|* All dogs over 6 months of age must be spayed or neutered.
* Dogs must be in good health and free from parasites.
* Reservations are required for daycare and boarding.
* Dogs must be current on vaccinations per your Veterinarian's
protocols based on your dog or puppy's age.
* This includes: Rabies; Distemper/Parvo;
and Bordetella ("Kennel Cough").
Note: Bordatella must be updated every 6 months.
* All vaccination records must be on file at Club Canine.
You may bring them in, or have your Vet fax them to us
directly at: (317) 569-1391.
* A completed registration form, AND a completed contract
must also be on file at Club Canine. These forms are
available for download for your convenience, and may be brought
in at the time of your dog's scheduled evaluation.
* Dogs must be evaluated for behavior standards prior to
participating in daycare. Initial evaluations are done by
appointment only, and generally last between 15 and 20 minutes.
Initial evaluations are usually done in the evening after
daycare (around 7 pm), or occasionally in the mornings
before other dogs start arriving. Either way, dogs are observed
and evaluated very closely on their first day to make
sure they're adapting well to this environment.
* Please note that not all dogs are temperamentally suited
for daycare. Dogs who are aggressive towards other dogs
will not be permitted at Club Canine. Other behavioral issues will
be assessed on a case-by-case basis by Club Canine's owner,
who is also a Trainer and Applied Canine Behavior Specialist.
* Positive reinforcement methods are used at Club Canine.
This means that dogs will NOT be
physically corrected for misbehavior.
* "Time-Outs" are a method frequently used to help teach dogs
proper manners (although they're not generally as useful for
stopping unwanted barking as other methods). Time-Outs may
involve placing the dog in a giant crate for up to 5 minutes,
or sometimes tethering the dog to a Club Canine staff member.
This is done to teach the dog that poor behavior
choices lead to a temporary loss of play privileges.
* This topic deserves it's own heading, because it's such a
common problem in this kind of environment. Dogs bark. We
know this, and we don't worry about occasional barks while
playing. The reason we must limit excessive barking, though
(aside from keeping the staff from losing their minds and hearing!),
is because barking leads to increased arousal levels, which
can be very stressful on some dogs. (We also don't want
dogs to learn to bark more at home!)
Our usual method of stopping barking is to use water spray
bottles, along with the command "quiet". We then always praise
the dog with "good quiet" immediately when he stops barking.
* Parents are given daily updates, and will always be notified of
any ongoing behavior concerns. We're also always happy to
discuss any of our methods or offer tips, so please feel free to
ask us about any questions or concerns you may have!