Another Five Good Reasons For Doggie Day Care

dog playing at daycare
Many dogs are left home alone all day while we are at work. Lack of interaction for long periods of time may lead to barking, disobedience, and stress in dogs. An alternative to leaving your dog at home during the day is to enroll him or her in dog daycare. We cater for dogs of all ages and sizes.

To learn more about our doggy daycare services, give us a call. Our South Auckland day care is based in Ardmore.

Dog daycare provides an opportunity for your dog to improve on many key skills. Below are five reasons to consider to enrolling your dog in daycare. Check out another list of the benefits of doggie day care.

1) Less Doggie Destruction

One of the main reasons that dogs develop destructive behaviors is boredom or separation anxiety. These can manifest themselves into a wide variety of destructive behaviors, such as chewing, excessive barking or howling, and “accidents”. Exercise at our doggie daystay works off a lot of energy which could otherwise be focused on your home; healthy stimulation leads to less doggie mischief. A tired dog who has been active and well-cared for throughout the day is a happy dog.

2) Safety

Sending your dog to daycare is a safe option, especially if your dog is a bit of an escape artist. Owners can be fined up to $3,000 for their dog straying as well as being liable for a fee of up to $200 for impounding. If owners are not found within seven days, these dogs’ futures become quite unclear. Don’t let that happen to your pooch. We can look after your dog on a short-term basis or regular weekly or monthly days? Got work happening at your place? There may be tradespeople working on your property, gardeners, lawnmowing contractors or cleaners who could leave gates or doors open. Bring your pal to us and well make sure he doesn’t wander.

3) Feeling Good

As a pet owner, you know how important it is to give your dog the care and attention he or she needs. However, if your dog spends a lot of time alone during the day while you are at work, then the lack of attention may lead to feelings of guilt for you as well as some not-so-nice behaviors in your dog. By sending your dog to day care will no longer feel guilty about leaving them home alone. Even if you think that doggie daycare would be a little too much for you or your dog every day, bringing your dog once or twice a week will give you peace of mind because you know your dog is being well-cared for.

4) Provides Routine

Your dog can stick with their regular k9 routine. Dogs are creatures of habit. In addition to exercise, dogs crave love and attention and thrive on an established routine. Another of the benefits of doggie day care is that it will help maintain a daily routine of walks and playtime. Without a regular routine or schedule for your dog, things can begin to feel overwhelming fairly quickly. When they know who’s coming, where they’re going and what to expect, they are more relaxed and less prone to stress. A dog that is less stressed is more apt to respond to positive training techniques. When you pick K9 cobber up from our South Auckland day care facility, they’ll be better behaved than if they’d stayed home alone barking and chewing things all day. Daycare will even help dogs with separation anxiety.

5) Affordable

Some may see doggie day care is an extravagant expense, but it’s not; it is surprisingly affordable with rates from only $15.00 per day – that’s cheaper than a new cushion, or the cost of one hour of dog walking at the minimum hourly rate. We offer affordable dog daycare in Ardmore, and we take daily care of dogs from Papakura, Manurewa Takanini, Whitford, Clevedon, Manukau, Botany Downs and all areas in between. Day stay hours are Monday to Friday from 7am – 6pm.

Your furry child will be in great hands with us. We treat the dogs in our care like members of our own family. Whether cavorting with mates, playing with toys, exploring the yard or just basking in the sun, our day care dogs have loads of human and canine company and go home happy and tired.

Call us on 09 299 7415 to ask about the benefits of doggie day care. Inspections are welcome 10-4pm each day. Both regular and casual daycare places are available. You can enroll your dog in day care even if it’s just a day or two a week.