Getting Started with Daycare

Eligibility
All non-aggressive dogs are welcome at Dog-Gone Fun.  We evaluate your dog and place him in a playgroup that best suits his energy level, size and play style.  See our Rules page for specific health regulations.

The Interview/Evaluation
The first day of daycare is free. We call it a evaluation day. We discuss his past history and social skills and discuss any concerns you may have. We slowly integrate your dog into an appropriate playgroup and evaluate his behavior for future daycare and boarding. We take a limited number of new dogs a day.

Please call us at 336-993-2178 to set up a day for an evaluation.  Evaluation days are Monday – Friday. For the evaluation, please come prepared with a completed Client Information form and  DGF Standard Agreement (click to download).

Behavior
Our staff is very knowledgeable about dog behavior.  To ensure a safe and controlled environment there are rules that are enforced among the dogs.     Screen Shot 2012-12-27 at 4.35.35 PM
We periodically disrupt intense play sessions among the dogs.  Like children, dogs can get out of hand. The playgroups are always directly supervised. We are knowledgeable in crowd-control.  Any dog who shows aggressive or inappropriate behavior loses play privileges with a short time-out. This entails being with a staff member on lead, or spending time in an enclosure until he exhibits calm behavior. There is no physical punishment at Dog-Gone Fun.

We also promote the philosophy of “Nothing in Life is Free” Dogs must sit patiently to go through gates and for individual attention.  This helps us maintain our leader status.  We hope that owners will continue this practice at home also.

Safety and Injuries   
Dog-Gone Fun is a safe  and supervised environment for your dog to play and socialize.  Even in the safest environments accidents can happen.  Your dog will be more physically active than he is at home.  This increases the chance of cuts, scrapes and sprains caused by activity.  If your dog suffers any “playground injury” we will notify you immediately.