Very few of us have the luxury of being able to stay home with our pets. Even worse, when we get home from a long day at work, most of us have little energy left to take the puppy on a long walk or play an extensive game of tug of war. When we do have time, we might not know how to socialise the puppy. Doggy day care can help with some of these issues and more.
Why put your dog/puppy in day care?
Socialisation is a vital part of a puppies' learning, development and wellbeing. According to the RSPCA Australia Knowledgebase, puppies have what is known as the 'critical socialisation period' from roughly 3 to 17 weeks of age.
Puppy day care can provide many different opportunities for mental stimulation: new sights, sounds, smells, friends to make, and games to play. This keeps their minds active and is a crucial element for overall health, wellbeing, and development.
Separation Anxiety preventer/ management
Being cooped up inside alone all day and not knowing where their owner is, or when they are coming back can be very stressful on a puppy. Doggy day care may help to prevent or manage separation anxiety, as they will have lots of physical and mental activities to keep them stimulated and dogs and people to keep them company.
Doggy day care can save you money in the long run
Doggy day care prices commonly range from between 15 to 50 dollars. Whilst this may seem expensive upfront, it's better to think of the long- term benefits. Puppies already have teething as an excuse to chew on everything in sight. Don't tempt them anymore with being bored, alone, and afraid or you could find yourself replacing your furniture, clothes and more, which can become costly. If they develop sever anxiety issues from being left alone all day, your puppy may need to be put on expensive medications just so they can function. So really, it's not only an investment in your savings, but also in your pet's health, wellbeing, and development.
How to find doggy-day care on PetCloud?
- Sign Up for Free: Sign up and create an account. Make sure you select what you want to do - Find pet care service, Offer pet care service or both.
- Complete Your Profile & Pet Profile: Complete your profile & pet profie.
- Search via suburb and service: Type in your suburb and search for sitters. You can also refine the search by clicking the refine search button and selecting day care as a service.
- Make a Booking: Click make contact to make a pre-authorised payment to reserve the sitter. Your booking is confirmed when the booking request is accepted by the pet sitter.
All payments must be made through PetCloud and with every booking you are covered with free Insurance. With every booking you make a contribution to the RSPCA as PetCloud gives 20% of all the profits back to the RSPCA.
Don't have time to contact sitters? Post a job ad and let sitters get in touch with you!