Ate your homework? (FAQs)
1. What age can my dog start at Dogtrix?
We require your dog be fully vaccinated including Bordetella. Most veterinarians do this between 12-16 weeks. Any dog over 6 months of age must pass an initial temperament/health interview. (Dogs under 6 months don’t need an interview.) Temperament tests need to be booked and can be done Monday to Friday 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
2. Why does my dog have to be dropped off before 9:00 a.m?
Having all our dogs arrive by 9:00 a.m enforces a routine. Dogs thrive on routine and this is essential for getting all the dogs walked on schedule.
3. What does my dog do during the day?
- Drop off is between 6:00 a.m – 9:00 a.m.
- Our walks are between 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. Off leash walks are strictly organized into specific groups of 5 at a time.
Dogs that require extra attention are walked individually or taken out for ball time.
- Free time is between 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dogs are playing and socializing as a group and allowed in and out as they please.
- 1:00 p.m – 2:00 p.m is snooze time. Dogs need to have a natural nap so they don’t become stressed or over stimulated.
- 2:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m is pickup time; this is also free social time.
4. Why does my dog have to come once a week?
This insures your dog maintains a routine. Its essential that our staff gets to bond with your dog, and your dog gets to trust the staff. At Dogtrix we pride ourselves on getting to know your dog individually. This way your dog will maintain a happy and healthy relationship with the rest of his doggy friends and our staff.
5. Why does my dog have to be spayed or neutered?
Risk of reproducing aside, intact males and females trigger dominant behaviours in themselves and other dogs which can inevitably lead to undesirable behaviour.
6. What vaccines are required for my dog to attend Dogtrix ?
Rabies: Given as a 1 or 3 year vaccine. This vaccine is given to your dog at 6 months of age. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabies
Bordetella: This vaccine protects against the highly contagious canine cough. This is known as the common cold for dogs.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennel_cough
DHPP: This annual vaccine protects against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo Virus and Parainfluenza. DA2PPC can also be administered and includes adenovirus type 2 and canine coronavirus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DA2PPC_Vaccine
7. When can my dog come back after they are vaccinated?
Your dog can come back the next day after receiving their DHPP. If your dog receives the intranasal bordetella vaccine, wait 48 hours before bringing them to Dogtrix. This is a live vaccine and dogs can shed the live virus after receiving it.
8. Why is it recommended to have a flea, lice, tick treatment monthly ?
Dogtrix recommends monthly treatments to decrease the risk of transmission between dogs. Dogs, just like children can pass back and forth unwanted parasites, however they are easily prevented with a monthly treatment. Discuss with your veterinarian the best option for your dog. (Dogtrix recommends Revolution.)
9. What should I bring my first day?
Please bring your dog in on a leash. Also bring in the paper work filled out you were given at the interview.
10. Does my dog still get walked in the winter?
YES! Most dogs LOVE the snow. We will not walk in extreme weather ie. Blizzard conditions or extreme cold.