What are the benefits of Dog Daycare?
- No more coming home midday to walk your dog or let your dog out.
- Easy solution to exercise that helps maintain firm muscles and a healthy weight.
- Stress release for dogs with separation anxiety.
- To remove your dog from the property when a home project or repair occur.
- Counselors reinforce basic training commands and manners.
Are the dogs left alone when playing?
The dogs are constantly supervised while playing. Inappropriate play is stopped and good behavior is rewarded. We keep dogs safe, clean and well cared for.
Where does my dog go to the bathroom?
They are expected to go in the daycare area. Outside the surface is K9-grass and inside it is a concrete floor. Whenever they do go, it is cleaned immediately.
What about dog fights?
The key is prevention. We do not accept aggressive dogs. Our acceptance process screens for aggression. If an accepted dog exhibits unacceptable behavior, the dog is given a time out and the owner will be informed of the concern. We will then work with the owner to resolve the problem or the dog will be removed from the daycare.
What if my dog fails the interview or is evicted from daycare?
This may happen. We strive to do what's best for all dogs. Just because your dog may fail the interview, it does not mean you don't have a wonderful dog, it just means that dog daycare may not be a good match with your dog. This unique environment may be too overwhelming for your dog. Some dogs may just need a little training and socialization before coming to daycare.
What if my dog is shy?
If your dog is shy, don't worry. All first timers go through an orientation process so they can meet all dogs one on one first. This helps them to adjust.
What about food?
Dogs are not given any food, just plenty of water. Dogs should be fed prior to drop off or after pick up. We will feed lunch for puppies if you provide it.
Do I bring toys?
Please do not bring toys for your dog to play with in daycare.
What about a collar and leash?
All dogs must be on a collar and leash to enter the daycare. We will remove all of your dogs collars when entering the play area to prevent collars from getting caught up during play. Please remove flea collars before bringing your dog.
What about naptime?
Dogs play all day. If they are still here at 5, they will go into a crate in the holding room to await pick up.
Can my dog get hurt?
Although the dogs play is monitored, play can result in scratches, minor nicks, bumps/bruises, or a possible bite wound. Other possible injuries might occur to joints, ligaments, tendons etc.
What if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
If this occurs, you will be notified immediately if the problem is severe. If the problem is minor, you will be notified when you pick up your dog. If vet care is needed, depending on severity, we will transport your dog to your own vet or utilize ours (we use Chippens Hills Veterinary Hospital). All medical costs will be assumed by YOU. Please refer to the Pet Profile for more details.