A Day at
Tails & Trails
At Tails & Trails we provide a structured, yet flexible schedule for our guests. Every day is different, but our boarders and daycare dogs know what to expect. We head outside first thing in the morning in the same groups and order as the previous day. After lots of sniffing, bathroom time, and even a little play, we head back in for breakfast.
After breakfast, we have three big activities between 9 am and 4 pm. This can involve a variety of walks, supervised outdoor playtime (with or without other canine friends), and extra attention time with staff. We customize these activities based on each individual dogs need,
Our walks are more of an activity/adventure than a structured walk. We gear up one to three dogs on flexis and head out to the fields or to our back, forested trail, where the dogs can sniff, zig and zag, and do some business. *This activity is currently only available at our Stonecrest location*
Outdoor time takes place in carefully organized groups, chosen based on size, temperament, and play/behaviour style and preferences. Generally speaking, small dogs are grouped together, as are more playful, active dogs and more independent, people-oriented dogs. Our activity supervisors provide oversight, guidance and inspiration with toys, treats, and fun games, as well as lots of cuddles. Our Kinburn location specializes in dogs that prefer not to socialize with other dogs. We do our best to accommodate all dogs need!
Our extra attention time may take place outside or inside. We organize this special time to ensure each dog can spend some quality time with staff either individually or in a small group. Some of our activities include:
* stuffed kongs – filled with peanut butter, biscuits and liver or modified for food
* treat puzzles – filled with tasty treats (or your dog’s own kibble if they have allergies)
and made to be rolled, nosed, and pawed at for rewards.
* trick time – sit, down, give paw, stay – with lots of treats or praise for positive
* cuddle time – being still and reaching out to provide massage, quiet touch, and lots of
* fetch time – for dogs who just want to play ball, we can satisfy those urges in a safe,
* small group play – finding like-minded playmates for wrestling, chasing, and just
*extra walk time – exploratory, adventure walks in one of our off-trail areas
After dinner there is one more outing before bedtime. At bedtime, we make sure each guest has appropriate bedding, fresh water, and a special treat.
We take pictures during our indoor and outdoor groups and publish them on our Tails & Trails Country Pet Resort Facebook page. If you do not have Facebook, you can find the link to the pictures on our Daily Photos pages (boarding & daycare).