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Impatient Pooch Escapes Her Yard And Walks Herself To Doggy Daycare

Amy Pilkington 1 Nov 2020

Letting your pooch socialize with other dogs is an important part of being a pet owner. Depending on a family's lifestyle or the temperament of the dog, that might be playdates in a controlled environment, off-leash dog parks, or even regular days spent at a doggy daycare.

I'd like to try sending my pair of troublemakers to a daycare sometime, just to see if they like it.

Even if they do, though, I hope they don't love it quite as much as one viral doggo does!

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Jem is a German shepherd mix who is a regular at the Happy Tails Pet Resort & Spa in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

She used to attend their daycare three-to-four times per week, though since the pandemic ruins fun, she's had to make due with only one visit each week or so lately.

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Clearly that wasn't enough for Jem and she took matters into her own hands.

It was barely 6:30 AM when Marty Carriere was puttering around in the lobby, getting things ready for when dogs would begin to arrive.

He saw a nose peaking through the gate over the door, but waited a few moments, assuming humans would knock.

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When the nose kept pushing and no one else appeared, he opened the door to find only Jem.

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She came right inside, tail wagging and ready to start her day.

Even though she wasn't even wearing her collar, Marty recognized her and gave her family a call. Apparently, guests the previous night hadn't securely locked the gate to the backyard.

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When Jem went out for her morning potty break, she decided she wasn't going to wait for her humans to decide when her next daycare trip would be.

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Embarrassed, her family picked her up, took her home to have breakfast and then brought her right back to the daycare, since that's clearly where she wanted to be.

h/t: The Dodo

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