Upcoming Olympic Games Provides Unique Backdrop to the Dog Daycare Games
While the world turns their attention to the 2014 Winter Olympics, dog daycare businesses that are part of The Dog Gurus, an online community dedicated to keeping dogs safe, will compete for medals in the first annual Daycare Games.
Most people think dogs off-leash are uncontrollable. Professional pet care businesses are out to bust that myth. It’s true that dogs can fight, but certain skills used by excellent daycare facilities will keep dogs safe while they play together. The Daycare Games are focused on proving who is providing the safest care for dogs.
“It’s like the Olympics…but it’s the dog handlers and pet care businesses who will compete for medals,” states, Robin Bennett, co-founder of The Dog Gurus. By focusing on the most important skills: getting dogs to sit, having dogs come, and teaching dogs to wait at the gate, well-run daycares provide a controlled environment where dogs get exercise without stress or injury. “It’s amazing to see over 20 dogs sitting politely at an open gate" stated Bennett. And this is accomplished without fear or intimidation!
Bennett, along with Susan Briggs, the other co-founder of The Dog Gurus, designed the Daycare Games to be a skills-based challenge that keeps dogs safe and recognizes top dog daycare providers for their unique skills.
“The dogs love to play these games and we wanted to recognize the facilities taking the best care of pets by having a friendly competition during the Olympics,”explained Briggs.
The Dog Gurus, who have put together industry standards for operating a safe daycare in their ebook, “The Four E’s of Excellence in Off-Leash Play”, detail the exact exercises that help daycares take better care of your pet.
Daycare has become a growing industry over the past 10 years, but there are still many dog owners who don’t understand the education and training necessary to keep dogs safe.
Your best resource for off-leash dog play, www.TheDogGurus.com, is dedicated to helping raise the bar of safety in off-leash play, teach owners how to know when their dog is happy, and help reduce the number of dog fatalities that occur every year in dog daycares and dog parks.
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- Robin Bennett
- The Dog Gurus
- (1) 571-336-2078
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