Phone 435 6525 or 027 612 2144 – or email me at email@example.com
At Blue Ash we have almost three acres of land which includes a little bit of bush, a stream, paddocks and a pond for your dog to romp around in. Provided they have good house manners and don’t get too over-excited, your dog will be allowed free run of the house too – so it’s a real home environment.
We believe that Day Stay is not about letting your dog romp and play all day and forget his doggy manners, and so all play is supervised and controlled. If anyone starts getting too over-excited they are removed from the game until the excitement calms down. There will be directed activities such as a walk to the pond and games around the paddock. Quiet time will also be had and regulars may be included in keeping me and the Blue Ash dogs company while we go about our chores. Your dog will have a minimum of four other dogs to play and hang out with. There are 8 kennels overlooking the play area and your dog will be encouraged to take a rest there from time to time, though this is rare – we tend to chillax around on the front patio.
Because we are a home-based operation wet days may be cancelled, so be prepared for this. It is difficult for me to have up to 15 wet and muddy excited dogs inside my house. The same will apply when I am sick, or heading off to a conference: I LOVE attending dog training conferences, whether I need the information or not! Fortunately I am home more often than not, and really, on balance there aren’t that many wet days in the middle of the week (as those of you who work in offices know), and I am generally pretty healthy overall.
Please note: Because of my own ageing dogs (3 of them) I am no longer taking any dogs larger than around 25kg, depending on breed or breed mix. I will often choose dogs based on their play style: my dogs seem particularly wary of the dogs who use body slamming as part of play and it isn’t fair on them in their golden years to be slammed about (although that’s a fine play style if there are others who also enjoy it). They enjoy chasing, tug and fetching and if your dog enjoys that, then chances are they will be a good fit. I also have a couple of ongoing injuries to my knee and shoulder and the larger, stronger dogs who haul me sideways when fetching them to and from the van can do me a hurt!
Pick up time is between 8am-10am
Drop off time is between 4pm-6pm
(includes pick up and delivery within 15km radius of our premises)
$25/day – two or more days per week
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
North and North-East,
West and Central Whangarei
(more or less: Tikipunga to Kamo/Three Mile Bush Road,
Western Hills, Woodhill,
Maunu (as far as Cemetery Rd – 3km down),
Central and Morningside
You may be put on a waiting list. Dogs come and go and situations change, so do enquire.
Terms & Conditions for Day Stay will apply. You will be sent a form before your first appointment.
Contact me: 09 435 6525 or 0276 122 144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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I have been asked if dogs can be dropped off and picked up and generally the answer is “No”. The reason for this is because many people coming and going twice a day disrupts the dogs that are here each time there is a vehicle movement and it can take a while for them all to settle down again. You may also arrive to drop off or collect your dog at a time I am out picking up or delivering other clients and I prefer to be here at those times.