we know we make it look easy, but here's a little insight into how we make dogcity work!
Safe & Fun!
We get dogs! Our Pack Leaders know how to read and understand dog behaviour, and as such can identify any unwanted behaviours before they even arise.
We keep our dogs stimulated and engaged at all times - happy and enriched dogs rarely exhibit unwanted behaviours.
Just like you do at home, at Dogcity Daycare we have a set of basic rules and boundaries. We encourage the dogs to follow these by rewarding positive behaviours (lots and lots of doggy cuddles and sometimes even delicious treats!) and by asking dogs who need a reminder, to slow down and 'sit' with us until they are ready to play again.
We believe a dog’s organic instincts, drives and communication must be learned by humans, not the other way around, and the satisfaction of a dog’s natural drives are key to a successful and happy co-existence with our dogs.
We fill our play pens with equipment and toys, and our Pack Leaders are trained in facilitating safe play through games and activities that your dog will love.
Our Dogcity Daycare team have many skills, gifts, experience and talents between them. We have Gaby, a Veterinarian from Ecuador, Dani and Michelle the qualified Veterinary Nurses + a bunch of other fantastic, highly-skilled people.
Our team regularly undergo training with some of Adelaide's leading animal professionals; from Veterinarians to Dog Trainers, to Animal Behaviour Consultants and The Canine Behavioural School, we make sure that we have a highly-trained and educated team looking after your dog.
Finding the right play pen...
Every day is a new day, and at Dogcity Daycare, that is no exception. Each morning, all of the pups who walk through our doggy door are assessed on their size, temperament and energy level. We factor in whether or not your dog has exercised, how many days it is with us during the week, any changes in the home environment and the placement of siblings, amongst other things, then using all of this information we are able to determine which play pen is best for your pup.
Your dog is able to move between the play pens as required, so if Fido's early morning walk is catching up on him and he's after a post-lunch nap, he can trot on into a quieter play pen and snuggle up on a bed in there. Alternatively, if Rover has been suffering from a bit of Winter-weather cabin fever at home and is really looking to give those paws a run around, he can bounce on over to a pen when the energy level is more fitting of his own.