Give me all the crap you want about paying for doggie daycare. Besides not having to worry aboutlunch and mid-day potty. And besides gettinghim to burn a bunch of puppy energy a couple of days a week, (so that he is notjumping on my mother, still in bed on narcotics).
Last Sunday, I took him on his first trip to PetsMart. I knew the second we got out of the car thatit would be terrible. He barked atevery. single. person we saw. I grabbeda couple of things in a couple of aisles and headed to the front to get inline. I was terribly embarrassed – we haven’tgotten to nuisance barking in dog training yet!
I think he is starting another growth spurt!
That is good! Most people I know who have dogs can't take them to dog parks or activities with other dogs because they aren't socialized well with other dogs.
We take Wrigley to daycare at least once a week. It helps her burn off some of her seemingly-endless energy and keeps her socialized. We've taken Daisy a few times (when her knees weren't bothering her as much) and she has fun too. I just wish we had taken Rufus when he was younger–maybe he wouldn't be so anti-social now.