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Petite Paws Enrichment Program

Here at Petite Paws Pet Hotel, we are always trying to innovate dog care in a way that improves the lives of our canine guests. All of the dogs in our care are treated to comfortable beds and blankets, treats, one-on-one time, and more. That said, we wanted to see how we could make our dogs even happier during their time with us.

Introducing our NEW Canine Enrichment Program.  This program incorporates four key elements that every dog needs:

  • Physical Activity
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Emotional Support
  • Rest

Benefits of Canine Enrichment

Canine Enrichment is designed to help your furry family members get the most out of their time with us.  This program will help reduce your pet’s stress and anxiety, work on socialization skills with other dogs and humans, helps them maintain a healthy appetite, and will definitely allow them to rest better!  No matter if your pet is with us for Daycare or for an Overnight Stay the benefits of Canine Enrichment.

We use a number of different activities to make sure that every dog’s stay is happy, fun, and low-stress. Whether it be introducing a treat puzzle or a lavender-scented toy, playing calming music in our suite rooms, or being our office buddy, we are making the boarding and daycare experience more enjoyable for each guest.

Physical Activity

Adding something new to your dog’s environment can peak curiosity and sometimes increase physical activity. Build a ramp in the backyard, place a mirror in the living room, go play on a playground, go for a hike in the woods.

Mental Stimulation

These products encourage your dog to engage and manipulate them to get a desired results…normally treats. But it also includes plush, rubber, rope and fetch toys, and the regular rotation of these so that your pup continues to engage with them

Emotional Support

Interaction with other people and other dogs builds trust and self confidence. Whether you are going to the dog park, to the pet store, in car or to a friend’s house, engagement with new environments, new people and new dogs will help keep your pup well socialized.

Rest

An impotant time for a dog is to have scheduled rest time in a kennel environment because it provides a sense of security and down time from a sensory rich enviroment.

We use a number of different activities to make sure that every dog’s stay is happy, fun, and low-stress. Whether it be introducing a treat puzzle or a lavender-scented toy, playing calming music in our suite rooms, or being our office buddy, we are making the boarding and daycare experience more enjoyable for each guest.

  • Kongs filled with delicious new recipes each day (think plain yogurt and blueberries today, peanut butter and carrots tomorrow)
  • Snuffle mats and treat puzzles to keep dogs’ minds working as they eat
  • Essential oils on beds, blankets, and toys for a soothing effect
  • Playgroups with a few dogs of matching energy levels
  • Fetch, toys, playground sessions for pups who are motivated by play
  • And just some good, old-fashioned snuggle time with the staff
  • Pool Time for those guests who enjoy splashing around in the cool water
     

We also incorporate basic obedience into our enrichment program.  Every week our certified trainer selects a cue that focuses on basic mannerisms.  Throughout each day that cue will be taught and reinforced throughout a variety of activities, but always keeping it fun for our guests.  

  • WAIT
    Your pet will learn not to bolt through a gate or open door.
  • OFF
    This will help reinforce your pet to not jump or if doing so how to redirect their attention.
  • LOOSE LEASH
    We use leashes to safely move our guest throughout our facility. It’s very important that they understand the rules of leash walking to have a better experience for all.

 

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Call us at 318-251-3480 for a last minute reservation.