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When I found out that I would be traveling extensively for work, I realized that I needed to do something about my pets. I was concerned about them being home alone or staying with a neighbor since I needed to provide for them like I normally would. Unfortunately, because I would be in business meetings all day, I knew that I couldn't take them along for the ride. I decided to start searching for pet day care centers, and I was able to find a boarding business that offered top-notch care to pets. This article is all about improving your pet's experience.

Improving My Pet's Experience

Enrolling Your Dog Into a Daycare Program

Rafael Hopkins

For people that work a lot, it can be difficult to meet the needs of their dog as they may have to spend most of the day away from home. Luckily, there are dog daycare services that will be able to keep your pet safe and happy while you are at work.

1. Take a Tour of Any Potential Daycare Facility

It is understandable for pet owners to be concerned about the quality of the facilities that they choose for their dogs. Luckily, most dog daycare providers will allow individuals to tour these facilities before they decide whether or not they want to enroll their pet. This can give them a chance to review the quality of the facility as well as the amenities that it may be able to provide.

2. Consider the Flexibility of the Program

Some individuals may need to send their dog to the daycare provider nearly every day out of the week. However, others may only need to use these services when they are working late or their partner is not home to look after the dog. Luckily, most dog daycare providers will offer flexible schedules that can allow individuals to ensure that their pet is kept safe when they are away.

3. Understand the Requirements Before Enrolling Your Dog

For your pet to utilize the daycare services, some requirements will have to be met. In particular, the pet will need to receive all of its vaccinations, and you will need to be able to provide proof of this. If your pet is behind on its vaccinations, it may take several weeks for them to be fully administered. As a result, a vaccination appointment for your animal as soon as possible to ensure that the vaccination process can be completed so that your pet can start attending dog daycare as soon as possible.

4. Assess Your Dog's Sociability

The personality of your dog will be another consideration when you are enrolling it into a daycare program. For those that have dogs with aggressive or dominant personalities, it may be necessary to choose a dog daycare that can take steps to reduce the risk of conflict arising between your dog and the others in the daycare facility. This can include keeping your dog in a separate area or limiting its interactions with smaller dogs that may be at the facility. 

For more insight, contact local dog daycares.