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Published October 5th 2017
Take your best fur baby friend to day care while you work
Nowadays, if you work, it is not necessary to leave your fur baby or babies home all day!
Young dogs tend to dig a lot, particularly if you leave them alone, however, I have a dog who is 9 and she still digs sometimes when I go out, even though I have a doggie door and she can spend as much or as little time inside as she wants.
Dogs left home alone can develop problems such as incessant barking and anxiety and keeping them physically active, socially engaged and mentally stimulated, they are less likely to indulge in destructive behaviour.
If you only have one dog, I think it makes sense to send them to day care a few times a week, as they will also get socialised and learn to get on well with other dogs. All day care centres, as with boarding kennels, require the necessary vaccinations.
Here are some of the day care places where you can take your dog:
DOGZ AND CATZ RETREAT Your dog will get his or her own kennel and trampoline bed for the day. Friendly pets can play, exercise and socialise with other similar sized friendly dogs throughout the day and they have a large grass play area and open pond access.
PRICES Day Care (any size dog) $16.00 Per Day Each Additional Dog $12.00 Per Day
You can find out more information here, and they are in Banjup.
BILLYS DAY CARE FOR DOGS The goal at Billy's Day-Care for Dogs is for all the dogs in their care to have an amazing day filled with "love, attention, fun, enrichment, mental stimulation and exercise, all in a safe and hygienic, top of the range facility".
This a purpose built 600 square metre indoor and outdoor day-care centre for dogs. It is perfect for all weather as they have air conditioning, spray mists, splash pools and cool towelling in summer and heating in winter.
For pricing and more information, please click here
LE PETIT DOG DAY CARE
This day care centre is catering for the CBD professional and local clientele. A commercially licensed, registered and insured building, it is climate controlled and rubber floored.
It is designed to cater for little dog breeds 12 kilograms and under, in smaller playgroups, allowing greater comfort and peace of mind. They believe that socialisation, exercise and play are necessary for healthy development and behaviour in a dog.
They also provide an affordable pickup and delivery service which is available for all local suburbs and they are located in South Perth.
Single Visit - $60 (10 Hours Day Care)
Regular Attendance - $55 ($5.50 Hourly Rate)
Taxi Service - $15 (Day care Attendance in Metro Area)
You can find out more about this firm here.
k9 PLAYTIME DOGGY DAY CARE
At K9 Playtime they provide your dog with the attention, activities and safe supervised play with other dogs so that they go home happy and a "pooped pooch"!
Some of the benefits by providing regular exercise are to maintain a healthy weight, relieve boredom; separation anxiety and destructive behaviour at home and the first visit here is always free.
Situated in Jandakot, you can get more information here.
One Dog, one day visit per week $49.
One Dog, two or more visits per week, $45 per day.
Two dogs together for one full day $90 per day.
A HALF DAY of fun at K9 Playtime
All dogs required to be at day care prior to 12:00 pm
One Dog, one visit per week, under 5 hours – $35 per half-day.
One Dog, two or more visits per week, under 5 hours – $32 per half-day.
Two dogs together for one visit, under 5 hours – $64 per half-day
K9to5 is not like a kennel and is free-range, which means your dog can interact with other dogs in a natural environment.
They organise the dogs in suitable groups depending on their energy levels and temperament, to ensure the most appropriate playmates for your pet. They have sandpits for digging, shell pools for splashing, balls/bubbles for chasing, rope toys for tugging and tunnels to play in.
If your dog is feeling tired they have plenty of warm, comfy beds, crates and couches for snoozing.
One Dog, one visit per week $50.00 per day
Two or more visits per week $46.00 per day
Two dogs together for one day $92.00 per day
They are situated in Osborne Park and more information can be seen here.
KALMPETS ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR CENTRE & DOG DAY CARE
This firm believes in creating calm for all and they are situated in Balcatta. They claim to be a "sensory paradise for dogs", with purpose-built, hygienic environment features, separate zones and a Pup only area.