Have you noticed how excited your pooch is to arrive at Scampers? Social Scampers campers whine and bark, pull on the leash, paw at the latches, and nose at the gate, their tails wagging so excitedly that entire back ends are dancing!
That excitement is so entertaining to us humans, and it's very contagious for the pooches out in the play areas. Each new arrival brings another blast of energy to the play area. During the first hours of the morning, those new injections of energy are fa constant, and the dogs are well used to the ebb and flow.
As arrivals start to wind down, those in the yards begin to settle into their playgroups and the energy settles as well. Play parings emerge and the dogs find their standard rasslin' and roving level. At this point, when a new dog arrives, the energy shoots way back up, and everyone gets excited and starts to bark anew.
It is during these spikes of high energy that even the sweetest and most docile dogs have been known to explode into reactive rovers, snapping and snarling at their best friends. Scampers wranglers are taxed to the max to try and restore peace and calm the pooches.
That's why we ask that all daycare drop-offs occur before noon, to give everyone a fun, relaxed day with friends.
So, now you know!