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Daycare

Tails Up’s enriched daycare program is intentionally very different than what you will find in other facilities. We recommend that our daycare dogs stay between 9:00am - 4:30pm to insure they can receive all of their playtime!

🐾Our mission is to support and enhance social skills and provide a stimulating but safe environment that meets the behavioral and physical needs of individual dogs. We offer structured activities that are well managed and supervised by interactive trained staff. Our goal is to send dogs home relaxed and feeling good, not drained and depleted from an overwhelming day. Our playgroups are small in size and personalized to your dog’s personality and activity level.

🐾Daycare is available seven days a week. Whether your dog needs daycare just a few days a year, or a couple days a week, Tails Up daycare is the answer. Daycare dogs start checking in at 7 a.m. Once everyone has arrived and had a chance to digest breakfast, morning playgroups begin at 9 a.m. Multiple day packages can be purchased to lower the cost and increase convenience for more regular attendees. Ask the front desk for more information about daycare packages.

*Daycare may be unavailable during holidays due to the increased number of boarding pets

Play Groups & A Typical Tails Up Day

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Dog daycare and boarder dogs are put in playgroups of 7 to 15 other dogs of similar size, age, and play style. Young puppies and rowdy adolescents have their own groups where they won’t pester the older dogs. Senior citizens also have their own group where they won’t be bothered by more active dogs.

Tails Up does not support the play all day structure commonly found in daycare's and boarding facilities in our area. We feel dogs need more opportunity to rest during the day (think about what your pooch is like at home- sleeps a lot, right?). We also limit our group size 15 to ensure each dog has lots of human attention and the human can really keep their eye on what is happening with the dogs.

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Dog daycare and boarder dogs are put in playgroups of 7 to 15 other dogs of similar size, age, and play style. Young puppies and rowdy adolescents have their own groups where they won’t pester the older dogs. Senior citizens also have their own group where they won’t be bothered by more active dogs.

Tails Up does not support the play all day structure commonly found in daycare's and boarding facilities in our area. We feel dogs need more opportunity to rest during the day (think about what your pooch is like at home- sleeps a lot, right?). We also limit our group size 15 to ensure each dog has lots of human attention and the human can really keep their eye on what is happening with the dogs.

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Playgroup duration is typically one hour but can vary depending on the size and canine make-up of each group, the weather and other circumstances. We monitor groups so that dogs get enough exercise without overdoing it. We also have a large space inside the building to make up for time lost to poor weather.

Guests return inside to have lunch or relax. Around 1 pm, playgroups resume again and everyone returns outside for another playgroup.

In the early evening, daycare dogs say goodbye for the day while overnight guests enjoy dinner and room service. Finally, the day wraps up with one more trip to the play yard to take care of any business and one last romp before bedtime at 8 p.m. A staff member stays on duty between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to make sure everyone has a restful night’s sleep.

Indoor play yard

Play Yards

The 7,000 square foot outdoor play yards are covered with K9 Grass, a synthetic turf designed specifically for dogs. Each yard has a fun climbing area to provide guests with places to explore or sunbathe after chasing the ball or wrestling with new friends. There are two large yards for the bigger dogs and a separate small dogs only play yard.

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Training

We use positive reinforcement techniques to teach dogs what behaviors are appropriate. We reinforce the desirable behaviors (such as sitting politely) with praise and food rewards while we ignore and never reinforce behaviors we don’t like (such as jumping up on people). We also use praise and treats to create positive associations with objects and experiences that dogs may otherwise find frightening or uncomfortable. We do not use adverse measures to punish behavior. Our training techniques are fun for both people and dogs, strengthen the human-animal bond, and create dogs that love to learn! We offer staff training sessions with boarding and day care dogs to complement the work they are doing at home.

Additionally, Robin Brown, of Positive Pup Training offers group classes at our facility on a regular basis. Check out www.positivepuptraining.com for more information on upcoming classes.

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Client Testimonials & Reviews

Great option for doggie daycare and boarding. The staff all seem engaged and happy to be there. Facilities are clean and well managed. Webcams are a plus.

Michael F.

Clean facility with caring staff. My pet was well taken care of. I have used both their day care and over night services. Quality care is their forte. I will be using them again and again.

Carol S.

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Daycare Pricing

Daily: $32

10 visits: $290

20 visits: $540

Discounts: Multiple dog discounts are available for daycare and daycare packs–inquire with the front desk.

Upgrades: Basic training or extra cuddle time upgrades available.

Disclaimer: We do have peak and holiday pricing for the times of year that we are busiest. We generally require a deposit and a signed confirmation contract for holidays (they have been waived during COVID).

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Play Groups

Dog daycare and boarder dogs are put in playgroups of 7 to 10 other dogs of similar size, age, and play style. Young puppies and rowdy adolescents have their own groups where they won’t pester the older dogs. Senior citizens also have their own group where they won’t be bothered by more active dogs.

Tails Up does not support the play all day structure commonly found in daycares and boarding facilities in our area. We feel dogs need more opportunity to rest during the day (think about what your pooch is like at home- sleeps a lot, right?). We also limit our group size 10 to ensure each dog has lots of human attention and the human can really keep their eye on what is happening with the dogs. Playgroup duration is typically one hour but can vary depending on the size and canine make-up of each group, the weather and other circumstances. We monitor groups so that dogs get enough exercise without overdoing it. We also have a large space inside the building to make up for time lost to poor weather.