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I *highly* recommend doggie daycare! Just make sure they separate the dogs based on size and temperament....
The only caution I would say is be careful about going every day. Dogs actually need a fair amount of sleep to be happy (between 12-16 hrs/day, depending on who you listen to), and they definitely don't get that at day care. So I would suggest maybe 3 days a week, like M/W/F, so there is a day of rest between each visit.
Tango has always been very shy and somewhat reclusive. I started taking her to doggie day care (I have 4 dogs, so we only go once a week). It did take her a while to come out of her shell - several visits - but I just decided to be patient and let the trainers there work with her. Now she is SOOOOO exicited to be at daycare, she waits by the back door each morning just in case I tell her to get in the car! When I say "let's go to daycare" she starts dancing and spinning happy circles. She is happiest on daycare days.
The dogs are all completely wiped out on Wednesday evenings, and are very calm/laid back on Thursdays. But Tango has completely come out of her shell with daycare, and it's almost like she's a different dog since we started going. It's SOOOO exciting to see her progress!