To attend Camp, a camper must:
* Fill out our Customer Application and Release Form (Above)
* Have a proper fitting collar with name tag
* Show no aggression
* Play well and gently with all size dogs
* Listen and know his name
* Not be an excessive barker
* During his day of play we are watching to see how he is with other campers, if he calms down after a while, if he has severe separation issues or if he is disruptive to the pack. At the end of his day, we will let you know if we think he qualifies to spend nights at the Camp.
* If he passes, you can now schedule him for his sleepover.
* We STRONGLY encourage you to let your pup have a few days of play before he sleeps over so he can become familiar with our camp and staff. This always makes the sleepover easier.
Campers who qualify to be overnight guests are in for a wonderful experience! Not only do they get to play with their buddies all day, when dinnertime rolls around, they are fed in their own private areas. After supper, they get to romp around a little while longer, to get out any leftover energy. Then when the sun goes down, they settle in for a night of snuggling, television, and snoozing, For many dogs, boarding can be a stressful experience. To minimize this stress, our goal is to have your dog's stay be as close as possible to what they experience at home.
While we think our facility is the best way to go, it's not for all dogs. Dogs who have not attended Camp K9 for daycare are required to stay at least one half
“test day” (four hours) for evaluation to determine if they will enjoy this environment. There is a discounted fee of $10 for this test day.
Camp K9 has smaller play groups than most facilities. While we are sure plenty of dogs do just fine in groups of 40-60 dogs, we feel it benefits them more mentally to be in smaller groups of 15 or less grouped by size and temperament. Not every dog plays well with every dog they meet and we understand that. Humans don’t like everyone we meet! While aggression will not be tolerated, groups of similar play style will have a much more enjoyable time. Some dogs just need time to warm up and not be overwhelmed. We have a rotation protocol, so when one dog seems like they need a nap, or a break – we take them to do that. Most aggression stems from a form of fear, so by creating a more relaxing environment we can help dogs that potentially didn’t do so well in larger groups.
We do not allow dogs to be bullied (or become bullies!). We make sure the play is appropriate and that everyone is having fun.
Our space is designed like a home environment. We didn’t want to do the traditional cement floor you usually see. Dogs live in a home with you, why not be their home away from home?