THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTh, FOR DOGS
What is doggy school?
working long hours during the day or perhaps you want your dog to get OUT AND ABOUT WITH FRIENDS - dOGGY SCHOOL is the place for you! we practise open AND BALANCED play groups, FOCUSING ON DOG BEHVIOUR and ENCOURAGING POSITIVE SOCIALISATION SKILLS & INTERACTIONS.
How does it work?
WE HAVE MADE THE ENROLMENT PROCESS AS SIMPLE AND EFFiCIeNT AS POSSIBLE:
1. ENQUIRE FOR DOGGY SCHOOL THROUGH EMAIL, FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM
2. HOP WILL COMPLETE AN ENQUIRY FORM AND ORGANISE A MEET & GREET DATE
3. AFTER YOUR M&G OUR TEAM WILL THEN ORGANISE A FIRST TRIAL DAY
4. COMPLETE ALL ENROLMENT FORMS BEFORE FIRST DAY & RETURN
5. ARRIVE FOR FIRST AND LEAVE THE REST TO US!
hop has a full disclosure policy - ensuring you always know what your dog has been doing throughout their day.
What is involved?
a lot! EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT FROM THE NEXT AND NO WEEK IS THE SAME, WHAT DOES REMAIN CONSISTENT IS OUR TEAMS DEDICATION AND PASSION FOR DOG BEHAVIOUR. evolving from a 'DAYCARE' TO 'SCHOOL' ENABLES US TO PUT OUR KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION TO GOOD USE AND WE CAN FOCUS ON CREATING AN ENJOYABLE AND ENRICHING ATMOSPHERE FOR EVERY STUDENT.
SCHOOL is a place of wonder and we continue the fun with daily activities based on the individual personalities we have on each day. activities range from SWIMMING sessions WITH OUR LAGOON STYLE POOL, IN-HOUSE training, GIANT ball pit fun, general play time and toy games, INSIDE MOVIE TIME FITTED WITH AIRCONS AND COUCHES, trampoline exerciseS and our VERY OWN BOAT AND PLANE playgrounds TOO - just to name a few. WE ARE THE ONLY 'DAYCARE' IN TOWNSVILLE THAT CONDUCTS IN-HOUSE TRAINING, HAS THEIR VERY OWN POOL CATERED FOR ALL SIZES AND PLAY EQUIPMENT that has never been seen before. IT'S A ONE OF A KIND FACILITY AND SERVICE YOU WON'T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE IN AUSTRALIA!
OUR SCHOOLING FACILITY HAS 4 yards which are fully stocked with toys, shell pools, ball pits, sand pits, trampolines, TRAINING GEAR and more; every yard is capable of holding all sizes and breeds of dogs and we often rotate yards around so ALL OUR STUDENTS can explore different spaces EACH DAY, stimulating all their senses while tiring them out. in most cases our teachers allocate dogs to particular yards (CLASSES) based on size, breeds and temperaments.
hop loves celebrations of any kind and hold theme weeks for every special occasion throughout the year (see our theme week SECTION), we also love to celebrate the personal milestones of each student - holding different birthday packages with different themes means your best friend will be able to celebrate at school!
IF ALL OF THIS WASN'T ENOUGH ALREADY - OUR STAFF ARE TRAINED TO 'NDTF' DOG BEHAVIOURAL & TRAINING STANDARdS. This means our teachers know what they are doing when it comes to monitoring and guiding dog behaviour as well as conducting in-house training. each and every team member has extensive knowledge and experience within dog social settings and behaviour.
OUR USUAL DAILY ROUTINE:
DROP OFF'S / YARD PLAY TIME
CUT OFF / DAILY ACTIVITIES BEGIN
HALF DAY PICK UPS / INSIDE TIME
DAILY GROOMS / DAILY ACTIVITIES
3PM - 6PM:
PICK UP'S / YARD PLAY TIME
it is important to understand that these high stimulating, social settings aren't for every dog and all new dogs require to undergo a trial period to ensure our school is the right place for them, and is benefiting their overall well-being. our 'full disclosure agreement' allows our team and pawrents to discuss their dogs experiences and behaviours honestly and openly about their dogs progress and grades at hop school - good or bad.