Daycare Buddies:Douggie, Bella, Marial and Uli
Fun Fact: Much like the Greek goddess of Wilderness (amongst other things), our Artemis is a wild child and loves to run and play with other puppies!
Age: 4 Months
Daycare Buddies: Sadie F., Jack W., and Maddux
Fun Fact: Capone is a new addition to our family, but all the girls here already have crushes on him. He is such a cutey! He is very good at the command “sit”. He was a little timid when he first came in, but now he shows everyone his great personality.
We understand that finding the right pet care center for your four-legged family member is an important decision and we are thrilled to have your dog as a valued member of our Daycare pack.
On Monday, November 24, Canine to Five Ferndale will implement our new Daycare Reservation system as part of our ongoing commitment to provide pets with the safest environment for safety and play. A Daycare Reservation will be required each dog prior to arrival. Boarding will work as it always has – when you make a Boarding Reservation you’re also reserving your dog’s spot in daycare those days.
For your convenience, you will have the option of making either a Standing Reservation, or a Daily Reservation.
I. Standing Reservations
If your dog currently attends Daycare on specific days of the week or month, you may be interested in making a standing reservation for those specific dates. All you’ll need to do is purchase a Daycare Package and let us know which days you want to reserve. We’ll schedule your pet for the requested future dates, for the number of days included in your package. When you’re ready to purchase another package, we’ll extend your reservation the number of days in your new package. If you wish to change your selected day(s), please provide advance notice, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Canceling a Day of a Standing Reservation
If you need to cancel a specific day of a standing reservation, we ask that you notify us by phone or you can email us at email@example.com. Cancellations require at least 24 hours notice prior to the scheduled day to avoid being charged for that day. This will allow us to open up your spot to another pack member who may be waiting for an opening on that day, and you’ll be able to keep that day as part of your package.
This Standing Reservation option is only available with the purchase of a Daycare Package.
II. Daily Reservations
If you prefer a more flexible Daycare schedule, you may take advantage of 3 options provided below for making a daily reservation. Daily reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
1) Submit an Online Reservation Request
For your convenience, we have created an online reservation request form for Daycare Reservations on our website. Just visit our Daycare Reservation Page and submit your reservation request online. You will receive either an email or phone call regarding availability and/or confirmation. Please read the email carefully as it will state whether we’re able to accommodate your request.
2) Call Us! – 248-556-5675
3) Email Us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that reservations are not confirmed until you have spoken with a CANINE TO FIVE staff member or received an email confirmation from CANINE TO FIVE.
Requests for multiple reservations will only be accepted with the purchase of a Daycare package or prepayment for the selected days at the daily rate.
Daycare packages may not be used for Half Day’s of Daycare.
Thanks to each of you for allowing us to care for your 4 legged family member.
Best Wishes and Dog Kisses,
Your Friends at Canine To Five Ferndale
We use a variety of tools every day at Canine to Five to help maintain a balanced pack as a whole, and work with individual dogs on behavioral issues or their place within the pack. But a Gentle Leader? You may be wondering how a Gentle Leader helps us in Dog Daycare since it’s (like these boots) made for walking. (Get it?)
Traditionally, Gentle Leaders are a humane way of discouraging a dog from pulling while walking on a leash by using the dog’s Opposition Reflex (that reflex that makes your dog pull even harder even though he’s practically choking) in the owner’s favor, and by controlling the direction of the nose.
“We use it a bit differently in the pack,” said Cullen Perry, Playroom Supervisor at our Detroit location. “The Gentle Leader works more as a psychological restraint than physical. The front strap of the Gentle Leader lies right on a natural pressure point at the base of the dog’s snout. Applying slight, constant pressure to this spot helps bring most dogs down to a calmer, more relaxed state.”
Visiting Dog Daycare and getting a day with a pack gets every dog excited, but sometimes they need a little help calming back down when they get overexcited. “While we want every dog to be excited about coming to daycare, too much excitement or an overly stimulated dog can throw the pack energy off balance and can cause altercations between dogs,” said Keeley Fuller, Manager at our Ferndale location. “A gentle leader can bring a dog’s energy level down a few notches and allow them to interact safely with other dogs in the pack.”
Behaviors such as jumping, excessive barking, overexcitement, humping, etc., need to be eliminated so every dog can enjoy the benefits of a safe and balanced pack.
“We always work one-on-one with a dog first,” said Nicole Somoski, Playroom Manager also at our Detroit location. “But if this does not help, the next step is to try to discourage the dog from the behavior with a gentle leader. It has helped some dogs remain in daycare, especially some of our alphas. It’s basically a redirection tool that helps the dog think twice before it acts.”
By using a slight, consistent pressure at the calming pressure points on the nose and behind the ear, the dog is able to calm quickly. It’s the same pressure a mother dog applies to her pup’s muzzle to discourage a behavior or get the puppy to calm down. Dogs are still able to bark, lick, drink water and give kisses (oh so many kisses) while wearing the Gentle Leader. It just also helps them to take it down a notch when necessary, and helps us as Pack Leaders communicate with the members of our pack in a way they instinctually understand.
Are you curious how you can incorporate a Gentle Leader at home? Stop by the desk or shoot us an email and we would be happy to chat about what tools would be a good fit for your dog.