Tours and Evaluations are handled by appointment only - call or text 817-276-1414
In addition to providing exercise and socialization, doggy daycare can help curb destructive behaviors. According to the ASPCA, “the key to a happy and healthy dog is regular enrichment and allowing them to engage in their innate behaviors, such as playing, chasing, smelling, chewing and scavenging. By allowing your dog to engage in these behaviors, you allow them to be physically, emotionally and mentally satisfied". For these reasons, we work daily to create fun and exciting programs that will allow the dogs in our daycare to use their instincts the way they were meant too!
In addition to regular enrichment reducing doggy stress, it also helps build the bond between them and us (as their caretakers), so we introduce stimulating things daily like:
We make learning fun while reinforcing good behaviors. We do that via mini-training sessions and practicing good manners on things such as:
In addition to our daily structured activities, we also offer weekly, monthly or seasonal events as an optional add-on, such as:
Because doggy daycare requires a friendly, happy atmosphere in order to be successful, it is important that we establish ground rules for behavior. Your dog should be comfortable playing and socializing with other dogs and allowing a new dog into their area without feeling territorial. For the safety of all pets and staff, we require daycare dogs allow us to handle them whenever necessary. For this reason, you may observe us making them sit, stay, etc. and they will not be allowed to jump on us when leashing them or moving them around. This does not mean we don't LOVE your pet(s)! We want them to play and have fun but it is important to us all that they respect us and behave when asked.
We have multiple play rooms and dogs are broken into groups according to many factors, including size, age, play-style, temperament and owner preference.
Play groups are dynamic and change not only daily, but minute by minute depending on who is here, who comes in, and what is going on around them. Please be assured that while we will make every effort to accommodate your group preference, SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. If we determine a different play group or room would work better for your pet's needs on any given day, we will move him/her at that time.
Please contact us to discuss your BFF’s daycare needs. We will explain everything in detail, answer your questions, and help determine whether Wag Time will be a good fit for you. Once you decide to enroll, we will help you through the process and make an appointment to get you started. Please bear in mind that we do need to schedule your dog's first day of play.
You should allow a little extra time on your first visit, so that we have time to answer all your questions and asses your pet's personality. After your first day, we will help you decide if ongoing doggy daycare or one of our Special Programs will be beneficial to your pup and make sure we can provide the services you need.
Proper introductions take time. We are unlikely to put your dog into daycare minutes after you arrive or with you present. Things go much smoother for us all once your BFF is comfortable with staff and surroundings. For that reason, an appointment is required for your first daycare visit, so that we can allow time for your pup to acclimate to the exciting sounds and smells in the building before doggy introductions begin.
Once your pup has had time to calm down, we will find the best play group and buddies for your BFF and send you an update and pictures on how things are going.
Wag Time Pets is all about relationships. We work hard to build trust and confidence with you AND your BFF, so that they can be free to enjoy all we have to offer. That being said, we know not all dogs are created equally! Some like to jump right in, some like to observe first, and some never learn to enjoy the company of other dogs. However, we know that sometimes you may still need - or choose - to bring your dog to us. Maybe your dog has separation anxiety and cannot be left alone, or perhaps your goal is for your dog to be socialized, either with other people or eventually, with other dogs. We are here to help. We have Special Programs in place to allow most dogs to still come to daycare.
These services are highly specific to yours and your dog's needs, so reservations are required if you utilize any of our Special Programs. Please contact us for more information, or ENROLL NOW and we will contact you to discuss how we can help.
Because we are an enrichment-based daycare, we spend all day with the dogs making sure they are happy, safe and well-adjusted. For this reason, we ask that you schedule tours and evaluation days in advance so that we may have an additional staff member present to work with you and your pet(s). We don't want you to feel rushed if you have questions, nor do we want to leave our group players unattended.