Your dog choosing the right daycare

Getting a new dog is always an exciting moment! Having a furry family member that can interact with the family and maybe even the other animals it grows up with is always going to be a new adjustment, and an exciting one. And choosing when their old enough to go to daycare! But have you ever thought about what to look for in a dog daycare for your dog? When picking out what daycare to take your pup to, there are many factors to think about. It is important to take a tour of wherever your dog will be spending it’s day, possible questions may pop up while you take a tour of the daycare itself. Some places won’t even offer a tour or orientation and that’s already a red flag when you can’t see the place. Think about how the greeting process will be when your dog is coming into a new environment and there’s going to be multiple dogs greeting it. Is there actual training that the employees will know to be able to help keep your dog and others dogs safe at daycare? Is there any type of exercise involved at the daycare to help release any energy? Is there any type of training used at daycare specifically to help manage dogs and keep the dogs safe in case of a fight? There’s quite a few things to think about when choosing a day care for your pup and then in the end your dog deciding if it’s the right fit. All dogs are individuals and not all day cares fit all dogs. Some dogs don’t like certain day cares, just like children. Not every daycare is for every dog. Some dogs will even tell you if they like or don’t like the day care place. Either they get excited to go or they don’t and hate it and have to be bribed or walked into daycare. Their body language can say a lot about daycare. But most importantly, the dog daycare’s main priority at all time is and should be the dogs. They come first, they should feel comfortable with the level of leadership at daycare with the given knowledge we have received. They should go home as happy as they arrived. Making new friends and being in an environment where dogs aren’t stressed and a guardian is always present to give guidance when needed makes for a happy environment the dogs want to be in! It’s amazing to see a dog really blossom during an orientation and see their personality come out because they trust the leadership that is present. Being calm and collected in stressful situations can be challenging but isn’t that what makes us better leaders? Working with dogs always sounds like constant dog kisses, cuddles, and just sitting playing with them all day, but it’s really more than that! Much more! Those are just the added bonuses! To read more on how Moon Dog Lodge operates and how we put our dogs first! Head over to our home page!

 

 

 

 

 

Spring is ruff

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Spring is in the air!

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