Play Areas and How We Separate Dogs in Our Pack

A question we’re often asked, especially by owners of smaller dogs, is ‘do you separate dogs based on size?’.  The short answer is: yes.  We separate dogs based on a number of factors, size being one of them.  We also separate by temperament, age, play-style, and “proclivity”; by “proclivity” I mean that some dogs naturally gravitate towards certain members of their pack and away from others.  I liken it to children at school, or adults at a dinner party – we’re drawn and attracted to certain members of our species, sometimes for reasons that are obvious and other times almost energetically and inexplicably.

Based on these factors, we will separate dogs as needed in one of five separate “play pens”.  The inside of our daycare has three separate play areas.   We also have a 2,500 square foot outdoor play space that is sectioned off equally into two separate play areas.  ForeverLawn’s patented K9 Grass ( is installed on one side of the yard; the other side is covered in pea pebbles.  Both sections are disinfected daily through the use of a wysiwash device (

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