages at other times of the day.
A day care kennel is a type of facility that offers cages or runs where the dog will be placed alone during the day. Some facilities allow dogs to play in an outside environment. Others have indoor facilities, where dogs interact and play in an indoor area and relieve themselves in designated inside areas.
One would ask why is it important to put dogs in day care?
Here are few reasons:
Many dogs lack stimulation, sufficient outlets for their energy, or opportunity to socialize with other dogs. Dog day care is a very beneficial option to them.
• Day care provides the dog with play times throughout the day to express normal doggy behaviour. They have the opportunity to meet and play with new dogs and learn how to properly socialize and interact with other dogs. Naturally, day cares run differently.
• Often owners themselves are not comfortable monitoring play between dogs. They aren’t familiar with what is appropriate and what is dangerous. A proper day-care has experienced staff that have had training to interpret dog body language so they can ensure all the dogs are comfortable.
• Owners can send the dog to day-care where they will have plenty of stimulation and opportunities to prevent any boredom.
• It is a good solution to busy owners. When owners are busy with their work schedule, dogs can be sent to day care so they get to socialize and also not experience boredom when the owner is away.

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