We are very excited to offer you and your pooch an enhanced premium daycare service: Enrichment Daycare. We tailor your Pooch's experience in Enrichment Daycare and adapt the activities and games to their unique personalities and needs.
Part of the magic of Enrichment is that we match your pooch with other dogs of a similar play style - all in very small groups of 5-6 dogs, providing socialization and pure Fun! Our Enrichment Specialists are also able to share some one-on-one playtime with your dog. Ultimately, we design your Pooch’s daily schedule to provide a delightful balance of play and rest.
Some of the Fun includes:
- Learning new tricks & new commands
- Puzzle time
- Licki & Snuffle Mats
- Tug & Toy Time
- Agility & Nose Work
- Numerous K9 Klimb Games, and
- Working on FitPAWS equipment
Dogs must be 4 months or older to participate. Dogs 6 months or older must be neutered/spayed in order to participate.
We ensure all dogs remain engaged throughout their Enrichment experience because we are consistently introducing new FUN games and activities to enjoy! Every day is unique and customized, never boring. Check out our video at bit.ly/EnrichmentFUN . We also feature Pool Time at 5400 N Damen Avenue, weather permitting.
We also mix in relaxing recharge time, which is essential to a dog’s emotional well-being, which consists of small group nap time or quiet crate time. We also provide cuddles during the one-on-one time, which is a favorite among our Enrichment Specialists.
When ready to go home, your pooch will be tired & Happy from a FUN stimulating Day with friends. But - your dog won’t be too tired to interact with you and/or the family so you can enjoy your time together.
Turn the page to Meet our Loving Enrichment Specialists – Jorma, Karla & Krissi. We also detail pricing for this unique service, which includes a monthly membership fee. Participation is limited and reservations are required. We offer Full-Day and Half-Day Options.
Urban Pooch TFC Enrichment FAQ
We have continually expanded the services we offer as the needs of you, our pooch and pooch parents, have evolved. We are very excited to announce our newest program: Enrichment. This new program incorporates some of your dog’s same traditional daycare fun with puzzle time and unique activity for each day. This is designed to provide an enhanced level on hands-on care and mental stimulation for our pooch family.
We have learned that one size does not fit all when it comes to dog daycare. Dogs can get overly tired and overly stimulated by playing all day without adequate rest. Dogs can also become bored with the same routine. Enrichment ensures your dog gets plenty of rest as well as excellent quality of play. Your pet will still get playtime with other dogs, but we’ll add some special small group activities and someone on one attention with the staff so that every day is a unique and fun day for your pooch.
YES! Your dog will go home tired but not exhausted he can’t eat dinner or interact with the family. We are striving for quality play sessions balanced with adequate rest for proper health and growth.
That really depends on what your dog likes! We will conduct a thorough assessment to find out what your dog really loves and then we’ll rotate those activities into your dog’s daily stay here. We have a wide range of activities including water-themed fun when weather permitted, relaxation time, training activities such as sit down and stay, nose work, puzzle feeders etc. Each pooch does an hour of activity spit into 3 different sections of blue room spending 20 minutes in each section and then they take a 30-minute break. They do this cycle until its time to go home!
When it’s time to take a nap your dog will be provided with a quiet place to rest in the chill lounge. Normally this will be a small group and the dogs have comfortable crates with a puzzle feeder or beds for them to rest on. We think this down time is vital to healthy dogs and helps your dog get used to learning how to relax during the day.
You will need to do a ‘Temperament test’ to ensure your dog is comfortable here at Urban Pooch and that your pooch can share well with other dogs. Once they pass their test, you will be sent an email with directions on how to schedule them for enrichment!
Meet your Enrichment Leads & Specialist Teams:
Enrichment Lead, UPCLC
Jorma has had an affinity for animals as long as he can remember. Starting as a dog walker in 2017, he honed his talent of taking photos to capture each dog's unique and wonderful personality. At Urban Pooch, he's learned the art of doggie daycare counselling and become adept at observing & discerning pooch behaviour. His love of dogs drives him to provide the best & most thoughtful care!
Enrichment Lead, UPTFC
Karla has always had a passion for working with animals. Her experience spans working at a veterinary hospital to having managed another doggy daycare facility. Seeing how our Pooches thrive and achieve new goals has been very rewarding. Karla loves that Enrichment has helped many pooches learn & gain the confidence they need to be happier pups.
Krissi has had extensive training in enrichment and Loves connecting with our Pooch clients. Coco, pictured here, loves Enrichment - playing with toys, learning new things, and best of all getting yummy treats! Krissi is excited to work with your pooch to help them achieve their personal best!
Pricing - Enrichment Daycare Rates - Effective 2/1/22
A Monthly Membership Fee is required to participate. You can choose from 3 different Membership Levels as detailed below - to meet your goals for your Pooch. Because of the nature of this unique service, participation is limited to those dogs enrolled in Enrichment Daycare. All memberships must be purchased for a minimum 3-month time frame via automatic payment and are non-refundable.
Reservations are Required – Now Available Monday-Friday
Half-Day 10 Pack: $370 (save $10)
Full-Day 10 Pack: $630 (save $20)
Early Drop-Off (before 8:30am): $7
Late Pick-Up (after 5:30pm): $7
Enrichment Daycare Hours of Operations:
Our daycare operates Monday through Friday, hours as follows:
Full-Day of Enrichment: 9am - 5pm
Half-Day A.M. of Enrichment: 9am - 12:30pm
Half-Day P.M. of Enrichment: 1pm - 4:30pm
2 Hours of Enrichment: 9am - 11am OR 1pm - 3pm
Drop off & Pick up:
Early Drop-Off (Additional $7 fee): 8am until 8:30am
Drop-Off: 8:30am until 9am
Mid-day Pick-Up/Drop-Off: 12pm until 1pm
Pick-Up: 4:30pm until 5:30pm
Late Pick-Up (Additional $7 fee): 5:30pm until 6pm
Pooches who are approved for 2 Hour visits: 9 AM until 11 AM or 1 PM until 3 PM
Daycare ends promptly at 6pm, Pick-Up after 6pm is $40
Enrichment Membership Tiers
- NOTE: All daycare services are final sale. Minimum 3-month commitment – Monthly Fee (Auto-Charge).
- Enrichment Daycare is only available at The Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center - 5400 N Damen Avenue - 773.961.8880
Call us today to discuss and we can answer any questions. We have seen such tremendous results and such Happy Pooches – and hope you’ll consider participating in this exciting and unique program designed to nurture your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.