Why Choose The Dog Stop®?
Specialized Play Groups
Not all dogs play alike; that’s why we’re prepared for many different playgroups that are separated by size and play style. Whether your pup is an 80 lb. herder or a 5 lb. wrestler, we will find the perfect playgroup complete with canine handler to lead the games and activities. It’s our goal to ensure that all of our guests are stimulated both mentally and physically while in our care.
Open Door Policy for Non-Social Dogs
Day care isn’t for everyone. Whether your pup is unaltered, has physical limitations, or just doesn’t like being bathed in slobbery kisses, we still try to ensure that a stay at The Dog Stop® is filled with fun and relaxation. Non-social dogs are given quality one-on-one time with a canine handler This gives your pup a chance to burn off energy, engage in interactive games, and, of course, receive lots of puppy love.
Come rain, come wind, come three feet of snow or scorching heat, our pups have energy to burn, that’s why we provide expansive climate- controlled play areas, in addition to our outdoor play yards, for year- round playtime. No matter what the elements throw at us, we can guarantee a fun and safe atmosphere for puppy playtime.
We use vinyl fencing in all of our day care facilities for several reasons. First, it holds up over time when pitted against the elements (and hiked legs). Second, it prevents climbing and effectively keeps pups in appropriate play areas without the risk of scratching that comes with chain link. Third, solid vinyl fencing protects dogs from excess stimulation and keeps them focused on playing with their canine friends and handlers.
Turf vs. Other Surfaces
Our puppy turf play areas keep our guests happy by creating a durable grass-like experience, draining waste away to keep play areas clean, and providing a surface that is both easier on joints and less threatening for delicate paw pads.
American Association of Canine Pack Handlers
Our staff is trained to manage packs of dogs according to AACPH standards. All handlers must pass written and physical tests to understand dog language and how to proactively deal with unwanted behavior.