Professional Doggie Daycare, Our job is dogs play
While you are hard at work, running errands, cleaning the house, or even getting ready for that big event in your life, try our outdoor doggie daycare. Doggie daycare is a fun day where you bring your dog to socialize, romp and run, splash in the wading pool, fetch and chew toys and balls with other social friendly dogs and our professional staff. Doggie Daycare offers dogs an opportunity to continually develop and instill great social skills, build confidence and tolerances, and gives your dog a wonderful outlet to exercise and interact.
A well exercised and tired dog is a good dog.
Your dog can scamper and romp all day in a safe and friendly atmosphere at our professional facility. After a fun filled day at Doggie Daycare, your dog will be as exhausted as you are at the end of the day so you can relax and cuddle with them in the evening. It will alleviate the pressure and guilty feelings you have with the responsibilities of taking the time out for your dogs exercise.
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What will my dog do during Daycare?
A full day of Dog Daycare includes exercise, socialization and playtime with other friendly dogs in our fenced in outdoor daycare yard. Since our daycare guests do mingle with others, we require proof of inoculation of DHLPP, Bordetella (Every 6 months) and Rabies. All dogs must have received inoculations at least 5 days prior to their visit to Misty Pines. The waiting period will allow your dog to build optimal immunity to the vaccinations which will make your dog less susceptible to catching or transferring any unwanted viruses. This includes new and updated vaccinations. Your pet cannot be over due for vaccinations - NO EXCEPTIONS.
Daycare Training and/or Grooming can also be scheduled on days that your dog is at daycare. Please call for an appointment and fax vaccination records to the Misty Pines office at 412-367-7387.
Daycare is available Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Benefits of Doggie Daycare
There are so many benefits your dog receives from Doggie Daycare. Dog Daycare can eliminate and alleviate destructive behavior problems and separation anxiety. It gets very active dogs and puppies out of the home, allowing them an outlet for excess energy until they mature and learn house manners. Puppies receive many additional benefits apart from great exercise. The best way a puppy can learn to inhibit its biting behavior is by rough-housing and play nipping with other dogs. The other puppies and dogs will let them know when they are exerting too much pressure on them. Once a dog has developed some degree of inhibition of the force of its bites, it will become much more tractable and its biting behavior towards humans will be easier to control. A dog that enjoys regular dog daycare is less likely to develop behavior problems.
Once a dog is well established in a regular dog daycare, owners will notice that their puppies and dogs develop favorite playmates and special friendships. Human friendships develop from dog daycare as well. Many of our clients make special arrangements in order for their dogs special friends to come and play on the same days.
A well socialized dog will readily interact and play with other dogs. Certainly, dogs have differences of opinions and have occasional spats amongst one another but these should only be minor episodes in their lives. Once they quickly resolve their differences, life resumes as usual. A dog that is well socialized rarely harbors animosity and would rather have fun sniffing and playing, than quarrel.
Our goal at Misty Pines is to provide the highest quality of specialized care for your dog in our Daycare program. To ensure we are capable of such a high standard of care we will require reservations for Daycare and limit the number of dogs that participate on a day-to-day basis. While your dog is at Misty Pines for Daycare they will receive mandatory breaks throughout the day to make sure they are receiving a healthy amount of mental and physical rest. In addition, we will have programs for your dog to participate in during Daycare such as obedience training, nature trail walks, treadmill training, agility and much more. We offer our Daycare Card which entitles you to one free day of daycare for every 10 punches on your card.
Every dog is an individual and our goal is to find out what program benefits your dog and which program your dog enjoys the most while they attend Daycare. Please call our office if you have any questions or to schedule a daycare reservation for your dog.
Intact Male Dogs in Daycare
Misty Pines is dedicated to the health and safety of your dog while visiting our facility. Male dogs that are sexually intact often become pushy or confrontational as they mature, especially toward other male dogs. Behavioral changes associated with testosterone in adolescence most commonly begin after six months of age.
Many daycare facilities do not accept unneutered male dogs for group play. Managing the social dynamic created by unneutered males in a large group requires specific skills and carries additional challenges and liability for staff and other dogs. Not all dogs are good candidates for group play.
Misty Pines accepts unneutered males that have been assessed by our trainers for daycare. There are additional fees for unneutered males attending daycare or that are receiving play times during lodging. This fee applies to male dogs over the age of 8 months that are not neutered.
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