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Dog Daycare

Releasing the wild

Today’s dog is a domesticated version of its ancestor, the gray wolf. It is driven to seek out its kind and hone the social skills necessary to coexist and contribute to the success of its species.

And, although there is no need for your dog to hunt to survive, it still has the restlessness that comes with thousands of years of roaming the forest in search of food.

Restlessness, born of the hunting instinct, is satisfied by barking, chasing, dodging, and wrestling. Often, this restlessness can manifest in the destruction of your home or yard.

Our daycare is here to change that behavior. 

Why Choose Taming the Wild for Daycare?

Daycare at Taming the Wild provides your dog the ability to hone vital social skills by allowing it to adapt to an ever-changing pack structure. This will equip your dog with the capacity to engage unfamiliar dogs in a variety of settings such as dog parks, your relatives' homes, and veterinary clinics, in a natural, harmonious fashion.

Daycare is conducted in our indoor and outdoor play areas under the close supervision of our staff, who are hand-picked and have undergone extensive training with Kira and Bryan.  

Would you like to incorporate obedience training with daycare? Check out our day-training

Do yourself and your dog a favor: let it be a wolf from time to time at Taming the Wild's daycare.   

 

Ready for your dog to join the fun? take the first step by filling out our group play application!

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Costs associated with daycare:

 

$25 - per day

$200 - package of 10 days

$360 - package of 20 days

$480 - package of 30 days

$20 - bath

$12 - nail trim


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Need a Ride?

Taming the Wild offers a FREE shuttle service to pick up and drop off your dog.

To learn more, visit our Shuttle Service page.


 

 

Common Questions:

What is DOG DAYCARE?

Dog daycare is an environment where dogs are dropped off for the day to play with other dogs in a fun, safe, well-supervised and clean environment. They do not spend the night. Daycare has many benefits including:

  • Provides regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight
  • Relieves boredom, separation anxiety, and destructive behavior at home
  • Improves socialization with dogs and people
  • Enhances quality of life

What do the dogs do during the day?

The dogs are separated based on size, temperament, and activity level. They are placed in indoor, climate controlled areas or outdoor play areas (weather permitting) where they are able to socialize and play with other dogs and also get attention from the daycare attendants. There are cots available in the play areas for dogs to take naps on when they get tired of playing. There is always fresh water available in all areas of the daycare spaces.

Do I need to make a reservation?

A reservation for daycare is not necessary. However, if you are interested in taking advantage of our FREE shuttle to pick up or drop off, you will need to make reservations in advance by calling 901-848-2373, option 2.

Should I feed my dog before sending him / her to daycare?

It is best for your dog to have at least an hour and a half to digest before coming in for a day of playing.

Do you offer baths, nail trims and grooming services?

We offer baths and nail trims, but we do not currently offer full salon grooming.

At what age is my dog eligible for daycare?

Dogs are eligible for daycare at 4 months. 

What vaccinations are required for daycare?

Dogs must be current on their Rabies, Bordetella and Distemper vaccinations. We require proof of those vaccinations before the dogs are allowed in our kennel / daycare areas.

Does my dog need to be spayed or neutered before they are allowed to come for daycare?

No.

Do dogs ever get hurt in daycare?

Although we do our best to minimize any injury to your dog during normal play, dogs have jaws, paws and claws and they use those during play. It is possible for a dog to get small scratches and nicks. Although rare, it is possible for more serious injuries to occur.

Why is my dog SO tired when he / she comes home?

Because the dogs play for most of the day, they are naturally tired at the end of the day! Most of our customers see this as the main benefit of sending their dog to daycare. If you feel that your dog is too tired, you may want to send them one fewer day per week. Most dogs do not need to come to daycare every day to reap the benefits!

Why is my dog thirsty when he / she comes home?

Although fresh water is available in all the play areas, playing and barking all day is just like a workout for humans!  Plus, newcomers are often so distracted with all of the play, they literally forget to drink! Your dog may just need an extra drink or two after getting home and settling down to help rehydrate. 

My dog’s paw pads seem very sore? What happened?

Do you remember the first time you played in the concrete pool after a long winter and the skin on the bottom of your toes rubbed a bit raw? A very similar thing happens to dogs’ paw pads when they aren’t used to playing on concrete for long periods of time. As they come to daycare more often, they will build stronger pads.

Why do the dogs play on concrete?

All play surfaces are concrete because you can thoroughly clean and disinfect concrete whereas, you can’t do the same to grass. Your dog’s health and safety is our number one concern.

Does my dog need to be on a leash when arriving or leaving Taming the Wild?

Yes! All dogs are required to be on a leash at all times when coming or going. This is for the safety of your dog. This will also keep our lobby environment calm and running smoothly. Remember, not all dogs that come to Taming the Wild are dog-friendly. 

What are the hours for pick up and drop off?

We are open 7 days a week from 7AM - 7PM. You may pick up / drop off your dog anytime we are open.

Can I tour the facility?

Yes! Please, do! At Taming the Wild, you never have to make an appointment to come in for a tour. Drop by any time we are open and take a tour. We are proud to show you our facility!

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