I think society has forgotten that the dog used to be called: "Man's Best Friend". The belief that all the pet dogs are out there seeking to be the Alpha in the home is simply not true and completely unfair. Dominance is not a hardwired behavior in dogs. Some dogs may have taken that roll in some families because there was no leader in their human pack, but that is due to the inconsistencies of the human members. For most dogs, it is stressful for them to be in the "alpha" status. They would much rather follow the rules that you provide and that you are consistent in keeping those rules.
Thousands of pet owners work all day, and this requires leaving your dog home while you work. Often these owners come home to a stressed out dog, and rampant destruction, either of the house, or the yard, and neighbors who complain of barking and howling, due to separation anxiety. One of the top ten reasons given at an animal shelter for owner turn-ins is "he destroys my things when I'm not home". This could be prevented so easily with either crate-training, exhaustive exercise, or daycare.
About Doggie Daycare
It is just like daycare for human children. You drop your dog off in the morning on the way to work, and your dog will be with other dogs in a play area romping and socializing under the supervision of a daycare attendant. Depending on what kind of services the daycare offers, you could have your dog trained, groomed or with some places your dog could take a swim or have a therapy massage.
Staffed Commercial Dog Daycares
A fully-staffed facility offers much for social dog. Often the number of dogs on a day at these places can be from ten to twenty dogs, all ready to make friends. Trained staff keep the dogs busy while they stay active during indoor or outdoor play. Activities might include "hide and seek", "tag", "doggie fetch" or anything that canine minds can come up with. Staff is often trained to deal with any outbreak of aggression that might result, and also has a standing agreement with a local veterinarian should an emergency arise.
Dogs must present proof of current vaccinations, and all must be healthy, to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and parasites.
The Best Choice For Your Dog
This may be between you and your dog. Where do you feel more comfortable leaving him? Where do you feel your dog will be most comfortable and happy?
Find a Doggie Daycare In Your Area
It is very important to do the research before you decide on a doggie daycare. Every daycare is different depending on what activities you would like for your dog. To find a doggie daycare that would be right for you, search online or in your local yellow pages.
A professional pet sitter will provide services ranging from daily feeding and walking to extensive play time and full-time pet care and house sitting in your home. When you’re choosing a pet sitter, here are a few questions to ask:
What services are included in the fee?
Are there any extra services that require additional payments?
Does the sitter have a standard contract that spells out services, payments and other obligations?
Can the sitter provide references that you can check?
What types of pets has the sitter cared for in the past?
How much time will the sitter spend with your pet?
What kind of activities will the sitter share with your pet?
How would the pet sitter handle a medical or home emergency?
When you have chosen a pet sitter, you will need to prepare a few things.
Assemble everything the sitter will need to care for your pet, including house keys, food and water dishes, any medications your pet may need, and enough food and treats to last for the duration of your trip.
Describe your pet’s personality to the sitter, and spend some time introducing the sitter to your pet. You should also acquaint the sitter with your pet’s health issues, habits, hiding places and favorite toys.
Leave your sitter with written, detailed pet care instructions, including phone number for your veterinarian and your travel itinerary with contact numbers where you can be reached in an emergency.
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Great toys for your dog!
Everyone likes to spoil their dog with toys! The questions is, are they functional? Most dogs have soft, plush toys and bones in their toy box. These are fun but eventually become boring after awhile. To keep your dog excited about their toys, get your pup toys that keep them busy and their mind active. If you want to prevent boredom during the day while you are at work or to help keep them busy for a time, purchase toys that engage the mind. Those kind of toys are considered "interactive". Find products that stimulate your dog's mind and makes them work by dispensing food as they play with it. You'll see them going back for more every time!