Required First Visit/Orientation Day to Friendly-Certify

 

We give each dog a chance to prove friendliness by requiring a FREE First Visit/Orientation Day. Many dogs when away from their owners are quite friendly. We encourage you to give your dog a chance and don’t worry.

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We look for:

— Tails Wagging.

— An openness to our greeter dogs that live here at the ranch.

— Eagerness to explore the area.

— Minimum apprehension after they have made their way down the path from the car.

— General excitement to be here.

Let us be the judge of whether your dog is friendly…Here are a few traits and behaviors that are classic “friendly” dogs. Some more timid dogs may be deemed friendly by our staff after we have the opportunity to meet them and introduce them to the other dogs, our routines, our staff caretakers will know how to treat your dog.

 

Some dogs can be a little shy at first,  but we to give them the attention to help them relax and enjoy their time in the free play environment at the Doggie Dude Ranch. Any dogs that show aggressive behavior toward other dogs or staff will not be allowed to return.  Food aggression is the only exception since all dogs have a private bunk space for eating and sleeping where they can relax.

LOOK A NEW FRIEND COMING DOWN THE PATH…

Almost all dogs enjoy being part of a group since canines are pack animals. It’s natural for dogs to get close and sniff each other to help them understand another the identity of another animal or human.

Most dogs will explore back, getting to know the other dog by coming close alongside and smelling all over the other dog. Any overbearing behavior, like mounting or growling is not tolerated, and dogs quickly learn what will get them a “time out” from the group.

We find that once a dog has satisfied his/her curiosity about the other dogs, then they can go about becoming playmates, dogs that will enjoy the ranch experience together.

At Doggie Dude Ranch the dogs are grouped by similar size, temperament, and level of playfulness. Dogs may teach other dogs what is acceptable behavior and what is not; but we allow dogs to have these normal, gentle interactions between dogs.

The FREE Required First Visit/Orientation Day helps your dog understand that he or she is just here temporarily and you will return at the end of the day. Our staff first visit helps your dog make the association of the Ranch as a fun place to play with other dogs, and they learn their owners will come back to them.

Our focus is on dog centered care, and we work to make sure every dog is happy and engaged in our low-stress routine at the Ranch. Here at the Doggie Dude Ranch – attention and trust are paramount to make each dog feel at home during their stay.

Doggie Dude Ranch Reviews:

Love this place! The ranch is large (many acres) with lots of space for dogs to run, play, and even playground equipment and a kiddie pool during the hot months. I love that Winston (my dog) is never locked up while he visits-- he gets lots of exercise and attention.

Ana B

5.0
2018-06-17T18:40:18+00:00

Ana B

Love this place! The ranch is large (many acres) with lots of space for dogs to run, play, and even playground equipment and a kiddie pool during the hot months. I love that Winston (my dog) is never locked up while he visits-- he gets lots of exercise and attention.

My husband and I love this place and Julie. It is a little out of the way, but worth it for that perfect for that rustic vacation for your pups. Our dogs have been multiple times. They are so excited to go every time!

Nicole B

5.0
2018-06-17T18:41:33+00:00

Nicole B

My husband and I love this place and Julie. It is a little out of the way, but worth it for that perfect for that rustic vacation for your pups. Our dogs have been multiple times. They are so excited to go every time!

We love the Doggie Dude Ranch! This is a wonderful place and the dogs Love it there! It is a country setting, with large fenced area's for the dogs to play!

Carmen N

5.0
2018-06-17T18:42:52+00:00

Carmen N

We love the Doggie Dude Ranch! This is a wonderful place and the dogs Love it there! It is a country setting, with large fenced area's for the dogs to play!

Excellent! My dog always enjoys being there and they take care of dogs very well with a detailed report when you pick up your dog. I highly recommend.

Yamada K.

5.0
2018-06-17T18:44:22+00:00

Yamada K.

Excellent! My dog always enjoys being there and they take care of dogs very well with a detailed report when you pick up your dog. I highly recommend.
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