A Day In The Daycare
What do the dogs get up to?
Get an insight into a dog's regular day at BRIXTON Paws & Pause, see their routine and what they get up to with their fur friends.
All of the dogs start to slowly arrive between 8am and 10am. They get greeted by the Gate by one of our Staff and we make sure to have a small catch up with their Pawrents to see how they have been doing and if there is anything important that we should know about.
Drop Offs & Greetings
This is a time of great excitement as the pups greet their daycare friends. Our structure of regular dogs and staff on consistent days ensures that your pup will always have some familiar faces to look forward to seeing and will be able to build trust and bond with their daycare humans!
As soon as all of the dogs have arrived and had plenty of time to settle in and greet each other, we take them outside and make sure they get some exercise and have lots of space to run around.
1st Outside Time
This is the time to work off some of that morning excitement and energy which leaves the dogs feeling much more calm and comfortable.
After we take them back inside from their first time out, the dogs know that it is time for Enrichment and will happily watch and wait while it is being prepared. They get to use their senses and sniff out treats. This is a very healthy way to satisfy some of their natural instincts and needs and nurture their mental wellbeing.
Lunch & Enrichment
Some of the dogs will have brought their own lunches into daycare. This will be given to them in a separate quiet area so they can safely enjoy their yummy homemade meal!
Halfway through the day the dogs get to go outside again. The second time is usually a lot calmer as the dogs have already spent a lot of their energy playing and running beforehand.
2nd Outside Time
This time will usually be spent leisurely exploring the outdoors, sniffing lots and lounging in the sun or shade.
Before the end of the day everyone tends to quiet down and finds the most comfortable spot to settle down and rest. During this time, we remove any play-focused toys such as balls and ropes and bring out the little things your pup loves, such as their favourite chews or types of beds to encourage relaxation before they head home.
Naps & Pick Ups
Eventually the dogs will begin being picked up by their Pawrents. A member of our staff will give feedback on how their dog's day has been and then it's time to head on home.