Petiquette


It should be noted that not all dogs do well in a daycare setting. Some are aggressive, some have impulse control issues, and others are too anxious to be comfortable in an enclosed area with a large pack of dogs. None of these problems mean your dog is a bad […]

What to Do if Your Dog Gets Expelled from Daycare: ...


A quick note on dog accessories like leashes, collars (including flea collars/electronic collars), and harnesses: while we do remove collars in our play areas, as well as utilize our own purple Dingo’s leashes for pickups and drop-offs, due to the unpredictable nature of dogs, we cannot assume liability for your […]

Dog Accessories





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As the mother of an 11-month-old, I’ve been reading more and more about child psychology and development; and, as I do so, I cannot help but draw conclusions about the ways in which many of the theories around this evolving field of research are applicable to me in my job […]

“Rough and Tumble Rats” (and Dogs)


Predatory drift among dogs occurs when the energy level of play becomes overly heightened and morphs or “drifts” into something more predatory.  Typically, there are two factors that lead dogs to be aggressive: anxiety or arousal.  Predatory drift hinges on the latter. Usually this sort of maladaptive behavior is first […]

Predatory Drift: How Un-tempered Arousal Can Lead to Aggression