Advanced warning that we will be closed for the following:
Monday 14th November 2022 - Sunday 20th November 2022
Christmas Day & Boxing Day, reopening Tuesday 27th December 2022
Monday 9th January 2023 - Sunday 15th January 2023
Why not join us for a day full of fun where your dog can make friends, play and come home happy and tired?!
We have now extended our hours to make doggy daycare even more accessible. Our new hours are:
Drop off between 7:30am - 11am
Collect between 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Our daily daycare charge is £18 (inc. VAT) making it an affordable way to give your friend all of the enrichment they need!
Why use Haleswood for your daycare needs?
Your dog will have multiple exercise sessions throughout the day, however unlike some daycare centres we give your dogs chance to rest and chill between sessions in their own, private rooms where they can get a quick nap in peace and quiet before going out for their next play. This ensures your dog doesn't get overtired or grumpy and agitated. They still get plenty of exercise but we balance this out by giving them the time to recharge.
We carefully assess all dogs before they are introduced to others to ensure there is no sign of aggression or dominant behaviour. This also allows us the chance to get to know your dog 1:1 before they charge off with their new buddies to play! It's important we get to know your dog, their likes and dislikes and play tendencies so we can match them with other suitable dogs and ensure that play remains safe and fun.
We don't cram as many dogs into a group as possible which means they won't be bouncing all over one another, vying for space. If we have lots of social dogs in, we will split them into smaller and more manageable groups (especially if we have some very young or older dogs in).
Our exercise areas are safe and secure so your dogs can run free and off lead which they may not always be able to do in public spaces. We have a natural grass surface to prevent sore paws with small areas of hardstanding so your dog can run around as fast as they wish without worrying about sharp stones! We provide lots of enrichment including access to plenty of toys, balls, paddling pools during warmer weather and small jumps suitable for all ages that your dogs can enjoy without causing damage to their legs.
We actively encourage your dogs to learn through play and basic training but we don't force any training upon your dog, they naturally learn a better recall through interactions with us and good manners through gentle, ongoing encouragement.
Because we also offer boarding services, daycare can be a great way to prepare your dog for sleepovers when you go away on holiday. They get to know us and our routine so when it comes to leaving them for a longer period of time, they are already happy and settled because they are in familiar surroundings that they associate with positive experiences.
What are the benefits of daycare?
Doggy daycare gives your dog the chance to be independent of their humans and grow in confidence. It gives them the opportunity to meet and socialise with a wide variety of other types of dogs that they may not be able to do in their normal everyday lives. Dogs who haven't had much socialisation benefit greatly from learning to play with others whilst also learning how to be around other dogs. More mature, sensible pooches will always show younger dogs how to behave and they learn manners through natural play and interaction both with us and their friends.
Some dogs struggle with separation anxiety when they are away from their family. Daycare means they will have the time away from you that they need to build their confidence in themselves and playing with other dogs is a natural stress reliever that helps with their anxiety and worries in the long run. They will come home to you with a happy and tired mind after releasing all of those lovely endorphins!
There are so many great benefits to bringing your dog for some daycare sessions and they will certainly thank you for it!