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K9 Cares Ltd – Did you know that....

 

  • We are open Monday to Friday 7am-6pm.

 

  •  We offer full days and half days (Mon-Fridays).

 

  •  Your dog will have the opportunity to learn important canine social interactions under experienced guidance of our staff.

 

  • We offer a ‘hands off’ positive approach to dog daycare which encourages healthy and normal canine interactions and behaviours.

 

  •  ‘Hands on’ approaches to dogs are only used for individual comforting and praise, or to intercept any negative escalating behaviours.

 

  •   We have basic rules that all the dogs that attend daycare must observe:

    • No Barking

    • No humping

    • No Stalking

    • No Over excited Play

    • No Bullying

    • No Gate hogging

    • No Guarding 

    • No toy over chewing/eating

    • No Jumping Up

 

  •  We reserve the right to exclude any dog from daycare that repeatedly breaks the above rules after a period of training and redirection.

Acceptance into Daycare Criteria

As a matter of course, K9 Cares Ltd does not accept the following dogs into daycare relating to specific breeds/age/temperaments/illness or behavioural issues due to the increased health and safety risk to itself/other dogs or staff in daycare:

 

  • Male dogs over 12 months MUST be castrated to prevent disruptive behaviours in our daycare setting.

  • All dogs must be at least 5 months old before they attend daycare.

  • French Bulldogs.

  • Rottweilers.

  • Dobermans.

  • Any Small/Miniature/Tiny Teacup Breeds.

  • Dachshunds, (miniature or standard).

  • Any dog showing separation anxieties.

  • Any dog displaying forms of aggression or bite responses.

  • Any dog that displays excessive barking.

  • Un-Neutured males over 12 months.

  • Any dog displaying extreme resource guarding.

  • Any dog displaying anxieties or nervous behaviours.

  • Any dog with medical conditions that require regular treatment or have a history of injury/arthritis.

  • Any dog with epilepsy.

  • Females in season are excluded from Daycare for at least three weeks. 

  • All dogs MUST have their annual vaccinations for canine parvovirus, canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis (adenovirus), leptospirosis and kennel cough (Bordetella bronchiseptica /Canine parainfluenza virus) . 

  • All dogs MUST receive regular Flea and worm treatments with a vet recommended products only!

 

  •  Your dogs activities and basic welfare needs are documented on a daily basis. You can access this information via your online K9 Cares Portal and it will tell you if your dog has:

  • Wee’d

  • Poo’d

  • Drank water

  • Played with other dogs

  • Played with toys

  • Needed an extra comfort break walk

  • Needed correction for unwanted behaviours

 

  •  We adopt a ‘naked play’ environment, which basically means your dogs collars and harnesses are removed on entrance to prevent injury during normal play.

 

  • We encourage periods of rest and relaxation for all our dogs.

 

  • All dogs received supervision from our very experienced dog loving staff throughout the day.

 

  • Cuts, grazes and small injuries can and do happen during normal play between dogs. Our staff are Canine First Aid trained and can provide effective first aid treatment for your dog should they require it.

 

  • Our registered emergency vet is Vets4Pets based at Pets@Home.

 

  • CCTV is installed for added security and monitoring of your dogs and our Staff's safety.

 

  • We have an onsite Dog Grooming Salon carrying out basic baths to full clips.

 

  • Our staff have a variety of Animal/Canine related qualifications from Level 2 Animal Care to Degrees in Animal Behaviour.

 

  • Our Volunteers and Work experience staff are currently studying an animal related qualification at an Agricultural College

 

  • We also offer dog behavioural and training consultations.

  • We carry out regular flea checks on a dogs in daycare.

 

  • We are Licensed by Herefordshire Council, complying with and exceeding all the requirements of DEFRA’s recent legislation regarding Dog Daycare.

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