FAQ – Dog Daycare

Dog Daycare – FAQs

Dog training is strongly recommended by many veterinarians. At K9U Chicago we believe training is necessary for the safety of your pet and those around you in a busy city like Chicago. We provide K9 training classes at every level of ability.

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To start please register on our website, upload picture of your doggie, attach vaccinations records to your profile and request reservation. We will send you confirmation email within one business day. If you would like to schedule daycare with transport please contact our office first to make sure we provide transport services in your area.
Dogs have a lot of fun, they learn how to interact with other dogs and burn their energy out. It also helps to boost immune system and will help to shed a few pounds for the dogs who need it.
Puppy can start daycare after he/she got two rounds of booster vaccines. Puppies should have strong immune system before they interact with other dogs.
After working all day you don’t need to rush home to take your bursting with energy dog for a long walk or worry that your dog destroyed or chewed on your furniture, shoes or other possessions. Instead you can pick up your pup at K9U Chicago or better yet, have the K9U Chicago Dog Shuttle pick-up and drop off your pooch at home. When you get home you can devote your evenings to other equally important or fun agendas.
Daycare may not be right for every dog, it is great for social dogs, energetic dogs and dogs like to be around people and dogs. Daycare is also good for assertive dogs or hyperactive dogs, we offer extra activities like individual play or group play conditioning to help them focus their energy and group play manners. K9U Chicago has trained specialists to work with dogs that may need individualized play sessions.
All dogs are welcome at K9U Chicago. We do a careful evaluation of each dog to understand his/her temperament and any potentially problematic behavior. We then match the dog with the right group for the temperament, size, age, breed. Our specialists may also recommend individualized or group conditioning activities to help your pooch work on any problematic situations.
No, we evaluate all dogs on the first day of daycare. We do a careful evaluation of each dog to understand his/her temperament and any potentially problematic behavior. We then match the dog with the right group for the temperament, size, age, breed.
The followings are the required Vaccinations for any K9U service: Distemper, Parvo, Rabies, Bordatella. Please be sure to upload to your online profile, fax or email us current record of these for our files.We also strongly recommend to get H3N8 vaccine and regular fecal test(every 3-6 months).
We accept unneutered / unspayed dogs of the age 10 months or younger. After 10 months if your dog is still unneutered / unspayed she/he will have to be separated from the main group and mandatory attending dog group conditioning or individual play/exercise every time at daycare.
We do not charge extra for feeding using food you send with your dog and/or administering medication. We only charge $2.50 fee per meal if you want us to feed using house(facility) food.
You can bring your own food or we can provide house food for $2.50 fee per meal.
We separate dogs by size, age and temperament.
We offer 10 pack and 20 pack daycare packages. You can purchase them from online profile page. Contact the office if you need assistance.
We only have surveillance cameras, webcams are on wishlist.
We offer Individual Activities Services and ask that you enroll your dog in Individual Activities. This service is for dogs who can't play in groups, are reactive, and/or Unaltered (5 months or older). Our trainers will be work with your dog. This service will include one or more activities depending on dog special needs: Fetching, Treadmill, Tugging, Agility Equipment, or Customized Group to improve social skills.If you are interested you can book a session with one of our trainers to work on your dog social skills.
We have dog beds throughout our facility and if dog gets tired he/her can always laydown or take a nap in playroom. Each dog will be assigned a kennel with kuranda bed and fresh water.
Yes, K9U Chicago offers several programs for your pooch to be trained while at daycare, including Individual Activities session, Day Training Camp. Check out our Training Services for the variety of programs classes we offer to meet the specific needs of your pooch.
Sometimes dogs can play a little bit rough. We are doing everything to avoid it from happening, we divide dogs by sizes, behavior. Staff is supervising dogs at all times. However accidents can happen.
We will take dog to the vet and contact the owner immediately.
We take dogs to the outside area where dogs go to the bathroom.
Our staff constantly cleaning and disinfecting facility 24/7.
Yes, our pick up time 6am-9am, drop off 1.30pm-4.30pm. We will provide more specific time frames when we will be accepting your reservation.
You hear a lot of barking because dogs know that somebody came to the facility to drop off / pick up the dog and they get exited. When there are no clients in the facility dogs get a lot quitter.
No, we only have shuttle available mon-fri

Tailored Activities

Tailored Activities

From Treadmill Time for a little exercise, to Ball fetching to sharpen coordination and attention.
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Focused Training and Socialization

Focused Training and Socialization

for dogs that need help getting along with others. The Dog Group Play Conditioning program is designed to develop mental strength and coach the dog to play with other dogs with respect.
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Leash Reactivity Management

Leash Reactivity Management

In this specialized Leash Reactivity Management class, you will understand how to better communicate with your dog and gain new skills that will help navigate a busy environment with ease and confidence.

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Day Camp Academy

Day Camp Academy

Individualized day training through our Day Camp academy program for your dog to work on specific socialization or basic obedience skills while he or she enjoys daycare. We find that this is an effective way to implement training for continuous behavior improvement.
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Why Our Clients Love Us

K9 University is great. We’ve been going there for 7 and a half years. We’ve done training, we’ve done agility, we’ve done boarding and we’ve done daycare. The only thing we haven’t done is a drop off and pick up. My dog is kind of a nut and they deal with her well. Debbie W.
I was referred by a previous customer. I had never used a daycare before and my experience has been wonderful since day ONE! The staff is friendly, welcoming and attentive to my dog (and me…LOL)…She loves going there.Tracee A.
My dog has experienced everything at K9U: daycare, classes and boarding. When he is either picked up by the K9U van or dropped off his tail is wagging like crazy. When I pick him up he is happy to see me, goes outside to relieve himself and then pulls to go back in.Jane F.
I’ve been a customer for 15 years and counting. K9 helped us raise our puppies and cherish our old girls. I can think of no other place I would trust more with my furry family.Jonathan A.
This is really awesome doggo place. We had a basic obedience training here, and our dog is changed! She listens now, and behaving well, our trainer is really good - she is like a dog whisperer. Love and recommend this place for all dog's parent out there.Yessie S.
K9U is great. They offer classes as well as day camp /sitting services. The size of the location is pretty impressive, as they have a large indoor and outdoor areas for dogs to play. (They even pick up and drop off your dog.). The staff and trainers are very friendly and extremely effective.James J.

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