Chew on This!
Hello everyone! Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day! Are your dogs enjoying the snow? Mine are but not doing well with the cold. Maggie picks her paws up pretty quickly and Roo just wants to play and jump around in the snow! Wanted to bring you up to speed on all the happenings around here at MDP! Harmoni is now in her 3rd trimester and doing very well…still handling and doing a fantastic job. Deb, unfortunately, hurt her knee and is out for a little while….we and the dogs miss her!! And because of losing both Deb and soon Harmoni, we are hiring! We have been very busy screening applicants, doing interviews and scheduling job shadowing. Each applicant must observe what we do at the daycare in order to understand what happens here. It can be a very stressful job as well as challenging! We have a lot of fun, but that is only because everyone here is highly trained and qualified to see potential problems before they arise! So you may see some new people in pictures and by the next newsletter, we will have hired at least 2 new handlers!
We have also had an influx of new dogs trying out the daycare scene! Most of them are between 5-10 months of age and have been going through the process of acclimating to daycare! Some have stepped right in and felt comfortable immediately but, more often, the new puppies/adolescents need a few times here before they are ready to stay for a full play. This has also kept us very busy trying to find just the right group for the dog. Currently, we are working to find places for 11 new dogs!! Yikes…I might have to start a wait list! Not a bad problem to have!!
All of this AND shoveling the walkway almost daily has been keeping me and the team very busy lately!! Hope everyone is staying healthy and warm. Hang in there, spring is just around the corner and I personally can’t wait for that time of year! And I AM a snow lover!
Have you ever been curious to see how our daycare operates? Have you ever wondered what your dog does while he/she is here? If you would like to make an appointment to come observe your dog and his/her friends, call me! I think it would be fun for owners to learn more about how daycare works!