As dog trainers, we recommend that dogs get ample exercise each day to ensure they are burning off extra energy. Dog parks can be inviting because of the wide-open space, play, and socialization, but they can also be dangerous places when you don’t know the temperament of the other dogs and are not prepared for potential problems. Many of our clients choose to bring their dogs to doggie daycare, fun dog classes, or puppy playtime to allow for a safe, fun, and enriched environment for their fur babies.

Consider These Top 3 Reasons To Be Cautious When Visiting a Dog Park:

1. Supervised Play – Visiting a dog park isn’t always supervised and is not a controlled environment. Potential problems may arise unexpectedly, and you may not be able to get to your dog in a timely manner to prevent injury. Unfortunately, not all dog owners are created equal and some do not have good control over their dogs. Bark Avenue provides supervised play to ensure the safety of your furry family members and to keep them physically and mentally engaged. Our staff is trained to recognize the signs of unwanted play, aggressive behavior and knows when to step in to prevent any potential behavioral problems.

2. Vaccination Requirements – Dogs parks may allow you to come and go as you please and may not require updated vaccines. Without controls regarding vaccines, you risk exposing your dog to illnesses as the dog interacts. To ensure the health and safety of dogs playing at doggie day camp at Bark Avenue, we require Rabies, Bordetella, Distemper, and a negative fecal.

3. Separated Play – More often than not, dogs of all sizes and temperaments are playing together and this could be a recipe for disaster. Dogs have different play styles and personalities that don’t always align with every dog. Any dog entering our facility at Bark Avenue is required to pass an assessment to ensure it’s a good fit among our other daycampers.

At Bark Avenue, we provide doggie daycare and other dog enrichment classes that will provide engagement and socialization in a safe environment for your dog or puppy. Whether you live in Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, St. Charles, Elgin, or Schaumburg, call us at (630) 289-8470 or contact us online if you are looking for doggy daycare near me to book your dog or puppy for doggie daycamp or dog boarding with us at Bark Avenue Daycamp.