At Frome K9 we offer daycare on Thursday and Friday. We pride ourselves on our relaxed and settled kennel environemt which in turn promotes calm, happy dogs and a perfect environment for learning new skills. We belive that this sets us apart from other daycare providers and allows us to ensure that each dog gets the very best out of their day with us. Our understanding of dog body language and behaviour means that no dog is put into a situation that makes them uncomfortable or unhappy.
We currently have the following Daycare options on offer, booking is essential for both.
-Daycare with Controlled Play and Socialisation
-Daycare with Training AKA 'Bootcamp'
Daycare with Controlled Socialisation and Play- £30, every Thursday & Friday
These sessions are designed for dogs to enjoy positive social interactions in a controlled environment, whilst also benefitting from group training and basic manners whilst integrated into a pack. Dogs are only mixed with suitable pack mates, according to style of play and energy levels, for example a calmer, more reserved dog wouldn't be mixed with a more boisterous, high energy dog, until such a time that we believe they have gained the confidence to interact with such a dog. Although these sessions are designed to allow play and socilisation they are not a 'free for all' and dogs are fully supervised and under control at all times. Our instructors all have an in depth knowledge of dog behaviour and body language which ensures that no dog is put into a situation whereby they feel stressed or uncomfortable. This level of control and understanding means that every dog in the pack benefits from its time with us and our experienced and knowledgeable instructors can intervene before any play becomes too much or tips over. We have rehabilited many anxious dogs, reactive dogs and dogs just generally lacking in confidence through our daycare programme, this is down to the careful cosideration we give to our pack structures.
Daycare with Training AKA 'Bootcamp'
These sessions provide first class daycare as well as 1 to 1 training sessions with one of our experinced instructors, specifically tailored to suit each individual dog. The work we do is guided by what you and your dog require from us, it might be basic puppy obedience/exposure/socialisation, help with a particular training issue- jumping up, barking at other dogs, pulling on the lead, bad recall. You may want to start off in agility, you may already be doing agility but want to improve your weaves, contacts, distance handling. Whatever training requirement you have, we can help. All the work we do on our Bootcamp sessions are full complimented in all of our classes. If your dog has a behavioural issue we would recommend you have a 1 to 1 behavioural session with Head Trainer Sharon Arnold to assess the situation first before booking into Bootcamp. Dogs have their own individual kennel where they are rested between sessions, we have quieter more secluded kennels for dogs that are new to the Bootcamp experience and need a bit of time to settle in. Again we pride our selves on the calm and quiet in our kennel block which tells us that our dogs are well settled and happy in their environment. At the end of the day we will provide a full handover so that you can continue the work at home, in preparation for your next session.