The acre-sized area that the dogs run in allows the dogs to reach full speed and this can exhaust even the most energetic dogs. The dogs are "run" throughout the day with tennis balls and frisbees so they are tired at the end of the day. There is also "downtime" where the dogs are given time to rest; during this time they can wrestle, chase one another, or simply nap. They have constant access to water and in the warm weather the swimming pools are opened. The 8 ft fencing and gate systems ensure that there will be no escapes. The surface is covered with pea stone which simulates a beach environment. It provides a cushioned surface for those hard wrestlers and a surface which is easily sanitized. Those dogs who are older, shy or less active have plenty of space to roam and explore and can thus avoid the playful dogs if they wish to.