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IS DAYCARE RIGHT FOR MY POOCH?
We cannot guarantee that every dog will be suited to a daycare environment. If your dog displays ongoing high levels of stress while at daycare then we will not recommend continue daycare services. However, we promise to provide honest feedback to discuss your dogs suitability on a case-by-case basis and promise to provide the best staff, environment and assessment techniques to be able to assess how comfortable your dog is in our care.
We understand that the initial aim of many furparents is to have an exhausted pup at the end of the day, but dogs need their rest too! Full on play for the entire day is not recommended for your pup’s wellbeing. We schedule rest time in the middle of the day for each pooch to have some time to unwind and recharge, getting them ready for an afternoon of fun.
While daycare can be beneficial for puppies who haven’t yet had a chance to socialise, it isn’t always suitable for older dogs who need to hone in on their socialisation skills. If your dog still isn’t used to the idea of being around other dogs, then putting them in a daycare environment will likely be a bit overwhelming. You can try and start socialising your dog in smaller play sessions first, or if you’re unsure, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help guide you.
There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to daycare, however, from our experience full time care is too much stimulation for the majority of pooches. For most dogs, one to two days of daycare a week is ideal. If you are sending your dog to daycare on a regular basis then consider enrolling them on the same days of the week where possible. This can help them settle further into the environment as they will be with familiar playmates and groupings. As with everything, we will happily discuss with you the frequency of attendance that will best suit your needs, and the needs of your pooch.
We use and encourage the positive theory of dog training which emphasises rewarding desirable behaviour instead of punishing undesirable behaviour.
First and foremost, we try to understand why a dog is behaving in a particular way and address its needs. We ask questions like “is the dog in the wrong pen”, “are they overstimulated” or “are they ill?” From there we can come up with a solution which may include changing pens, having some quiet time, or contacting the owner
Want to learn more about joining the Ka-Pooch! family?
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