Do you own a dog? Does your furry friend have a tendency to destroy the house while you're gone? Although many people might see this as an excuse to get rid of their dogs, this needn't happen. There are a number of reasons why a dog might act out and destroy things when you're not home. One of the best things that you can do for your canine companion is to take him or her to a dog daycare facility. This can help in a variety of ways, some of which include:
Alleviate boredom: One of the biggest factors in whether or not a dog destroys a house is boredom. Working breeds, such as boxers or shepherds, may be especially prone to this. Without something to keep them busy and occupied, they may start to destroy your belongings in their search for something entertaining. Owning a second dog could help alleviate this, but it's also possible that the two of them will simply team up in their destructive activities.
At a dog daycare, your dog will be able to interact and play with other dogs. Some daycares may have brain-stimulating activities for their patrons, such as having the dogs search for a few hidden treats.
Fight loneliness: When you leave for the day, many dogs will apparently assume that you're never coming home again. This is especially true of dogs that have been previously abandoned by a prior owner. Some dogs may bark, others will whine, and a few will immediately start to destroy things. This isn't even a matter of boredom because there isn't actually time for the dog to get bored before he or she starts shredding pillows and chewing on walls.
At a dog daycare, your dog will be so distracted playing with other dogs and with the daycare workers that he or she may not even notice that you've gone.
End frustration: There are many dogs who will wait patiently for you to come home and not cause any destruction most of the time. However, if you work late or run into heavy traffic, you may come home to find one of your favorite belongings has been chewed or shredded into many pieces. Dogs usually like to stick to a schedule. They want to go for a walk at a certain time and they would like to eat or drink at a certain time. If these things change abruptly, you may find yourself being "punished" by having your things destroyed.
At a dog daycare, your dog will be able to outside throughout the day. He or she will also have access to water and may also be fed, depending on how long they're staying that day.
Have you recently started a job that requires you to travel a lot? Do you have a canine companion that misses you while you are gone? Sure, you can have someone you trust stop in your home a few times each day to feed, water and walk your dog, but is that really enough attention for your buddy while you are gone? Maybe it is time for you to look into a doggy daycare and boarding facility for your dog. Learn how this type of facility improved the relationship that I have with my dog and how he has benefited from such a service.