Why are we starting this program?
We have been operating the standard for doggy daycare for over 7 years, during this time we have interacted with dog of every breed and mix breed.
Some dogs love daycare and socializing with their friends, some dogs are OK for a while but we found they get bored after a few hours. Some become anxious, some destructive, some sleep and some can be a little pushy and snappy.
We don’t think that failing them at daycare and removing them is the answer or very helpful to their parents. We feel that they need something more to keep their minds active and stimulated in a one on one or smaller group environment.
Advanced daycare can provide just this, we have been working with some awesome staff and providing extra training and schooling to bring more activities to daycare like hikes, swimming, and now Advanced Daycare.
Advanced Daycare will be short intervals of different brain games, swimming, biking, nose work, strength training, agility and so much more. Each dog will have an evaluation on what you want out of it as well as what our team thinks they might need having seen them interacting in daycare. So each dog may have a different daily list of activities based on their age, mobility, focus, drive, instincts. We want each dog to get the most they can from their custom days enrolled at Advanced Daycare.
You will receive daily report cards so you can track their progress and what activities they did each day, as well as photos and videos posted to this page on their very own album so you can easily keep track of your dogs progress.
We hope you will try it out. We recommend a 6 week program to get them most benefit, this will be 2 classes a week for a set date period. We will be running every Tuesday and Thursday to start.
Details on the program:
TUESDAY & THURSDAY Each week, $63.00 for 6-14 hours +tax. This includes full day of daycare.
Add on to daycare package for $26.50 at the summer promotional rate, $32 Rate Starting in October
6 Week Enrollment will get 10% Discount; This is 12 Sessions over 6 consecutive weeks.
Advanced Daycare can benefit dogs of all ages, energy levels, and breeds. A day with enrichment and mental stimulation as not all dogs benefit from physical activity.
Puppies: Will benefit from physical and mental stimulation while teaching them new games, tricks and behaviors while releasing their puppy energy.
Senior Dogs: We can help keep your senior dog in great shape by incorporating consistent low impact work outs. This will help keep their muscle mass in their hind legs and hips, strong. Also enjoying nose work games and puzzles keeping their mind sharp.
Shy Dogs: Smaller play groups help them come out of their shell and encourage them to play more and make friends in a less overwhelming environment. As well as bond with our staff and learn to trust.
High Energy & Low Energy dogs: This program will maintain a healthy weight, stronger core. The brain work activities will keep their minds sharp with reinforcing boundaries and building confidence while learning new skills.
How it works:
Dogs will be in with general daycare population for the day, whether that is in Small dog room, puppy room, Big dog room, or the quiet room and they will be bought out of the pack multiple times a day with one or two other dogs who are complimentary partners, making sure they get the most out of their Advanced Daycare program.
This helps break up their day and keep them mentally stimulated with multiple activities and training with rests between.
Staff Leaders initiate games with dogs keeping arousal levels low while everyone has fun.
Staff Leaders use verbal cues, body blocking and proactive intervention to manage small group interactions.
Dogs are challenged mentally during games, movement to and from the daycare playgroup and use of leadership exercises.
Staff Leaders spend time interacting with each dog individually and sets dogs up for success by knowing their limits, play styles and help signals.
- Observation Exercises
- Relaxation Exercises
- Dog Engagement Activities
- Nose work
- Basic agility training
- More rest periods due to extra brain work
- More one on one specialized care
- More time with toys
Advanced Daycare Includes:
- Group Daycare
- 10 min dog walk to calm down from group daycare & bond with Leader
- 30 mins Training with Fun and Games. Fun activities to teach self -control, focus & self- calming.
- 30 Mins Nose Scent Work Training
- 15 min Activity (Choice of, Swim with Aqua Den, Run on Treadmill, Bike Ride)
- 15 min Strength and core training with Chelsea
* Each dogs day may vary depending on dogs temperment and activity level.
If you have any questions or want to register please email Chelsea@adventureden.ca