Petiquette


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


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 ...




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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: ...



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1.  Does the daycare carry liability insurance? Answer: Yes!  2. Is there an outdoor area for the dogs to play and relieve themselves?  Answer: Yes.  We have 2500 square feet of outdoor area that is divided in half so that we can separate dogs based on temperament and size (among […]

The Top 10 Questions You Should Ask When Interviewing Doggie ...



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As the mother of an 16-month-old, I’ve been reading more and more about child psychology and development, and, in so doing, I cannot help but draw conclusions about the ways in which many of the theories around this evolving field of research are applicable to me in my job as […]

“Rough and Tumble Rats” (and Dogs)


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Predatory drift among dogs occurs when the energy level of play becomes overly heightened and morphs or “drifts” into something more aggressive or predatory.  Typically, there are two factors that lead dogs to be aggressive: anxiety or arousal.  Predatory drift hinges on the latter. Usually this sort of maladaptive behavior […]

Predatory Drift: How Un-tempered Arousal Can Lead to Aggression


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To be eligible for enrollment at Dingo’s Dogsitting Doggy Daycare we will need the following from you: A Vaccination Report and Vet Records. Your Vet can fax these to us at: 857-588-7706 or email them to: info@dingosdogsitting.com. Please ensure your dog is current for his Bordetella (kennel cough) and Canine […]

Daycare Enrollment Requirements