All About Our Award Winning Dog Daycare Service

SPPOT is managed and staffed by a team of highly qualified dog trainers and behaviour advisors and accredited teaching and support staff, who believe in providing services for dogs that they would choose themselves. 

Dogs who come to SPPOT for daycare each have a wonderful day, with individual care and training plans tailored to their needs. They are assigned their own personal K9 Keyworker who ensures they have everything they need during their time with us – walks, play, meals, training and rest, and anything else they may need.

Dogs who come to SPPOT help provide our trainees with unique opportunities to volunteer with dogs, care for and train dogs and gain valuable accreditations, alongside practical experience and all the benefits of Human Animal Interaction (HAI) and Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI)

We accept six to eight compatible dogs per day, to ensure each dog remains comfortable and stress-free all day. All dogs are professionally assessed by our qualified staff before being accepted for daycare at SPPOT and while they do not have to be perfectly trained, they do need to be sociable, gentle, and able to be handled and walked comfortably.

Our initial assessment includes an informal visit with you, a half-day taster session, and then a period of assessment, (length depends on how often you use the service) to ensure that you, your dog, and all our volunteers are happy. Our straightforward assessment will be fully explained to you throughout.

Some dogs do have training issues that we can help with as we have several qualified, experienced dog trainers on the staff team who use only scientifically proven, positive, reward-based, force-free techniques. However, the comfort, safety, enjoyment, and wellbeing of all dogs and people attending SPPOT is our primary concern and so we ask that all applicants read the requirements opposite before applying for a place.

Training, Play & Interaction

With such high people to dog ratios, from fully trained, accredited volunteers and qualified, experienced staff, you can be assured that your dog will have a wonderful day. Your dog’s care is tailored to his or her individual needs including:

  • Training sessions using only positive reward-based methods
  • Supervised play sessions in very small compatible groups
  • Regular rest time with people, never alone
  • Interactive play with people
  • Relaxation sessions

Every dog is taken out for comfort walks throughout the day into the garden and will also be taken on one or two walks (number and length on your instruction), to the Racecourse of course, but also local footpaths and also to the beaches as Broadhaven and Newgale are within easy reach.

High quality toys and games we use every day include, Nina Ottosson puzzle toys, all kinds of Kong toys, Boomer Balls, Jolly Balls, Tug-e-Nuff tugs and toys, Buster ActivityMat, Snuffle Mats, Chuckit toys and many more. 

We also use aromatherapy, Tellington-Ttouch techniques and have many good quality beds, including nest beds, mattress beds, snuggle-beds, futon beds and lots of sofas too. If a new activity or toy is assessed by our staff as beneficial for dogs, safe and kind and fun, your dog will be trying it out soon!

Training, Play & Interaction

With such high people to dog ratios, from fully trained, accredited volunteers and qualified, experienced staff, you can be assured that your dog will have a wonderful day. Your dog’s care is tailored to his or her individual needs including:

  • Training sessions using only positive reward-based methods
  • Supervised play sessions in very small compatible groups
  • Regular rest time with people, never alone
  • Interactive play with people
  • Relaxation sessions

Every dog is taken out for comfort walks throughout the day into the garden and will also be taken on one or two walks (number and length on your instruction), to the Racecourse of course, but also local footpaths and also to the beaches as Broadhaven and Newgale are within easy reach.

High quality toys and games we use every day include, Nina Ottosson puzzle toys, all kinds of Kong toys, Boomer Balls, Jolly Balls, Tug-e-Nuff tugs and toys, Buster ActivityMat, Snuffle Mats, Chuckit toys and many more. 

We also use aromatherapy, Tellington-Ttouch techniques and have many good quality beds, including nest beds, mattress beds, snuggle-beds, futon beds and lots of sofas too. If a new activity or toy is assessed by our staff as beneficial for dogs, safe and kind and fun, your dog will be trying it out soon!

Safe & Secure Environment

Fully fenced front and rear gardens, with natural grass, trees and patio area, backing onto the Racecourse. The gardens are being developed into a sensory garden for people and dogs. Inside there is 300m2 of spacious, light airy rooms and facilities. Two large, well proportioned main rooms, for activities and training – for people and dogs. The main rooms can be separate or open plan and they both have access to the kitchen, gardens, bathrooms and offices. The Paws & Relax Studio room is our new dog grooming room, located away from the main areas, to provide peace and security.

  • Offices are dog friendly, with comfy beds, sofas, toys and chews
  • Full gas central heating and double glazing
  • Fully wheelchair accessible, with a single floor
  • Modern lighting, flooring and bathrooms
  • Full electrical safety certificate
  • Smoke detectors, fire alarm and emergency lighting​ all serviced bi-annually
  • Security alarm system
  • Double door systems throughout

Safe & Secure Environment

Fully fenced front and rear gardens, with natural grass, trees and patio area, backing onto the Racecourse. The gardens are being developed into a sensory garden for people and dogs. Inside there is 300m2 of spacious, light airy rooms and facilities. Two large, well proportioned main rooms, for activities and training – for people and dogs. The main rooms can be separate or open plan and they both have access to the kitchen, gardens, bathrooms and offices. The Paws & Relax Studio room is our new dog grooming room, located away from the main areas, to provide peace and security.

  • Offices are dog friendly, with comfy beds, sofas, toys and chews
  • Full gas central heating and double glazing
  • Fully wheelchair accessible, with a single floor
  • Modern lighting, flooring and bathrooms
  • Full electrical safety certificate
  • Smoke detectors, fire alarm and emergency lighting​ all serviced bi-annually
  • Security alarm system
  • Double door systems throughout

Temperament & Licence Requirements

SPPOT Daycare Dogs must:

  • be of excellent temperament with other dogs, children and adults
  • be generally well behaved and sociable
  • not guard food, toys, beds, people or anything else in the environment

We do provide training within the dog daycare service, but dogs who pull hard on the lead or who hurt when they jump up or are very rough with other dogs or people, cannot be accepted for daycare as this is a therapeutic environment for both dogs and people.

Pembrokeshire Dog Daycare Licensing Regulation currently state that dogs must be

  • Fully vaccinated annually, including kennel cough
  • At least six months old
  • Neutered if male, not in season if female

Temperament & Licence Requirements

SPPOT Daycare Dogs must:

  • be of excellent temperament with other dogs, children and adults
  • be generally well behaved and sociable
  • not guard food, toys, beds, people or anything else in the environment

We do provide training within the dog daycare service, but dogs who pull hard on the lead or who hurt when they jump up or are very rough with other dogs or people, cannot be accepted for daycare as this is a therapeutic environment for both dogs and people.

Pembrokeshire Dog Daycare Licensing Regulation currently state that dogs must be

  • Fully vaccinated annually, including kennel cough
  • At least six months old
  • Neutered if male, not in season if female

Your dog is our priority

Clean

Our building is regularly cleaned to a high professional standard by the Celtic Cleaning Company and welcoming for humans & dogs alike.

Comfy

We have indoor and outdoor spaces for play and relaxation, so that everyone gets the rest they need.

Care

All of our staff and volunteers are qualified and/or accredited in the care and training of dogs using only positive, scientifically proven techniques.

Safe

Our building and gardens are fully secure and safe for dogs and people alike, with a double door system.

Outdoor

Our enclosed gardens have a patio, trees, shrubs and natural grass, a lovely environment to help everyone feel at home.

Bespoke

Every dog has their own keyworker to ensure their individual care plan is followed – based on your instructions.

Dog Daycare Prices

Full Day  £16

5 to 10 hours between 8am and 6pm

Half Day – £10

1 to 5 hours between 8am and 1pm or 1pm and 6pm

Concessionary Rate Full Day – £10

Dog owners in receipt of ESA or Pension Credits may qualify for a discount on dog daycare

Concessionary Rate Half day – £6.50

1 to 5 hours between 8am and 1pm or 1pm and 6pm

One-Off & Holidaymaker Daycare

£22 per day for up to 10 hours

Get in touch to find out more about our dog daycare service.

Client Testimonials

An amazing place doing an amazing job for amazing people.

Dawn

These people are brilliant. Just love their doggy day care service and more importantly so does my dog. I completely trust these people. How they mange to organise and deliver what they do is amazing. When I collect my dog after day care he is always grinning and I can tell he has been utterly satisfied, with his constant need for games and attention completer satiated – and knowing my dog that is saying something! He also looks completely destressed and more relaxed then normal. The training they do with him really helps me also and have noticed he is better behaved at home. They really care about giving the dog what they need, in my dogs case balance between mental and physical stimulation.
I also love their online booking system so easy to use and monthly billing, very user friendly and convenient for last minute changes to bookings. Nice job well done SPPOT.

Scott

My wife and I have been taking our dog (puppy) to their training sessions and the progress he makes at each session is truly remarkable. The simple techniques demonstrated are effective and easy for the dog and handlers to understand.
Natalie is recognised in the “doggy” world as being an outstanding trainer with a deep insight into canine psychology.

Gordon

Maisie is a newcomer at Spott this week. I cannot praise the staff and care that Maisie has received enough! One tired pooch when she’s had so much fun I actually have peace and cuddles with her during the evening. So good to let her mix with other dogs in a wonderfully controlled environment and constant attention and exercise. Well done sppot.

Helen

Highly recommended, lovely staff and such a great location! Really has helped my crazy 7 month cockerpoo calm down loads considering he’s still a pup! Completely changed him and we get so much joy out of him! Keep up the good work girls and guys.

Amy

Have been using Sppot’s dog walking services for a number of years. Would highly recommend the service, very reliable and caring.

Caroline

Joey loves daycare. Staff are all lovely and very helpful. Fabulous facilities.

Jemma

Fabulous training advice and information, all animal friendly and enjoyed by all. Well done and thank you.

Peter

From day 1 SPPOT went out of their way to find our puppy space in their daycare service. They were so flexible and really helped us out so I could work and our dog was never left on his own. A year on or dog still absolutely loves his time with SPPOT and I love the fact each dog has 1to1 care. They manage to support the needs of each dog and make such an effort to make every visit fun for the dog. Think you guys are incredibly professional and fabulous at what you do. Thank you for all your hard work.

Kathryn

Teddy absolutely loves coming to daycare and he’s always so tired after a day there. Fab service and would recommend to everyone! Thank you so much for looking after Teddy so well.

Bex

Would thoroughly recommend, our dogs are in safe, enthusiastic and very caring hands.

Caroline

Our dog Nova goes to daycare once a week at SPPOT and she absolutely loves. She’s normally joined at my hip but doesn’t even look back at me when I leave. They tailor Nova’s day to her needs and nothing is too much trouble. We really couldn’t recommend them enough.

Amy

Sppot do amazing work with dogs and people – always with the dogs best interests at heart. Our dog loves her sessions there & we are completely confident leaving her knowing she is in good hands.

Trudie

Monty loves his days at Doggy Daycare and I feel so confident leaving him in the capable hands of the team. Lots of walks, playtime and sleep! (Although monty is like the Duracell bunny so he hardly ever chills!) highly recommend.

Annie

Wonderful people and a wonderful service. Our dog looks forward to spending time in doggy day care and we have also used the dog walking service in the past. Very professional approach and more then happy to let our boy be looked after by them.

Martin

SPPOT have been walking my dog while my family have been away and they have been brilliant, coming early as its been so hot. My dog is quite shy but she has loved both volunteers. Will be recommending you to everyone.

Claire

Izzy had a fab time in doggy daycare and has grown up to be a lovable, friendly and sociable dog!!

Becky

We took Alfie to Simpson Cross on Thursday 7th Aug. He was there until after 4pm when we collected him and he was worn out with all the play he’d had. He has a new friend in Keith, who he was assigned to for the day and I think the feeling was mutual ! He will be going back soon! Lorna

Lorna
We took Skye to the foundation clicker training which was amazing and fun.
Now she goes to doggy daycare every Friday and she loves it.
I highly recommend Kerri and the SPPOT team to everyone. They’re amazing and friendly. Thank you for taking care of our little girl.
Sarah
Had a great morning attending the recall workshop run by the wonderful team at SPOTT. The workshop was fun, relaxed and very informative. There was lots of practical advice and great ideas for fun ways to help teach our very lively puppy and us the skills and confidence to help keep him under control in public places. We had a lovely walk around the racecourse this evening putting our new skills into practice.
Many thanks to you all.
Jo

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