A day in a dog’s life at Doggy Day Care

Ecki’s day at L&V Doggy Day Care in Sydney Inner West

Hi, My name is Ecki (I’m the cute white pup in the photo below, and this is my house and I own Lewis and Vanessa)  and here I am with my friends at L&V Doggy Day Care. Today I woke up early as we had an overnight boarding guest, Sam the Jack Russell. His Mum and Dad were away last night so he slept over with me. Sam is staying for the Doggy Day Care program and going home later this afternoon.

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Mornings at Doggy Day Care

I’m ravenous. Lewis soon has our breakfast ready. Sam can be greedy, so he eats in a different room to me. I let Vanessa take us out for a morning walk to the park before the rest of the gang arrives. We have a chance to run around, play chase and sniff out the trees and gardens.

Today we have some regulars turn up and they know the routine well. They are straight out the back garden for a friendly sniff and to say hi to their pals. Everyone gets a welcome pat from Vanessa. She also takes a photo of Sam to send to his Mum and Dad so they know he is happy and well looked after.

Trip to the beach

Once everyone has arrived, we jump in the car. We take a vote and let Lewis know we want to go to the beach today. He argues a bit but we bark him down and he relents. Whoa, this is the best doggy day we are going to have. It’s my favourite outing. I love chasing the others and then catching a few waves. We play chase ball with Lewis…Sam is really quick and gets the ball first most of the time. Most of the gang are well trained and don’t run off, except for Buddy…. Vanessa takes him for a walk with his lead on. He grumbles but knows the rules and we have to be pretty careful about free spirits like him. I don’t want to be spending all day looking for him in the dunes!

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Vanessa takes a photo to post on our Facebook and Instagram page… there’s lots of photos of me because I am very photogenic 🙂

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Afternoons at Doggy Day Care

After a drink to cool down and a brush to get the sand off, we are back home.

I’m pooped! I crash out on the dog lounge. We put ‘Cats and Dogs’ on the TV and before long we are chuckling away. Vanessa takes Sam and some others out for a walk. Soon it’s pickup time and one by one everyone’s Mum or Dad comes to take them home… exhausted, well exercised and happy. Sam’s Dad has arrived. He begs his Dad to let him come back tomorrow. ‘I had such a great time today Dad, please let me come back”.

‘Sure thing’, his Dad says.

The biggest grin spreads on Sams face. ‘Tomoz’, he says, and his waggy tail disappears as he jumps into the passenger seat of his Dads car.

That’s a day in Doggy Day Care life!

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Why Doggy Day Care is good for dogs

Why Doggy Day Care is good for dogs

Reasons why Doggy Day Care is right for your dog


Dogs are very social animals and love social interactions, especially with other dogs. Socialising with other dogs allows them to learn and practice good doggy manners and behaviour.  It is especially important for puppies to learn these socialisation skills when they are young.


Many dogs don’t get enough exercise which allow to them to use different muscles and skills, like running, turning, jumping, sliding etc. Most dog day care centres offer plenty of exercise and more importantly varied exercise. This may include ball chasing, playing with other dogs, tug o war and some may have large grounds for exploring and enjoying new scents. Regular exercise helps dogs maintain a healthy weight.Dogs waiting to play


Dogs need stimulation, both mental and physical. A dog left home alone all day risks getting bored and anxious. This can result in behaviour such as destroying furniture, wetting or barking. Stimulating toys, games, exercise and socialisation can alleviate poor behaviour.

All of the above will lower stress, lower aggression, keep your dog fit and happy. A happy dog means a happy owner.

Peace of mind for owners

Initially owners may be nervous leaving their dog with new carers and new dogs. Most day care and boarding centres will offer a free meet and greet, which allows your dog to sniff out the environment and meet the carers. Proficient staff will help nervous dogs integrate into the centre and introduce them to other dogs. As an owner you will see your dog settle in and be happy they are safe and enjoying their day.

Call us on 0435 765 867 to find out how our Doggy Day Care can help keep your dog happy and healthy