Common Dog Daycare Questions

Wanting to know more about dog daycare at k9 resorts?

we've provided our most commonly asked questions below, if you still have questions give us a call!

  • Q:Is dog daycare good for dogs?

    A:Daycare provides an outlet to expend excess energy, socialize, exercise, and remain active. Dogs are social animals that need exercise and stimulation and doggie daycare is the best way to provide both! In Doggie Daycare, your dog will be able to participate in daily exercise through group activities. Participants play in a cage free environment while enjoying the freedom to stretch their legs. Each dog is evaluated to ensure appropriate and comfortable play with the other dogs, and maintain a completely safe and healthy environment.

  • Q:How often should my dog go to dog daycare?

    A:Daycare is recommended as often as needed! Dogs are highly adaptable and enjoy a routine that is predictable. Most commonly dogs will come between 2-4 times per week, but we very often see dogs upwards of 5 times a week! The exercise is wonderful to keep them entertained and socialized and they will make “friends” they can consistently see and interact with at daycare. We love to see your dogs as often as we can to establish our own relationships with them, in turn making them much more comfortable while in our care and away from home.

  • Q:What is a dog daycare evaluation?

    A:During the evaluation process, we are assessing the temperament of your dog with our approved group. Our trained staff members are making sure your dog is not showing any signs of aggression, overly anxious or scared, and dominance.

  • Q:How do I know if my dog likes dog daycare?

    A:Dogs that are approved for doggie daycare will come home clean, happy, excited, and ready to come back! Most dogs do require an adjustment period from what they are accustomed to, but typically after your 2nd or 3rd visit, your dog will pull you to the door, tail wagging, and won't look back when our staff member takes them back to play with their friends. Some owners have even told us they cannot use their “daycare trigger word” in the house unless they intend to bring the dog that day, or else they get so disappointed when mom and dad don’t end up bringing them to daycare. Don’t get offended if they don’t say goodbye, we promise they’re just appreciative you’ve found a fun place for them to be, and will be thrilled to see you later in the day!

  • Q:Do you separate dogs by size in dog daycare?

    A:Yes, dogs that are 30 pounds and over are considered for our large playgroup. Dogs that are under 30 pounds are evaluated for our small daycare playgroup.

  • Q:What happens during a daycare evaluation?

    A:When your dog is being evaluated for doggie daycare, we take a few steps to ensure the safety of all guests that utilize our daycare services. Dogs are social animals by nature, but some may not acclimate well to a larger group setting. Our evaluations will allow our trained staff to determine who is a good fit for our daycare group and who would be more appropriate for one-on-one activity. Our staff will take it slow with all dogs, most evaluations lasting at least 3 hours, if not more. In this time we are introducing our pre-approved group to the new dog one at a time, as not to overwhelm the new dog, and allow them to greet our pack slowly and safely. We encourage you to leave your dog for the entire day in order to allow them a full day of fun with their new friends and ample time to acclimate to the environment and our staff.