The Day the Leonbergers came to Play
Our Leonberger owners coordinated a day that all of their
dogs could come and play!
See the clips here:
DayCare for Dogs?!?!
Yes - And It's So Much More Than Just Fun & Games
Most people have the same reaction when we mention Trainers
Academy, LLC DayCare: Awwww, how cute! And we'll be the first to
admit, it is pretty darn cute to see how much fun our
four-legged friends have at DayCare. However, Doggie DayCare is
more than just fun and games. The benefits run much deeper than
The Benefits of Socialization
Proper socialization during puppyhood is critical in
establishing confident, well-adjusted dogs. Research has proven
that most puppies that have been isolated during these critical
weeks are unable to
interact comfortably with new people or novel situations, and
often display fearfulness and/or aggression when compromised.
Socialization must be wide-ranging.
Socialization must also continue in adulthood. DayCare can help
adult dogs that exhibit "inappropriate" social behaviors. Do you
have a shy dog? Or, do you have a dog that goes crazy each time
he or she sees
another dog or person? DayCare is the best way to address these
With shy dogs, DayCare will work slowly to introduce them to
other dogs, making sure that they have a positive experience. We
work within each dog's individual social limits, rewarding
proper interactions. We do not increase social exposures until
we are sure the dog can tolerate it. Owners are thrilled when
they see their dogs' confidence level grow.
If your dog goes crazy in the presence of other dogs and people,
DayCare will help teach your dog how to act more appropriately.
Dogs that never get to see other dogs, get so excited by the
novelty of it
all that they can barely contain themselves (like a kids in a
DayCare will not only decrease the novelty of other dogs, but
will teach those crazy dogs that only calm and controlled
behavior grants them access to their playmates. Before our
DayCare dogs are allowed
to engage in group play, they most "earn" play by performing a
sit-stay. If a dog gets too wild in play, we will gently take
him out until he calms down. The dog quickly learns that the
more "appropriately" he acts, the more he gets to play. Dogs
must also sit before going outside, coming inside and receiving treats. A little DayCare will go a long way to building good
Are you having problems getting your dog to go in her crate? We
can help! We strive to create a calm atmosphere in our crate
room. We have staff on hand at all times to reward dogs that are
calm in their
crates. If your dog has accidents her crate, we will monitor the
situation closely and make sure she is getting outside as often
as necessary. Who else can offer this much help when you're at
If your dog is not housebroken, and you must be away from him
for longer than he can "hold it", then he is being set up to
fail. The more accidents that you can prevent, the faster
housebreaking will occur. Again, we can help. While you're at
work, your dog will be walked outside as many times as necessary
to help you build solid housebreaking habits.
Ever have one of those days where you just want to go home and
relax? But FiFi has other plans (and who can blame her after
sleeping the day away while you were hard at work!). If she had
been at Trainers Academy, LLC DayCare she would be sleeping
right now! Play groups offer dogs both mental and physical
stimulation, so she will go home tired, and ready to relax with
And Important Step in the Separation Anxiety Solution
If your dog suffers from separation stress, DayCare, combined
with behavioral counseling, will help pave the way to a more
independent dog. Separation Anxiety programs are often
interrupted by necessary
departures, putting the dog emotionally back to square one.
Since you can't be home 24 hours a day, let us help. Your dog
will never be alone at Trainers Academy, LLC. We can even get
you in contact with one of our behavior counselors to help you
with exercises that you can work on at home.
Keeping a Watchful Eye
If your dog is recovering from surgery, you might feel
uncomfortable leaving him home alone. Bring him to Trainers
Academy, LLC, and we will keep in eye on him for you. You can
call us during the day to check on him, but rest assured that we
will notify you if we feel there are any changes or concerns
with your dog.
Get Out of the Way!
Construction and home improvements can be stressful enough on
you, just think about how it can stress your dog out. Strange
people coming in the home, strange noises and smells too. Plus,
with people coming in and out of your home, wouldn't your dog be
safer at Trainers Academy, LLC? Instead of dashing out the door,
getting under foot, or being scared out of her mind, your dog
could be playing with friends and
getting hugs and treats from our DayCare staff. So when you book
your next home improvement, don't forget to reserve a spot for
your dog at Trainers Academy, LLC DayCare!
You can call 248.244.1372 for more info or to reserve a spot!.
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