We think Doggie Day Care can be a great resource to socialize your pups when you find the right one. It is important to tour the facility and ask the right questions.
Over the years we have heard wonderful stories about pups experiences in doggie day cares along with a handful of bad stories. It is important that you do your research and feel comfortable about where you are leaving your babies. We always feel you know your pets unique needs best so spend the time to find the right fit. We have doggie day cares in Eagle, Boise and Meridian so you might be able to find one close to home as well.
Here are a few Questions you should Ask before Leaving Your Pups at Doggie Day Care
1.) What is the staff to dog ratio?
2.) Are the staff CPR/First Aid Pet certified?
3.) What is the screening process of all dogs who attend day care?
4.) Does this doggie day care have different areas for big dogs and little dogs?
5.) What is the policy for dog fights? How is the staff trained to hand this situation if it were to occur?
6.) What forms or documentation are needed for dogs to attend doggie day care? It is important to make sure they have a policy on current vaccinations to help reduce the risk of your pups getting sick.
7.) What would you do if my dog misbehaves?
8.) What will my dog be doing during the day? What is the set schedule for activities?
9.) How are the dogs grouped? Are the placed by size, temper, breed or age?
10.) How much does it cost? Do they offer packages?
Visit and Take a TOUR– You have the right to see where you pups will be while you are away. At many locations they encourage this so take full advantage so you know what environment your pup will be in while you are away.
Do You Feel Comfortable with the Staff- It is important that you feel a sense of responsibility, trust and love with the people who will be caring for your pups. Does the staff seem young? Do they not answer your questions?
Web Cameras- A lot of doggie day cares have online videos of the dogs at the location so you can see your Fido from wherever you might be. We think this is super cool!
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