Puppy Day School
It’s a comprehensive “private school” for your puppy! Your pup will spend each day learning manners from a team of experienced dog trainers, playing with age-appropriate friends, and gaining valuable socialization in a city environment.
You’ll have peace of mind knowing our experienced Academy staff is spending the day training your puppy, so you can work or run errands worry-free. Instead of coming home to chewed furniture or soiled carpets, you could enjoy each evening with a happy, well-behaved puppy who has less energy to devote to nipping, chewing, and other undesirable behavior.
What does Puppy Day School include?
Our number one priority at the Academy is providing positive socialization experiences during your puppy’s formative weeks. Puppies play with each other, carefully selected adult dog “teachers,” and our Academy staff. All interactions are closely supervised to ensure your puppy learns to greet others nicely.
Each day includes…
This isn’t daycare
Dog daycare may be overwhelming to young puppies & can encourage undesirable habits, like pottying indoors.
At the Academy, we encourage calm, polite behaviors and prevent unwanted traits from developing. We also maintain a tighter puppy-to-staff ratio (10-to-1) than most daycares, and several professional dog trainers are on duty every day.
Puppy Day School Policies & FAQs
What Our Students Say
“Zipper has really changed and made progress – he’s much easier to be around, we are having more fun and less frustration as we learn the best ways to keep him busy, and we are finally enjoying our puppy! I know that he is enjoying class, he is excited to head out every morning!”
“We enrolled our mini Bernedoodle at 3 months old in their Puppy Day School and have received top notch support and care from their team. The unlimited group class pass for puppy day school enrollees is probably the best perk. We attended more than a dozen classes on self-control, loose leash walking, staying put when asked to, etc. They teach practical skills that will actually come in handy while raising a dog in an extremely urban part of town and I’m glad our dog learned this stuff while young/impressionable, as opposed to things like hand shakes or play deads which won’t be useful.”
“I highly recommend Crossbones for a complete puppy training program. I enrolled my crazy husky puppy in day school to work on his jumping/nipping, recall, and loose leash walking. He has made amazing progress with all of my goals… It is wonderful to have people who are so well educated and can back it up with scientific research.”
“The staff is incredible, we are so thankful for their support and expertise. The facility is always clean – something which was very important to me when choosing a daycare for our pup. Our dog is currently enrolled in his second semester of Puppy Day School. He has been at Crossbones since he was 12 weeks old. We are so happy and impressed with how far our Blu has come since starting. I feel 100% confident my dog is in great hands when I drop him at school. 10/10 would recommend Crossbones.”
“These guys deliver! We brought our puppy, Rusty, to Puppy Day School and with love, patience and discipline they trained him and us! It gave Rusty a chance to socialize in a controlled environment. We get compliments on how well behaved Rusty is for such a young pup (not quite 10 months old) and are smart enough to give Spring Forth the credit. We can’t thank them enough.”
“They trained not only my puppy but also me, a first time dog owner. I liked the constant feedback I received from the staff – what are my pup’s strengths and weaknesses, what she’s working on, what I’m doing right and wrong at home, how we can help her if she’s a little slow in mastering a certain skill, etc. This is not something I can learn just by watching puppy training videos online.”
“Crossbones and their staff are truly above and beyond & we are so grateful for their professionalism, kindness & care. Our pup had gone through their amazing Puppy Program. We immediately saw improvements with our rescue pup. During that time we had weekly meetings with his trainers and received helpful report cards to share his progress. What I felt was most helpful were the training classes that are included in the program. The classes & the trainers helped me so much in communicating, understanding and training our rascal of a puppy.”
“I enrolled my Golden Retriever in Puppy Day School and it was such a great experience!! Not only did it help with his mild separation anxiety, he got incredible socialization and great training. He knows his basic commands down pat, completely potty trained and has a great start on loose leash walking. Everyone knew my puppy by name & catered their training to his specific needs. They truly care about every dog and I will absolutely return to maintain Archie’s training!”