Vet Creche @ The Natural Vet is a dog day care service like no other!
We provide a supervised, safe and controlled environment for your dog to have fun in, play, relax and socialise with other dogs. We understand the difficulty of juggling work, children and life’s obligations while also trying to provide your dog with the love, attention and training they need to become a well-mannered, social and happy dog. This is where we can help!
We have created a luxury day care based on industry leading centres in the USA; we have special features including:
What are the benefits of daycare?
For your dog:
Training - our day care manager Stacey and her assistants are on the floor with the dogs every day, which means as well as playing they are also learning, we can shape good behaviours that you can reinforce at home!
Fulfilment - we can prevent the boredom, loneliness and destructive behaviour associated with being left at home. Did you know that as many as 85% of dogs suffer from separation anxiety when left at home?
Safety - we provide a safe and fun place for your dog to socialise with different dogs and people. They will learn how to approach other dogs and play appropriately, all under veterinary and trainer supervision!
Diversity – we have different areas your dog can play in both inside and outside, we can also vary our play by teaching tricks, agility and scent work so your dog will be mentally stimulated every day.
Peace of mind - no working parent guilt and the knowledge that your dog has had a safe and fun filled day.
Convenience – early opening hours from 7.30am to 6pm, and a pick up and drop off service. We also have excellent transport links and are just next to junction 3 of the M77.
Affordability – for double the price of an average one-hour dog walk you get 10 and a half hours of expert supervised care each day. We also offer half days and saver package options which reduce the cost per day.
Flexibility – routine and consistency is very important to dogs but we do understand that emergencies do occur. If your dog is not booked into day care and an emergency arises please contact us and we will do our best to help you.
How is veterinary day care different?
This is the exciting part! Vet crèche @ The Natural vet is the FIRST dog day care in the UK to be led and directly supervised by a veterinary surgeon! This means that your dog simply could not be in safer hands! Dr Adele or her team will be with your dogs every day. This means that we have the ability to treat any ailments straight away and is also ideal for dogs with ongoing medical conditions such as epilepsy, heart disease or diabetes as we can monitor these conditions daily and provide any necessary treatment immediately. Don’t have time to bring your dog to the vets for an appointment? Then don’t worry, simply book your dog in for a vet check while they are in daycare, a vet will examine them during the day and call you with their findings and proposed treatment plan.
What are the requirements to come to daycare?
For the medical safety of our dogs we require all of our day care dogs to be up to date with their vaccinations including kennel cough. If you are worried about over vaccination, we will accept antibody titre test results as proof of immunity for distemper, parvo and hepatitis. Our vet team can perform all of these for you!
With regard to neutering we assess every dog on an individual basis. We believe in allowing dogs to fully grow and develop before they are neutered. For small dogs this is usually around 9-12 months old and for large dogs this is usually around 12-18 months old. We advise waiting for a female to have one season before she is neutered. If any individual dog is displaying any problematic hormone related behaviours before this stage we will flag this up and have a discussion about the most appropriate time for neutering.
Every dog that joins our group will have a suitability assessment to make sure they are happy in our day care environment. This will involve a short visit to day care in which our staff will observe their behaviour and make sure they feel comfortable. For dogs under 6 months old we do a half day trial, for dogs older than 6 months we start with a one hour trial but they can stay for a half day if they settle well. Some dogs absolutely love daycare, but for others it can be overwhelming or stressful. If your dog doesn’t enjoy the environment we will suggest finding other means of looking after them during the day such as a dog walker with a small group. This is no way a reflection on your dog’s temperament, some of us love staying at home with a cup of tea and a film whereas others like to go out to the pub - our dogs are no different!
Pet taxi service
If you are unable to drop your dog off or pick them up at the end of the day, then we can do it for you! Our lovely pet taxi driver Dave can transport your dog in our crated van within a 5 mile radius. If you live further than 5 miles away we will give you an individual price for pick up and drop off depending on your distance from us. Please call 01413700282 to find out more.
COVID-19 has led to a lot of puppies missing out on key socialisation time and positive experiences to shape them into confident dogs. For this reason we have created puppy school!
This consists of:
- 4 x 2 hour Saturday sessions designed to benefit your puppy's development including puppy gym, crate training, play time, visit the vet, training time, enrichment corner and chill time.
- A PDF of our New Puppy Survival Guide’ filled with tips and tricks to navigate your pup’s first six months.
- Access to our online community group
This 4 week course costs £45!