PRESS RELEASE – 1/17/2017
Dog Daycare Games – Fun Competition that Highlights Skills Used to Keep Dogs Safe
Sheffield, MA, USA – While winter keeps many dogs inside for exercise, BowMeow Regency®, will compete for medals in the annual Daycare Games.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to control a large group of dogs off-leash? Most people imagine mayhem and chaos when you put a group of unknown dogs together. Professional pet care businesses, like BowMeow Regency®, are out to bust that myth. It’s true that dogs can fight and bite, but it’s also true that certain skills used by excellent daycare facilities will keep dogs safe while they play together and minimize possible injuries. The Daycare Games are focused on proving who is the best at providing these skills to the dogs in their care.
“We’re hoping to take home the Gold, just like in the Olympics.” states, Honor Blume, owner of locally owned BowMeow Regency®. “By focusing on the most important skills: getting dogs to sit, having dogs come, and teaching dogs to wait at the gate, we provide a controlled environment where dogs get exercise without stress or injury. And this is accomplished without fear or intimidation!” states Blume.
Robin Bennett and Susan Briggs, the co-founders of The Dog Gurus, designed the Daycare Games to be a skills-based challenge that keeps dogs safe and happy and recognizes top dog daycare providers for their unique skills.
“The dogs love to play these games and we wanted to recognize the handlers and facilities taking the best care of their pets by having a friendly competition,” explained Briggs.
The Dog Gurus have put together industry standards for operating safe daycare in their ebook “The Four E’s of Excellence in Off-Leash Play”. Here, they detail the exact exercises that help daycares take better care of your pet as well as providing facilities an online membership at www.TheDogGurus.com. This is where you can learn more about The Daycare Games and monitor the weekly competition, which begins February 5th and runs through February 25th.
Recipient of the Silver Overall Award in the Small Competitor Class of the 2015 Daycare Games, the BowMeow Regency® is dedicated to raising the bar of safety in off-leash play and teaching owners how to know when their dog is happy. In 2016, two staff members were awarded the Certificates of Achievement for receiving gold medals in all three events. All employees continue to aspire to high standards of safety both in the BowMeow Regency® and within the community through continued education. Established in 1995, all our employees are trained in Pet CPR and First Aid with PetTech®, all our groomers are members of the New England Pet Grooming Professionals (NEPGP). We have the only three accredited Certified Professional Animal Care Providers (CPACP) in Massachusetts on staff and all Playcare attendants have been trained in canine behavior and off leash play.
Daycare has become a growing industry over the past 10 years, but there are still many dog owners who don’t understand how to choose the best facility. Everyone needs to understand the education and training necessary to keep dogs safe, a mission that BowMeow Regency® remains dedicated to.