How Doggy Daycare can help you work remotely
What is Doggy Daycare?
Who can relate? You're sitting at your desk and have an important (zoom) meeting, but your four-legged friend keeps interfering because he wants attention? As much as many of us like to have our furry friends around during the day, sometimes our schedules just don't allow us to concentrate on work and be there for our pet at the same time.
That's where doggie daycare comes in! The concept is much like daycare for children - but for four-legged friends. Your pet spends the day with a dog sitter, and is pampered with play sessions, walks and cuddle breaks, while you can work productively.
Furthermore, you can make specific requests such as walks, naptime, training and cuddles. Your dog might also enjoy the company of other dogs, which makes doggy daycare a great chance to socialise and make a few canine pals.
Doggy daycare has grown massively in popularity in recent years, largely because of modern challenges in balancing work with pet ownership. With many of us doing remote work these days, it can be extra tough separating work and time with your pet.
Why is it important to keep my dog entertained during the workday?
It can be really challenging to keep your pet entertained, especially when working from home. However, doing this is really important for your pet’s health and wellbeing. Especially puppies and young dogs need more exercise and training during the day and can quickly acquire undesirable behavior patterns if they don't get enough attention (most people dog owners are familar with the chewed slipper or the rumpled flower bed).
Additionally, it’s important for your productivity that your pet isn’t jumping up and distracting you during a Zoom meeting (even if it does sometimes provide entertainment for colleagues), or when you are trying to concentrate. This is certainly a more common challenge these days, as more of us do our jobs from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Why is Doggy Daycare good for dogs and their owners?
1) Your dog’s physical health
Your dog needs daily exercise and stimulation in order to keep their muscles, bones and joints in good health. Furthermore, exercise prevents your dog from gaining excess weight and all of the problems that can arise from this. Common problems that arise from weight gain include diabetes, heart issues and joint and muscle problems.
Additionally, a well-exercised pooch will sleep much more soundly and be happier and more content during the day.
2) Preventing behavioural problems
If you leave your dog home alone during the day, you might find they experience some level of separation anxiety. This can range from mild to extreme and can result in undesirable behaviours. For example, anxious dogs might chew shoes, scratch furniture, dig holes and bark for hours.
This can be a distressing and harmful experience for the dog and can put you on negative terms with your neighbours.
3) A chance to socialise
Doggy daycare can really help if your dog loves company or is learning to behave around other pups and people.
An experienced doggy daycare sitter can supervise your dog with a minimum number of other dogs to keep things safe and positive. Additionally, your sitter can maintain important training routines you have in place. This can be really helpful for toilet training or loose-leash training puppies. You will really notice the difference with this consistent routine, and the socialisation practice will pay off next time you visit the dog park.
4) Your productivity
It’s not easy to maintain focus and productivity when working from home, especially if your dog often distracts you.
Doggy Daycare removes that distraction without any guilt or worry. You can complete your tasks, and your dog can get their workout in - which leaves more time for cuddles on the couch later!
5) Your peace of mind
It’s normal to worry about your dog during the day, whether you work remotely or work outside of home. Many workers have long work hours, and you might feel guilty if your dog is stuck inside all day. Doggy daycare is the perfect solution for maintaining work-home balance and peace of mind.
How do I find Doggy Daycare near me?
It’s easy to find a Doggy Daycare pet sitter on Pawshake. We have thousands of verified sitters around Germany, with more joining us every day.
To book your perfect sitter, simply enter your suburb into the search bar and select ‘Doggy Daycare’ as your service. Select your dates, then have a browse of who is near you. When you see a profile you like, send the sitter a message and arrange an in-person meet and greet with your dog. If all goes well, you can return to the Pawshake website to book their services.