Sure it looks fun, but is dog daycare actually good for dogs?
The short answer: YES!
Of course not all dogs will love dog daycare, but those who do see amazing benefits to their physical and mental wellbeing. And as a pet parent, you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing your pup is having fun while you’re at work.
Just some of the ways dog daycare is good for dogs:
It helps dogs get socialized.
At daycare, your dog will meet new people, play with other dogs, and experience a unique environment. When dogs are socialized to new things, especially early in life, it can help them become more confident, independent pets.
It helps dogs burn off extra energy.
Daycare is great for dogs of all ages, but it’s especially good for young, rambunctious dogs. Nothing burns a dog’s energy like playing with other dogs. Us humans just can’t keep up!
Bonus: If your pup needs to lose a few extra pounds, daycare can help them burn those off, too.
It keeps dogs from becoming destructive at home.
Dogs who don’t burn off extra energy run the risk of becoming anxious and destructive at home. A tired dog is a happy dog. Exercise is especially important for herding and working dogs. If your husky tears up the house while you’re away or your Australian Shepherd won’t stop herding the cat, sign them up for daycare.
It helps dogs learn communication skills.
Just like kids, dogs learn manners by playing with others. If they’re too rough or rambunctious, their friends won’t want to play with them. Over time, dogs learn to play politely and develop communication skills to help them build relationships with other dogs.
Still not sure if dog daycare will be good for your dog?
Of course, all of these benefits depend on your dog’s comfort level at daycare. If you’re unsure whether daycare is right for your dog, call us at (636)537-2322 to book your dog’s free first day and evaluation. We’ll get to know them, slowly introduce them to group play, and let you know if they’re a good fit!