THE INSPIRATION: Evolving Dog Daycare
Wolfhouse began out of necessity to deliver the adventure that is lacking from the traditional dog daycare experience. The founders discovered traditional options that included children’s play toys in a small room didn't offer the level of fulfilment and enrichment most dogs require. This sparked the idea that a sense of Adventure, the raw drive-of-the-wild, could be used to create a better world for all dogs, of any size, breed, temperament or energy level. This vision for an urban location which also boasted a natural and wilderness influenced haven created the campus as it is today.
At its core every dog needs to be engaged, exercised, socialised and challenged. Mentally and physically. Your companion animal, who descended from wolves needs these things for balance. Without these needs being met, they may become less of a functioning member of your family, as they aren't getting the necessary fulfilment required. This is where behavioural problems, obedience challenges and general unhappy interactions are born. Socialisation by itself can help, but it’s only one part of the solution.
The Most Engaging Environment
At Wolfhouse our approach to dog enrichment and education is unique and produces genuinely outstanding results. Our campus is fitted out with the most engaging elements to create a habitat that your fur child has never experienced.
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The Physical and Mental Challenge
Physically, it is as relaxed or as demanding as your pupper needs. Mountains, cliffs, cavernous tunnels, dry river beds and open plains. That’s even before their agility is crafted with our cross elements obstacle course, dexterity tested in the Ball Lagoon so your dog can properly ball-out if that’s their thing and even swim in Waterfall Springs and dig for coral in The Beach.
Mentally, it’s extraordinarily stimulating. The same elements that are physically gruelling, are also a test of their mental capacity. Walking on shifting surfaces, finding the right path to climb an obstacle, the focus required to balance their body at pace on uneven surfaces is properly draining. That’s before we begin any education or training in the afternoon periods!
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All 5 Senses Firing
Engaging the senses, all 5 at that, is also critical for a well balanced doggo. As a sensory experience our campus is second to none. If your dog loves a good series binge, the last time it truly tested its nose, tongue, eyes, ears and paws in proper wolf fashion could be a distant memory.
Visually our campuses are beyond stimulating. Natural light is used exclusively from sun rise to sun set and the interest we have crafted into every element will make you want spend a day here as well.
Acoustically, our campuses are designed to further enhance the wilderness experience as the sounds of nature recorded from around the world in rainforests and coral keys can be heard echoing through the sites. This can also help us with anxiety issues for your pup's education requirements too. Thunderstorms and fireworks are common issues with today's "domesticated wolf". Let us assess your pup in your first session and we can come up with a suitable program tailored to your dog.
Fun for the nose? Has your doggo ever met a nimble deer or a ferocious America mountain lion? Wolfhouse has an experience that you will not believe. Our totem sign posts on campus are infused with the actual scents from different animals from all over the world, exotic flowers to dinosaur fossils, here at Wolfhouse that's just another day.
The sense of touch is extremely important for all dogs. We have multiple different textured surfaces for your fur child to experience. This is crucial to build inner confidence. Sure footing is an instinctual drive that must be installed and continually developed and the more surfaces your dog is exposed too, the more confidence is gained.
Taste is tough one. Food is one of the highest resources in nature for the wolf and your pupper is no different. So whilst no feeding is done in public, that doesn’t mean you can’t take the taste of Wolfhouse home with you. We have a selection of locally produced, homemade delicacies treats in abundance at the Treat Bar. We stand by these, as our treats are made from human ingredients and it’s what we use as reinforcement in all our education.
At Wolfhouse, our approach to enrichment is adventurous, bold, a little cray cray, but most of all safe, ridiculously engaging, and promises to be a FUN and educational experience your doggo will never forget.