Interactive Care Program: ICP (Daycare)
Rotated Play Groups with rest. It is Veterinarian recommended that dogs do not play all day long in group settings. Dogs need breaks to decompress and wind down. This helps prevent fights, becoming sore and over-tired.
Properly sized Play Yards. Too large of play yards will make for a difficult time controlling dogs that become over stimulated or if a scuffle breaks out. Play yards that are too small become crowded and dangerous.
Daycare on it's own. Daycare is in it's own building set away from the kennel, allowing kennel dogs to rest.
100% Monitored. Our daycares are always 100% monitored by a trained provider & checked regularly via web cameras by management.
Throughly Trained Staff. Our daycare providers go through extensive internal and external paid training and are even certified by the IBPSA as Canine Care Specialists and in Pet Tech First Aid & CPR.
Manners. While ICP is not part of our training program, K9 Tailshakers practices manners such as not bolting through gates, excessive barking, bolting through doors or out of kennels or crates.
Themed Days. We provide themed days keeping our program fun, full of enrichment and Interactive with Both Clients and Staff. Check out our ICP Calendar!
Boarding Dogs in Daycare: Dogs that are put into groups when they come only 1-2 times a year for vacation and are not attending daycare on a regular basis can be overwhelmed and anxious when suddenly in a large group of unknown dogs and away from their family. We want the dogs in our play groups to truly enjoy large social groups and not just "tolerate" group play. A dog playing regularly with a couple of neighbors dogs, friends dogs, family dogs or a few dogs while the owner is with them at a dog park, in no way, indicates your dog dog will enjoy large groups of unknown dogs, in an unfamiliar environment, with unfamiliar people and the owners not present.
Often times it takes them several days to warm up and then on their final day/s they might start to enjoy it and by then their boarding stay is over and they go home. We would rather your dog not be overwhelmed the majority time of their stay with a new environment. We like to take it slow and have them enjoy their entire stay with us and not just their last day or two. For Boarding Dogs, we recommend our Enrichment Program/A La Carte Program which provides TONS of one on one enriching activities and fun with their own personal enrichment provider. Please see our A La Carte options for one on one enrichment and exercise.
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. *
Sat - Sun 7am-9am
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
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
Indoor Play for ICP
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.