Our Daily Programme
At Hounds of Hackney, we have spent many many months adapting our daily doggy programme to provide the perfect schedule to ensure that throughout the day, your dog has the opportunity to socialise, play, learn and explore so that they return to you in the evening truly contented.
An example of our daily programme
8:30am – 10:30am – We pick up your pet from your home, or you drop them off at our daycare centre.
Morning – Exciting activities and exercise including tug of war, tennis ball games and a dip in the doggy paddling pool.
Midday – We vary our walks between the lovely open spaces that hackney has to offer. We only take a small group at a time so we can dedicate our time to the small pack and to monitor them safely, We carry with us, bio degradable poo bags and lamb/chicken treats to practise recall and reward good behaviour. UPDATE Due to the ongoing dognappers active in hackney for the safety of our dogs and our staff, we now always carry an attack alarm and a self protection spray incase of an emergency to spray directly at the dognapper in fear of them trying to approach the dogs or threaten our staff. We have the safety of our dogs as a top priority!
Afternoon – After a little snooze from all the excitement of the morning and midday activities it’s lunch time which is around 1pm, we have a separate feeding area for the doggy’s for lunch times. If it’s a hot day we then bring out frozen fruits, peanut butter ice cubes, peanut butter lick matts and sniff matts with delicious treats waiting to be found. We then slowly get the pack ready for their drop off/collection 🚐.
Please note: if your puppy is over 6 months old they only usually require breakfast and dinner 🍽
Why is Doggy Daycare essential?
Doggy daycare is essential for any dog with a lot of energy who may not get to go out frequently, allowing them to burn off excess energy in new and exciting environments. Our daycare is also great for their social skills and independence, helping them avoid boredom and separation anxiety.
Socialisation – It’s important that your pet spends time with other animals and people to become comfortable with a wide range of events, environments and situations. Our dog care professionals ensure that each of these new occasions are controlled and pleasant for every dog in our care.
Independence – Separation anxiety can be extremely distressing for your dog, but most of all for you! Spending time with the Hounds of Hackney pack and our dog care professionals will grow your dog’s confidence with experiencing different environments and will turn leaving their owner’s side into an exciting and rewarding experience.
Stimulation – Just like humans, dogs need to work their minds as well as their bodies to feel truly content. At Hounds of Hackney, we encourage our dogs to explore a multitude of puzzles and games (what greater prize is a treat?!) to improve their concentration span, and also to indulge in a sniff exploration of new and exciting environments when we’re on our daily green space walks.
Exercise – It’s not easy for your dog to burn off their excess energy everyday, especially living in the hustle and bustle of London. At Hounds of Hackney, your dog experiences the best of both worlds, wide open spaces to sprint, wriggle and jump, and also the experience of playing with other dogs safely. After an invigorating game of tug of war, your dog will be ready to drift off into a contented snooze.
Hounds of Hackney will keep owners updated with the day’s events and adventures so that you can have complete peace of mind that your furry best buddy is having a fantastic time.
We recommend sending your puppy to daycare after a few days of them getting their second round of injections to help them socialise as early as possible with other dogs and humans. To take on any new puppy/dog for daycare we will invite you for a meet and greet to see how the dogs behaviour is (appointment only) don’t worry to much at this stage, it’s just to check the dog/puppy is not aggressive so we can keep the pack as happy as always 🐶