Keeping in mind the level of fitness and capabilities of each guest, a variety of games and toys are at hand to keep them occupied. Different games are played each day.
Mental stimulation plays just as vital a role to ensure a healthy, happy hound, as does physical stimulation. Our program includes a variety of mental stimulation games. Generally most of these are done with a very small group or individually. We rotate games during the day, and not all games are played each day. Sessions are kept short and fun.
All guests receive an abundance of cuddles and individual attention whilst out and about playing, doing mental enrichment or relaxing in their own suite. During rest times, guests may take turns in spending time with us wherever we are working in the Lodge. We strongly believe in the importance of cuddles, love and praise daily, after all, we receive as much from your pups as they receive from us!
We believe in emotional enrichment for our guests as well as our valued pet parents! Therefore, daily updates will be sent via email, text, WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger with photos, to keep you updated on all the holiday adventures your fur kids get up to while you are away!
With your permission, and where possible, we endeavour to socialise your fur kids with other suitable and likeminded doggy friends. Our core value being ‘to care’ implies that it is imperative all pets feel and are safe at all times whilst in our care. To ensure we achieve this, doggies will only socialise at our discretion. Therefore, direct socialisation with other doggies is not guaranteed.
We will accept intact male dogs, however, hormonal influences can lead to a shift in social dynamics within groups. Therefore, un-sterilised boys will most likely not be able to socialise with other dogs whilst in our care. We cannot accept un-sterilised female dogs at least 30 days before, during, or 30 days after a heat cycle due to the impact it has on the group dynamics, and consequently the safety of the specific dog and other guests. Any female dog which appears to be going into season will have to be collected immediately, not only for her safety, but that of all the other guests.