Walks, Playtime and Group Play
Rexpointe offers walks, individual playtimes, and group play from one to four times daily at your request.
Let your dog explore our 5 acre wooded trail with one of our staff member. All dogs signed up for walks are taken out on a leash, individually, and are able to walk our trails at their own pace. Walks can be provided one or more times daily at a cost of $3.00 per walk, per dog.
If your dog prefers to play off leash, such as games of fetch or tug-of-war, then our individual playtime is good for them. This is also good for dogs that just prefer being petted or held one on one with a staff member. Individual playtimes can be provided one or more times daily for a charge of $3.00 per playtime per dog.
Group playtimes are available one or more times daily for an additional charge of $3.00 per session per dog.
How we manage group playtime:
Most doggie daycares and kennels have very large groups with limited staff to control the play sessions. In order to avoid injuries and confrontations, we are very selective with our groups.
First, we divide the dogs by size into small, medium, and large dog groups. You don’t want a five pound Chihuahua getting stepped on by two eighty pound Labs running full speed and not paying attention to where they are going. Many injuries have occurred this way at dog parks and daycares.
Next within the size, we divide our groups by dog temperament. So we have a calmer and/or older dog group separate from a more energetic faster running, rougher playing group. A good way to start a dog confrontation is to have an unknowing puppy run and jump on a geriatric pet. It will most likely result in a quick retaliation snap and possibly an injury. So although we take much more time taking out smaller more compatible play groups, we very rarely have any issues.
If a dog is a beginner in group play we slowly introduce the newcomer on leash with some dogs we know and trust to teach them to play and interact well. We do the majority of our playtimes in large grass outdoor play yards. This gives them a cleaner, healthier natural environment as opposed to an indoor room that is hard to keep sanitary and avoid hard surface related injuries.
They have bedding and water available at all times, and can go in/outside at their leisure weather permitting. Our guests have constant interaction with people and other pets throughout the day so they will normally come home tuckered out from all the excitement.
Finally, we always have a minimum of two staff members managing our playgroups and boarding activities. That way if any compatibility issue is to occur, we can quickly separate the dogs involved.