Now enrolling for our February session of drop of day camp! This session will run on Mondays or Wednesdays beginning February 20th or 22nd. Owners will drop off their pups to our Alexandria Drive training facility between 7 and 8 am and then dogs will have a full day rotating between play groups, training sessions, and rest times. Pick up will be between 5 pm and 7 pm and pups will be sent home with a note sheet of what they worked on and what their homework is for the week. This program includes 5 days of camp and 1 half hour private lesson for $649.
Mondays will be sport camp, in which dogs work on agility, barn hunt, rally, or conformation training. This camp is best suited to our more advanced dogs who are wanting additional practice on their performance sport skills. Wednesdays will be obedience camp, which is designed for all dogs from beginners to more advanced obedience. In this camp we will be working on come, sit, down, stay, heel, leave it, and loose leash walking.
All our play groups are carefully selected to match compatible temperaments and play styles. Small play groups allow us to tailor each group to maximize safety and comfort of all campers. We have some groups as small as 2 dogs for our more nervous campers and no more than 6 dogs for our social, rambunctious pups. Keeping our camp numbers small allows us to get to know each dog and make sure their play time is best suited to their individual needs.
At the beginning of the 5 week camp, we design a custom training plan for each dog. Trainers Arwen Price and Devin Zimmer work hands on with each dog multiple times throughout the day. We focus on helping each dog improve obedience commands, impulse control, and attention around distractions. Additionally, we work on specific skills and exercises to help address any problem areas identified by owners at the start of camp.
We require that all dogs in our Day Camp program are dog friendly. If your dog struggles with interactions with other dogs, we highly recommend a consultation with Dr. Kristina Pattison before considering a camp situation. Dogs must be previously crate trained and able to stay in a crate when it is not their turn for play group or training sessions. We also require that families commit to working on homework assignments for 5-10 minutes per day during the week between camp sessions. No amount of training will have a lasting impact unless the learned skills are practiced with the family.