Dog daycare is NOT where you socialize your dog, but can help maintain socialization.
You should not use daycare as a means to start socializing your puppy or dog, but if they are already socialized and dog (and people) tolerant, it can help to maintain that level of socialization.
Is Doggy Daycare a good idea?
Doggy daycare offers playtime, companionship, and supervision. For many dogs, it’s a great alternative or addition to midday walks. Whether your dog is in a large daycare facility or in-home daycare, the daycare provider should offer: Some daycares offer add-ons like bathing, grooming, and training.
Is Doggy Daycare bad for dogs?
Not Going to Dog Daycare
If your dog’s physical exercise and mental stimulation needs are being met at home, there is no need to put them in dog daycare, especially if they don’t enjoy it, it’s causing stress or anxiety, or it encourages unwanted behaviors like herding, inappropriate chasing, or barking.
Is Doggy Daycare stressful?
All that activity at dog daycare is stressful for some dogs! Dogs enjoy a routine, and as long as you’re providing your dog with a long walk every day and some daily training and interaction, you shouldn’t feel guilty about leaving your dog at home while you go to work.
Is Doggy Daycare good for separation anxiety?
Doggie daycare is one of the BEST ways to soothe separation anxiety in your pet. Doggie daycare provides your dog with exercise, mental stimulation and a consistent routine; all of which can help soothe separation anxiety.