DOGGIE PLAYCARE &
Dogs with extra energy find the outlet they need for all that extra "get up and go". When you get them home in the evening, they are happy to relax at your feet or lounge on the couch. No more nighttime zoomies!!
Is Your Dog Overweight?
Doggie Playcare is a great way to help your pudgy friend shed a few pounds. Instead of sleeping those long hours while you are away at work, they will be moving around, burning calories and having fun doing it.
Let Them Play All Day!
Don't be fooled by someone offering just daycare. Dogs that spend the day with us at The Dog Spot don't just sit it a crate all day and go out to potty a couple of times... they play and learn!!! Running, jumping, spinning, rolling, splashing fun along with brain games and enrichment activities all day long! We exercise the body and the brain.
DOGGIE DAYCARE (PLAYCARE)
If you've never heard of TDS doggie playcare (daycare), you are in for a real treat. There are so many benefits to enrolling puppies and dogs of all ages in our playcare program.
Young dogs learn valuable social skills that increase confidence and emotional security around other dogs, people, and life situations. It also helps those still working on their potty skills as we maintain a rigorous potty routine.
For adult dogs, maintaining social skills is just as important as learning them in the first place. We also include plenty of enrichment opportunities that promote calm behavior and a feeling of satisfaction and confidence.
Besides, if your dog LOVES to play with other dogs, playcare is just tons of doggone fun!
Enrichment Daycare is special. Over our many years of working with dogs, we have learned that traditional playcare is not for every dog. Even dogs who enjoy playing with other dogs want and need more. That is where Enrichment Daycare comes in.
Enrichment is individualized based on your dog's likes, personality, and temperament.
Enrichment is a combination of learning and fun.
Enrichment is satisfying to the body and mind.
Enrichment aids in confidence, impulse control, and overall happiness
Enrichment is mental nutrition for the entire dog...body, and mind.
Enrichment is giving your dog their "dogginess" back. Sniffing, licking, foraging, climbing, tunneling, digging, solving problems, being SUCCESSFUL!
Give Enrichment Daycare a try! You and your dog will be amazed by the results and wonder why you didn't do this sooner!
**Dogs must have a completed application, vaccination records on file, and attend a meet-n-greet day prior to joining doggie playcare, enrichment daycare or scheduling a sleepover. Meet-n-greets last a minimum of 4 hours and cost $25. Meet-N-Greet's are by appointment only, M - F and cannot be done on the same day as a dog comes in for a sleepover. This is so we know that your dog fits in and will have tons of fun here with everyone else!
**Please note that all packages must be used within the stated time-frame from purchase and may not be used toward boarding stays. All packages are nontransferable and nonrefundable.
Enrichment/Playtime Activity Choices
This fun activity includes a cardboard box filled with surprises such as peanut butter, yummy treats, and even a fun toy. These items are placed in a box, stuffed with an assortment of challenging items such as smaller boxes, newspaper, and paper towel or toilet paper tubes and then taped shut so your dog can rip, tear, and snuffle their way to finding their own yummy treats. The licking and foraging involved in this fun activity releases hormones that effectively calm and satisfy your dog assuring a feeling of calm and relaxation. Most dogs enjoy a nice long, restful nap after completing this activity.
Dinner in a Box
This fun activity is much the same as a party box but instead of just yummy treats and challenging items being placed in the box, we also place your dog’s dinner inside. We only provide these boxes for dinner as they are a fantastic way for your dog to use up their last bits of mental, emotional, and physical energy before heading out for their final potty of the night and then getting a great night’s sleep.
Nose Work Activity
This activity assures your dog uses their very specialized nose to find yummy treat which increases calming hormones and decreases stress hormones. We will customize the course to your dogs ability so they, succeed and have a blast. Whether they are novice and only using cups and paper plates or advanced and using our specialized equipment, they are assured to have a sniff-a-licious good time!
Confidence Work Activity
What dog couldn’t use an extra boost to their confidence? Choose this option and we will play games with your dog that offer your pup the opportunity to try something new, make a choice to move something, place their feet on a new surface, solve an access problem…all sorts of fun activities where your dog gets to try and SUCCEED! This is so much fun and the end result is a boost in confidence!
We have offered this option for many years and dogs LOVE it! Your dog will go on a special walk with one of our Caretakers, off property. We are fortunate to have areas around us with woods, a ravine, and plenty of sniffing opportunities. This option gives your dog a chance to stretch their legs and go somewhere where the sniffs and sights are new and fantastic! We also include on-leash manners work with this option by using choice sits as well as turn games to help your dog walk nicely while on leash.
One on One Playtime
This is another enrichment option we have offered for many years that the dogs LOVE! One of our Caretakers will play with your dog using their favorite activities. Fetch? No problem. Chasing water from the hose? We can do that! Running around the yard and playing on the play equipment? Ooooo, that’s fun! Whatever activities your dog enjoys will be combined with some impulse control work such as calm sits, wait work, and attention to work not only your dog’s body but their brain as well.
Cuddle & Snuggle Time
This is by far, is one of our Caretaker’s favorite enrichment activities. I’m not sure who is more enriched, our Caretaker or your pup. This is a special one on one time where your dog will receive massage, belly and ear rubs, and plenty of snuggles along with some easy, calming enrichment games that promote relaxation and emotional satisfaction. Truth be told, I have had to wake up a Caretaker from time to time who had fallen asleep snuggled up to the pup they were cuddling with.
This Enrichment Activity has been given 4-Paws by all of the dogs who have participated. We fill a large bone shaped pool with toys, rags, plastic water bottles and other appropriate obstacles. Then we sprinkle chicken throughout and let the dog do the rest. We can increase or decrease the difficulty by adding/deleting different obstacles, scents, and toys. Dogs love searching, digging, snuffling, and finding all the yummy chicken. Sometimes they take a break, grab a toy and want to play, which is a-ok with us! This is their discovery pool and whatever they find is a WIN!
Splish Splash Pool
This Enrichment Activity is all about water fun! We can only offer this activity when the temperature is 70+ degrees. We fill our large bone shaped pool full of cool, refreshing water and your dog gets to choose their water activity. Do they like to dive for a toy? How about bobbing for hotdogs? Chasing a spray of water in and out of the pool? Even just lounging in the cool water and enjoying the hot sun on their face. So much fun for water loving dogs!
This is an oldie but a goodie! We take a super tough Kong or marrow bone, stuff it with something yummy like peanut butter, canned dog food, banana/yogurt mixture, or some other pre-approved delicious treat and freeze it. At bedtime, we give this to your dog along with a belly rub and kiss on their fuzzy head. What a great way to end the day and burn of that last little bit of energy. This enrichment activity is $8 per Kong/Bone.