At 8:30 am, we do a special introduction for new dogs. After all introductions have been made, the dogs are allowed to begin their day of play! Once all this has occurred and the dogs are in their assigned play groups, we do not allow for late drop-offs to enter the groups. This is for the safety of all the dogs and staff members, as it can be very stressful and chaotic when a single dog enters an entire group of dogs.
The rest of their day will go like this:
(On cold and/or wet days, we may alter our normal daily routine to give the dogs as much outside play time as possible.)
Nap-time & Treats (& breakfast if supplied)
Nap-time & Treats (& lunch if supplied)
All pooped out pups are crated while they wait for their turn to go home
To keep all of our dogs healthy, please remember that if your dog is not feeling well, is coughing, throwing up or has diarrhea, please let us know and we ask that you keep your dog out of daycare until he/she is better!
Our Daycare Staff
Here at The Yellow Dog’s Barn our main goal is to create a safe, happy, and beneficial play environment for all dogs. For this reason, we have added more staff members to our daycare play yards. These staff members will focus on training the dogs to play appropriately in a group setting, and will communicate with our other staff members to make sure that each dog’s specific needs are being met.
While many dogs thrive in a daycare environment, there are also many that struggle due to lack of communication skills, nervousness, excess energy, natural herding instincts, etc. We want to ensure we are doing everything we can to set each dog up for success while they are in our care. Our staff trainers will observe play styles, body language and communication skills between dogs, and then use positive reinforcement methods to redirect or teach alternate behaviors.
If we are actively working on a dog’s behavior, owners will be given feedback regarding what behaviors we are observing in their dogs, and will be encouraged to reinforce our training methods at home when applicable. We feel that this additional focus on the dog’s behavior will create a better daycare environment for all the dogs in our care.
As of January 1, 2023 (prices are subject to change)
1st Dog $35 2nd Dog $32
1st Dog $170 2nd Dog $155
1st Dog $330 2nd Dog $300
1st Dog $640 2nd Dog $580
1st Dog $27 2nd Dog $25
1st Dog $130 2nd Dog $120
1st Dog $250 2nd Dog $230
1st Dog $480 2nd Dog $440
Stuffed Kong Treats
Add a delicious Kong to your dog’s day! Sign up for daily Kong treats, or request one as an occasional special snack for your pup. Choose from 3 dog tested and approved recipes, only $4 each.
Fiber Crunch – Oatmeal, pumpkin, honey, with a cottage cheese topper
Monster Mash – Sweet potato, green beans, blueberries, with a peanut butter topper
Meat Lovers – Canned food, carrots, applesauce with a Greek yogurt topper
All dogs are required to have a reservation to attend. Reservations must be made at least 12 hours in advance. Unfortunately, dogs that arrive with no reservation or arrive after 8:30am will be turned away.
- Daycare hours of operation are from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm Mon-Fri.
- Drop off: 6:30 am – 8:30 am.
- Full day pick-up: 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm (please let us know if you would like to pick-up before 2:30 pm).
- Half day pick-up: Between 12:00 – 12:30 pm.
- Dogs not picked up before 6:30 pm will be charged $20 for the 1st 15 min late and $20 for every 10 min after.