Professional care, structured playtime

Regardless of their age, size, or breed, dogs universally benefit from the structured socialization and play opportunities at our Structured Daycare. For those pups new to socializing or previously overwhelmed by large groups, District Dogs offers a unique Daycare 2.0 experience. This innovative approach ensures that even dogs with less-than-ideal past experiences in dog parks or traditional daycares can safely enjoy the mental and physical enrichment that comes from interacting with their canine peers. Our structured daycare environment is thoughtfully designed to cater to each dog’s individual needs, fostering positive playtime experiences and promoting the numerous benefits of dog daycare.

What is Structured Daycare?

District Dogs’ Structured Daycare caters to all dogs, from training-focused puppies to rescues needing gentle socialization. Our approach to dog daycare is controlled and nurturing, ensuring a positive experience. Ideal for pets requiring extra attention, it blends care, training, and socialization, showcasing the benefits of a well-managed dog daycare environment.

Highlights of Structured Daycare:

  • Your dog’s daycare visit is built around monitored small group play sessions.
  • Limited capacity ensures our professional staff can facilitate social interactions at the right pace and intensity for your dog.
  • Small group setting and low staff-to-dog ratio make this a great environment for reinforcing training commands and good canine manners.
  • Our attendants make sure shy dogs get the breaks needed to build their comfort and confidence with play and socialization.
  • All dogs get designated nap breaks in individual crates—ensuring a necessary cool-down and time away from the excitement of group play.

How do I know if Structured Daycare is right for my dog?

Structured Daycare offers an ideal, managed environment for dogs new to daycare or those previously struggling to adapt. Our small-group setting fosters gradual comfort with group play, balancing active socialization with adequate cooldown periods to prevent overstimulation. It’s the perfect stepping stone for your dog to safely enjoy the advantages of daycare.

Ideal candidates for Structured Daycare include:

  • Dogs who’ve had incidents in previous daycare visits, resulting in probation from daycare.
  • Dogs who find large group settings overwhelming—i.e., if your dog has spent previous daycare or dog park visits refusing to engage in play.
  • Dogs who prefer more one-on-one human interaction; the small group sizes of our Structured Daycare experience make sure your furry friend can get lots of pets, scritches, and attention from our devoted staff.

Structured Daycare can serve as a long-term alternative to regular daycare for your dog, a gentle way to ease them into comfort with larger group daycare, or a helpful break from the stimulation and excitement of larger classes.

Structured Daycare details and requirements

  • Structured Daycare is only available at some facilities and may not be offered at the facility closest to you.
  • Dogs attending Structured Daycare must be crate-trained.
    • This program uses frequent breaks from play to help manage energy levels and prevent overstimulation.
    • When dogs are not in the playroom, they will be resting in a crate.
  • All dogs in this program must have mastered name recognition and basic training commands.

Easy Scheduling, Simple Pricing

Our dog daycare locations offer an easy-to-use digital booking system for managing your pet’s reservations. One login provides access to services at any of our locations.