doggy daycare


An important way to foster a young dog’s social growth and expand his emotional intelligence is to give him ample opportunities to engage with his conspecifics in a pack environment.  The “power of the pack” stems from its foundation as a teaching platform whereby older dogs are able to “correct” younger […]

The Secret to a Copacetic Pack, Part 1: Receiving and ...


Our region is experiencing more frequent and more intense heat waves than ever before.  During a “heat wave” or periods of high temperatures and high humidity, we would strongly suggest that heavy coated, brachycephalic and dogs who do not tolerate the heat well refrain from daycare or take advantage of […]

Suggested Policy with Regards to “Heat Waves”




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We’ve all seen the “Missing Dog” signs posted around town; there are even Facebook groups devoted solely to locating beloved dogs that have gone missing. For the owner of a timid dog, the flight risk is real. In addition to micro-chipping your dog (more info on this to follow in […]

Dingo’s Best Practices/Policy Update: “Break Away Collars”


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The “long, cold winter” is over. Flowers and trees are in bloom. The days are getting longer, the nights shorter. As we stand firmly ensconced in spring yet eagerly awaiting our favorite time of year here at Dingo’s – summer – please keep the following reminders in the forefront of your mind. The Sun Our […]

Warm Weather Reminders




We like to consider ourselves specialists over here at Dingo’s Dogsitting.  We do two things: doggy daycare and dog boarding, and we do them well.  While some corporate chains push every dog care revenue stream imaginable under one roof – think daycare, boarding, grooming, retail, training, and veterinary care – […]

We’re Specialists, Not Generalists!


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Pet Exec is a web-based, third-party, doggy daycare management platform that we use to run our business.  Upon completion of our Registration and Release Forms and receipt of your vet records, new clients will be assigned a Pet Exec username and a randomly chosen password.  As a new client, when […]

Pet Exec Is Our Friend (and Yours Too!)


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A few months ago, a reporter from the Salem News interviewed me about what it’s like to own a doggy daycare; one of the questions she asked was, “What is the hardest part of the job?”  At the time, I responded that my biggest challenge was figuring out an appropriate […]

The Hardest Part of Running a Dog Daycare



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It should be noted that not all dogs do well in a daycare setting. Some are aggressive, some have impulse control issues, and others are too anxious to be comfortable in an enclosed area with a large pack of dogs. None of these problems mean your dog is a bad […]

What to Do if Your Dog Gets Excused from Daycare: ...