This page will be updated as Canine Perspective gets closer to the official opening of its facility.
What you can expect from Canine Perspective’s Structured Boarding & Daycare in Logan Square.
Structure for the Mind
Come August of 2019, Canine Perspective will be bringing its expertise in dog behavior to the forefront of dog daycare & boarding that will change the industry in the Chicago-land area. We are a no-frills, straightforward, what you see is what you get, service that is directed at what the dog needs, and not what the human wants.
Your dogs’ stay will be much like that of a child going to school. There will be times where your dog will be learning, as training is built-in to how handlers engage with dogs from the moment they walk into the moment they walk out. This training is to help promote good behavior when at our facility so that your dog can enjoy all of the activities and not be removed due to poor behavior.
This is done through appropriate handler training skills where the person is trained to a level where the dogs understand to behave themselves because of respect. We are not training your dog to the extent that it will carry the behaviors home with them, which requires more work and is the product of a Board & Train program, which we are now accepting pre-registrations at a discounted rate.
Your dog will engage in small, supervised playgroups with appropriate breaks in-between to allow them to dial down and not get continuously over-stimulated. This helps prevent a constant need for interaction when going home due to non-stop engagement. Dogs will also be taught to remain calm when needed during play and not just through separation or removing them from the environment. This helps teach your dog to have an “off” switch so that it can learn to relax even when in environments with lots of activity going on. This greatly benefits dogs that struggle with impulse control.
Exercise for the Body
Physical exercise is great for your dog’s physical health. Structured physical exercise is even better for your dog’s mind. Canine Perspective is proud to be the FIRST and ONLY facility to be able to offer Pack Walks, like Cesar Milan, for its daycare, boarding, and Board & Train clients. A Pack Walk will consist of anywhere between 3 to 12 dogs walking in unison with each other through different environments. Length of time will vary between 1 to 2 hours depending on the stamina of the dogs and the weather that particular day.
Examples of exercises:
- Pack Walks
- Structured Fetch
- Food Puzzles
Treadmill training will be built into the routine of daycare and boarding clients to provide both physical exercise and mental focus. Great for dogs that are insecure, nervous, or fearful as it helps build confidence as the dog overcomes its fears. Each dog is taught appropriate to its personality type. We are in no hurry to get your dog up and running on the treadmill.