Waggy Warehouse is owned by Gill Williams, a dog behaviourist qualified since 2009. Gill has been involved in the pet industry since 2006 and has a huge amount of experience along with 2 other dog day-care businesses based in hull.
We have a current staff of 8, who are all fully trained in dog behaviour, stress signals, good and bad play, with recognised National Qualifications in Animal Care or working towards a qualification and fully canine first aid trained.
Here at Waggy, our customers and their dogs are like our extended family!
Our mission is to care for and provide your dog with a safe, professional, social and FUN environment. We aim to provide stimulation and training so we have a relationship with every dog which makes sure your dog comes home happy and tired from a fantastic experience.
The daily routine may change slightly depending on the pups on but it will always be based on the normal routine.
8am - 9am Free time
Dogs will come into the main hall or quiet areas and will have access to toys and equipment whilst being able to play with their friends under the supervsion of our staff.
9am - 10am Structured learning
During this time some dogs will be working on their recall from distractions, others may be working on their food manners in one of our sectioned pens. This is time where our staff can work through the individual dogs training plan. Morning health checks will be carried out and any notes will be added onto the individual dogs school report.
10am - 12pm Group learning and play
In this time dogs will have the freedom to play amongst their friends, or chill out in our lounge around areas. Our trainers will be supervising and praising for any apropriate play or timing out for any unsuitable play.
12pm - 1pm Lunch time
Any dogs requiring a lunch time feed will be fed in our sectioned pen by one of our staff. Those not requiring lunch will have fun with our interactive toys to keep them mentally stimulated.
1pm - 2pm Nap time
This time of the day enables the dogs to wind down and have a rest from their busy morning. Those who would like peace can take themselves off to the beds dotted around the hall. Any still wanting to play will have access to interactive toys or Kongs in our sectioned pens. Please note we are not able to force dogs to rest, if they don’t want to stop then we wont make them.
2pm - 3.30pm Structured learning
Any training not completed in the morning will be resumed at this time. Afternoon health checks will be carried out and anything noted will be added to the dogs individual school report.
3.30pm - 4pm Freshen Up
During this time the dogs are brushed and spritzed ready for home or given a bath if needed.
4pm - 6pm Home Time
Parents will start collecting their dogs from 4pm unless they have planned an early pick up. Whilst dogs are leaving, the remaining pupils will have access to the toys and some will have a nap in the beds.