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The Importance of Doggy Daycare

A person and person with dogs

Our pets are important members of our family, and we do our best to make sure they live their best lives. If your dog isn’t going to doggy daycare, though, you may want to reconsider it as part of your routine. While you may just see it as a service provided to you, to keep your dog occupied while you are at work or away doing something else, doggy daycare offers many benefits for your dog. As much as you may try to keep your dog entertained at home, going for walks, tossing the ball, and playing together, you cannot play with your pooch all day every day. If you are gone for several hours a day, does your dog get bored alone? Or, if you do spend a lot of time at home, does your dog experience separation anxiety when you have to go somewhere? Doggy daycare can help with both of these issues.

Benefits Your Dog Reaps From Daycare

The right doggy daycare can give your dogs the opportunity to play with other dogs that are similarly sized, with similar energy levels, temperaments, and play styles. At Dr Dave’s Doggy Daycare, Boarding, and Grooming, dogs are evaluated and placed in playgroups where they can comfortably and happily have the experience of being part of a pack. Some of the benefits of doggy daycare include:

  • Socialization: It is very important for your dog to learn to socialize with other dogs. Incorporating doggy daycare into your dog’s routine allows them to practice social skills beyond the typical home environment. There, they are able to experience being part of a pack, enjoy routine interactive play, and make new canine friends.
  • Exercise: All dogs need physical activity, in order to live a long and healthy life. When dogs spend time at home alone, they are likely to have a slower-paced routine, and this can lead to overeating, weight gain, decreased mobility, and poor digestion. When dogs break up their routine by going to doggy daycare, either daily or even weekly, they are better able to stay physically and mentally active. During the winter months, when it’s more difficult to keep up with a physical routine, it is especially important to take your dogs to daycare, where they can get the exercise they need.
  • Help with Separation Anxiety: Leaving a dog home alone when he or she has separation anxiety is not just hard on the dog. It’s hard on you, too. When you take your dogs to daycare, they enjoy an outlet for their energy and a social environment that can help reduce their separation anxiety.
  • Structure: Having a routine of regular trips to doggy daycare can add structure to your dogs’ lives. Beyond the structure of this regular change of scenery, there is a routine to their time at doggy daycare, with walk times, rest times, play times, and meal times, with time for interaction and time to be alone. What’s more, you can be confident that the time spent at doggy daycare is safe and productive, with activities designed to provide physical and mental stimulation in a healthy environment for dogs.

As a pet parent, you benefit from doggy daycare! Knowing that your furry family member is safe and happy, having fun with other dogs under the watchful eye of professional pet lovers, can give you peace of mind and a feeling of security. You can be confident that your home will be safe from accidents or the mischievous behavior of a bored dog, and you know that when you go to collect your pup, he or she will have had a great day and be ready for a peaceful evening.

Dr. Dave’s Help Offers Dogs a Fun, Safe Place to Play

When it’s time to try doggy daycare, head to Dr. Dave’s Doggy Daycare, Boarding, and Grooming. Our staff full of pet lovers has extensive experience in the pet care industry, and we understand that your pets deserve the best of everything. If you don’t want your dog to be lonely while you’re away from home, our daycare services will provide socialization with other dogs and a staff that will pay special attention to your pet’s needs. If you need to go out of town, we will keep your dog safe and happy, and we have a certified veterinarian available 24/7 in case of health care issues. Does your pet need grooming? We’ll provide your pet with a spa day worthy of royalty. For more information about all the services we offer to pet lovers and their furry family members, call 408-647-2774 in Saratoga, 408-520-4902 in Campbell, or contact us through our website.