Coming September 2022 in Sidmouth
The Naked Whippet are setting up a daycare with a difference in September. It will be based near The Donkey Sanctuary, at Salcombe Regis, Sidmouth.
Our focus is on meeting all of our dogs emotional and physical needs. We will be creating a place where dogs can feel safe, relaxed and happy.
Unlike other doggy daycares, we will only be permitting one small group which will be further split into pairs or smaller group for structured, supervised play and fun! Whilst we are licensed for 8 dogs, we won’t be accepting as many dogs as possible, only suitable dogs.
Throughout the day, your dog will have a multitude of different enrichment opportunities including scent games, snuffle mats, licki mats, kongs, interactive games and toys, paddling pools, seesaws, ball pits, tunnel and more! These games will be designed to lower arousal levels and increase sustained engagement, which are super fun and challenging for dogs. There will also be walks on the beach, secure fields, and around East Devon depending on weather.
During the day there will be access to short training sessions designed to increase engagement and confidence in dogs by myself, a Master Dog Trainer and Kennel Club Judge with 2 Diplomas in Canine Behaviour and Training as well as 14 years experience in training, 3 of which training Assistance Dogs.
Remember though, rest is important to lower arousal levels and create calm, contented dogs! Dogs are used to sleeping 14 out of 24 hours per day, so each dog has their own “bedroom” area designed to mimic the home environment, even complete with wall hangings. Without this, they are likely to become overstimulated and completely unable to settle at home. As such, they will have a completely safe space to sleep and rest which reduces the stress responses that are typical in a normal daycare.
All dogs will return to owners calm, contented, and with the skills to rest at home.
Outstanding! Easy to understand and friendly
We can not recommend Alice enough, she truly is amazing, we have only met her twice for training our puppy lab so far but truly outstanding what she can get our boy to do, lovely friendly lady too x
Thank you so much
Alice has been great! Before being kindly recommended her we really struggled with our two dogs. She helped us understand how we can manage & improve their behaviour for the long term and since having our sessions the dogs are noticeably calmer and we have noticed a drastic difference. We can actually walk together with both dogs which we couldn’t do before. I would really recommend Alice! Thank you
Would 100% recommend Alice and The Naked Whippet Dog Training. She gave us some fantastic tips and tricks and challenges to help with recall and loose lead walking and we have seen a noticeable difference in our dog since having our sessions. Walking is now a much more enjoyable experience for both owner and dog!
Cannot recommend enough
Cannot recommend Alice highly enough. The change in our two boys has been amazing in just a few weeks. Alice is very professional in her approach, yet friendly and very easy to get on with.
I am a Master Pet Photographer and when I am not photographing other peoples pets my two girls Willow and Penny take the stage. I have been trying to teach our Doberman Willow certain behaviours that she simply couldn't get. After hours on You Tube and advice from a number of experts, I finally spoke to Alice who nailed it. Within 10 minutes, I had the behaviour I was asking for. Amazing!!! Cannot recommend enough.
Wow, wow, wow!!
We had a great session with Alice, helping us with some new tips and game ideas to help settle our pup Lenny and to work on guarding behaviour. She was very helpful and knowledgeable about the areas of our concern and we are already seeing the benefits of our session. We are also very grateful for the dog food recommendation, it has worked a treat! Thanks you Alice!
Insightful and Helpful
We’d highly recommend Alice for her practical and insightful tips. Made a real difference in a short space of time!
Recommend to anybody!!!
Alice has been absolutely brilliant with our dog Ralf , we couldn't be happier. very knowledgeable , friendly , thoughtful and takes a massive amount of pride in her work. absolutely recommend her to anybody!!!
Alice has been brilliant with our puppy training, very knowledgable, patient ,approachable, flexible with times and dates cannot recommend enough.
Thank you for training ME!
Alice is fantastic at training ME to have the skills to teach my dog. Chester (Malshi) was very nervous and would ‘go’ for people at the door. Here is a picture of him not reacting to the doorbell and sitting waiting for me to open the door. Before he would have been at the door going mental and trying to bite the visitor. He is now extremely calm and will take himself off if he is not comfortable. This has helped when walking him too. Alice managed all this in just 4 sessions (4weeks). I would totally recommend her to anyone!