Do you work full-time and worry about your dog at home alone for 8 or more hours? Whether you just got your dog or circumstances have changed, you might be considering sending your dog to doggie daycare or hiring a dog walker.
Which one is right for you and your dog? The right choice depends on your dog’s personality, age, and preferences. Either one you choose will be beneficial in making sure your best friend is taken care of when you’re away! Below we share some benefits of doggie daycare or hiring a dog walker.
Benefits of Doggie Daycare
Here are some of the many benefits of doggie daycare! From getting to play all day to having a dependable, experienced team, doggie daycare might be a great fit for your dog.
Full (or Half) Day of Care
You can count on a full day of socialization and fun when your pup is at daycare. They’ll spend their day playing with other dogs and burning energy while having a blast. You will know throughout the day that they are well taken care of. You can also watch your dog(s) at play on indoor and outdoor webcams!
With daycare, they have an entire staff of dog-lovers who are there to make sure the dogs are safe and cared for. You’ll never have to worry about cancellations or delays with a dependable team in place.
Relieves Separation Anxiety
Dogs that suffer from separation anxiety can thrive in doggy daycare. When you drop them off, of course, they still miss you but are distracted by playing with other dogs and getting attention from the staff. No more worrying about what your anxious dog will do at home while you’re away.
Dogs are Social animals by nature
Most dogs thrive in a group setting, as dogs are instinctually a pack animal. Dogs that are left home alone all day, miss out on a basic need most dogs have and that is to be around other dogs.
No Home Visits
No one must come in and out of your home as you drop off and pick up your pooch from daycare. You won’t have to worry about someone else remembering to lock up or shut the garage door.
Benefits of a Dog Walker
If your dog is older or prefers to relax alone, then a dog walker might be a good fit!
Your dog will have the benefit of just having one person walking them for 30 or 60 minutes a day instead of a rotating staff. If your dog is uneasy or needs time to warm up to a person this might be a better fit.
Great for Dogs Who Aren’t Social
Does your dog prefer the company of humans or to be alone? If your dog doesn’t do well with other dogs in general then doggy daycare would probably not be a great fit for him or her!
Your Dog Doesn’t Leave the House
With a dog walker, your pup can stay in the comfort of their own home every day! Especially if your dog is older, they might prefer to lay low at home while you’re away but would benefit from a good walk from a dog walker.
How to Choose Doggie Daycare or Dog Walker?
You know your dog best! If you feel you and your dog would enjoy the benefits of doggie daycare, then we welcome you to check us out to see if we’d be a good fit.