Active puppies can learn a lot from a quality doggie daycare program.
There are a couple of things pet owners should consider, however, before enrolling their dog.
Socialize your dog early. According to The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), socialization for your puppy should begin between 3-14 weeks of age. Whenever possible, you should introduce your pup to new sights, sounds, and other pets and people – gradually paving the way to a larger-group experience. This ultimately helps to acclimate your pup to running, playing, and exploring with other dogs in a safe atmosphere later on. Early socialization also reassures your puppy and helps to stave off separation anxiety.
As soon as vaccinations begin, you can – and should – start looking into puppy preschool classes and other social activities.
Visit a daycare in advance: A quality dog daycare program will offer several activities and engagement opportunities for an active pup. Be on the lookout for a program that offers ample supervision from highly trained staff members, as well as:
- A safe, secure facility with the comforts of home
- Daily wellness checks
- Exemplary housekeeping and cleaning protocols
- Fresh water around the clock
- Thorough vaccination and other health checks to ensure the wellness of guests
Benefits of enrolling in a quality dog daycare program include:
- Physical, mental, and social stimulation.
- Reinforced obedience skills.
- Group play with other dogs as well as one-on-one time with professional caregivers.
Providing plenty of socialization-based activities helps to build your puppy’s confidence when visiting new locations and meeting other animals and people. This ultimately helps them feel more comfortable when enrolling in a quality doggie daycare program, as well.
Green Acres’ quality doggie daycare program is customized to each of our unique guests for maximum interaction and excitement. Your puppy will romp and play in acres upon acres of outdoor play yards on our sprawling countryside grounds. Our state-of-the-art facility also offers spacious indoor playrooms, and all amenities have been meticulously designed with your dog’s safety and wellness in mind. Contact us today to learn more.