When you bring your dog to BARK ATL for the first time, we check you in at the front desk, ask you a few questions, and take your dog into the facility. Your dog will be integrated into the appropriate play group slowly (small dogs with small dogs / big dogs with big dogs). We never mix big dogs with small dogs for everyone’s safety. We usually take the new dog in the outdoor play area and bring out one dog at a time until all the dogs are mixing comfortably. We are also happy to e-mail you during the day to let you know how your dog is doing, and you are encouraged to call us and look in on one of the BARK CAMS during the day. It’s best to leave your dog for a full day of day care on the first day, if at all possible. A full day of play is the best indication of whether your dog is ready for doggy day care!