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Day Care Options:

Day Camp:  Our Day Camp service provides a supervised off leash play experience with other dogs.  Play groups range from 10-15 dogs and groups are divided by the size of the dog and the dogs play styles.  Groups are rotated throughout the day with frequent naps and breaks.  For example the play group may play for an hour and nap for an hour.  When the dogs are taking their break they are kenneled in a wire crate outside of the Play area.   Our staff that monitor the play groups go through an extensive courses that teaches dog language as well as how to monitor and manage off leash play groups safely.

Day Camp is Monday-Friday

Drop off times are between 7a-9am with the first group starting at 8am.  

Pick up is any time before 6pm.  

Cost is $22.00 a day.

Packages are available.  10 day package is $198 (10% savings)

                                       20 day package is $374 (15% savings)

 

Requirements for Day Camp:

  • Dogs must be at least 7 months of age
  • Dogs must be spayed or neutered- We understand that there have been reports of potential problems with early spay/neuter.  Some pet owners are choosing to delay this surgery or choosing to not do it at all.  We fully support this decision, but pet owners need to understand that dogs over 7 months of age that are not spayed or neutered would need to participate in one of our alternative Day Care programs until the dog is spayed or neutered.  
  • Proof of vaccines are required- Rabies, DHPP (or another Distemper combo vaccine) and Bordetella
  • Owners must fill out an Off Leash play evaluation form and sign our Service Agreement
  • Dog must go through the Day Camp evaluation process

Things to keep in mind when considering Day Camp for your dog  

It’s true that dogs are social animals.  For the most part, dogs enjoy the company of people and dogs.   Many dogs, however, do not enjoy the Day Camp setting.

Think of it like this… Some people may enjoy having dinner and hanging out with a few friends but hate the idea of going to a party where they don’t know anybody.  Dogs are the same way.  They may enjoy playing with the neighbor dog or meeting your sister’s new dog, but they may not enjoy a play group of 10 dogs that they don’t know and in a location that they are not familiar with.   

Though each dog is evaluated on an individual basis, here are some general red flags we see for dogs that may not be good candidates for Day Camp.

  • Dogs that are over 5 years old - These dogs may find Day Camp to overstimulating and may prefer a quieter routine.  Even if the group they are specifically in is a quieter play group the group in the play area over from them may be loud and boisterous making them uncomfortable.  
  • Dogs with noise sensitivities.- it can get loud
  • Dogs that are uncomfortable in unfamiliar environments.  Shy when meeting new people
  • Dogs over 3 years old that have little experience playing or interacting with other dogs.
  • Dogs with separation anxiety
  • Dogs that guard resources  This could include, food, toys, space, water dishes  and people- this may cause fights
  • Dogs with little bite inhabitations -  A bite inhabitation is defined as a behavior where the animal learns to moderate the strength of its bite.   Dogs with little bite inhibition may inflict injury onto other dogs when playing even if it is not intended.  
  • Dogs that don’t respect other dog’s communication signals- Dog have several, often subtle, body signals to communicate with each other.   Dogs will communicate to other dogs when they are not interested in interacting and want to be left alone.  Dogs that ignore these signals tend to cause stress to other dogs and may end up getting hurt if the other dogs warning signals are ignored causing them to escalate their signals to a bite.
  • Dogs that don’t respond to basic obedience commands

Dogs that do well in Day Camp are generally dogs that:

  • Love going to new places and meeting new people
  • Have experiences meeting several different dogs without conflict
  • Dogs that understand and respect other dog’s communications
  • Soft mouth or good bite inhibition
  • Responds well to basic obedience commands and can be easily redirected by staff

The safety and wellbeing of the dogs that come to stay with us are always are number one concern.  If your dog does not pass the evaluation, it does not mean that there is something wrong with your dog.  It just means that we feel that Day Camp may have a negative effect rather than a positive effect for your pet. The dogs should have fun, not just tolerate the experience.  Stress is not a good for your dog.  

If your dog is a regular Day Camper, there may be a day when Day Camp no longer is a benefit for your dog.  It may be because they’ve gotten older, or they may get a bit burned out.  In those cases we may just try changing their play group or maybe take a break from day camp for a while.  Or it may be best that that dog no longer attends.  We will do our best to communicate these changes and concerns with you.

We do understand that for some people some sort of Day Care is a necessity for their pets.  This may be because the owner works long hours and can’t get home to let their dog out, or they don’t feel their dog gets enough attention or exercise.  If your dog is not a good fit for Day Camp one of our other Day Care options may better suit your dog.  

Basic Day Boarding:

Basic Day Boarding may be an option for those dogs that owners don’t want or don’t qualify for our general Day Camp but still need to be attended to during the day.  Owners that use our Basic Day Boarding services may need to board their dog for the day because they have a longer day than usual at work, are in town and need a safe place to keep their dog while they are site seeing, or maybe they have construction going on at the house.  The dogs that are day boarding with us get short potty/exercise breaks roughly every 3 hours.  

Basic Day Boarding is available 7 days a week (Space is limited)

Drop off time is any time after 7am

Pick up is any time before 6pm.  

Cost is $22.00 a day

Packages are available.  10 day package is $198 (10% savings)

                                           20 day package is $374 (15% savings)

Requirements for Day Boarding:

  • Dogs must be at least 8 weeks of age
  • Proof of vaccines are required- Rabies, DHPP (or another Distemper combo vaccine) and Bordetella (Puppies under 6 months of age must have vaccines appropriate for their age recommended by the vet)
  • Owners must fill out a Boarding Application form and sign our Service Agreement

Enhanced Day Boarding:

Enhanced Day Boarding are for those dogs that don’t quite fit into our General Day Camp due to them being uncomfortable in large play groups, or otherwise don’t meet the Day Camp requirements, but their owners would like them to have a more enriched experience then short potty/exercise breaks that come with our regular Day Boarding service.

The exercise periods that the Enhanced Day Boarders receive are still roughly every 3 hours but our more structured.  

Some of the activities that Enhanced Day Boarded dogs receive may include:

  • Play time with other dogs in smaller groups if an appropriate play companion is available.
  • Training exercises (sit, down, stay, healing, come etc…)
  • Scent games and puzzles 1:1 with staff.  These kinds of games not only provide physical exercise, but mental exercise as well.

Enhanced Day Boarding is available Monday-Friday

Drop off time is any time after 7am

Pick up is any time before 6pm.  

Cost is $30 a day

Packages are available – 10 day package is $270 (10% savings)

Requirements for Day Boarding:

  • Proof of vaccines- Rabies, DHPP (or another Distemper combo vaccine) and Bordetella  appropriate for their age recommended by the vet)
  • Owners must fill out a Boarding Application form and sign our Service Agreement

Puppy Preschool:

Early training and socialization is very important for puppies.  Some new puppy parents find they may not have the time to train and socialize their puppies as much as they would like.   Puppies enrolled in our puppy Pre-School participate in a variety of activities depending on the specific needs of that puppy.  

Activities may include:

  • Basic Obedience training
  • Mental and physical exercise through puzzles and Scent Games
  • Socialization with other puppies, people and situations

Puppy Preschool is available Monday-Friday (space is limited)

Drop off times are between 7a-9am

Pick up time is any time before 6pm (If pick up is before 3pm notify front desk as it may affect how we structure the activates for that day)

Cost is $35.00 a day

Packages are available - 10 day package is $315 (10% savings)

Requirements for Puppy Pre-School:

Proof of vaccines- Appropriate vaccines for the puppy’s age recommended by the vet.   Rabies, DHPP (or another Distemper combo vaccine) and Bordetella

Owner must fill out a Puppy Pre School Application

 

If you have any questions regarding our Day Boarding options please give us a call at 218-464-4122

  

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