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Regular Dogs no longer regular dogs

December 31, 2008 | By Grace K. | 2 comments

Do other Doggie Daycares have clients who come almost daily for months and then all of a sudden stop coming, or only come in once in a blue moon, without any warning? We have had a few dogs that came faithfully for months and now only come if they are staying overnight, but not for just Daycare. I understand with the younger dogs and puppies that it may be used as just a socialization and they may stop coming once the dog is more socialized, but is it common for the normal daily dog to just stop being the normal daily dog?
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Chris W.
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Chris W.
5 years ago

Hi, I can definitly relate to what you are saying. I have a private dog boarding service (we also do day care) and I've had that happen to me. There are clients that say how much they love coming and use you all the time. Then one day you realize that you haven't seen them in a while. I know it's hard not to take it personally. I know that the dogs we take in are very well cared for and I try not to dwell on why we havent' seen them. Otherwise, I'd drive myself crazy.

Just keep giving them the best care you can and make new regular clients.

Take Care,

Chris

Nikki B.
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Nikki B.
5 years ago

Oh sure. That's fairly common, especially in the current economy. If you have any clients who are realtors, you may know what I'm talking about. I had some dogs of a realtor that used to come 2 half-days per week like clockwork. We see them maybe once a month now.

There are a million reasons for something like this, like a change in the family's jobs or work schedules, relocation, other financial issues, etc. We also have some dogs who just come once in a while. There are a few who just pop in out of the blue every other month or so.

Due to our small size and the way we do overnights, we require dogs attend daycare at least twice a month if they want to qualify for sleepovers. This allows the dog to stay familiar with staff and other dogs, so that the sleepover period is easier on everyone.

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