Your Educational Daycare evaluation appointment will take approximately 20 minutes. A member of our canine care team will evaluate your dog’s behavior in the lobby, with our team members, in one of our play areas, and finally with one or more of our dogs. We are looking for dogs who are neutral or friendly toward people, friendly toward other dogs, and are reasonably well behaved.
For more details, read our blog post What to Expect at Your Dog’s Educational Daycare Evaluation.
Examples of behaviors that are not acceptable in our Educational Daycare program: attempting to climb or jump our 4′ and 6′ fences, jumping up on and clawing at people, resource guarding toys or food from other dogs, actively avoiding other dogs, excessive (more than a single instance) urine marking, any hesitation about being led by the collar, playing “keep away” when called or approached, excessive vocalization or pawing in the crate, or aggressive behavior such as snapping or biting.
Most of these behaviors can be resolved in an Intensive Training Program if your dog needs a little extra help becoming daycare ready. Your evaluator will discuss this option with you if your dog does not pass the Educational Daycare evaluation.