Doggy Day School
Our outdoor play/exercise area consists of 4 yards. All our yards are covered with artificial turf to help keep your dog clean and comfortable. The yards are disinfected daily, and we have an underground sprinkler system that comes on at night to help make sure our yards are as sanitary as possible. Each yard is equipped with misters. These misters are set on a timer and help keep your pet and the top dog team cool. The pavilions provide shade from the sun and each yard has a pool for your pet to splash around in. Your pet will have access to water the entire time they are in day school. We have swimming pools for those that enjoy a dip in the water to cool off. We also have exercise and agility equipment to keep your pet active.
While attending day school, we like to keep our groups smaller to allow more attention from the Top Dog Team. One trainer is assigned to every 10 dogs.
Day School is 6 hours of physical and mental activities. While your pet is with their trainer, they will be working on 3 basic commands in a group setting. The trainer will focus on sit/ stay, down/stay, and come when called. At the end of the day, you will receive a report card outlining your pet’s activities and progress for the day. We upload pictures throughout the day so be sure to like us on Facebook so you can see how much fun your pet is having.
Why Choose Day School
Our focus is to create a caring and fun, learning environment, so your pet(s) will enjoy coming back each and every time. We do this by using exercise, fun training games, and structure to stimulate the dog(s) mentally and physically by creating a challenging learning environment to improve their skills. What sets our training apart is that we’ve combined different training theories to optimize each dos’s skills. We recognize each dog as an individual and build their confidence thru positive reinforcement during each stage of development. We also offer support to all our clients throughout the different stages of training to ensure complete client satisfaction. Our staff is focused, positive, and encouraging. We all agree, a tired dog is less likely to misbehave.
Mondays to Fridays
- 7 am – 9 am (drop off for school)
Field and Track- Heeling
Physical Education- Agility
- 4 pm – 6 pm (pick up from school)
Saturday- Supervised Play
- 7 am – 9 am (drop off)
- 4 pm – 6 pm (pick up)
Sunday- Supervised Play
- 1 pm – 2 pm (drop off)
- 4 pm – 6pm (pick up)
Day School Options
(4 HOURS OR LESS)
|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|
|Pictures Posted on Facebook|
Every pet that comes to Top Dog is evaluated to ensure we match your dog’s personality with the group that fits them best. Each pet must pass an evaluation before being placed in group for safety. Our groups are broken down into 5-9 types. The groups are determined by your dog’s size and play style. Each group has a number attached to it and once your pet is evaluated that number is then attached to your pet’s profile to ensure the proper placement every time he or she visits.
We require a half day of day school for our trainers to evaluate how your dog socializes in a group setting. One of our trainers will then meet with you and give you an overview of your dog’s behavior and social skills. There is ½ day of school charge of $18. If your dog is a first-time boarder and you are unable to meet with us before your scheduled boarding, the evaluation will be done the first day of boarding and the $18 fee will be added to the dog’s stay.
What to Bring:
1. Vaccination records
To show proof your pet is up to date on the following: DHLPP (The annual or 3-year vaccine), Rabies, Bordetella (Canine Cough), Canine Influenza, Negative Fecal results (within 6 months of boarding start date), and Flea/Tick/Heartworm Prevention. They can be emailed ahead of time if you wish, or we can make copies at the time of drop off. We cannot accept any dogs into our facility that do not have proof of these vaccinations. This is to ensure all dogs are protected.
Please let us know if your pet has a special diet or feeding instructions.
Negative Fecal results (within 6 months of boarding start date). We cannot accept any dogs into our facility that do not have proof of these results. This is to ensure all dogs are protected. Dogs can carry worms from puppy hood throughout their lives. Their immune system keeps them dormant most of the time along with preventative worming. We recommend having your dog wormed before arriving.
If your dog is on Simparica, Heartguard Plus, Sentinal, Trifexis, or Interceptor, your dog is already being wormed monthly. Preventive worming does not guarantee your dog against worms but should kill any adults your dog is currently carrying.
3. Update Emergency Contact Information
Accidents and illness can happen as these social pups play all day and then camp out with their canine friends. When filling out the emergency contact information, please make sure the contact is in town and available to pick up your dog, and/or make medical decisions if needed. We will always notify the pet parent first.