All daycare facilities must have constant supervision to watch for inappropriate play so they can stop the inappropriate play before it gets out of hand. These unwanted behaviors can be learned at daycare or even from other dogs at home and can transfer to daycare.

How to stop these unwanted behaviors?

Not all dogs are meant to be friends! If this is the case, do not let them play together.

Dogs need constant supervision especially during playtime.

Stop play if it starts to get inappropriate, separate them and take a break.

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