We offer more than just daycare
We offer Enrichment
Your dogs' are always learning, why would you want them to spend all day learning bad habits?
At the University of Doglando, we engage and train with every dog who attends our enrichment program. From simple things like walking on different surfaces, learning to swim, patience while waiting at entry ways, being flexible in play styles between dogs of different sizes, tricks and reinforcing obedience; we want to make sure your dogs learn something every single day.
We are not the dog daycare you thought it would be, we are the enrichment facility your dog has been dreaming of. The differences between our enrichment program and a daycare is two fold:
1. Our environment is built with the dog in mind. When a dog comes in contact with our environment, the dog within him/her evokes.
Our beach area is suited for the diggers, the lagoon and pool perfectly suited for our water aficionados, and the massive wide open grassy field allows for dogs to go into a full on run; without injury to themselves or others which often occurs in smaller spaces and a large number of dogs.
2. The outcomes of their participation yield to reinforcers that help strengthen their behaviors, future participation and also their relationship with our coaches.
Learning is constant..
While practicing to hop up onto a tire may not seem like a worth while activity, there is a lot of opportunity in this action!
Hoping up on the tire teaches them to use their body in ways they otherwise would not. This exercise teaches the dog to gauge their environment, to learn how to get all four paws onto a smaller oddly shaped surface, to balance their weight to position themselves off the ground; while strengthening muscles not typically used.
Once on the tire we practice duration by reinforcing the dogs while they remain on the tire with the distraction of other dogs are moving around them. Creating such opportunities to learn helps build confidence and makes the dogs happy to engage with us. But, they also serve to be extremely valuable when applying them to real world experiences such as grooming.
We teach dogs through choices and opportunities rather than force and restrictions.
Yes, the gate is open, but you will be reinforced for waiting rather than rushing past.
Yes, you are playing with another dog when the Handler called you, but if you come you will be reinforced and you can always return.
By consistently offering opportunities to make better choices, followed by outcomes that reinforce those better decisions, we can increase the likely-hood of those behaviors happening, and the poor choices will fade away. In this way we empower the dogs to make choices, to try new things and problem solve.
This is why we say we are More Than Daycare, we are an Enrichment facility. Everyday, we want to enrich your dogs lives. We want to help find what your dog is passionate about, and help them achieve their passion.
Whether that is Swimming, in our 40 foot Dock Diving Competition standard pool.
Digging in our private dog beach, with natural sand and shallow entry lagoon.
Fetching on our 3.5 acres of natural grass.
Or sleeping under the many trees shading in our Jungle gym area.
There is much to do, and something for every dog.
We would love for you to stop by and take a tour of our campus today. To enroll, we can schedule a temperament assessment for your dog and begin enrollment into the University of Doglando. Please feel welcome to contact us with any questions or inquiries you may have.