How does dog day care work?
The Unleashed guide to your dog’s day!
If you’re new to the concept of dog daycare, it can be hard to leave your beloved pooch behind. Especially if your dog isn’t used to being cared for by others. We understand – that’s why we’ve put together this step-by-step guide to your dog’s day with us. From the moment you leave your car to the time you return, we want you to know exactly how your dog is being cared for. Here’s an easy to follow breakdown of what happens every day here at Unleashed!
New dogs – the first trial session
If this is your first time, we ask you to bring your dog in for a trial session. There is no charge for this: it is necessary for us to determine your dog’s temperament, and to feel out their reactions to other dogs (and other humans!). We will keep your dog for a full session, in a separate area to desensitise them to their new surroundings, and where they can hear and smell the other dogs. We will interact with your dog, testing their responsiveness to toys, treats, voice commands and actions. Our trainers will begin to socialise your dog into the group, keeping a close eye on their progress. We watch for signs of stress, aggression, and defensive behaviour, gently managing your dog’s integration into the general play area.
Remember: we won’t feed your dog during the day, although we do use healthy treats as incentives for great behaviour. There’s always plenty of fresh clean drinking water available, and our centre is kept clean and fresh for your dog’s comfort!