Keep your dog happy and healthy outside of Doggie Daycare with these 5 simple tips…
Making sure you have a happy pup is a priority for most dog owners. Not only does it mean your pet is healthy, sociable and engaging with their surroundings, it also ensures you have a happy home. Whilst dogs are naturally merry a lot of the time (you only have to watch a group of them run around the pup park to know that!), there are a few extra things you can do to make sure your dog is as happy as can be. Here’s the top 5 things we feel will help you have a happy pup beyond a good day out at doggie day care (even though that’s a clear number 1).
Our Doggie Daycare Guide To Ensure You Have A Happy Pup
Tip #1 – Give Your Pup the Chance To Socialise
Letting your dog socialise with their canine and non-canine friends is crucial in ensuring their happiness. Playing with others is fun, allows them to learn key skills and will teach them the correct behaviour when making new friends (be them human or furry).
Just like humans, dogs don’t like to be lonely. It can lead to destructive behaviour (such as torn up furniture), separation anxiety, barking and even aggression. They need to have physical and social contact – which can be a little difficult if you have a busy work life.
If you’re not able to get out and about with your pup every day, at The Dog Dazzlers, we offer doggie daycare which is the perfect solution! It’s a great way to make sure your pup is having fun, is entertained and making new friends – all in an engaging and exciting way. We cater to dogs of all sizes and ages, even seniors who may spend more time in the chill-out area and puppies who need their own space.
Our dog daycare is designed to gradually support young dogs by giving them a chance to mix with other dogs, whilst giving them their own pen so they can learn to socialise in a safe way. There are countless benefits of doggie daycare and a big one is that they’re able to get social!
Tip #2 – Incorporate Some Fun Exercise
Dogs need regular exercise and not just to keep them fit and keep the weight off. Bored pups with a lot of energy can easily become destructive and badly behaved. The amount of exercise your dog needs depends on its age and breed. A young German Shepherd will need a lot more vigorous exercise than a Greyhound that’s happy with a quick sprint around the park. Regular walks, space to roam and plenty of playtime will ensure you have a happy pup!
Tip #3 – Pamper Days with Dog Grooming
Regular dog grooming is a really important part of your pup’s routine. It’s not just about keeping your Poodle perfectly coiffed and your Collie looking smooth and sleek. Dog grooming can actually be really enjoyable for your pup. There are loads of benefits of dog grooming, including preventing painful mats, promoting nail health and flea treatment.
There’s a lot you can do with your pup between professional dog grooming days out. But at The Dog Dazzlers, not only do we offer these full doggie grooming days, we can also do a nice, quick professional dog wash. Regular grooming and washing lets your dog get used to the new environment and help to reduce any anxiety around it.
Tip #4 – Use Interactive Toys
You might not need your pup to be in doggie daycare every day, but there may be a few hours a week when you need them to be entertained so you can get on with your work. Puzzles and interactive games are a great way to get them to engage their brains, move and have some fun. You can get toys that dispense treats which are sure to keep them entertained until they’ve gobbled up every last bit!
Tip #5 – Give Your Pup A Bit Of TLC
It’s not all about pamper days out or running around the park. Pups also need attention, affection and a bit of TLC at home. We think dogs spell ‘LOVE’, ‘T-I-M-E’, so as well as taking them for a dog wash and grooming, you can also brush them. Your pup will enjoy spending some quality time with you and it will help reduce the amount of vacuuming you do!
Speak to your dog, take them for interesting walks, provide them with a comfy place to sleep and let them watch TV with you. You’ll be surprised just how happy your pup can be from spending some quality time with you and your family.
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Why not let us help you put a smile on your pup’s dial?
At The Dog Dazzlers, we understand exactly how important it is that your pup is happy. At our doggie and puppy daycare, your pet will have fun socialising and playing with friends, interacting with exciting toys, getting enough exercise in our specially designed pens and having lots of breaks for cuddles and strokes!
If you’d like to know more about our doggie or puppy daycare and grooming, get in touch with us today!