Bark Park Day Camp
The Bark Park day camp is an environment where dogs are dropped off for the day to play with other dogs in a fun, safe, well-supervised, and clean environment.
Bark Park at Dapper Dog has many benefits including:
- Provides regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight
- Relieves boredom, separation anxiety, and destructive
behavior at home
- Improves socialization with dogs and people
- Enhances quality of life
The dogs are placed in indoor / outdoor play areas where they can socialize and play with other dogs. They are separated by size, temperament, and activity level. If a dog is tired, they can take a nap in one of our spacious nap areas.
Overnight guests spend an hour and a half in their lodging for morning and evening meals in addition to taking a short nap in the middle of the day.
*Every dog must first complete an interview process, the Camper Interview and Evaluation
Bark Park Pricing
Bark Park Slumber Party
This is a perfect option for your playful pup! After breakfast, guests will enjoy a full day of playing. We use a variety of activities and games to keep your furry friend engaged in a good time! Keeping their mind at ease while the ones they love are away.
*There is no multiple pet discount for this service.
Bark Park FAQs
Bark Park Play and Stay at Dapper Dog provides all-day play with other dogs so your dog has lots of fun and gets a lot of exercise during the day. Guests staying in Private Suites also get one on one attention and their very own playtime. Different from a traditional kennel with indoor/outdoor runs and minimal interaction.
Bark Park at Dapper Dog provides a fun, social environment for our dogs, and safety is our main priority. We have a stringent dog-to-staff policy that ensures the safety of the dogs play time and is included in the price of our Bark Park Play and Stay boarding rate. In our Private Suites you can choose to add Bark Park as much or as little as you would like for a luxury stay (guests must meet qualifications for Bark Park) and our pricing is all-inclusive. We will feed your own food at no extra charge, give them their medication and provide nighttime treats at no added costs.
Most of our locations offer multiple dog discounts if the dogs are able to share their Suite. There is no multiple discount for our Bark Park Play and Stay.
Campers staying over 10 days will get a discounted rate. Whether it is day 1 or day 20 for your dog, they will get the same love and attention from our staff.
We will provide your dog’s medications at no extra charge. For your pet’s safety, medication must be in the original bottle and the prescription must be current.
Dapper Dog provides all-day play, so taking a walk will be the last thought on their mind. Romping around with their friends all day provides them all the exercise they need for the day. However, guests staying in our Private Suites will have potty breaks and personal playtime in their own supervised play yard.
The Bark Park welcomes all dogs based on their behavior and ability to handle the rigors of the Bark Park.
We require that dogs be at least four months old because the dogs will be fully vaccinated by that age.
We require Rabies, Bordetella and Distemper. We require the Bordetella vaccination to be administered every 6 months.
Although we do our best to minimize any injury to your dog, during normal play a dog may get small scratches, nicks, and lose small patches of fur. Although rare, it is possible for more serious injuries to occur.
All of our Bark Rangers are certified in pet first aid and CPR and we will take excellent care of your dog. In case of illness or injury, we quickly assess the situation to determine what plan of action to take. Our concern is always what is best for our canine Park Player. Depending on the situation, we will either rush the Park Player to the closest vet or, in non-emergency situations, we will make the effort to take them to their own vet.
Every dog is different, but our interview process is designed to assess whether your dog enjoys this environment. At the end of the interview day, we provide a report card and are there to talk to you about how your dog interacted with the other dogs and if they enjoyed their time with us.. We want your dog to be happy as much as you do and promise to be honest with you if we feel this isn’t the best possible environment for your dog.
This will depend on your dog. We have many older Park Players who love the interaction with other dogs. The interview process will also help us, and you, determine if our environment is right for your dog. Our Bark Rangers are constantly evaluating each Park Player’s behavior, and if they view your dog as overwhelmed or tired they will place your dog in one of our spacious nap rooms.
For the safety of the little dogs, we separate dogs into our play areas based on size, temperament, and activity level.
This is one of the great benefits of the Bark Park! Your dog gets to play all day so, naturally, they are tired at the end of the day. Often, when you take your Park Player home, they will curl up and go to sleep. Rest assured if your dog becomes overly tired during the day, we will take them to a nap area for a short rest. We will not force a dog to get up from a nap if they are still sleeping. Many of our Park Players who stay for extended periods of time choose to take longer naps.
For our Bark Park Stay and Play guests, we require a mid-day nap. Many of our Park Players enjoy a mid-day nap as well, but it is not required. Please discuss your Park Player’s needs with your Bark Ranger.
Water is available at all times in all of our play areas and nap areas. Playing hard all day is just as strenuous as working out. Even though water is available, after a car ride home, it will probably be time for your Park Player to drink some more water to help rehydrate after a hard day of play.
Our facility has monitored security, and smoke alarms and the employees located closest to the Park are notified if there are any issues and they can get there quickly. Studies show that the dogs sleep better at night without a human present. In our environment, where the dogs are active all day, getting a good night’s rest is important. Also be aware that in traditional kennels that do have a human on site, that person is not interacting with the dogs and the dogs are not let out to use the bathroom. In kennels with indoor / outdoor dog runs, the outdoor section is closed off at night for security purposes. If your dog requires overnight monitoring, the best options to look at are in-home pet care or medical boarding (provided by most veterinary hospitals).
We strongly suggest bringing your dog’s food from home to keep their stomach from getting sick during their stay. We will happily feed your pup our food you forget yours but it is best for them to not change foods rapidly. IfWe will provide nighttime treats and KONGs®, a comfy cot and cozy fleece. If you wish to bring toys, bedding, or anything else that will help make your dog feel more at home, we can certainly accommodate this but request that it all be machine washable. We can not accept beds unable to be laundered.
It is best to have your dog eat a minimum of 1.5 hours prior to coming to Bark Park to prevent bloat. Bloat can be caused from playing too soon after eating, and it can be deadly. If your dog ate less than 1.5 hours before coming to Camp, please let one of the Camp Counselors know for the safety and well-being of your pet.
Yes, you Park Ranger will provide a name collar for you to fill out with your Park Player’s name and contact number.
It is very common that your dog’s pads will be sore after playing at the Bark Park, especially when they first start coming. Most dog’s paws are not used to playing all day, but rest assured it is only temporary and they will build stronger pads the more they visit the Park.
Dapper Dog offers baths and nail trims so you can pick up a clean and fresh smelling pup after their stay at Camp. We also offer many additional grooming services. Our services are by appointment only.