Early socialization is extremely important, especially for new puppies! Socializing your dog with other animals and dogs is an excellent idea not only to help prevent any aggression, but also the dog can learn bite control and acceptable play behaviour and will also help with anxiety issues that may develop in the future.

Dogs that haven’t been properly socialized develop lifelong psychological problems such as fearfulness, anxiety and separation anxiety that are not desired traits of a family pet.
There are many ways you can Socialize your dog. Here are a few:
  • Expose your dog to new situations, places, pets and people in a safe, controlled environment. 
  • Encourage your pup to explore the world around him/her, while safely supervising. 
  • Introduce your puppy to new stimuli, games and toys. 
  • Bring your pup on car rides to give them the opportunity to experience new places.
  • Bring you Dog to a Doggy Daycare which would provide physical activities, much socialization and supervision consistently.

The Benefits of Dog Daycare- 
Staff are trained in dog body language and behaviour and this can be an ideal solution for many pets and their people.

Safe and supervised play: Dog parks are not always hospitable places for off-leash interaction. Daycare dogs have been evaluated for energy level and temperament, and are closely monitored while they play, to ensure every dog has fun and stays safe.

Mental stimulation and social contact: Dogs are social creatures. Meeting up with doggy friends, provides your pets with a break from the usual routine, and allows them as much (or as little) social interaction as they want.

Your dog’s exercise needs: While a day spent at daycare can wear your pet out. Many owners say they find their dogs pleasantly tired and ready to relax for the rest of the night.  Those that spend little time exercising often lead have pent up aggression that leads to behavioural problems. Your pup will come home happy and relaxed. 

Management for problem behaviours: Some dogs suffer from separation anxiety – which is a panic-induced state where the dog feels abandoned and becomes destructive and physically ill during an owner’s absence. Being surrounded by dogs and people can help to mitigate this response while the owner works with a trainer (and perhaps a veterinarian) to address the underlying behaviour problem.

Dog daycare alleviates boredom and loneliness, and can offer a safe, interactive and fun, cage-free outlet for high-energy dogs and plenty of exercise! Their confidence will grow with multiple interactions daily. Which will lead to good behaviour, positive reinforcement and experiences.