As a pet parent, you love your fur baby to death and would do anything for them. They’re your companion, best friend, protector, and cuddle buddy. You want the absolute best for them no matter what, which is why a fantastic alternative to keeping your dog at home all day is doggy daycare. Not all dog daycares are the same though, some are far better than others. If you’re looking for a daycare for your pet, here are a few things we recommend you look out for when choosing a facility.
Clean and Well-Kept Premises
The old saying “never judge a book by it’s cover” can be a good way to live in some respects, but when it comes to your pet, don’t take chances. A dog daycare should be clean and well-ventilated no matter what. If the place smells of stale waste or like lots of bleach was poured all over the place, then you might want to look elsewhere. There should be a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule that employees follow to keep the daycare sanitary for humans and dogs.
Dogs Should Be Screened
You want to make sure your dog is going to be safe while you’re away from him. A good doggie daycare or even obedience training facility will screen each dog so they can be aware of any behavioral issues and gauge how the dog reacts to certain situations or people. The more questions on the screening sheet, the better off your dog is. It means the daycare is thorough and cares about the health and well being of the dogs.
Does the Staff Seem Compassionate?
You would think that if someone works in a doggy daycare that they would genuinely like dogs, but this isn’t always the case. Before selecting a day care for your pet, try and meet everyone that will be directly interacting with your dog. If you sense that they aren’t comfortable with dogs or simply don’t like them, trust your gut and move on.
Additionally, ask how well trained the staff is in recognizing aggressive behaviors in dogs and if they’re able to administer emergency care in the event that a pup is injured. Some dogs like to “play fight” and growl as part of their play, but other times those growls are a warning sign of trouble to come. Knowing the difference between the two is very important.
If you want to make sure your pet is happy, being taken care of, and having a good time, then choosing a facility with a webcam will be helpful for you. Many doggy daycares have cameras all around the daycare so you can check in on your pup and see what they’re up to throughout the day.
Let The Velvet Snout Love Your Pet
If you need someone to care for your dog while you’re at work, on vacation, or simply need a break, then let our professional and loving staff care for your pup. No one will ever love your dog as much as you do, but we’re willing to bet that we’ll come pretty close! Contact us today for more information.