Dog day cares are supervised controlled environments with professionals equipped to handle dog situations, this is the main reason I recommend dog day cares over dog parks. See the list below.
- Prescreening for all dogs: At dog parks you are not familiar with the other dogs and their behavioral type. Dog day cares prescreen all dogs for aggression and health.
- Clean environment: Dog parks can potentially be unsanitary and you can not be certain that all the dogs are up-to- date on their shots. As mentioned previously, dogs are prescreened before entering a day care facility. Each owner is required to provide proof that their dog is up-to-date on all shots. Also, dog day cares are closely monitored (about one person for every 5 dogs) so environment stays cleaned and sanitized.
- Trained professionals: At dog parks you have to rely on the responsibility of other owners if a dog fight breaks out. As mentioned previously, dog day cares are monitored with trained professionals equipped to handle any situations safely. In the unlikely event that something does happen the day care facility has the medical and financial means to address the issue.