After we started thinking more seriously about expanding our family, my husband brought up the idea of getting a pet or two. While I was completely against the concept at first, I realized that it might be helpful for our children to warm up to the idea before having another sibling. We got a dog and our kids were tasked with the job of feeding it every day and doing other tasks, and it was amazing to see how much the animal helped our family to grow. Pets can be a wonderful addition to a home, which is why I made this blog. Check out these fun pet posts.
For many pet owners, enrolling their dog into a daycare program can allow them to be confident that their dog is being effectively supervised. Without this option, the dog may have to stay in a kennel during the working day, which is something that many pet owners want to avoid whenever possible.
Consider The Size Of Your Dog
As you are assessing a potential doggie daycare, it is important to be mindful of the needs of your dog. This is particularly true for owners with very large dogs as they will need kennels that are large enough to comfortably house them. Also, they may need to be kept away from very small dogs due to the risk of accidental injuries occurring because of the size difference between the animals. Fortunately, these facilities will be able to let you know whether they have kennels that can comfortably fit your animal, and they will often allow potential clients to tour the facility.
Ensure Your Pet Meets The Requirements Of The Doggie Daycare
To enroll in a doggie daycare, your pet will need to meet some basic requirements. This will typically include the need for the dog to be fully up to date with all their vaccinations. Ideally, the dog will be friendly and able to play with other dogs in the exercise area. However, if your dog is aggressive towards other animals, you will want to let the daycare provider know as they may need to take steps to separate your dog so that the risk of it getting in a fight can be eliminated. While you may be worried that this means your dog will be isolated in a kennel the entire day, this is not the case as these facilities will often have an outdoor area where the less social dogs can play and exercise.
Know The Policy For Being Late To Pickup Your Dog
When using a doggie daycare service, it is important to make sure that you arrive on time to pick up your pet. If you end up being late for an unavoidable reason, you should be aware that these facilities may charge additional fees if they are required to stay after closing. For this reason, you should choose a doggie daycare provider that you know you can quickly and reliably get to after your day at work has come to an end. If you know that you will be late to pick up your dog, you should let the doggie daycare provider know as soon as possible so they can make the appropriate arrangements.
Keep these tips in mind when looking for doggie daycare services.