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Doggie Day Care is a perfect opportunity to allow your social dog to play with others while you work or run errands. Your dog must be social with other dogs to participate. Your dog will have so much fun, he/she won't want to go home. Trust us....it happens everyday.
This is Ava refusing to leave! "Five more minutes??"
We offer a safe indoor area with a padded floor and two large fenced in outdoor areas with grass, trees and climbing toys. While dogs are outside, a staff member supervises and/or plays ball and other fun games with the dogs.
Doggie Daycare is available the following days and hours
Tuesdays & Thursday's 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Half day (4 hours or less) is $15.00
Full day (more than 4 hours) is $25.00
The dogs are constantly supervised by our Dog Trainer and/or another staff member. Supervision is critical to prevent injury and arguments between dogs. Good manners are worked on throughout the day. The dogs learn and are expected to sit and wait at the door, sit for treats and come to their name from the group.
'Wait at the door' could save your dogs life!
Cuddles are always free!!
9:00 -11:00 am is free play outside or inside depending on the weather. Dogs are given free access to whatever area they want to be in. We play ball and run with them to keep them active and having fun. We ply "chuck it"(throw balls with our Chuck it sticks) and "find it" where we toss treats into the air for the dogs to find. In the warmer months this will also be pool time.
11:00-12:00 is training time. We bring out the training treats and dogs are asked to do basic commands such as sit, down, stay and wait. We also work on impulse control(we don't get our treat until our name is called). This is done around the other dogs adding to the need to focus with distractions. We will do one on one training sessions for half day dogs and services (nail trims, tooth brushing, bath etc) during this time.
11:30-12:30 is nap time. This time is essential, especially for the dogs who stay all day. If we do not have a little time off, the dogs can get testy and impatient with each other. During nap time, some dogs are in crates and some not and they are rotated. We listen to calming music or nature sounds. Chew sticks and filled Kong toys are available for a small additional fee.
12:30-2:30 is free play again(and human lunch breaks). The dogs can play inside or outside during this time.
2:30-4:00 is training time. The treats are out again and the dogs practice their good manners and obedience skills. One on one training sessions for those who are interested.
3:30-5:00 is free play or service time. This is when we take dogs wanting extra services, such as tooth brushing, nail trims, baths or one on one training sessions.
Indoor play consists of access to toys, tunnels, ball pit, peanut butter bubbles and enrichment toys(search games, puzzle toys, indoor fetch toys)
This is Penny's favorite game
Eowyn is looking for treats in a mini ball pit(for a mini dog)
Enrichment toys encourage thinking and uses up mental energy
Learning to enjoy tunnels helps to build confidence.
"Ready?" "Ok!" The ball pit is a favorite for the "find it" game.
Your dog's time at day care is fun AND educational. This makes our daycare different than any other!
Tired dogs are GOOD dogs!!
The following are additional services available while your dog is at day care.
Each dogs temperament will be evaluated by our Dog Trainer to ensure the safety of the other dogs and humans. There may be reasons to deny your dog into the group. Dogs who need extra supervision to play safely will have a small additional fee.
Any dog showing any sign of illness will be isolated and sent home. Although all dogs must be vaccinated, there is still a risk of illness as dogs are exposed to illness whenever they are in public. Proof of up to date vaccinations including DHLPP, Rabies, Kennel Cough, and use of intestinal and external parasite prevention. Dogs must be on Vet approved parasite prevention. We do not accept Fronline Plus or over the counter budget products as they are not effective. This area is infested with ticks and we want your dog protected while at daycare.
Dogs who are not well socialized may be accepted on a case by case basis. That dog may be required to wear a basket muzzle to keep other dogs safe, while being trained. There will be an additional fee for dogs requiring constant supervision and training. Although this is a great opportunity for unsocial dogs to learn to be good with other dogs.
The Behavior Barn offers a fun and safe environment for your dog. Please understand that dog's are animals and sometimes make decisions we do not agree with. There may be times behaviors will need to be interrupted to prevent arguments between dogs. The use of the Pet Corrector (a spray can of compressed air that emits a hissing sound) a firm voice or another sound may be used to interrupt dogs who are exhibiting threatening behaviors. Your dog may be put in a "time out" for inappropriate behavior.