Dog Daycare Policiesadmin_didi2018-03-18T14:22:41-08:00
Dog Daycare Policies
Daycare play groups are for well-socialized dogs. If your dog requires help learning to play appropriately with other dogs, you must enroll her in our Play Therapy training program. Once she has learned the appropriate social skills, she can participate in our regular playgroup sessions.
Play groups are not for every dog. Some dogs don’t play well with others and some simply don’t enjoy it. It’s perfectly normal for dogs to not want to play with unfamiliar dogs. Don’t worry, we offer plenty of other more appropriate activities. Our trained counselors will help you pick the best option for your dog.
Dogs attending our full-day program receive two play group sessions or alternate activities such as a buddy time or a trail walk.
Dogs attending our half-day program receive one play group session or individual activity.
Dogs in our daycare program enjoy an individual resting space in our bunkhouse. For an additional fee, you can book a window or patio room upgrade if available.
For health reasons, more and more veterinarians now recommend late neutering and spaying (after growth plates close, which can be up to 2 years of age). But not allowing these unaltered dogs to build and practice their social skills around other dogs can be detrimental to their long-term behavioral health. This is why we allow unaltered dogs in our play groups.
Studies show that for males, rather than being the aggressor, unneutered male dogs often tend to be aggressed on by other male dogs. This often leads to dogs learning to be more aggressive. (The best defense is a good offense!). Because we want to help your dog develop healthy behaviors and enjoy their camp experience, we continually monitor every dog’s behavior and interactions in playgroup. We may remove a dog from playgroup if needed to protect the safety of all dogs. For more information on this topic, please read our blog.
We allow unspayed female dogs in playgroups except when they are in season. Females in season can still attend daycare and enjoy alternate activities. We do ask that unspayed females be thoroughly bathed after their season and before returning to playgroups.
Packages are for a single dog; they cannot be split between dogs
Full day packages can only be used in full-day increments
Half day packages can only be used in half-day increments
Packages are valid Monday – Friday. You do have the option to pay an additional fee per dog to use your package on weekends
Daycare packages are nonrefundable and nontransferable to other services or pets
Packages must be used within 1 year from the date of purchase