Our NW Calgary location was established in September 2010.
Unfortunately we no longer accept Pitbulls; Rotweilers; Bull Mastiffs, after we witnessed three separate incidents where these particular breeds attacked other dogs in our daycare causing severe physical damage and emotional trauma to the attacked dogs, the owners, and Raising Canine’s staff. It was following these incidents, and then upon the insistence of our clients, [...]
For the physical and emotional wellbeing of the other dogs and staff, we cannot accept dogs who have existing socialization/behaviour issues such as chronic barking; reactivity (aggression) toward dogs and humans; separation anxiety; anxiety/fear when with other dogs; unmanageable energy levels; and resource guarding. Our daycare is not an environment to help and/or train dogs [...]
Your dog will play indoors with other dogs, be cuddled and massaged by staff, play on agility equipment, participate in toy time, and frolic in our outdoor area during sunshine or snow.
Dogs in our care are treated with kindness, dignity and respect at all times. Positive reinforcement such as treat rewards, toys, and verbal praise are used to handle our dogs.
Dogs can be very young puppies to very old seniors to attend our daycare. As long as adult dogs have all updated vaccinations and puppies have at least their second shot of vaccinations with vet appointments to obtain the remaining vaccinations.
Daycare provides your dog with socialization and playtime with both other canines and humans. It also provides physical, intellectual, and emotional stimulation and contentment. At Raising Canine’s daycare, it also allows your dog to be able to get outside in our large back area, throughout the day, to play and/or relax in the sunshine and/or [...]
Unfortunately, no. For some dogs who are timid and anxious, daycare can be overwhelming and stressful causing them to become ‘distressed’ (Panting, drooling, shaking, hiding in corners, nipping at dogs that come near them, etc). There are dogs who have severe separation anxiety from their owners when left at daycare causing them ‘distress’ (Chronic Howling, [...]