While the humans are recovering from the festive season the fur kids and teachers of West End based Doggy Day Care Brisbane will compete for medals in The Dog Gurus 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 Doggy Day Care Brisbane, 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 day care facilities will keep dogs safe while they play together.

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, Kaz Kelly, owner of locally owned, Doggy Day Care Brisbane.

“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!” Kelly said.

Robin Bennett, and Susan Briggs, co-founders of The Dog Gurus, designed the Daycare Games to be a skills-based challenge that keeps dogs safe and happy and recognises top dog daycare providers for their unique skills.

“The dogs love to play these games and we wanted to recognize the teachers and facilities taking the best care of their pets by having a friendly competition,” explained Briggs.

The Dog Gurus, who have put together industry standards for operating a safe dog daycare in their e-book “The Four E’s of Excellence in Off-Leash Play” detail the exact exercises that help daycares take better care of your pet and have provided them to members of their online community at www.TheDogGurus.com. That is also where you can learn more about The Daycare Games and monitor the weekly competition.

Daycare has become a growing industry over the past 20 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. Doggy Day Care Brisbane is dedicated to raising the bar of safety in off-leash play, teaching owners how to know when their dog is happy, and helping to reduce the number of dog fatalities and injuries that occur every year in dog parks and unsupervised dog areas.

Kaz Kelly of Doggy Day Care Brisbane – Group Sit