Dog Daycare – What You Need to Know

A female staff member at a kennel supervises several large dogs playing together.

If you’re a dog owner, there may be times when you need your special friend to be looked after by someone else. You won’t want to leave them with just anyone, and one solution is to use a trusted dog daycare facility.

We’ve looked at what dog daycare is all about and produced a guide on what you need to know:

  • How to Choose the Right Dog Daycare

When you are looking for the best dog daycare Alexandria has to offer, there are a few things you’ll want to check and safety needs to be the number one priority. Other things to look for are the provision of suitable play areas, ideally an outdoor open-air one as well as an indoor area. Staff who have a true passion for dogs should be high on the list of priorities as your four-legged friend should enjoy being there. A good balance of companionship, with walks and playtime, with plenty of fresh water available and of course some treats.

  • Will my Dog be Safe?

Visit the facility and make sure you’re happy that it is well-designed and that good safety measures are in place. A trustworthy daycare facility will require all new dogs to undergo an initial assessment to ensure the safety of all other dogs, so you can rest assured that your four-legged friend will be in a safe environment. A good facility will be experienced at assessing new dogs and will have a strict process for introducing them into their family and provide you with feedback and advice on your dog’s suitability. 

  • What Do Dog Daycare Facilities Offer

Not all daycare facilities are the same, and a good one is more than somewhere your dog goes when you’re working, or they can’t be trusted at home alone. They can be great places for your dog to interact with other dogs and build their social skills, as well as make new friends. A good daycare facility will also offer a range of grooming options, such as baths, hygiene trims and style cuts. Some facilities will also offer a pick-up and drop-off service. Click here for grooming hacks for busy pet owners.

  • What Makes a Daycare Facility Special

You’ll know it’s special because your dog will tell you and they will love being there. They will come home tired but happy. A special daycare facility is made by the people who work there, and they’ll be genuine dog lovers with a passion for what they do, where safety comes first but fun is a close second. Their primary concern will be your dog’s safety and welfare and they will provide constant monitoring for all dogs.

  • Testimonials and Reviews

Before making your final decision, take some time to look at reviews online or elsewhere. When it comes to pets, positive testimonials are an excellent indicator of a trustworthy facility. If you are visiting a facility to check it out, whilst you are there, ask some other owners why they chose it.

When you’re searching for that perfect dog daycare facility for your four-legged friend, choose one that provides a safe, loving, and fun environment, so that your dog will enjoy being there. Click here for dog welfare information.