Wish you could continue to stay home and play with your pup all day? After almost a year of various restrictions, we know that our best friends have enjoyed having unlimited play, cuddle, and wrestling time, but now, with so many companies on the path to reopening again, it might be time to think about doggie daycare for your pup. Dog daycare is a daytime care option for dogs of all ages, especially suitable for those with separation anxiety, or with a high energy level. With record numbers of dog adoptions and new puppies to save us from loneliness during the lockdown, now that we are going back to work, it's worth remembering that dogs don't have Instagram and Netflix..
A lot like traditional daycare facilities, except for canines, doggy daycares offer a safe environment for our furry family member to run around in a cage-free environment, have group play with their favorite toys, and make new furry friends all while being supervised by a trained staff member for a great experience and the highest level of care. Bringing your pup to a daycare facility is a great option for both small and large dogs as it allows them to get plenty of exercise, positive reinforcement, and have an overall great time. Many facilities have outdoor play areas, some select locations create the experience of your dog’s home away from home, a safe place where your pup will receive loving care, dogs play with new friends, take turns for snuggles and naps, all from the comfort of happy homes.
Another really important reason why we should be considering bringing our furry family members to a dog care facility rather than leaving them at home alone is that it helps reduce separation anxiety and increase tail wags! Let's face it, the anxiety goes both ways, we consider ourselves pet parents (pawrents if you will) more than pet owners, being at work and worrying about your pup back at home isn't healthy for either of you. Doggie Daycare will give you peace of mind and means that you can both have a great day and will have something to talk about over dinner 😉 .
We have been in touch with 7 doggie daycare facilities around Ireland to find out what a typical day with them looks like.