Information for New Customers
An initial doggy interview is required for all dogs. To make sure all dogs get along and have a happy, great time at Diggity Dog Playhouse, we conduct temperament and socialization interviews.
Diggity Dog Playhouse welcomes all dogs based on their behavior and ability to handle the rigors of doggy daycare. It is not corporate policy to turn away a dog based on breed. Depending upon location there may be outside factors dictating who may be allowed at Diggity Dog Playhouse.
We built our business and our foundation on improving the lives of our furry friends. When creating policies for our Diggity Dog Playhouse, we first and foremost consider the safety, health and happiness of all dogs in attendance, and second, the wishes of our human clients.
All dogs must pass the interview and application process before entering group play environments – some may not make it due to excessive possessiveness, territorial and fear aggression.
We work with several experts in dog behavior to create policies designed to evaluate each dog on an individual basis. We look at the whole dog during this process. Breed type is only one of many considerations when qualifying a dog for Diggity Dog Playhouse. Dogs are bred for many different types of work; some are bred to be physically strong while others are bred for jobs requiring them to have dominant behavioral characteristics and/or tendencies. During the evaluation process emphasis is placed on each dog’s behavior with their breed characteristics taken into consideration.
Diggity Dog Playhouse personnel are continuously educated and recertified to learn the best techniques on evaluating and monitoring dogs at Diggity Dog Playhouse. They are certified to evaluate dogs using some of the following techniques:
- Hands-on meet-and-greet to evaluate dog’s response to physical touch
- One-on-one introduction with other veteran Diggity Dog Playhouse dogs
- Slow introduction into open-play environment
- Ongoing evaluation during every visit to Diggity Dog Playhouse