Our DayCare program provides 3 important benefits for every dog - Socialization, Exercise and Training. All dogs receive a behavior assessment to determine his/her needs. During DayCare your pet will enjoy hours of playtime in supervised play groups, develop good social skills, love learning basic manners and earning treats. Jason takes pictures of the groups playing together each day and posts them on HCAH's facebook page. Please visit www.facebook.com/covepets to see our pets enjoying DayCare. Please read the "DayCare Requirements" form in the sidebar to the right to make sure your pet is ready to join our group.
Good social skills with people and other dogs is a key factor for a well behaved pet. At DayCare your pet will learn trust through positive experiences with our caring team. During interactive play groups your pet will learn appropriate ways to greet and interact with other dogs. Even a few days a week at Day Care can dramatically improve social skills. We've found that this translates to dogs who love coming into our office and are not as anxious when they have to be away from their pet parents.
Dogs need physical and mental exercise EVERYDAY. Many breeds require HOURS of physical exercise each day to maintain good health. DayCare fulfills both phyical and mental exercise needs. Not only will your pet burn lots of physical energy he/she will also get smarter. Our dogs go home happier and calmer than when they arrived.
DayCare can quickly improve both potty training and basic manners such as sit, down or stay. Jason can also reinforce recall and can aid in eliminating behaviors such as jumping and biting during play sessions.
DayCare Health Requirements
All dogs over 6 months of age must be neutered to participate in DayCare. DayCare is for healthy dogs, if your pet has an illness or injury it is not in anyone's best interest for him/her to interact with other dogs. To protect your dog from disease, he or she must be current on the following vaccinations:
Bordetella*, Rabies, DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvo)
*Bordetella must have been given within the last 6 months to be in DayCare. This vaccine protects against Infectious Tracheobronchitis, a highly contagious respiratory disease that can easily lead to pneumonia. The H3N8 vaccination is preferred and highly recommended for ALL dogs going into DayCare since dogs do not have any natural immunity to the virus but is not required.
Check out the DayCare dogs playing on our facebook page. If you have any further questions or want to enroll your dog contact Jason Clark at Jason@covepets.com or call HCAH at 256.533.3385.