Interactive Care Program: ICP (Daycare)




*Please see our A La Carte program for non-social or fearful dogs

Boarding Dogs in Daycare:  We want to make sure dogs in our play groups are truly enjoying social groups and are not just "tolerating" group play.  This rule particularly comes into affect with Boarding dogs.  Dogs that are put into groups when they come only 1-2 times a year for vacation and are not regular daycare dogs can be overwhelmed and anxious when suddenly in a large group of unknown dogs, away from their family.   Therefore we have many other exciting and fun alternate options for dogs that are not weekly daycare attendees that we recommend.   Please see our A La Carte options


Play groups are determined by size and temperament and we rotate play time with rest breaks (veterinarian recommended). 

We teach our dogs to relax during down time and be respectful during play time. We often practice on waiting at thresholds prior to entering play groups.  We offer indoor air conditioned and heated play areas as well as outdoor play yards including wading pools, sprinklers and fun  obstacles. We love to spend our time outdoors weather permitting. 

​K9 Tailshakers ICP program isn't like most daycare programs. We believe in focusing on manners and respect from fellow playmates and we discourage bullying, stalking or overzealous play.  You are paying us to make sure your dog is safe and happy and to prevent problems "before" they happen and not wait until they happen.  


When mixing groups of unknown dogs together on a daily basis it is imperative our staff has been trained to read dogs and take preventative measures not only to make sure your dog is having fun, but is SAFE too.  Therefore many behaviors you might see at a dog park or home play may not be allowed in this type of environment as they are known "triggers" that can "possibly" lead to problems.

Again, we are responsible for your dog and many others in our care, we are not a pet parent watching over our own dog at the dog park with the option to "hope" nothing will happen.  


K9TS staff are trained in managing group play and understand how to prevent fights before they happen, not wait until they "might" happen. They are clear on acceptable behavior and expectations.  Consistent in routine and create structure.  K9TS ICP team is also trained in Pet Tech First Aid and Rescue Breathing. We are proud of our program being one of the safest and respectful programs around! After all, you are relying on us and paying us to care for your dogs.


We clean and disinfect our floors every night which helps prevent the spread of disease.  We monitor vaccinations and watch closely over the health of our dogs informing clients of anything out of the ordinary


Dog's must participate a minimum of once a week. We believe in being fair to our guests and making their time with us as stress and anxiety free as possible. The best way to create that is through consistency.  Attending regularly helps your dog understand expectations, routines and what is required of them.   Please see our FAQ section on daycare for common client questions.  If you are a boarding client and have questions regarding participating in daycare please see our FAQ section.

Our ICP program runs Monday - Friday from 9am-3:30pm and Sunday/Saturday 9am-2:30pm.  Hours outside of these times your dogs are resting and rotated for bathroom breaks.  Please see below hours for drop off and pick up times. *

Drop Off: 

Monday-Friday 6am-9am

Sat - Sun 7am-9am

Pick Up:

Monday - Friday 3pm-7pm

Sat - Sun 2pm-5pm

Vaccination Requirements:  Rabies, Distemper Combo and a Bordetella and Negative Fecal within 6 months.  We highly recommend the Flu Vaccination, Leptospirosis, Heartworm, Flea & Tick. 

Sex/Age:  Female dogs must be spayed by the age of 6 months.  In tact males are at the discretion of the facility. 

Attendance: Must attend a minimum of once per week to participate.  (Boarding dogs are on a case by case basis and evaluations prior to participating are required for boarding dogs.)

Non Social or Fearful dogs:  Please see our A La Carte program and/or Day Training programs as we have many options for you!

Daily Rate:  $32        5 Day Package $155         10 day Package $290

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday 6am - 7pm
Saturday 7am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm 

No Pick Up or Drops Off's: 

Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, 4th of July

All other Holiday Hours:

Pick Up & Drop Off Hours:  10am - 3pm

Formal Rest Period for ICP (Daycare) Clients

Outdoor Play for ICP

(Daycare Clients)

Indoor Play for ICP

(Daycare) Clients

We keep our daycare respectful, calm and peaceful as possible.  We control the barking, prevent over stimulation and require manners and respect towards playmates as well as our daycare providers.  We do not believe in a free for all daycare and feel dogs should understand what is expected of them.  By providing consistency and routine our dogs know what to expect, trust us that we will take care of them and understand what is expected of them. 

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K9 Tailshakers, Inc

9204 Gulfstream Road

Frankfort, IL 60423

Phone: 815-464-TAIL (8245)

Fax: 815-464-6757

Monday Friday 6am-7pm, Office 8a-5pm

Saturday 7am-5pm, Office 8-5pm

Sunday 8am-5pm, Office 8am-5pm