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Group Doggy Daycare
You shouldn’t be bored during the day and neither should your dog. Just like people, dogs need high levels of activity and interaction with others to stay happy and healthy.
Here at Karnik on Black, we recognize this important part of pet-hood and offer superior day care facilities that provide a fun-filled day for dogs. Whether your dog likes to play fetch with tennis balls, wade in swimming pools on hot days, or maneuver through our playground equipment, there’s something here for everyone! Not only do we specialize in making playtime fun, but we specialize in tummy rubs and back scratches, too!
EXERCISE & SOCIALIZATION
It’s absolutely fundamental that our furry family members get regular exercise as well as safe and routine exposure to social environments. This can be very successfully achieved through our monitored doggy day care sessions here at Karnik On Black.
PET SAFETY EDUCATION
Our staff are trained and certified via our extensive online training portal, Karnik University. Take comfort in knowing your pets are in very good hands, with safety standards and protocols in place.
A GREAT SOLUTION FOR BUSY OWNERS
Oftentimes we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday work and school schedules. This can leave our loved ones feeling alone and us feeling guilty. Keep your pets happy and engaged in our excellent doggy day care program, fit for a king (or queen!).
No obligations. Schedule a doggy daycare evaluation today!
Keep an eye on your pooch throughout our entire facility! You’ll receive exclusive camera access to our doggy daycare areas, indoor and outdoor, as well as the rest of our facility. If your pet is staying in one of our luxurious suites, you’ll have private access to just that suite, so you can keep an eye on them while you’re enjoying your time away from home. If your pet is already staying with us and you didn’t get access, just message us here.
To further customize your pet’s stay, we offer both Individual Doggy Day Care (K9 Fit Klub) and Group Play (Doggy Daycare) options. Group Play is for those dogs that enjoy the company of other dogs, while Individual Doggy Day care is for the dogs who might prefer the company of one of our loving staff members instead.
So if your dog is misbehaving or wiling away the hours laying around the house, then it’s time to sign them up for some serious fun with friends! Call us today to schedule a group play assessment (G.P.A.) over the phone or fill out our doggy day care enrollment form and we’ll call you back during normal business hours to set one up.
We have spacious indoor and outdoor doggy day care play yards at our new Waterville, Ohio facility near the Shops at Fallen Timbers, so rain or shine, it’s always play time!
Vaccinations are required for all daycare programs and are as follows:
- – DHLPP
- – Bordetella
- – Rabies
- – Negative Fecal Exam
- – H3N2 and H3N8 Canine Influenza (Now Required)
- – DHLPP
Striving for FURRY Fitness
Individual Daycare (K9 Fit Klub)
K9 Fit Klub is our answer for dogs that may not be a good fit for traditional group play. We believe that fitness is such an important aspect of every dog’s health, and so every dog deserves daily activity that will prolong and enrich their lives. Individual daycare is also the perfect solution for dogs that are too high energy and too much of a disruption in the pack. With K9 Fit Klub, every dog gets the opportunity to run around and play!
Why Karnik On Black is Different
Group Play Assessment (G.P.A.)
When it comes to assessing a dog’s behavior to determine whether or not they’re fit for group play, there are a lot of variables that come into “play”. Some of which include the dog’s temperament, the other dogs’ temperaments, the environment, and the pack leaders (staff in charge of maintaining safe play), just to name a few.
For example, certain herding breeds are more prone to try to control the pack and assert their dominance, like the Australian Cattle Dog. This can sometimes lead to tension in the pack with other dogs that are less submissive. It is up to our extensively trained staff to observe and interpret the signals that could lead to an altercation. This way a fight can be prevented altogether through actionable and timely measures.
An example of an environmental trigger would be outside distractions, such as cars and/or pedestrian traffic in a parking lot. Are the dogs able to see through the perimeter fencing to the parking lot and get the rest of the pack riled up through unnecessary and aggressive barking? Another example might be certain toys in the play area that might set off a toy-aggressive dog. These are all circumstantial factors when it comes to gauging whether or not a dog is ready for group play. There are many factors that could make or break a dog’s first behavioral assessment and this is what lead us to creating our Group Play Assessment (G.P.A.) program.
With the G.P.A. program, your dog’s behavior is observed over the course of three days. We slowly introduce them to the rest of the pack and our other pack leaders. After we’re comfortable with that, certain environmental triggers might slowly be introduced to assess their behavior. This way we get a much better understanding of your dog’s behavior, so we can keep all of the dogs in our care, as well as our staff, safe.