Five Ways to Tell if Your Dog is Ready for Doggy Daycare

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We often think of our dogs as members of our family – more often than not, they tend to become like our own children. Even if you don’t have any kids of your own, these four-legged fur balls become our kids! Much like our own human children, our canine kids grow up and ideally we would like them to be social with other dogs, for their sake. And much like our human children, we have the option of sending our beloved pups off to doggy daycare. In fact, daycare for dogs operates similarly to daycare for children: they get dropped off in the morning, they get to play and socialize with the other dogs, they snack as well as nap while you are off at work. Daycare is a place they can get relief from boredom and loneliness, and you can be assured they are being social and cared after… but are they ready for it? After all, not all are ready or suited to attend.

Here are five ways to tell if your dog is ready for doggy daycare:

– They are healthy, spayed or neutered, and has no significant medical conditions.

– They are well socialized with other dogs and genuinely seek interaction with others at every possible opportunity – they’re social dogs.

– They are a puppy. Young dogs are usually better at adjusting to daycare environment compared to older dogs.

– They have energy to spare and are very active dogs.

– They are a regular at the dog parks and play a lot when they’re there, clearly enjoying themselves.

Once you determine that your dog is ready for daycare, sign them up! One major tip about choosing a daycare: if the facility accepts your dog without a proper assessment, it’s time to look for another. Don’t be afraid to be choosy!

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