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A day in the life of an Ari&Me dog

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6:30am

The doors open, and pooches start to arrive! A friendly staff member will greet each dog and assign them to a pen. Regulars are excited to greet their friends and will usually get stuck right into the fun. First-timers begin in their own pen and are provided enrichment. They then get to meet new friends one-by-one and are monitored closely as they graduate to their designated play pen.

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9:00am

New arrivals end, as the dogs settle in for the day. Excitement and energy levels are high with most pooches running and playing. Our focus is to let them continue to play safely while ensuring they are not over-stimulated.

11:00am

Dogs generally start to slowly wind-down, running becomes walking, rough play becomes licking each other while on the floor while others choose to begin seeking cuddles and belly-rubs from the hoomans.

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12:00pm

Nap time! Lavender aromatherapy oils are released into the air, the lights are dimmed, and relaxing music plays as we encourage the dogs to relax and doze off zzz.

1:00pm

Any pup who is lucky enough to enjoy lunch while with us is taken to a separate pen and provided their lunch using an enrichment feeding product. 

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2:00pm

The energy begins to increase again as dogs continue to play freely with each other. We also offer the pups brain training games, puzzles and toys.

4:00pm

Pickups begin and groups become smaller as friends sadly farewell each other. Remaining dogs usually take advantage of this time to rest and sneak in extra cuddles.

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6:30pm

All dogs have now been taken home after another great day and pawrents get to enjoy a quiet, relaxing night as their pups sleep the rest of the evening away.