Day Care – Full Day
Please note: bookings may be made only after you have had a consultation and been added to Barkney Wick’s client list. All bookings must be made 5 days in advance of the date of service. Bookings at shorter notice than this will require pre-approval from the team directly via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A full day of care including two guided group walks in and around Hackney Wick in the morning and afternoon (no more than four dogs at a time). The rest of their day will be spent playing and training in the security of our tranquil centre.
Drop off from 8am and collection from 5pm – Monday – Friday (please note we are not open on Bank Holidays)
What their day will look like:
With drop offs from 8am, your pup’s first group walk will start at approximately 10am. Walks will be kept to a maximum of four dogs per human, all of which will be suitably grouped. Breed, energy levels and age will all be considered when grouping dogs for their walk.
After their morning walk it will be back to the centre for some much-needed chill time, introducing calming stimulus such as thinking and decision-making games, positively enforcing and re-enforcing good behaviours.
After enrichment games, afternoons will be feeding time for those pups requiring a lunchtime meal. Although we are a plant-based centre we of course understand that not all dogs share the same diet. Therefore, we have a separate fridge in the centre’s kitchen to avoid cross contamination with the Barkney Wick café. To avoid sickness or GDV we will also allow at least a 2hour respite after feeding before their second outing, during which time they are most likely to take some time out and catch up on some ZZZs. With dogs typically sleeping up to 18 hours a day, a resting schedule will be very much a part of their routine.
The second walk will take place mid-afternoon after this rest time. Close to both Victoria park and the Olympic park we are fortunate enough to be able to alternate their morning and afternoon walks so that each outing brings about new and different stimulus. We have spent a great deal of time and effort working on the day-care to create “time-out” zones and safe spaces as well as interactive and engaging recreational areas. Time-out and safe spaces help to maintain a calm environment and to avoid any possible conflict.
Collection is from 17:00 (drop-offs can also be organised with the team).