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Is Daycare Good for Dogs?

So you’ve seen pictures and videos of happy dogs in daycare, but is it right for your dog? 

Dog Daycare means your dog isn’t alone – they will also benefit from socialisation, enrichment, stimulation, and exercise! 

Many pet parents associate daycare with people who can’t work from home, but it’s not just for them. Doggy daycare provides a safe and fun environment for your dog while you’re away at work or busy with other commitments. Here are some benefits of doggy daycare for dogs:

Benefits of doggy daycare:

1. Socialisation & Social Cues

Doggy daycare is a great way to let your dog socialise with other dogs in a safe and structured environment. Dogs are social animals and need interaction with other dogs to develop their social skills.


At daycare, they’ll meet new friends of all shapes and sizes and also learn how to behave around other dogs and read their social cues. This can help prevent aggression and other behavioural issues that can arise when dogs are not properly socialised.

At Kip, each dog is assessed by temperament, meaning they’ll only be placed with dogs that have a similar vibe to them. This can be especially helpful if your dog is shy and can help them to come out of their comfort zone.

2. Mental & Physical Exercise

Another key benefit to daycare is that your dog will not only get lots of physical exercise, but they’ll also be sufficiently mentally stimulated.

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At doggy daycare, your dog will have access to a safe and secure play area where they can run, jump, and play to their heart’s content. This can help them burn off excess energy, stay fit and healthy, and reduce the risk of obesity and other health problems.

At Kip, our weekly activities will keep your dog entertained and get them to think. These activities include activities such as nose work, new tricks, obstacle courses and more. This can help reduce destructive behaviours, such as chewing or digging, that can result from boredom.

3. Scheduled Routine

Dogs thrive on routine, whether it’s at home, or at an external location. By keeping a routine, your dog is less likely to experience stress, and they can learn to adapt better to different environments too. In fact, some Kipsters claim that their dog knows what days are daycare days and can’t wait to get out the door (and into our doors!). 

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We know the importance of scheduled play and rest too, giving your dog time to chill out and re-energise during the day so they’re not overwhelmed. This will also mean that your dog is constantly supervised to make sure they’re not up to any mischief. 

4. Supervision

Dog getting up to no good? At doggy daycare, enjoy peace of mind that your dog will be properly supervised when you’re not around!

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Doggy daycare provides a safe and supervised environment for your dog. Experienced staff members are trained to recognize signs of stress, aggression, or illness, and can intervene quickly if necessary.

All our Kipsters are ready to go and above for your dog, making sure they feel comfortable and happy during their visits to daycare (plus, they’re all super great cuddlers!).

Find the right daycare for you

While daycare is beneficial to many dogs, each daycare is different, and your dog will react differently in each environment. It’s important to do your research, ask questions and raise any concerns you may have. At Kip’s dog daycare, we offer site tours, so you can see exactly where your dog will play, and you’ll also receive regular photo updates to ensure peace of mind.

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