The Zen Doggy Den has smaller play groups than most facilities. While we are sure plenty of dogs do just fine in groups of 40-60 dogs. We feel it benefits them more mentally to be in smaller groups of 10 or less, grouped by size and temperament. Not every dog plays well with every dog they meet and we understand that. Humans don’t like everyone we meet! While aggression will not be tolerated in daycare, groups of similar play style will have a much more enjoyable time. Some dogs just need time to warm up and not be overwhelmed. We have a rotation protocol, so when a dog seems like they need a nap, or a break – we take them to do that. Most aggression stems from a form of fear, so by creating a more relaxing environment we can help dogs that potentially didn’t do so well in larger groups.
When you leave your four-legged friends in the care of Zen Doggy Den, you can also be assured that the play will be supervised by trained staff who understand dog behavior. Many people do not understand the dynamics of canine play and will mistake aggression for rough play or vice versa. In a daycare setting we do not allow dogs to be bullied (or become bullies!). We make sure the play is appropriate and that everyone is having fun.
Our space is designed like a home environment. We didn’t want to do the traditional cement floor you usually see. Dogs live in a home with you, why not be their home away from home? I know I’ve always leaned towards online platforms to find someone to watch my dogs due to the lack of cozy feel and restrictions of a traditional kennel. Owners should be allowed to choose what is best for their dogs for good health. We believe in doing things as naturally as possible which is why you will find Holistic Veterinary Approved essential oils being diffused to keep our air clean and disease free. We use all natural cleaners, no bleach smell here! We also use only Free and Clear laundry detergents for our bedding and ask that you do the same to avoid the toxic VOCs that scented laundry detergent puts onto your pets bedding.
What Our Friends Say…
We saw big changes in our dogs in just two sessions…Julie was incredible and helped our dogs make big strides with their anxiety/aggression. You won’t regret going with Revolution Dog Services!
Julie did a wonderful job with my dog, Oscar. She is gentle with him and the board and train was definitely effective. He learned a lot in two weeks, and she did a good job conveying the training to me so I can continue the process. He still has some learning to do, but is so much easier to control now and he understands the commands. He was sad to see her go when she dropped him off at my home, so that shows he was bonded with her as well. Thanks a bunch, Julie for working so well with him.