Day Training is a unique and effective approach to training your beloved canine companion. It is not your typical dog daycare service but rather a specialized program designed to provide training, structure, and enrichment for your dog during the day while you are busy. Our experienced trainers work with your dog to reinforce positive behaviors and address specific training goals.

  • Collaborative Training:

Our day training program is a team effort between our professional trainers, you as the owner, and your dog. We believe in empowering you to understand your dog’s behavior and actively participate in their training. During transfer sessions our trainers will guide you on effective techniques and methods, but your involvement and consistency are crucial for your dog’s progress. It’s essential to practice and reinforce the training principles in different settings for long-lasting results.

  • Structure and Enrichment:

We provide a structured environment where your dog can learn and practice new commands and behaviors. Additionally, we incorporate various enrichment activities to stimulate your dog’s mind and keep them engaged throughout the day.

  • Exposure for Desensitization and Remedial Socialization:

For dogs that may be anxious or reactive in certain situations, day training can offer controlled, positive exposure to various stimuli to help desensitize them. This gradual process can lead to increased confidence and reduced anxiety over time.

  • An alternative to Daycare and Board & Train:

While daycare and day training options both provide socialization opportunities, day training places more emphasis on training exercises and mental stimulation. Unlike board & train, we do not keep your dog over night. The primary goal is to work on your dog’s behavior, obedience, and overall manners, rather than just providing a playgroup setting.

We are committed to providing a safe, supportive, and enriching environment for your furry friend. Our focus on training and your active involvement ensures that your dog develops the skills and behaviors necessary to thrive both at home and in various social settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

During your consultation, we will assess their suitability for day training. Here are some things we look for during that consultation:

Day training is an excellent fit for dogs who:

  • Are adolescents or adults
  • Need extra enrichment and structure
  • Are Life Enthusiasts! These dogs LOVE life and everything it has to offer and need help learning to settle
  • Need help building confidence on surfaces or in new situations

Day training is not a great fit for dogs who have:

  • Confinement anxiety about being in a crate or kennel
  • Significant leash or barrier reactivity
  • Intense fear or anxiety around new people or dogs

We personalize each dogs training plan based on your goals and your dogs current skill level. However here are some things you might be able to expect your dog to learn:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Leave it
  • Drop it
  • Place/Mat
  • Leash manners
  • Loose leash walking
  • Polite greetings (no jumping)
  • Reducing unwanted behaviors such as: counter surfing, demand barking, stealing things, inappropriate chewing
  • Enrichment games and activities
  • And many more!

You dog will be trained around distractions such as other dogs and people so they can use their skills in a real life settings!

No, we do not keep your dog overnight. The half day sessions are from 8-12 or 1-5. Full day sessions are from 8-5. Our day training is a great option for if you want a trainer to kick start your dogs training but you don’t want to miss them for 2+ weeks like a traditional board and train.

  1. Book a consultation with one of the day training staff. During this session at our center, we go over goals and expectations.
  2. Book your dog in for a half day trial day. This is to ensure that your pup is able to be comfortable and learn at our center without you present!
  3. Buy a package and book in for either half for full day sessions!

After each day you will receive a report card with video links to the training sessions. Throughout your package you will also schedule transfer sessions with your dogs primary trainer to go over the skills and behaviors learned.

Depending on the age of the dog they need to be up to date on their age appropriate vaccines (DHPP). If they are old enough they need their Rabies and Bordetella. We also strongly recommend the canine influenza vaccine.

Here is a great resource on dog vaccine schedules : AAHA recommendations 

Dogs need to be at least 5 months old to be eligible for Day Training.

Yes! In between training sessions, you dog will be in a kennel (4′ x 4′ ). While they are in their kennel they will have access to water and enrichment items, such as Kongs or food puzzles. If your dog does not have a history of shredding their beds, you are welcome to bring one from home.

While Dog Day Training is highly effective and beneficial for many dogs, it’s essential to understand that it is not a cure-all solution for all behavioral issues. Some complex behavioral problems may require additional one-on-one training or behavior modification programs. Our trainers will provide honest assessments and recommendations based on your dog’s unique needs.

Consultation : $100
Trail Day: $83
Full Day Package:

  • 3 day package: $405 plus 1 transfer session
  • 6 day package: $769 plus 2 transfer sessions
  • 12 day package: $1458 plus 4 transfer sessions

Half Day Package:

  • 3 day package: $264 plus 1 transfer session
  • 6 day package: $500 plus 2 transfer sessions
  • 12 day package: $948 plus 4 transfer sessions