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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


Dogs go through many of the same life stages as humans, though their stages are stunted, chronologically speaking, compared to ours, due to their relatively short life expectancy as relative to our own.  Scientists and behaviorists break down a dog’s life cycle based on both physiological and psychological markers, and […]

Ages and Stages in the Life of a Dog




It goes without saying that a dog displaying aggressive tendencies is likely to be excused from daycare, after all, our first and most important role as purveyors of dog care is to keep our charges – the dogs – safe; however, aggression is not the only cause for expulsion.  While […]

Wag More. Bark Less.


Over the years we have noticed the important role that clear and transparent communication can play especially when working with a dog with underlying issues – health, behavioral, emotional etc.   And as our daycare has grown, especially over the past two years, so has the rate with which we […]

The Important Role of Communication and Trust for Your Dog ...


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”





large furry dog in a wading pool
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