Nancy DeFazio-Beaupere




“Young mammals want and need to play; they will come out socially, emotionally and cognitively impaired when deprived of it.  They use the skills they need to be successful as adults through repetitive activities, with feedback in a low stakes environment” -excerpt taken from Jonathan Haidt’s “The Anxious Generation”   Are you giving your puppy enough […]

Play is the Work of Puppyhood




Daycare 2.0 in the dog daycare world is hailed as the epitome of dog care, coupling a relatively small number of dogs with trained and competent staff able to enhance the dog’s experience with more individualized attention and enrichment activities including the use of toys that would create a safety […]

Daycare 2.0


Hi! My name’s Mary and I’m one of the Shift Managers at Dingo’s!  In addition to seeing me when you drop-off and pick-up your dogs, you may have also seen the wall mural I recently painted inside the daycare!  I’ve loved both puppies and painting for as long as I […]

Pet Portrait Painting!




There are many times throughout the day when dogs need to be moved – or “transitioned” – from inside to outside or vice versa.  While we strive to maintain a fairly consistent schedule in order to facilitate clear expectations between pack and handlers, dogs are not people (as much as […]

“Transition Times” by Mary Penta, Shift Manager at Dingo’s Dogsitting