Does your dog sleep in your bed?
If you’re like forty-five percent of U.S. dog owners, the answer is, “Yes!”
According to the American Kennel Club, letting your dog sleep in your bedroom doesn’t need to be a sacrifice or a burden– it can be beneficial for you both. Keeping your dog nearby at night increases feelings of bonding and companionship. The warmth your pet might even improve your quality of sleep. However, if you’re a light sleeper or have allergies, be sure to take certain precautions to support successful co-sleeping. A dog who has had an active (tiring) day, complete with some necessary grooming, will make for a much better bedroom buddy.
Whether your dog shares your sheets or not, the last thing you want is a smelly, dirty or hyperactive dog waking you up at night. Dogs need time to run and play with other pets and humans at doggy daycare. When their needs for socialization aren’t being met, dogs can become lonely and depressed. Rather than leaving your dog in an empty house all day, it’s important to make sure your dog gets regular interaction and exercise. A dog who has had a full and engaging day is going to be more content throughout the night. Set your dog up for a restful night so you can both get the quality shut-eye you need. Doggy daycare is a great way to make sure this happens, despite the fact that you have to be at work all day.
Unfortunately, sometimes all the fresh air and running around in doggy daycare can leave your pup a bit stinky by the time pick-up rolls around. That’s why it’s so important to find a program that includes a reliable dog groomer. A skilled dog groomer will ensure that your pet is fresh and clean after a day of playing outside. Proper hygiene is a key component of caring for your pet. Grooming helps prevent health hazards like ticks, ingrown nails, flees, illness and chronic disease. A good dog groomer in your doggy daycare program can be hard to find. With dog parents working longer hours, the demand for these services is on the rise.