We have the SAFEST Doggy Daycare in Dallas! Your dog will enjoy a fun, yet structured, day in our Doggy Daycare program under the watchful supervision of our highly trained staff. Most of the day will be spent playing with friends (with a couple of nap times and snacks included to keep everyone healthy and in a good mood).
All guests must be a minimum of 4 months old to play in Doggy Daycare. All guests over 6 months of age must be spayed or neutered (altered) to play in Doggy Daycare (pregnancy and aggression due to hormones are issues which we guard against).
We Temperament Test all guests who wish to play in Doggy Daycare to ensure they are DOG FRIENDLY and then our guests are divided up into different play groups based on a combination of: size, age, play style and temperament to ensure they will be in a play group where they’ll have fun and be safe.
FIRST TIME GUESTS – please make a Meet & Greet Doggy Daycare reservation any non-holiday week Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to bring your furry family member in to spend the day with us so we can conduct their Temperament Test (we are too busy the week of major national holidays to conduct any Temperament Testing). If your dog passes our DOG FRIENDLY temperament test, they’ll spend the day playing and making new friends. If we determine they are not “dog friendly” or are just not a good fit for our open playgroups, they will spend the day in our VIP group going on walks with members of our caring staff.
We ALWAYS have multiple Doggy Daycare Attendants overseeing each play group at all times. The health and safety of our guests is our primary concern!
Our Doggy Daycare is structured based on the latest Dog Behavioral Research which shows our dogs are much like small children toddler age or slightly older. Most dogs who are left in an open play group all day long will become over-stimulated. This over-stimulation contributes to aggression and exhaustion. For this reason, our Doggy Daycare is structured so each play group goes out and plays together for 45 minutes to an hour three times per day and then has restful naptimes in the comfort and privacy of their own rooms in between their play sessions. This also compliments their natural circadian rhythms (body clocks) as dogs are intended to take multiple restful naps throughout the day. Our goal is not to exhaust your dog but to send them home calm, content and relaxed so you can still enjoy their company at the end of your busy work day.
We have over 18,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor Doggy Daycare play space at Under Dog Kennels. Our indoor play area is climate controlled and it’s where we play when it’s too hot, too cold or too rainy to play outside, but weather permitting, we prefer to play outside in the fresh air! We have jungle gym type play equipment for the pups to climb and explore. Outside we have multiple Doggy Daycare yards. One is an all-natural turf grass play area sodded with St. Augustine turf for the summer and seeded with Rye Grass seed for the winter so we have natural green grass all year round and our other outdoor play yard includes wading pools on all warm days (over 80 degrees) so we also have a Splash Park for our water loving breeds!
Special VIP programs are available for older dogs who like a slower pace or shy dogs who prefer human playmates to four legged ones. We also offer Private Playtime where your pup can play Fetch, Tug, receive a relaxing Massage, Tummy Rubs and or Story Time. This is available for purchase at $15 per 15 minutes.
We belong to The Dog Gurus Community!
We are excited to be part of a membership group that is focused on raising the bar of safety in off-leash dog play. Community members have exclusive first access to new tools and resources developed by The Dog Gurus. Know your dog’s care is in the hands of professionals with a commitment to ongoing learning and access to the latest industry trends.
We are proud of our focus on safety and felt joining this community was an important commitment to you and your dog. Our membership provides ongoing access to industry experts and other pet care professionals that share our focus on safety. You benefit as we get questions answered quickly and learn tips to improve our off-leash play program every day.
Keeping dogs safe during off-leash play was the driving factor in the development of The Dog Gurus Pet Professional Community. Co-creators Robin Bennett and Susan Briggs (The Dog Gurus) have over 30 years’ experience as operators and consultants in the dog daycare industry. They are co-authors of the best-selling book: Off-Leash Dog Play: A Complete Guide to Safety & Fun. For more information visit their website:www.TheDogGurus.com or join their facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheDogGurus.
**Our Requirements: For the health, safety and welfare of all of our guests, we require the following current immunizations: Rabies, Bordetella (six month perferred), and Distemper / Parvo. It is your responsibility to have your vet fax or email proof of all current vaccinations to us PRIOR to your check-in.