For many dog parents, leaving their fur baby for the first time can be the same as taking a child to their first day of school. Dogtopia’s trained and certified team goes the extra miles to calm both dogs’ and dog parents’ nerves when leaving them.
Our facilities come with spacious, fully equipped playrooms that are climate controlled. Our team of dog care professionals provides a safe and fully supervised environment. Our attendants must complete rigorous training on dog body language and behavior. Our rooms are 100% fully supervised during playtime.
Before a dog enters the playroom, our team first meets with your dog to ensure they will be safe in a daycare environment. Our playrooms are grouped by size, temperament and play style to make sure your dog stays safe and comfortable.
We realize that many dog parents are concerned for their pet’s well-being. That’s why you can check in on your family member via our webcams using your computer or smart phone. You’ll see first-hand how attentive our team is with your dog.
Our playroom floors are specially designed with your dog’s comfort in mind. Made from compressed rubber, similar to what you find in many children’s daycares, the material is easy to clean and sanitize. It also provides a comfortable surface for the pads of a dog’s feet and joints. This is especially beneficial for dogs suffering from hip dysplasia and other ailments.
There are no chain link fences at any of our facilities. Instead, we have separated the playrooms with walls. This has a number of benefits, the most important being it prevents the spread of airborne contagions. It also provides a relaxing environment for our doggy guests since the sight of other dogs between rooms may lead to barrier frustration.
Unlike other dog daycare facilities, we do not rotate dogs out of the playrooms frequently. They are in open play from 7 am to noon before breaking for naptime, then they are back to having fun in the playroom until their parents pick up a happy and tired dog.
Dogtopia’s dog care is about more than just giving your dog a place to stay for the day. They will also receive proper socialization as well as regular exercise. Wanting to be part of a pack is deeply instinctual for dogs; that’s why we integrate playing with others into their daily routine when you leave them with us. Dogs that stay at our facilities regularly help new dogs to integrate.
Regular playtime with other dogs has a number of benefits:
- Learning the body language of dogs, which helps reduce fear-based behavioral issues around humans and other canines.
- Staying physically fit. Pet obesity is a growing concern, as a recent study suggests 53% of US dogs are overweight
- Reducing destructive behavior at home.
Our detailed note system teaches our team to identify subtle behavioral changes that may indicate potential health issues. Each new dog gets a report card at the end of each day detailing how they behaved, the other dogs they played with, and how well they interacted with team and other dogs. We also provide our regular customers with frequent updates on their dog’s behavior as well as advice on how to replicate our obedience and behavioral training at home.
We know that your dog is a part of your family; that’s why we model our services after a children’s daycare. Each day is organized as follows:
- opening -12:00 pm: Supervised open play time which includes romping, rollicking, sniffing and fun with their friends
- 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Well-deserved rest time which lowers the chance of accidents due to exhausting play
- 2:00 pm -closing: Open play again before their parents pick up a happy and tired dog