Professional care providers learn and evolve based on what pets teach us. We have been mentoring with The Dog Gurus, Robin Bennett and Susan Briggs, experts in the dog daycare industry for over three years. For the past several months we have been testing and designing alternatives to all day play daycare with their guidance. We have learned from them that dogs really thrive and enjoy smaller play groups of about 5-7 dogs.
Smaller groups allow for the "wallflowers" to come out of their shells, dogs that are usually shy and that just "hangout" will actually play more when they are in a group of fewer dogs. Concierge Daycare also benefits dogs who become highly aroused during play in a large group setting. Smaller play groups also allow for a higher quality of play for shorter periods of time, with more breaks allowing the dog to get the quality rest they need. Dogs dont typically self-regulate rest so we help them to do that.
Individualized activities and play sessions based on the dog's needs and desires also add to their emotional health. Did you know that we cant play with tennis balls, tug, squeak toys or even cuddle individual dogs in a large pack setting? These behaviors can sometimes create jealousy among the dogs, so we avoid those situations. Chase games also must be closely monitored and interrupted frequently to keep them safe. We wanted to find options that would allow us to have more interaction and fun with the dogs.
With this in mind, we have added a Concierge Daycare program to CJ's Canine Country Club. Our new program will be a more customized approach to caring for your dog. We will no longer just be an energy outlet, but a place where dogs will learn with brain puzzles, become more confident and have real life skills reinforced in a positive way. A combination of physical exercise, social play, quality rest sessions and mental enrichment offer an important balance of activities in their everyday lives.
The Concierge Daycare day will be more structured with games, nose-work, working with basic obedience cues and rest periods due to the extra brain stimulation. Instead of all dogs being in a large playgroup all day, they will have play sessions with no more than 10 dogs. Additionally, they will spend one-on-one time with our trained staff throughout the day. This also provides a more fun and less tiring work enviroment for the Concierge Daycare Team, so they have more energy to devote to your dog.
Single Day Rate - $45.00
10 Day (Full Day) - $400.00
20 Day (Half Day) - $400.00