Does Your Furry Friend Get Mental as well as Physical Exercise at Doggy Daycare?

Targeting practice during daycare at All Paws Inn Pet Resort and Daycare

Hi Folks,

Sammy here, checking in from daycare this week at All Paws Inn Pet Resort and Daycare.  I’m here to tell you about what we’re doing in this photo to the left.  I know it looks like we’re just lying around sunning ourselves like rock stars.  And of course, we are treated like the rock stars that we are at All Paws Inn Pet Resort and Daycare, but that’s not exactly what we’re doing in this photo. We are practicing “targeting”.  Did I hear you thinking, “What in the world is ‘targeting’?”  I’m pretty sure I heard you thinking that.  Well, my dear fur-less friends, let me explain that to you.  Targeting is a training exercise in which we are given a target, in this case a towel, and we are asked to stay on our target.  That’s alot of mental exercise when you’re with a group of rowdy friends.  You know what I’m talking about.  It’s like being at a party and having someone ask you to do homework!  Don’t get me wrong – we’re not being punished – we’re enjoying our mental exercise – just look at our huge smiles!  But this does require some mental work.  So we do exercise our minds as well as our lovely bodies at All Paws Inn Pet Resort and Daycare. (although this only took all eight of us about 20 minutes to learn.)

Our behaviorist and daycare supervisor, Mickey taught us this little trick.  Think how great this could work in your home, especially when company comes to visit!

So, if you want your furry friend to be exercised mentally as well as physically, then bring them to All Paws Inn Pet Resort and Daycare where we don’t just walk your dogs around in a big circle like at some other places we know.  We DO something with your pets and that something is meaningful to them.  We send your pets home tired mentally as well as physically and that’s good for them and YOU!

Signing off for now,

Rock ON Rock Stars,

Sammy