5 Reasons to consider Doggy Day Care for your dog
Did you know that day care isn’t just for children? That’s right. It’s for dogs too.
Doggy Day Care services are becoming increasingly popular in Perth and for all the right reasons.
So, why should you consider Doggy Day Care for your dog, instead of leaving them home alone? Let’s find out.
You may take your dog for a walk most evenings and play with them on the weekend, but what about all the other times you and your family aren’t around?
Doggy Day Care provides your dog with regular exercise, through play throughout the day. Plenty of play time to keep your dog active, helps them maintain good physical health, improves balance and coordination and allows them to express themselves freely and actively as they were born to do.
Just as socialisation is important for humans, it’s important for dogs too.
Doggy Day Care provides your dog with the opportunity to meet and play with other dogs and teaches them how to interact and play with other breeds and dogs of all shapes and sizes.
What you may not know, is that dogs who haven’t socialised with other dogs are often fearful of new situations and circumstances – like meeting new people or going to new places. Socialising your dog through activities such as Doggy Day Care, helps ease any anxiety too.
3. Human contact
During the day when you’re at work, it’s likely your dog gets lonely on their own.
The staff members of Doggy Day Care are there to interact with the dogs regularly and give them much needed human contact, attention and affection, which is crucial to their overall health and wellbeing.
4. Relief for anxiety and boredom
Two of the primary reasons that dogs may develop destructive behaviours are boredom and separation anxiety. If a dog is left by themselves for several hours a day during the working week, they may become exceedingly bored or anxious. Either way, this can manifest into a wide variety of destructive behaviours such as chewing, excessive barking or howling and even health complications.
The right Doggy Day Care will offer healthy stimulation preventing these feelings and behaviours from occurring as often, if at all.
5. A change of scenery
We all need a change of scenery from time to time, even dogs. In fact, especially for dogs, as they’re home alone all day, every day in the same environment – poor pups.
Give them a break from barking along with the dog next door, or sitting by the same chair, or tree day after day. After all…change is as good as a holiday!
Doggy Day Care is a great way to treat your dog to extra exercise, play time, attention and affection. It’s also a great way to make you feel less guilty about leaving your dog all alone at home too.
You don’t have to put your dog into Doggy Day Care every day either. Even just one day a week will do your furry friend a world of good. And it’s true what they say, “a tired pup is a good pup!”.
At West Coast Pet Care in Perth, we have full and half day Doggy Day Care options available and are here to answer any questions you may have. Find out more about our doggy day care services and contact us today.