We all know that a child’s first day at school is one filled with a mixture of excitement and trepidation, both for the child and their parents, so is it the case that there is any correlation between this and your dog attending dog daycare for the first time? For our money, there is. You are as likely to see a dog cry when their owner leaves them behind as you are a child when their parent does. And you are entrusting the welfare of a beloved family member to someone else.
Now, we are not suggesting that the welfare of a dog is in the same league as a child’s education. However, we are sure that in neither situation does anyone want the child/parent or the dog/dog owner to be any more stressed or worried than they need to be. For this reason, plenty of advice is available for making a child’s first day at school. Or a dog’s first time at a dog daycare to go as smoothly as possible.
Given the title of this post, it is a dog/dog daycare scenario that we are going to focus on, and in doing so, we have provided you with several ways you can make your dog’s first day at a dog daycare as incident-free and enjoyable for both of you.