8 Reasons Daycare is Good for your Dog
Updated: Oct 20, 2020
Is your dog sick of being cooped up at home? Maybe it's time to consider enrolling them in doggie daycare! Here are our top 8 reasons that daycare is good for your dog!
Many dogs love being able to socialize with their pals - both canine and human. A telling sign that your dog would enjoy social settings is how they react when seeing other dogs. If they consistently show interest in other dogs and seem excited, they would probably benefit from interactions with other dogs. Socialization is also not limited to just other dogs! Your furry family member may love interacting with people. Daycare at Woof's provides the opportunity for your dog to meet and bond with trained "packleaders". Socialization is good for dogs because a pack mentality is in their DNA. Dogs are animals that generally enjoy the company of other animals and humans. Woof’s provides a great place for your dog to socialize with both other dogs and humans providing fun, safe, and supervised play groups for dogs to play and spend time with each other and packleaders!
It's no news that exercise is important for the health of every animal. A healthy amount of exercise each day can help prevent diabetes, digestive issues, and destructive behavior. Our playrooms are designed to meet your dogs play and comfort needs by including different environments and toys. You may see a room full of dogs running around with each other on the Woof's webcams! Whether chasing a ball, wrestling, or swimming in the pool, the physical nature of play is very healthy for your dog.
“My dog naps a lot while at daycare, I worry they won't be worn out”- Napping while at daycare is a wonderful thing! That means that your dog has learned how to let their body rest in an active environment. Just like toddlers, dogs need rest time during the day to help prevent crankiness later. So while you may see your dog napping, chances are they will still sleep well at home at night!
3. Stimulation: Mental & Physical
Dogs need to be stimulated both mentally and physically. It’s not just about trying to physically exhaust them (that can be a perk), but you also want their brain challenged. Woof’s offers many different enrichment activities and enhancements for your dogs. Woof’s helps to provide stimulation by adding various activities into pups days! Some big favorites of many of our pups are bubble days, where we use a bubble machine with bacon or peanut butter flavored bubbles. Woof’s also has tennis ball days, where they dump dozens of tennis balls in the play areas for the dogs to play with. These activities are a wonderful break from the physical stimulation they are getting through playing with their friends, and gives them a chance to use their brain!
Daycare provides a safe place for your dog to burn energy, without having to worry about them getting out, getting hurt, or getting into any sticky situations. Our team of trained packleaders and trainers monitor the dogs to ensure their safety at all times. Woof's chew-proof yard equipment, uncluttered indoor and outdoor facilities, and sanitation measures provide you peace of mind when your pup is in our care.
Our facilites also take extra measures to sooth anxious pups. A nearly soundproof building, calming music, and the hustle and bustle of other dogs, means no thunderstorms, fireworks, or other loud noises will spook your precious pooch.
At Woof's, your piece of mind is our second priority (after your pup's safety, of course), which is why we want to ensure you can always check on your dog's wellbeing. Login to our indoor, outdoor, and suite cameras at any time of day to check on how your pup is doing, or sign up to receive digital pupdates from our team.
What is more reassuring than knowing your dog is getting the attention that they need? At Daycare they are constantly being talked to, pet, and reassured that they are a good boy or girl!
6. Routine Establishment
Dogs thrive on routine! Many love to know that they are going to “school” during the day, and then that you will pick them up and relax with them at home. This can also make them a much more pleasant “roommate” when they have had a busy day just like you have. Bonus for you: some months Woof's has photo days for the daycare dogs!
7. Potty Breaks
No need to rush home over lunch to prevent any accidents! They are given the opportunity all day to relieve themselves outside, just like they would at home. Worried about how much mud they could track in during the rain? Woof’s is a mud free place! By installing special K-9 turf, the dog’s can’t dig any mud up even in the most torrential of rains. The k-9 turf has a special draining system that drains all the waste, while our employees are also constantly cleaning.
8. Learning Social Cues
Like children, they will learn a lot while at daycare. Puppies of all ages pick up on social cues from their friends. They learn how to signal they are done playing, they would like to be played with, or they are nervous. All of these things they would have learned in the wild with their “pack”, but they will get to do at daycare with their friends!
To learn more about what Woof’s has to offer, or to talk with one of our reservation specialists about if daycare is right for your dog, give us a call or message us today!