Dogs will get up to an hours walk per day, depending on length of stay and individual requirements. As well as regular walks we like to get the dogs involved in different activities, these include:
- Ball Pool
- Sand Pit
- Interactive activity – trampoline
- Hide and seek the treat
- Shredded paper/cardboard tube/cardboard box
- Paw painting
- Puzzle toys
- Squeaky, chewy, tuggy and chasing toys
- Quite time with hugs, cuddles and massage
- Extended length walks to Northumberlandia
Unlike some other day care facilities, we don’t charge extra for your dog to take part in any of these activities – it’s just part of a fun day at Doggy Days!
We can on occasion make trips further afield to a local beach or woodland park. As these trips are on the “school bus” there is a small additional charge per dog to cover travel expenses. These events are advertised in advance and are subject to minimum numbers and weather conditions.
Don’t worry if your dog has special medication or dietary demands. All our staff are experienced dog handlers and will take the time to get to know your dog and take into account any special requirements they need. Just let us know in advance so we can be prepared.
At Doggy Days we treat puppies very differently to adult dogs as from 0-6 weeks puppies learn from their Mum and from 6 – 18/20 weeks (depending on the breed) they learn from their environment. That is why we have a small puppy nursery area to cater to your little ones.
Puppies must have positive, pleasant experiences during that crucial development phase if we want them to grow to be well rounded, confident individuals. This is of the utmost importance in a creche setting. A point to remember is that every dog will have gone through our assessment process and be deemed suitable for creche.
Our assessment period lasts for the first 40 hours that a dog spends with us so that we can monitor all aspects of their behaviour whilst they encounter a wide variety of situations and other dogs. This may seem like a lot but it takes time for us to get to know your dog as well as you do, and to ensure they are happy at all times while they are with us.
A dogs emotional state is very often overlooked or not even taken into consideration at day care facilities but not at Doggy Days!! Rest assured that we will always put your dogs happiness first, after all “Its all about the dog”.More info
While your dog is with us in the crèche, you can also take advantage of our grooming salon. Doggy Days grooming salon has specifically been designed to be a relaxing space for your dog to be pampered. Our dog grooming staff are very experienced in grooming all types of dog breed whether you require just a quick bath and a brush or the full grooming experience.More info