Canine Enrichment Program

The Breakfast Club

Canine Enrichment Program

Physical exercise isn’t the only way to satisfy a dog’s needs. If you really want to tire out your dog, you need to enrich both their body and mind at the same time.

We have developed this program for dogs that are having a difficult time in our play groups or for those what would prefer an enrichment day full of fun and learning. The dogs are out with our head trainer or assistants 5-6 times during the day for enrichment sessions.  Some are play, some are working on various life skills and brain games.  Making sure the dogs have a great time and look forward to coming is also very important to us. This program will help us meet each dog’s individual needs. The dogs will be exposed to different activities that will work both their mental and physical energy allowing them to learn and practice desired behaviors successfully.

This program will be offered Monday through Friday from 9:00 – 4:30. Dog can be dropped off as early as 7:00am and picked up as late as 7:30pm but the program runs from 9:00am -4:30pm

Reservations are required: text 207-370-4858

$50.00 per day

email Rebeccah with questions: bex@happytailsportland.com

Meet the trainer: Rebeccah also owns Power Up K9 which is located inside the Happy Tails Training Facility.

A note about we are not; we are not a day train program.  While we do lots of training foundation skills during their enrichment session, we are still daycare. If you are looking for a training program please contact Rebeccah for assistance in finding the one that is right for your dog.

Dogs in the enrichment program will NOT go into any playgroups.  Our program is about dog & handler enrichment.

WHAT DOES THE DAY IN TBC LOOK LIKE?

The day for our Breakfast Club will look a bit different than that of our regular daycare program. By following a more structured schedule, we are able to provide more opportunities for success through predictability. Each day will vary but the following is a glimpse into some of the options we have each day;

Potty and Play

It’s important to get some energy out early in the day so that they can then have the ability to be calm and more focused when they start their work sessions. We’ll play ball, tug, find it, body awareness games, and perhaps one on one time with another dog.

Enrichment Games

During this time dogs will be worked with individually on impulse control and confidence-building games like obstacle courses, balance, fetch, tricks, recall games, find it games and more. Our experienced trainer will work one on one with your dog to engage their brain not just their body.  Mentally enrichment is as important as the physical part.  We also are fortunate to have a head trainer with dog sports experience.  Each month Rebeccah does a “sport of the month” and all dogs get to try their paw it something new.

 

Chill Time

One of the skills that we find valuable is the ability for a dog to relax in our kennel area. During this time dogs will be offered their lunch (if it is something you usually provide) and be expected to settle quietly in their crate/kennel.

As new games and skills are introduced to your dog you will be provided with information on how you can support the games at home.You will receive an invite to our facebook group specifically for dogs in our various training programs. This is where you’ll find a journal of your dog’s weekly activities in TBC as well as training videos and fun pictures! If at any time you would like to set up some time to work with our trainer and your dog, please let us know.