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A Typical Day for a Camper

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We’re often asked what dogs do all day at camp for training.

Here's what a typical day looks like for our campers!

Breakfast:  Dogs are fed separately, so that there’s no ‘competition’ for food.

 

Rest time:  Some quiet rest time after eating – to digest, before going back out.

Training time: For a majority of our campers, there is a morning training session to learn new skills or to perfect skills learned on previous days.

Playtime:  Indoor and out – as each dog prefers, and according to the weather. This also includes off-site excursions for advanced training in public places with tons of distractions.

Lunch time:  For those dogs who eat lunch.

Playtime and Cuddle Time (again):  Indoor and out – as each dog prefers. Some campers like to take this as sunbathing or napping time, which is fine by us!

Training time (again): For training campers, training occurs all day in a fun and positive way! In-home, in-yard and public outings are all integrated into the day for maximum learning and enrichment.

More Playtime:  This goes on through the afternoon, until feeding time.

Dinner:  This is done in the evening, and once again, campers are fed separately for safety and for healthy benefits.

Rest time:  Some quiet rest time after eating again – to digest, before going back out for potty and playtime.

Pets and Cuddle Time: This is to wind down for bedtime. 

Bed time:  Dogs go into their various rooms or separate areas, and it’s bedtime and lights out. At this point we have a group of happy and tired dogs, who need their sleep. They’ll be at it again the next day!

The owner or staff members are always on the property overnight.

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At camp, we start our days bright and early!  Dogs wake up around 7am or 8am and are outside for outdoor potty time and playtime. If certain dogs want to go back inside to rest or sleep more, they’re welcome to do so!

Outdoor time is always weather dependent. If it’s very cold, or very hot, there’s indoor playtime to cool off or warm up – but there is still playtime. Some dogs enjoy more time outdoors than others, and as a result, some of our human carers are often inside playing with certain dogs, while others are outside playing with the dogs who prefer the outdoors.

Usually new campers arrive in the first half of the day so mornings typically have a gradual introduction to integrate the new arrivals into the pack.

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