Beyond Doggy Day Care – February 8-13, 2017


Immerse yourself in canine enrichment with Doglando’s fantastic staff and dogs, and take a journey into the future of “doggy day care”.



Beyond Doggy Day Care:
Enrich Dogs, Educate Clients, Enjoy Your Work

February 8-13, 2017

“Traditional” doggy day care consists of warehousing dogs in a large, cleanable space, with minimal opportunities for enrichment or learning.  This seminar for owners of doggy day cares, dog trainers, kennels, and other canine facilities aims to change that perception.  Imagine the possibilities when you move beyond the old-fashioned framework and incorporate enrichment into your business!

Immerse yourself in canine enrichment with Doglando’s fantastic staff and dogs, and take a journey into the future of “doggy day care”.  Consider bold environmental choices filled with enrichment, growth, and play, with the goal of giving your canine clients not only a diverting afternoon but also confidence, self-reliance, and a powerful background of new and challenging experiences upon which they can draw when encountering challenges in the real world.

Doglando’s unique approach to training, socialization, and doggy day care gives dogs space, access to the outdoors, and the opportunity to partake in a variety of novel activities, including opportunities to learn and demonstrate behaviors which contribute to making them great companions both on and off leash in their daily lives!

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Enjoy six full days of enriching experience, including:
  • Putting the Dog into Day Care
  • Your Dream Daycare: Low Stress and High Impact
  • The Doglando Daily Flow
  • Policies and Procedures that Flow and Work
  • Marketing Your Enrichment Program – Educate Don’t Expect
  • Business: Corporate Culture, Your Mission, Our Vision, and Your Position Statement
  • Training New Hires to Succeed
  • Interviewing Potential Human Clients
  • Assessments: Pass, Fail, or a Learning Tool?
  • The Traffic Light System of Categorizing Dogs (Red, Amber, and Green Card dogs)
  • Assessing Incoming Dogs
  • Integrating New Dogs
  • Introducing Puppies
  • Learning 101
  • E is for Environment – The Influence of The Environment on Behavior
  • 4 Divisions of Canine Well Being: Mental, Physical, Emotional, and Innate
  • Adding Enrichment to Your Facility
  • Practical Enrichment Ideas
  • Individual Coaching for Your Facility
  • Multi-dog Households – How to Make this Work
  • The Use of Reinforcers in Daycare (Toys, Treats, and Praise)
  • Forced Nap Times vs. Self Napping
  • Crates or Cage Free?
  • Play – What Does it Look Like, How Does it Take Form, Who Are the Players, When Are They (Not) Playing, Why is Play Crucial for Development?
  • Doglando’s 7 Golden Rules to Facilitate Play (And Have No Doubt That it is Play)
  • End-of-seminar dinner on Monday, February 13, at Wekiva Island with the Doglando team!

Open your mind to a new world of doggy enrichment!  You will be able to watch our client dogs and staff in our working enrichment setting, and there will be live demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on experience.

BONUS SESSIONS:  The 2017 seminar will include industrial organizational psychologist Dr. Iris Rivera, speaking on fostering company culture.  She will also be offering a Q&A session with individual coaching for your facility!

The 2017 seminar also includes two full days of presentations by noted animal behaviorist Ken McCort.  “Dog to Dog Relationships” and “Close Up Communication” will give you unparalleled insight into the behavior, communication, and management of dogs in enclosed spaces, be they personal homes or doggy day cares.


Seminar fee is $4,995.  Nonrefundable deposit of $2,497.50 due at registration; remaining fees due by February 1, 2017.

Signup deadline is January 25, 2017!

Seminar runs 7:30-5:30 Wed, Thur, Fri; 9:00-5:00 Sat, Sun; 7:30-5:30 Mon, plus optional dinner activities (included).

“Beyond Doggy Day Care” includes all meals, one-on-one instruction from Doglando staff, seminar packet with course materials, a t-shirt, and a book of practical enrichment and socialization ideas suitable for day care environments.

The nearest hotel is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando East, 12250 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32826, (407) 203-8585.  (It’s right next door to Doglando!)  Ask for the “Doglando seminar” group rate when you call, or book online here!

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