In the morning while the rest of the world is drearily going to work, our clients beam and waggle their way into daycare, sometimes almost dragging you in with them!
We’re often asked how we create an environment that the dogs love so much, and while plenty of cuddles and treats certainly help, genuine dog expertise, structure and attention to detail are what really matter when it comes to dropping your dog off with trusted daycare professionals.
Every day our pooches are sorted in smaller and suitable playgroups by our qualified and experienced team. We treat every dog as the precious individual that they are, so finding appropriate playmates and friends for them to spend the day with is critical to their wellbeing.
All of our centres have generous pens that have been designed to not only meet, but exceed the Boarding Establishment Code of Conduct. These comfortably divide the pups into appropriate groups, which cater for size, temperament and age.
Each pen has its own custom furniture for the dogs to play with or relax on, including tunnels, bridges, doggy futons, bucket chairs and grass play tops, giving them space to relax and play in a comfortable and stimulating environment.
All of our centres have been designed to allow ample natural light for the dogs, while also being fully secure to ensure the safety of all of our furry friends.
We have happy daycare clients from all around Melbourne including: Melbourne, North Melbourne, Brunswick, Fairfield, Thornbury, Preston, Northcote, Fitzroy, Clifton Hill, Brunswick East, Alphington, Maribyrnong, Reservoir, Coburg, Ivanhoe, Brunswick West, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Carlton, Carlton North, Pascoe Vale, Pascoe Vale South and Travancore.
So, what actually goes on at daycare? Here’s a run down of our typical day.
Once all our Ka-Poochers have arrived our daily exercise and activities can begin. Once back inside, your pooch is then free to play indoors with friends, relax on the furniture, or sneak a hug from one of our doting team members. We like to keep an upbeat vibe in the mornings with African, Doo Wop and Zumba tunes to keep the energy up.
We rotate enriching activities and toys throughout our morning sessions. It is so important to provide both mental and physical stimulation – this combination is necessary to reach our goal of complete enrichment. Dogs that have been booked in for an additional 30 minute on-lead walk will also receive their walk in the morning.
Lunchtime to early afternoon
We use music to cycle through play and quiet times throughout the day. So when it’s time to unwind in the afternoon, we’ll play classical or ambient tunes to sooth the dogs. Having some time to relax and sleep throughout the day is crucial for every pups wellbeing. Younger pups learn to moderate their behaviour and unwind from our seasoned pro’s, who happily lie back and chill to the calming tones of Enya.
When everyone’s got their second wind, we’ll get our treat bags out for treat time and some spot training. They’ll have a blast and be learning to be courteous, responsive K9 Citizens in the process – it’s a win/win! Our dog toys and balls are always sure to make an appearance and every pup will get some quality one on one time before heading home.
You can catch all the action throughout the day with regular Facebook updates and relax knowing that your dog is having an awesome time with people you can trust.
Want to learn more about joining the Ka-Pooch! family?
Get in touch with the team below to find out more about our half day and full day dog daycare services.