Some of us are just… what’s the term again? Oh yes, helicopter parents. I, for once, agree that the best way to ensure that your dog is always safe is to ensure they never leave your sight. But, in the world we live in today, that isn’t possible. Also, we’d probably freak our dogs out.
At some point in your life, you might be looking at a doggy daycare as an option to house your dog if it is required. If this happens, how do you ensure that your dog is safe? Here are 6 ways to help you relax:
1. Dog Temperament
Know your dog’s temperament and if there’s anything you need the staff to know, let them know. They should be aware of your dog’s emotional needs so they’re better prepared to deal with them when required.
2. Medical Requirements
Before anything, make sure you find out if there are any medical requirements necessary. A daycare that requires that all dogs be vaccinated, dewormed and free from fleas would mean that they are serious about not harming any dog’s health and that they maintain high standards to ensure the safety of all dogs in their care.
3. Tour the Facility
Before housing your dog in the doggy daycare, make sure that you tour the facility to see if it is clean and well-maintained. A doggy daycare wouldn’t be spotless, because they care for many dogs, but you should be able to a sense of how secure, clean and well-maintained the facility is.
4. Staff Qualification
Find out if the staff is qualified to care for different types of dogs. Trained staff can mean the difference between a near miss and a tragic accident, so feel free to ask the staff about their experience working with dogs.
If you can get recommendations from family and friends who’ve used doggy daycare, well that makes it even better! For your peace of mind, you’d be happier touring a facility recommended by a close friend or a family member than the one you just heard about recently.
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