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At first dog day care was only offered in major urban areas like New York City or Los Angeles.  Increasingly, however, dog day care centers can now be found in cities across North America.  These services are ideal for people who are so busy that they cannot meet the social or exercise needs of their dogs.  If you are looking for a dog day care service in your area, what should you look for?Dog Day Care


The first thing you should look at is the people who are actually running the service.  Do they love dogs?  Do they have experience handling different kinds of dogs in various stressful situations?  What is their background in dog training?  If you are satisfied on these points, you can look at the type of dog day care facility they actually run.


Do they screen all of the dogs prior to accepting them into their day care?  If you are going to leave your pooch in their care, you will want to ensure that all of the dogs there are disease free as well as up to date with their vaccinations.  If your dog is very active, do they have an outside area where your dog can run around?  If they operate a purely indoor facility, do they have enough staff to exercise the dogs?  As a rough guideline, you will want one handler for every 10 dogs.  If there is an outdoor area, is that area secure?  One of the advantages of an indoor dog day care is that there is no chance of a dog climbing over a fence or running through a gate.  Would you feel safe leaving your dog in their outdoor area?


Most dog day care facilities charge between $10 and $25 a day, with discounts available the more you use the service.  Some will even offer transportation services, where they will pick up your dog and drop him off in a secured area of your home.  Of course, you can expect to pay extra for this kind of service.


I hope you found this article useful in finding a doggy day care for your pooch.


- Grover