Yesterday a dog was found dead in a Day care, the facility has been shut down and can not be named at the present time, as an investigation is underway. Needless to say, the owners are devastated, their dog was attacked and killed by other dogs. To read the full story click here.
This is very sad and shouldn’t have happened. Boarding Kennels and Doggie Daycare’s. Have a responsibility to look after the dogs in their care.
If the dogs are run together, they should have someone physically present, “standing & watching”, while the dogs are being exercised. To watch out for signs of stress, distress, bullying, aggression etc.
Also small dogs and large dogs shouldn’t be run together, some dogs may see a small dog as prey, and try to kill it. Understanding dog behaviour and body language is a must. It only takes a moment for something bad to happen.
Before you board or send your dog to day care, check out the facility, and take a few moments to read Boarding Kennel Stress in Dogs: What owners need to know!