The traditional style of doggy day care is to turn dogs out into a large yard and let them be responsible for exercising themselves. When your dog comes to Field of Dreams Doggie Day School your dog will engage in our structured Doggie Day School program, Your dog will enjoy playing with staff, learning obedience exercises, socialization in small groups of 5 or less, and nap time.
All off leash play will be monitored by our qualified staff. Your dog will get the opportunity to play in a structured environment. These dogs are selected based on play styles and temperament. We want your dog to be happy to come to Day School. Our goal is for your dog to go home tired but happy from mental stimulation and play.
When your dog comes to Field of Dreams Doggie Day School we will work on reinforcing the positive behaviors. We encourage dogs with one-on-one training not to jump up on people or bark while at day school. Our goal is for this to carry over to your home environment.
Standard Doggie Day School Activities
Walking -All dogs get walked as soon as they arrive. They also get walked several times during the day in between their other activities.
Socialization-Once your dog has had a behavioral assessment, your dog will be grouped with 3 – 5 other dogs who have the same play style to minimize injuries and/or bullying. Socialization groups are conducted outside in our enclosures and are always monitored with a staff member. The dogs will get several play times per day weather permitting. Your dog will play inside when adverse weather conditions exist.
Nap time – All dogs get a break in between activities. This break is very important. It gives the dogs the opportunity to relax so they don’t become over excited while involved in our play group sessions. Some dogs are able to regulate themselves in a large free roam style daycare but others are not. Dogs that are overly tired will make poor choices and get themselves in trouble.
Impulse Control – As dogs go about their day, they are learning to implement impulse control in various ways. We work on kennel manners, which is teaching the dogs in our care that they need to be calm and give attention to their handler before they are released from their kennel to join their playmates. We also request that dogs sit and give us attention at each entry and exit to our building to help them handle the excitement inherent in changing environments.
Supplemental Training (additional fee) – Dogs receive a minimum of one (10-15 minute) training session a day.
- 1/2 Day – $18*
- Single visit – $25*
- 10 prepaid visits – $225*
- 20 prepaid visits – $400*
*Needs to be used within 3 months of purchase date. Excludes special holidays.