House of Dog Training

Pleae NOTE! We pride ourselves on the specialized boarding services we provide. We are able to board dogs that would not do well in regular facilities, due to aggression, anxieties or other special needs. Often times those dogs come with medications - which we are happy to administer. PACFA (Department of Agriculture), which we are licensed through, requires that when you bring in medications, we need the original prescription bottles from your veterinarian. If you want to bring us pill sorters, that is fine, but we also need the bottles! Furthermore, if those medications are sedatives or calming medications (Fluoxetine, Trazadone, Claumicalm, to name just a few), we also need the written prescription from the prescribing veterinarian, as well as your written permission. We are also happy to administer supplements. If those supplements are non-petspecific (benadryl, salmon oil), we will also have to ask for your written permission. Please make sure you have those documents with you when you come for boarding and don't be surprised if we ask you to sign a medication form. We take the mental as well as physical health of our clients very seriously and have procedures in place for medications that assure we give the right dosage at the right time, to the right dogs! We will also be contacting your veterinarians, to make them aware of those regulations. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

Our Services - Dayschool


Puppies


Puppy Dayschool is designed for puppies from 8 weeks to 5 months old. Puppy Days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Dayschool hours are from 8.30am - 4.30pm. (Early drop off or late pick up is available at an extra fee).  This ensures that all puppies are together at the same time and receive plenty of interaction. Puppy Dayschool is limited to 6 puppies each day. Your puppy must attend twice a week for a month (8 sessions). It is up to you which days you pick, but, since the space is extremely limited, you must set up all 8 sessions when signing up.


What does my puppy's day look like?


  • We believe very strongly that proper and safe socialization of our puppies prevents problems later on in life. Therefore we will carefully pair puppies for play and supervise them closely, so that everybody has good experiences. Additionally they will be introduced to "things", people, sounds, textures.
  • Dayschoolers will receive training in our puppy basics, sit, down, stand, wait, leave it, leash walking.
  • Also included: Crate training, potty training, enrichment games and handling (for grooming or the vet)
  • Rest: Just like your toddlers, puppies need naps! We ensure that your puppies will have appropriate rest times and lots of TLC!
  • Daily written report of your puppy's day.


To set up your puppy for Dayschool, we ask that you set up a 30-45 minute free consult with us in order to complete the paperwork, talk about your goals for your puppy and evaluate the pup. Your homework will be to attend a 1-hour long orientation (dates will depend on class start dates), or to watch the orientation we can provide you on a disc or thumbdrive. You will also set up 2 transfer lessons in which we show you what your puppy has learned and how you can maintain this at home.


When you sign up for Dayschool, you receive a 20% discount on a Puppy-K class.


It IS highly recommended that you do attend the Puppy-K in addition to Dayschool, as you will be able to learn WITH your puppy. Dayschool is a great booster and will help you get results quicker, as there are additional people working with your dog. Or if you just don't have much time to train at home, we are your trainers. But there is little that can replace you going through the experience with your puppy. It is also important to remember that a puppy needs a different skill set than an adult dog, meaning: yes, they need their basic obedience, sit, down, walking nicely, but they also need to learn to settle, they need to be socialized.


Puppy Dayschool Pricing - $420/month (8 sessions - you save $60, 1 day)

                                                 $840/ 2 months ( 16 sessions, you save $120 or 2 days)

                                                 extra fee for early drop-off or late pick-up is $5 each occurrence

                                                 you need to schedule your days in advance as much as possible



Older Puppies and Adults


Adult Dayschool is designed for dogs over 5 months old. Your Adult Dayschool remains a-la-carte, meaning, you pick the days you want your dog to attend, how many times a week and whether they are doing half (4 hours) of full days (8 hours). there are no specific drop-off or pick-up times, but we ask that all dogs are picked up by 5pm at the latest.


What does my dog's day look like?


  • Most dogs need a refresher on the basics, sit, down, stand, wait, leave it, leash manners. But we will also work on the specific challenges that you will have described to us in your initial session.
  • Socialization playtime (always supervised and in small groups) and proper manners when it comes to interaction with other dogs and humans.
  • An adult dog still needs 12-14 hours of sleep per day, especially when they get a mental workout, so there will also be time for naps. For those who just want to rest, stuffed Kongs and extra TLC are always included.


To set up your dog for Dayschool, we ask that you set up a 30-45 minute free consult with us in order to complete the paperwork, talk about your goals for your dog and evaluate the pup. Your homework will be to attend a 1-hour long orientation (dates will depend on class start dates), or to watch the orientation we can provide you on a disc or thumbdrive. You will also set up 2 transfer lessons in which we show you what your dog has learned and how you can maintain this at home.


When you sign up for the 8 session package, you receive a 20% discount on a "Good Dog!" class.


Adult Dayschool Pricing * - $60/day (8 hours)

                                                  $30/ half day (4 hours)

                                                  $420 / 8 sessions (you save $60, and 10% off a "Good Dog!" class)

                                                  $840 / 16 sessions (you save $120 and 20% off a "Good Dog!" class)


* Compare these prices to Private Lessons: A Private Lesson  at our facility is $75/hour. With Dayschool your dog receives 1 hour of one-on-one time with a trainer, playtime (socialization and always extra TLC) - all for $60/hour.



Our Services - Board and Train


Board and Trains are for dogs of all ages (although for younger puppies, we do recommend the Dayschool, as you are still bonding with your puppy and staying overnight is very hard on them). It is a great option for your dog to receive a little bit of extra training while you are going out of town and need to board them. It is also a great option if you live a little bit further away or if your daily schedule doesn't allow you to drop your dog off and pick them up at specific times.


If you are not yet a client with us, to set up your dog for Board and Train, we ask that you set up a 30-45 minute free consult with us in order to complete the paperwork, talk about your goals for your dog and evaluate the pup. After your B&T you will receive a  30 minute transfer lessons (1 week or more = 60 minutes) in which we show you what your dog has learned and how you can maintain this at home.


Your Board and Train is completely a-la-carte, meaning, you tell us how many days you would like us to work with your dog and even how long each day. Here is how to figure out your pricing:

                               Boarding - $42.50 / night                               $42.50 / night

                               Training -   $30 / 30 minutes                         $60 / 1 hour


Example:

  • You board your dog for 7 nights and want training every day for 1 hour. That is $297.50 for Boarding and $420 for training = $717.50
  • You board your dog for 7 nights and want training every day for 30 minutes. That is $297.50 for Boarding and $210 for training = $507.50
  • You board your dog for 6 nights and want training on 3 days for 1 hour. That is $255 for Boarding and $180 for training = $435
  • You board your dog for 6 nights and want training on 3 days for 30 minutes and 3 days for 1 hour. That is $255 for Boarding and $270 for training = $525
  • and so on. You have total control and flexibility for your needs and your wallet.


By the way .... second, third (etc) dog boarding rates apply (second dog $34/night, 3rd dog $27/night, 4th dog 21/night; training price stays the same. And you can also board them all, but only train one, etc.


When you book a Board and Train that is 2 weeks or longer you receive a FREE "Good Dog!" Class!



House of Dog Training - Dog training and boarding