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Day Camp

What if sending your pup to day camp could...
Improve their behavior, deepen your relationship, + develop skills which help them thrive?

At Masters Of Mischief Canine Social Club, our goal is to enhance your dog’s quality of life through behavioral wellness. Our day camp is a customized experience where activities are designed to address your pup’s specific needs.From our environment, to our custom equipment, and programing, everything was created from the canine point of view to encourage and facilitate positive behavioral outcomes.

To accomplish this, we leverage the benefits of enrichment; an opportunity wherein a dog is provided access to a thoughtfully, carefully, and strategically designed environment which allows them to behave in a species-normal manner.

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Small Curated Playgroups

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Clean, Safe Environment

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Positive Reinforcement Methods

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Naturally Stimulating Environment

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Highly Trained Fluff Butt Loving Counsellors

A Structured Day Camp for Dogs (H2)

Each counsellor is assigned a maximum of 10 dogs. After reviewing each dog’s profile + notes, they design a curriculum for the day. Every 20-30 minutes, counsellor rotate activities to prevent overstimulated play (which can lead to behavioural issues at home or fights.)

These activities include:

Group Play:

Our play room never looks the same 2 days in a row. With equipment designed to be moved and used in different ways, counsellors are able to create new challenges designed for each dog’s skill level. Counsellors are actively reinforcing pups for making good choices such as polite play, taking breaks, etc.

Mental Stimulation:

From offering nice sits at doorways to settling when hanging out with a human, pups are engaged in real life scenarios, developing critical skills so they can thrive in their life with you. Other mental stimulation might include learning new tricks, field trips, etc.engaged in real life scenarios, developing critical skills so they can thrive in their life with you. Other mental stimulation might include learning new tricks, field trips, etc.

Scent Work:

This perfect activity combines mental stimulation with the fulfillment of instinctual needs, helping to reduce stress levels.Each day, different animal, aromatherapy, and food odors are added to our play rooms. During scent work, counsellors design different challenges where pups sniff out food + various surprises.

Naps:

Sleep is a critical element for behavioral wellness. Our nap rooms have improved sound prevention + individual kennels with privacy barriers. White noise and bio-feedback enhanced classical music is played to further assist pups in getting good ZZZZZZ’s.

Socialization

For pups under the age of 5.5 months, this activity focuses on creating positive associations with various sounds, objects, experiences,people, etc. For older pups, the focus is on keeping established skills polished. Counsellors are on hand to reward brave choices or to provide light behavioral modification.

Canine Enrichment Experiences (H2)

Canine enrichment is any intervention or arrangement of condition in a dog’s environment which influences positive behavior changes. Elements should be drawn from an understanding that dogs have a whole body and all senses have the potential to engage a dog fully and deeply into the experience of their life, creating a degree of joy and satisfaction which is easily observed and measured.

Environment changes not only encompass physical space, but also mental, emotional, and social space. Enrichment is vital because it stems from an understanding of a dog’s whole, lived experience, and thus has the power to improve their lives.

Key Enrichment Elements
Sensory Experiences
Pups are offered different stimuli engaging all 5 senses, ensuring better habituation and ability to acclimate to change. Our sensory forest exposes pups to a variety of smells and sounds; from pine trees, to animal musk, to pebble paths, or uneven surfaces.
Human Relationships
Pups are offered different stimuli engaging all 5 senses, ensuring better habituation and ability to acclimate to change. Our sensory forest exposes pups to a variety of smells and sounds; from pine trees, to animal musk, to pebble paths, or uneven surfaces.
Physical Handling
Continued practice of handling skills needed for grooming, vet visits, etc. provides pups with successful experiences needed to be happy, healthy members of society.
Continued Behaviour
Pups are provided with opportunities which enhance conditioning to their environment, such as waiting for pups to offer a sit instead of running through a doorway. Training is designed to prepare the dog to thrive while undertaking daily tasks like sitting outside a doorway to the house while cars drive by, birds sing, and other dogs patrol nearby yards.
Social Groups
Our counsellors mindfully create play groups with those who will stabilize and bring out the best in each other. Pups are carefully monitored to proactively prevent issues, instead of waiting for a fight to break out. At its best, dogs learn proper play, impulse control, and cooperation.
Rest
We are all at our best with some sleep under our belts. Pups are the same. Younger pups nap in our Suite of Dreams, where each kennel limits sensory stimulation with the use of visual blocks, classical music + white noise. Pups are monitored remotely via camera. For pups new to kenneling, Counsellors use positive reinforcement techniques to help acclimate pups.
Food
Throughout the day, counsellors routinely toss or hide tasty snacks for pups to find engaging olfactory and problem solving skills.
Habitats
Each playspace features different enrichment elements designed from the needs perspective of a dog. Counsellors are able to change each space’s configuration + equipment ensuring that no 2 adventures are ever the same.
Our counsellors receive extensive hands-on-training teaching them how to view life + issues from a canine perspective, understanding how their diets, environments, social groups and objects affect their behavioral wellness. Training matters because what sometimes looks like playful behavior is typically the opposite. Knowing the difference allows early intervention when issues arise, ensuring a continued positive experience for your pup.

Puppy Day Campers (H2)

(Under 5.5 months of age)

Puppies are not developmentally ready for the advanced, stimulating daycare environment offered for adult dogs. Lacking the skills required to handle daycare stress, even more stress is created by pup (which releases adrenaline and cortisol.) Through their critical socialization periods, puppies begin to associate typical experiences and inter- action, such as playing with other dogs or humans with requiring high levels of stress primining the development of reactivity, fear, and aggression behavior issues during adulthood.
Our puppy day camp program features a curriculum of experiences, socialization requirements, and learning oppor- tunities tailored to their unique needs. Puppies interact in the playrooms utilizing equipment designed for their needs, physical and developmental. Counsellors take puppy’s age and behavioral wellness needs into consideration to deliv- er exercises which set pup up for developmental success.

Their daily schedule revolves around potty training, crate training, development of independence + confidence, phys- ical handling exercises, group play, and socialization (such as novel objects, people, house manners.) Pups are rein- forced for making good decisions during play and offering desired life skills such as offering a “sit” to receive atten- tion, refraining from stealing items etc. Pups learn to think for themselves which in turn builds better relationships with their humans + doggy friends.

Commitment to Safety (H3)

The American Veterinary Association recommends that a priority should be placed on socializing pups vs. concerns pertaining to vaccination status as when this window is closed, there is no reopening it.

To diminish any health risk to young pups, we double clean any area where they are about to play with natural-based kennel disinfectent products. We also limit their exposure to adult dogs who can be disease carriers. Furthermore, we use artifical turf designed for canines which limits the impact of jumping + running on their growing joints. Pups experience improved grip as they run and explore with their new friends.

Getting Started (H2)

We are excited to welcome you and your pup to the Mischief Family. Here’s how to get started with us.

Book Playgroup Compatibility Evaluation

An evaluation is performed on every prospective daycamp client, to best understand your objectives for your dog’s day camp experience and to determine if pup is compatible with the daycare experience. Day care isn’t the best option for every dog. Regardless of their temperament at home, park, or even another day care, what matters most is how your pup reacts to our setting and playgroups. Dogs are evaluated individually for appropriateness (body language indicating that participation is enjoyed, not just tolerated.) We screen dogs for behavioral issues such as guarding, handling issues, aggressive or rude play, dog-dog aggression, etc.

How To Schedule
  • Create an account on our client portal

  • Click ‘book’

  • Select ‘day camp’

  • Choose a date which works for you (we are only able to perform 2 new dog evaluations per day.

    If there is any issue with your chosen date, we’ll reach out immediately.)

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