So yesterday we let Theo partake in the Doggy Day Camp, rather than just individual day boarding, which we've been doing the last few weeks (because he wasn't neutered). The day camp puts all the dogs together to play and hang. It's "a mixture of exercise, socialization, and fun". Theo came home yesterday so pooped that we didn't even take him on a walk in the evening (that was after our training class though, so he had some extra mental stimulation). I'm wondering, though...is it good to have him with other dogs pretty much all day? I mean, I'm sure he generally loves it, but what about if he wants some individual time? Is that something that happens with dogs?
I know some of you think that dogs don't really need to play and interact with other dogs that aren't part of their "pack", but honestly, I just don't feel that way with Theo (at least at this stage in his life). He loves other dogs, and he loves to play. I seriously feel like he gets bored of me and Husband when he hasn't been exposed to anyone new for a while. So in a general sense, I think the playtime is great for him. But it just seems like it could be a lot for him. Plus, this is still only temporary. Hopefully the remodel will be done by the end of the month.
*knocks on wood*
Will it be too much of a shock for him to go from being with other dogs and people all day to being alone for two ~4 hour blocks every day? Let me know what you think.
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