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Daycare

Whether your dog is restless, alone for long hours at home, in need of socialization, or simply bored, our quality daycare can help! The Barking Dog has developed great programs, aimed at filling the void in dog socialization and exercise experienced by many dogs today.

Dogs happy playing outside at The Barking Dog

Come. Sit. Play!

We are proud and excited to offer facilities and programs unmatched anywhere in the country. All sites offer sport-turfed outdoor play areas to ensure your dog stays safe and clean. Indoor programs are conducted in spacious, climate controlled rooms, equipped with shock absorbent, non-slip flooring; perfect for active play.

Dog at daycare

Vaccinations

All dogs must be up to date on the following vaccinations prior to boarding:

  • Distemper-Hepatitis-Parvo (typically combined)

  • Canine Cough (Bordetella). Bordetella vaccine must be administered at least 3 days prior to arrival.

  • Rabies

  • We require that puppies have their first rabies shot within 30 days of turning 3 months(per NH Law).

  • Canine Influenza: As pet care professionals we highly recommend all pets receive Canine Influenza (H3N8 and H3N2).

**All daycare dogs must be spayed/neutered (unless under the age of 6 months)**

Enroll in Daycare at Any Location

At the Barking Dog, we have worked hard to create a daycare program suitable for every breed of dog.  In order to provide the best daycare experience, we do require an initial daycare evaluation.  This essential evaluation is free and scheduled with one of our professional staff prior to entering our program.  We will be observing and evaluating several aspects of your dog’s personality including their socialization skills, fearfulness, aggression towards humans or dogs, and understanding of commands.  In addition, the staff will review the information you provided on your registration form before introducing your dogs to others they believe will be a “good match.”

Our staff members are trained to identify undesirable behaviors that could potentially become dangerous or bad habits.  We continually strive to fulfill your dog’s needs for socialization and exercise, while promoting proper interaction and manners.

Our Hooksett and Exeter locations have an indoor pool for added fun!

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