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How Doggie Daycare Improves Dog Behavior and Socialization

Dog daycare provides your dog with the supervision, physical activity and socialization that they need. A well-run, professional doggie daycare offers a multitude of advantages, not only for dogs, but also for dog owners who have busy schedules. 

For example, dog daycare alleviates loneliness and boredom, and can offer an interactive, fun and safe cage-free outlet even for high-energy dogs. 

Throughout history, dogs have always been bred as working animals, for guarding, protection, livestock guarding, and hunting. Most domesticated dogs today perform no tasks at all. Those that usually spend little time exercising usually end up with pent up energy that often leads to behavioral problems. This problem can be sorted out by dropping your dog at a daycare where they will be pleasantly tired and very ready to rest for the rest of the evening since they will have been very busy playing and exercising the whole day at daycare. 

There are many other ways in which dog daycare can improve dog behavior and socialization:

  • Facilitates socialization with people

At daycare, your dog will be taken care of around the clock by professionals through socializing with them. That way, your canine companion will be used to being around people and they will rarely show aggression.

  • Alleviates separation anxiety

Separation anxiety usually results from anxiety that loneliness often cause to dogs when they are left alone for long hours. This is where doggie daycare comes in. At the daycare, there are many other dogs as well as people who will be around your canine companion throughout the day. This alleviates loneliness and boredom, as well as anxiety, thereby improving their general behavior. 

  • Learn how to play in the pack

Domesticated dogs are only used to playing at home where the environment is familiar. At dog daycare, your dog will have to learn how to play away from home. This improves their ability to adopt to other dogs, people and unfamiliar environments, thus enhancing their general behavior.  

  • Provides necessary socialization 

Your dog will not be learning how to play alone in a park, but they will be there with other dogs. So, they will have to learn how to play together and co-exist peacefully, thus improving their socialization skills. 

  • Culminates calmness

If there is one difference that you will note on your dog when you start dropping her at a dog daycare, then it must be calmness. They will be playing throughout the day and this means that they will be very tired by evening when you pick them. Besides, they will be trained to be around lots of strange dogs and people, making them calmer and more accommodative. More calmness means more sleep for you and your dog at night. 

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