We operate from an excellent, heated, indoor facility at Unit 7, Butterstream Business Park in Clane (just across the road from the Hospital) with lots of space and play areas for your doggies.
Coleen’s Doggie Daycare Assessment
Once we have received your completed application form, the next step in the process is to set up an appointment for your dog to come in for a daycare temperament assessment with one of our training team. The assessment will take about 2 -3 hours and during that time we will work with your dog on handling exercises, assess the level of basic manners they know, (sit, stay, on lead greetings, recall) introduce them on lead and off lead to other dogs so we can take a measurement of their reaction and play style with other dogs. Once no red flags are raised during this process, we will then introduce them to a small group of handpicked dogs and observe their body language and level of comfort within the group.
Assessments are mandatory for all dogs over 6 months of age or over, regardless of breed, or if they have attended another daycare and we ask that you read carefully through our daycare terms and conditions before you book your assessment. Please note these assessments cost €30 per dog.
Dogs, like us humans, all have their own personality and with that in mind, we ask that you do not feel disappointed if your dog should fail their assessment for daycare. Not all dogs are happy being in a group of dogs. This does not make them a “bad” dog, or unsocial but it means that at this moment in time daycare may not be in your dog’s best interest from a behavioural point of view or their comfort level.
Why use our daycare?
Coleen’s Doggie Daycare prides ourselves on offering an enriching and fun daycare service for all our canine clients. Daycare can help meet your dogs need for activity and companionship, while all the time being under the close supervision of our trained and experienced day-care team.
During the time your dog is in with us, we do many group and sole activities offering them the chance to improve not only their social skills but also their basic training in and around other dogs. At Coleen’s Doggie Daycare we use only positive methods when working with your family pet and we will always reward their good behaviour.
To apply for doggie daycare please complete our daycare assessment form and one of our team will be in touch with you.
Doggie daycare - FAQs
Opening Hours – our day-care runs from Monday to Friday, 8.00am through to 6.00pm. You can drop off or pick up your dog anytime between these hours.
Do you do half days? – Sorry we do not offer a half day service.
What is your daily rate? – Please contact us on 083 8901300 to discuss.
Can my dog get injured at daycare? – Dogs explore the world and play using their paws and mouths, so it is possible that your dogs could get a nick/scratch while in daycare. We do our best to make sure this does not happen by separating our dogs into size appropriate and playstyle groups. We have flexible, different play areas for dogs based on size and breed.
Do you accept intact dogs? – We do ask for all adult dogs who come to Coleen’s Doggie Daycare to be neutered. We do have some leeway regarding breeds and their development. Please call us on 083 8901300 to discuss further, as every dog is different.
Do I have to book my dogs place in advance? Absolutely. We do not take in walk-in clients, you must pre-book your dogs’ daycare days in advance to avoid disappointment.
Is there an age limit for daycare? We accept dogs in with us once they had completed all their vaccines including kennel cough. We do not accept new dogs over the age of 8, in line with advice from pet insurance companies, 8 is considered to be the average age when dogs are “seniors” and as such, a busy daycare environment may be too lively for them.
To guarantee a place in daycare and avoid disappointment we ask that you book in advance by one of the following ways:
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Phone/Text/WhatsApp us – 083 8901300
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