Dog Day School Durham NC

Top Dog Training and Resort: Premier Dog Day School in Durham, NC

Welcome to Top Dog Training and Resort, the leading dog day school in Durham, NC, where we provide top-notch care, training, and enrichment for your furry friends. Our dog day school is designed to offer a safe, engaging, and educational environment where dogs can play, learn, and socialize under the supervision of our highly trained staff.

Why Choose Our Dog Day School?
At Top Dog Training and Resort, we understand that your dog is a cherished member of your family. Our dog day school is dedicated to ensuring that your pet receives the best possible care and attention. Here are some reasons why our facility stands out:
  1. Experienced Staff: Our team consists of certified trainers and animal care professionals who are passionate about dogs and their well-being. They have the expertise to handle dogs of all breeds and temperaments, ensuring that each dog receives personalized care.
  2. Comprehensive Training Programs: We offer a variety of training programs tailored to meet the specific needs of each dog. From basic obedience to advanced skills, our training sessions are designed to promote good behavior, improve social skills, and enhance the bond between you and your dog.
  3. Safe and Secure Environment: Safety is our top priority. Our facility is equipped with state-of-the-art security systems, including surveillance cameras and secure fencing, to ensure that your dog is safe at all times. Additionally, all dogs are supervised during playtime to prevent any accidents or injuries.
  4. Enrichment Activities: We believe in providing a stimulating environment for dogs. Our day school offers a range of enrichment activities, including interactive toys, agility courses, and group play sessions. These activities help keep dogs mentally and physically engaged, reducing stress and promoting overall well-being.
  5. Flexible Scheduling: We understand that pet parents have busy schedules. That’s why we offer flexible drop-off and pick-up times to accommodate your needs. Whether you need full-day care or just a few hours, we have options that work for you.
A Day in the Life at Top Dog Training and Resort
Our dog day school is structured to provide a balanced mix of play, training, and rest. Here’s what a typical day looks like:
  • Morning Drop-Off: Dogs are greeted by our friendly staff and given a quick health check to ensure they are fit for the day. They are then grouped based on size, temperament, and play style.
  • Morning Playtime: Dogs engage in supervised play sessions in our spacious play areas. This time allows them to burn off energy, socialize with other dogs, and develop their social skills.
  • Training Sessions: Our trainers conduct group or individual training sessions focusing on obedience, manners, and specific skills. Positive reinforcement techniques are used to encourage good behavior and learning.
  • Midday Rest: After a morning of play and training, dogs enjoy a well-deserved rest in our comfortable and climate-controlled resting areas. This downtime helps them recharge for the afternoon activities.
  • Afternoon Enrichment: Enrichment activities, such as puzzle toys, scent games, and agility exercises, are introduced to keep the dogs mentally stimulated. These activities are designed to challenge their minds and improve problem-solving skills.
  • Afternoon Playtime: Another round of supervised play ensures that dogs remain active and happy throughout the day. This session also helps reinforce social skills and proper play behavior.
  • Evening Pick-Up: As the day comes to an end, dogs are ready to be reunited with their owners. Our staff provides feedback on your dog’s activities and behavior, and they are sent home tired, happy, and well-exercised.


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Here’s a quick look into our services:

  • An 1800 Sq. Foot State-Of-The-Art Facility
    Whether you want us to take care of your dog while you’re away or get him trained, our Doggy Day Care will satisfy you and your dog every time.
  • 100% Certified Trainers
    Our trainers and caregivers are not just passionate about dogs, they are professionally certified too! We will go the extra mile to teach positive behaviors into your furry friends and provide them with the utmost care and attention.
  • Comprehensive Training for Your Dogs At Dog Day Care Durham:
  • Dogs learn to play with others and improve their social skills.
  • The training helps curb destructive behaviors like excessive barking, digging and chewing.
  • Dogs enjoy a variety of exercises that are customized for their skill, temperament, and size.
  • Clients receive a detailed report every week on what the dogs learned along with homework and recommendations. This helps achieve success and confidence at both ends of the leash.
  • Reliable Shuttle Service
    We want to make the whole experience absolutely hassle-free for our clients. That’s why we offer door-to-door shuttle service so that you never have to worry about any conveyance issues

    Additional Services
    In addition to our day school, Top Dog Training and Resort offers a range of supplementary services to cater to all your dog’s needs:
    • Grooming Services: Keep your dog looking and feeling their best with our professional grooming services. From baths and haircuts to nail trims and ear cleaning, we provide comprehensive grooming care.
    • Boarding Services: If you’re going out of town, you can trust us to take care of your dog. Our boarding facilities are designed to be a home away from home, providing comfort and care in your absence.
    • Behavioral Consultations: For dogs with specific behavioral issues, our expert trainers offer consultations to address and resolve problem behaviors. We work with you to develop a customized training plan to meet your dog’s needs.

Shuttle Hours

Monday – Friday 

  • 7:00 am – 8:30 am
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Our office is closed on the following holidays:
  • Easter Day
  • July 4th
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

Day School is FREE with the price of boarding.  Pick up must be before 9:00 am. If you pick up after 9:00 am additional charges will apply.  Please refer to prices below.

  • ½ Day School – $18 per dog
  • Full Day School – $35 per dog
    ($45 for an additional night of boarding)
  • Full Day School- $34 – 2 or more dogs

Schedule your dog’s day school here. If you’re new to Top Dog, you will need to register here first.

  • Dog of the month wins – 1 FREE day of school
  • Dog of the year wins – 1 FREE week of school and a Top Dog t-shirt
  • Every referral that uses our services= 1 FREE night of Boarding



  • 7:00-8:00 am drop off
  • 4:00-7:00 pm pick up

Our Day School Program

(5-8 HOURS)
1/2 DAY
Socialization- learns how to play nicely with other dogs their size and temperatment yes yes
Engages with trainers to learn basic manners in small group setting yes yes
Daily Report Card yes yes
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Price $35 $18