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Animal care is not an easy career. It is hard work, does not pay a whole lot and it’s not very glamorous, unless, maybe, you can get your own reality tv show. Yet we get applications in all the time from people who are passionate about working with animals and who want to make a difference. And we get to introduce a whole new generation to this fascinating field.

Dogs are so familiar to us, yet there is so much to learn about them. Our new generation of caregivers embarks on a comprehensive learning path. Understanding dog body language and stress signals is at the core of their training. By grasping how dogs communicate, our handlers tailor their approach to each individual, fostering a positive and stress-free environment.

Safety is paramount in our facility. Our team is trained in proper cleaning and sanitation practices, ensuring a clean and healthy space for your dogs. They learn to anticipate potential hazards, think ahead, and mediate situations effectively, creating a secure environment.

Managing a group of dogs is no small feat, but it's a skill our handlers develop over time. The process builds confidence as they navigate the dynamics of different personalities within the playgroups. We believe in continuous learning, and this journey not only benefits our staff but also enhances the overall daycare experience for your dogs.

Basic grooming techniques, such as bathing and brushing, are part of the curriculum. However, what matters most is how our staff handles your dogs during these sessions. Gentle and positive interactions build trust, making grooming a positive experience for our furry friends.

Our training program also includes basic obedience training, not for the end results, but for the beautiful journey it creates. The process strengthens the bond between our staff and your dogs, fostering a relationship based on understanding and cooperation.

The most rewarding aspect of this journey is witnessing the growth, learning, and blossoming of the new handlers and of the dogs in our care. We observe their transformation, and it reaffirms our belief that this is what life is all about – fostering joy, connection, and growth.

Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your beloved companions. We're committed to creating a nurturing and stimulating environment where your dogs can thrive and enjoy life to the fullest.

Warm regards,

Dirk and the Team at A Walk in the Park

Dirk Broersma
https://awalkintheparkoftoledo.com