All Things Pawssible Dog Training Center and Doggie Day Care
Many may find the idea of Doggie Daycare superfluous or silly. We hope to change that perception. As the general public begins to understand the true needs of a dog, as well as the reasons many dogs' behavior is unacceptable, the benefits of daycare become crystal clear.
Dogs Need Homes
As we embarked on our careers as professional trainers we had begun to see certain patterns of behavior in dogs living in the average family. These behaviors were not only undesirable, they presented the risk of re-homing the dog or opting for shelter placement. This trend not only frightened us; it saddened us. As professionals we know that changing homes would not solve the problem. It would only "pass it on" and the behaviors were likely to get worse. Thus, creating a dog that would ultimately be euthanized when a home could not be found. Statistics show that 96% of dogs turned into shelters had not received any formal training.
When Spot Isn't Lassie
Our reasons for getting a dog vary. Unfortunately, our expectations
for the relationship that we hope to achieve
with our dogs are often based on unrealistic visions perpetuated by
the media. For instance: Old Yeller, Lassie, and Eddie the Jack Russell
on Frazier. We all want that loving and adoring relationship we witness
on screen. We could all have that bond if we were willing to work
with and train our dogs on the average of eight hours per day.The
reality is that the dogs you see in the media are getting their needs
met. Dogs are social pack animals and they require physical and mental
stimulation, a job if you will. They want structure and guidance.
Within that structure there must be a leader. The leader makes the
decisions and the pack follows through with their intended responsibilities.
This system is quite orderly and well planned. It makes sense to the
dog and it works.
Options for the Busy Family
In today's society we do not have the luxury of being with our dogs all day. We need to work, care for our families, educate ourselves; the list of responsibilities is endless. So, how do we then meet the needs of the dog? Dogs need to run, jump, climb, bark, chew, wrestle, dig and hunt. These needs are inherent. Your dog is not "being bad," he
is being a dog. When these needs are satiated appropriately, your
children, your furniture, cat, yard and home become safe again. There
are several options available. Beginning with a basic obedience program
is a good place to start. You then start to establish the leadership
role and the dog is mentally stimulated. If your dog is not yet well
socialized, a dog-walker can help to physically stimulate your dog
while you work. Trips to the Dog Park or long hikes on weekends will
help meet the physical needs of your dog. What could be better than
eight to ten hours a day of running, jumping, wrestling, barking,
digging and socializing all within a controlled environment. Doggie
Daycare offers all of the above with the utmost care of professional
obedience trainers thus maintaining the human /dog relationship. We
invite you to give us a call or stop in and visit our facility. Bring
your dog for a visit see what he thinks. Remember that as little as
one day per week can make a huge difference in the quality of life
for your dog and yourself.
Watch everyone having a great time!