Starting September 18, 2013, Blue Dog Boarding and Daycare is pleased to announce their extended hours: 6am- 9pm everyday. You will be able to pick up your dog from boarding until 9pm each night of the week. Extended daycare will be offered from 6am until 9 pm each night. The reason for the change is more flexibility, convenience and to better meet the needs of our Blue Dog clients’ schedules.
Blue Dog Boarding and Daycare is pleased to announce their Blue Dog Promo-Paws for their two and four-legged clients! If you are a new client, then you get your first day of daycare for free. This dog daycare opportunity gives you the chance to see how your dog does in our dog daycare. If you are thinking about boarding with us, it allows your dog to become acclimated to our facility. But the most important reason to take advantage for your dog is for your dog to have fun,get lots exercise and to meet more friends; two and four legged.
The position and the movement of your dog’s tail tells a lot about the state of mind of your dog. 3 Tail Positions : 1.) high (confident) 2.) neutral ( a relaxed/ happy dog) 3.) low (submission) Your dog’s tail wagging motion and speed gives insight to your dog’s state of mind. 4 Happy Wagging Motions 1.) large wags at a moderate speed ( happy to see you) 2.) small wags at a moderate speed 3.) small wags at slow speed ( happy/content) 4.) small wags at fast speed ( happy) The wag you should be concerned about is a slow and small rhythmic movement. Your dog is not sure and is ill at ease. Your dog needs to be redirected immediately before your dog lashes out.
Long before a dog fight occurs there are warning signs that dog display before the actual fight breaks out. Owners need to be objective and observant of their dog’s interactions with other dogs, if they do not want their dog to be in a dog fight. 1.) Play that hurts or scares a dog. 2.) Stalking that scares a dog. 3.) Pinning a dog with no release. 4.) Bullying 5.) Excessive barking at another dog. 6.) Mounting or humping another dog. 7.) Pushing a dog into submission. 8.) Body slamming play. 9.) Head and chin over the shoulders or head of another dog. 10.) Chasing another dog. Remember dog fights just don’t happen, there are warning signs you need to be aware and watchful. When you see these behaviors irregardless if your dog is instigating or is the recipient of the behavior, you need to redirect your dog. Never let the dogs sort it out by themselves.
In Montgomery County Maryland, it is easy to figure out if dog care/service business is legal or not. If you take your dog to a residential address, then that should be a red flag to you. Montgomery County or City of Rockville does not zone or license businesses in residential zoned areas. Another red flag is if the dog is picked up at your home and taken “somewhere” or to their “home”. The “business” should be able to show you their license issued by either the City of Rockville or by Montgomery County to prove they are a legitimate business. When you google places to board your pet you will find many illegal businesses with their websites listed ( probably more illegal than legal). In regards to your dog’s safety any insurance that an illegal company carries will not cover your dog because the policy is with an illegal business. The owner is fully responsible for harm done to their […]
There are lots of reasons why you should board your dog while you are away rather than have them stay at home with someone checking up on them periodically. Dogs are social animals; they want to be with people and other dogs. It provides an opportunity to play with others and allows the chance to meet new friends of the 2 and 4 legged varieties. New surroundings with obstacles and toys for them to interact with is also very important for mental stimulation and growth. Certainly not the least, dogs are pack animals and the facility we have at Blue Dog Boarding and Daycare Rockville lends itself perfectly for pack environment. If a dog always stays at home they never get much opportunity to learn and explore new environments; all they experience is what is in the house and whoever happens to visit the home. Their social skills are not refreshed and under utilized, therefore they begin to regress […]
Did you know at Blue Dog you can mix the boarding types for your pet? Yes you can! You can vary the amount of exercise your dog gets by alternating High Five ( non-stop play) to Paws Up ( 5 hours of play with the pack with two individual walks) or select Four on the Floor with 30 minutes of play and 3 individual walks! With the Four on the Floor boarding option we can now board unaltered dogs, dogs that medically need to have restricted activity, or dogs who really don’t like other dogs! Want more information on dog boarding?