Interactive Care Program: ICP (Daycare)
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. Often times excitable dogs are mistaken for happy dogs. Our providers are trained to read and understand the difference. 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 mentally stimulating 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.
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.
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 and Interactive with Both Clients and Staff. Check out our ICP Calendar!
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.