It’s important to make sure our pups have all the attention they need. Unfortunately, hectic days filled with job, family, and household responsibilities often prevent us from providing them with that particular time. Limited connection and activity might make you feel guilty, as well as cause your dog to engage in certain undesirable behaviors. Dog and puppy daycare may be the solution you’ve been seeking, open to puppies as young as 8 weeks old.
Enrich your Dog’s Day– Relieve Boredom & Reduce Anxiety– From tug-o-war, tag, and fetch, to bubbles and endless cuddles, your dog or puppy will have a blast enjoying new experiences each day in our day care programs. One of the primary reasons that pups can develop destructive behaviors is boredom or separation anxiety. If a pup is left by themselves for several hours a day during the work week, they may become exceedingly bored or overly anxious, either way, this can manifest into a wide variety of destructive behaviors such as chewing, excessive barking or howling, and even accidents. A great daycare situation will offer healthy stimulation preventing these behaviors.
Exercise Body & Mind– Dogs are creatures of habit and by attending daycare on a regular basis, you are helping to create a happy, healthy, active and most importantly, well-socialized canine. Regularly exercising your pet is just as important as exercise for you. Health benefits range widely, but include helping hip joints, reducing digestive problems, and keeping your dog at a healthy weight, which decreases the likelihood of developing other health problems.
Socialization & Group-Appropriate Play– Here at Meadowlake Pet Resort dogs are separated into dog daycare groups based on personality, activity level and size. While pups under 6 months attend puppy daycare. During daycare, pups are encouraged to exhibit appropriate play styles, respond to their name quickly and practice basic obedience and manners. Having your pup around other dogs as well as other humans, like our highly trained camp counselors, is a great means of providing socialization for them. This can be a great tool in helping your pup to remain calm in a variety of situations.
Relaxation– All daycare dogs and puppies enjoy a midday break consisting of calming lavender spray, comfy raised beds, low lighting and staff cuddles. A dog who has been active and well-cared for throughout the day will naturally be more relaxed. When a dog is successfully tired out, they tend to be more content and relaxed at home. It’s a win-win!
If you’d like more information about dog or puppy daycare at Meadowlake, give us a call. We’d love to have you drop by and check out our facilities or take a tour. If you’d like to try our daycare, you can make a reservation online or over the phone. We look forward to serving you and your pet!
By Cammie GilbertMeadowlake Pet Resort & Training Center, meadowlakepetresort.com