Dogs are always learning - every minute of every day. So, why not send them to a daycare that can facilitate that constant learning? Always have your dog learning the appropriate behaviours that you would like to see more often and fewer of the ones you do not enjoy.
Details of Facility:
Hours of Operation:
Monday & Thursday 7:00am to 6:00pm
Up-to-date on vaccinations & minimum of ten (10) weeks of age
My own dogs receive the core vaccinations on schedule with both Bordetellosis (every 6 months) and Leptospirosis (yearly) and parasite control (monthly) to keep them safe and healthy. We also clean and sanitize with Prevail.
These requirements are to keep all humans and dogs safe because your dog's health and safety is very important to me.
Your dog will have the opportunity to:
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Daycare right for your dog?
There are 4 things you should take into consideration when trying to find a suitable dog daycare:
- Your dog - Not all dogs enjoy going to a facility where they are put into a group of 10 or 30 dogs. Some dogs enjoy it but, others are overwhelmed and this can lead to serious behavioural problems. Far too many dogs have owners who are pleased because their dog comes home and is so exhausted that they barely move all evening. There is a critical difference that you have to discover about your dog - Are they happily tired or exhausted from being overwhelmed?
- The staff - The issue of good staff should be a deal-breaker. The ratio of dogs to trained staff should be less than 10-15 dogs per person. One of the key items in this category should be how educated the staff is, not just with years of experience but in regards to continued education and keeping up-to-date with the science behind canine behaviour. The staff should be able to distinguish appropriate and inappropriate play, read calming signals and easily recognize stress and anxiety. Most facilities fall short on the education of their staff by hiring people who want to play with dogs all day and have 'had dogs all their life' rather than hiring educated, experienced individuals.
- The facility - Is there enough room for the number of dogs? Can dogs avoid other dogs if they choose? How often are dogs allowed out to pee/poop (you don't want your dog to learn to pee inside)? Is it safe? Is there a good place for naps? Dogs require sleep during the day - they are not meant to run full tilt for 5-9 hours per day. How does the staff balance play and rest time? Go to the facility you are inquiring about, ask questions, get to know the staff. You have to feel comfortable leaving your canine companion with a trusted individual.
- The other dogs - How are the dogs evaluated to be able to participate? Are the dogs separated into play groups and/or size groups? What is the policy for dogs who initiate fights/bully other dogs? Again, go visit the facility and watch the staff interact with a group of dogs, do you like what you see?