Yes, all dogs must pass a temperament evaluation to ensure a good fit. Here’s a look at what to expect:

  • When you arrive, we take a few minutes to let your pup get to know us.
  • We take them in the back to start the evaluation process (owners stay in the lobby where they can get coffee, tea, and snacks).
  • We first introduce two of our calmer pups to see how your dog does, then introduce some of our more active and excitable dogs.
  • We will bring in approximately six to eight dogs total to the group.
  • We will observe how your pup gives and takes correction from other dogs, anxiety levels and nervousness, their engagement level with the other pups, any toy aggression, how they allow us to handle their collar, and how they interact with treats in a group setting.
  • We will then bring your pup back out to you and discuss how it went.
  • If all goes well, we will review our policies, have you sign them, and then register them as a new client.

Evaluations take about 30 to 45 minutes and we schedule them by appointment only between the hours of 9:30am and 11:30am to ensure the right mix of dogs.