The Importance of Socialization:
Understanding Dog to Dog Communications
Making Friends - Socializing Your Puppy
Siblings and Roommates Don't Count
Dog Parks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Dog-Dog interactions; Aggression or appropriate response?
The Benefits of DayCare
Which Doggy DayCare is Right for your Dog?
A Shy Dog Blossoms at Trainers Academy
If you use Dog Parks we recommend the
following book :
VISITING THE DOG PARK - HAVING FUN, STAYING SAFE
$32 per day
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10 days for $290
20 days for $560
Daycare player Emme after a day of fun at Trainers Academy
Trainers Academy, LLC is the place where dogs are the priority! During a day of DayCare with us, you can be sure that your dog or pup is:
- Gaining, and maintaining important dog-dog social skills
- Getting some much needed exercise
- Having fun! All in a safe, supervised environment.
Click here to watch an interview with Trainers Academy, LLC President Lisa Patrona.
Click on Miley to see a video of our daycare dogs in action!
Check us out on Instagram & Facebook for more videos and pictures of our DayCare dogs!
Q: What are your DayCare hours?
A: 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday through Friday.
Q: How old does my puppy need to be to attend your DayCare?
A: Pups can start as soon as they've had a minimum of 2 distemper series vaccines, bordatella, and a fecal check -
this may be as early as 8-10 weeks!
Q: What is the cost for daycare?
A: $32.00 per day. We also offer visit packages, that reduce the daily rate. Please see the left sidebar of this page for package details.
Q: How do I register for daycare?
A: Give us a call at 248.588.3222!.
Q: What will my dog's day at daycare be like?
A: We believe that a balance of play and rest are
important to your dogs physical and behavioral health! Play times last anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour each, and are followed by crate/down time
for water and a nap! Then it's out for potty and another play group! The cycle repeats a minimum 4 times per day - sometimes 5 times. Play groups start at 8:30 and rotate as outlined above, until 4pm.
Q: What vaccines does my dog need for daycare?
*under 6 months of age we require veterinary record of; a minimum of 2
distemper series vaccines, bordatella, and a fecal check current within
the past 90 days.
dogs *6 months of age and older we require veterinary record of; current
distemper series, bordatella, rabies, and a fecal check that is current
within the past 90 days.
Q: If my pup/dog needs medication, can you give it to him/her?
A: Yes, provide us with the medication and clear instructions and we'll be happy to do that for you.
Q: I feed my dog a lunch, can I bring
it for you to give him/her?
A: Sure! Just bring your dog's lunch ration in a well-marked container.
Q: My dog has been dismissed from another daycare place. Will you accept him/her in your program?
get these calls a lot, so you're not alone! We'll need to speak to your
directly to get the specifics, but most
dogs can socialize properly when paired with the correct dog/s for his
or her play style. Properly assessing your dogs social skills -- or
limitations makes all the difference.
Q: Who will my dog play with?
groups are organized by a dog's play style and comfort level/social history to start. From there, close monitoring and updates in your dogs play groups are made as appropriate. We determine which dog(s) he/she will meet first, by the information we gather from you when you call to register.
Which Doggy DayCare is Right for your Dog?
A note from one of our happy DayCare customers:
"I can't say enough about Trainers Academy. I have had the experience of both daycare & now the
Intermediate class & can not say enough good things. Max is a shy dog by
nature who is scared of new dogs & my vet recommended daycare for him. I
called & they got him started right away & made me comfortable about
leaving him. They started him off very slowly w/dogs who would help build Max's
confidence. After a few weeks he was able to start to play in larger play
groups. One day we were at the vet getting ready to leave & there was
another dog at the counter, so I was waiting down the hall so Max would not
start to bark at that dog. All of a sudden he started to whine & and tried
to drag me towards the counter. I couldn't figure out what he was up to until I
saw the dog at the counter, it was a dog that he would play with at daycare.
Max knew him & was trying to get over for a visit. I know that they will
never put him in a situation where he is uncomfortable."
~ Jessica Aumack and Max
Winnie after a day at Trainers Academy daycare. A tired dog is a good dog!
Little Ziva after a play day at Trainers Academy!
"Hi all at Trainer's Academy/Woofology,
We just completed puppy training classes with Sue and her team last week at your place and wanted to thank you all for all your help and guidance in training my puppy Bella. When we started there, Bella was an extremely shy puppy who was very scared of both dogs and people. The very first class Sue assured me and my husband to just give Bella some time with those classes and be patient and that she would come out of her shell. I was not very sure of that, having seen her being so reluctant to even get close to any of the other puppies in her class. But we kept listening to the training team and their advice and did what they suggested us to do. One of Sue's suggestion was to start putting Bella in day-care to help her with her socialization further. We started that as well. By week 3, we started seeing huge improvements in Bella's socialization skills. The staff at your day-care has been so wonderful and nice to her and has contributed so much towards developing her socialization skills. Today Bella is such an outgoing puppy who plays with all kinds of dogs and people. I cannot believe the transformation I've seen in her. Sue has very aptly named her "party girl" :). The same puppy who refused to come out from under our chairs in week 1 and 2 at your class, now wants to play with every dog in sight! I cannot thank all of you enough for that :).
Even though her puppy classes have come to an end and your daycare is a little out of our way, we continue to take her there because she loves it there and I am very comfortable leaving her with your awesome daycare staff.
I especially want to thank Sue and her team for being so patient and so encouraging with her (and me). Thanks to them, and to the daycare staff, I have a completely transformed puppy. So, thank you so much for all your help and effort. And keep doing the great work you all do with dogs and pet parents!"