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.
1. Dog Daycare is great for dogs who have a lot of energy and need to burn it off. 2. Dog Daycare is very healthy! They are very social and are pack animals and dog daycare is a way to have them play in a supervised and safe area. It causes less stress. 3. Dog Daycare is great for mental stimulation. Instead of sitting in an empty house, they are able to play with others and with toys. It allows them to also get out of their usual routine. 4. Dog Daycare is extremely helpful to the owner. It is a guilt free method. You no longer need to worry or rush home to let your pet out to use the bathroom, or walk them for exercise. 5. Dog Daycare is a very easy solution to eliminate separation anxiety or destructive behavior. If a dog is home all day with no mental or physical stimulation they are more apt to get […]
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.
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?