- We require all dogs to be flea- and tick-free upon intake.
- Current on all vaccinations including Bordetella
- Male dogs age 6 months or older must be neutered.
- Female dogs who are currently in season or have been in season within the last 3 weeks are not allowed.
Catch me if you can, wrestle-mania, tug-of-war, howl-fest….just a few of the games dogs play during doggie daycare at The Canine Connection. They’ll spend a few hours playing, take a nap, and then they’re back at it again full tilt.
There are a great many benefits to doggie daycare. Your dog gets the exercise, socialization, and stimulation he not only craves, but truly needs to make him happy and well-adjusted. Puppies and young dogs learn invaluable doggie social skills they will use throughout their lives.
The benefit to you is a dog who, at the end of the day, is just as tired and happy to lie on the couch as you are.
The Canine Connection's doggie daycare offers safe, secure play areas which are separated by size and play style. All playtime is supervised, of course.
Our ample, climate-controlled play space gives dogs the opportunity to play comfortably regardless of what the weather is doing outside. When the weather is nice, we also have great outdoor play areas for both big and small dogs.
Doggie Daycare FAQ
- Make sure your dog meets all of our daycare requirements.
- Call us to schedule a time to introduce your dog.
- Bring your vaccination records, and plan to spend about 10 minutes filling out our enrollment forms. That's it!
- Distemper/parvo combo
Yes. Call us at 479.444.0300 to schedule your first visit. Once your dog has passed our evaluation, you can make daycare reservations in person, by phone, or online.
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Dogs need to be checked in between 7:00-9:00 a.m. and picked up between 4:00-6:00 p.m..
We will be glad to board him overnight along with the other boarding dogs. He will get a late-evening romp with his buddies as well as a night-time meal.
Dogs play all morning, then have a mid-day nap. Playtime resumes after nap time, followed by a late afternoon quiet time.
Yes. If you have a large-breed dog who needs to be fed midday rather than before coming to daycare, or if you have a young puppy who is still eating 3 meals per day, you are welcome to bring your dog's food and we will happily feed him during naptime.
As a general rule, dogs are separated by size – big dogs in one area and little dogs and puppies in another. We will shift a dog to another room on occasion depending on the dog's personality and play style.
Because dogs are animals and they play with their mouths, it is possible for a dog to get hurt, although injuries are extremely rare.
As peculiar as it may sound, it is not uncommon for neutered male dogs to take issue with intact males. This can upset the entire pack dynamic and result in a scuffle.
We will make an occasional exception to this rule if the dog starts attending daycare as a young puppy. If, as the puppy matures, he begins exhibiting unacceptable behaviors, neutering will be required before he can return to daycare.
While we do not do any formal obedience training, we do work on teaching dogs good manners while they're here.
Absolutely! Baths and pedicures must be scheduled in advance, either by phone or in person.