Puppy Day School students can transfer to Educational Daycare when one of the following criteria has been met:
The puppy is over 6 months old, or
The puppy has attended at least 2 consecutive sessions of Puppy Day School and is going to attend Educational Daycare 4x or 5x per week until turning 6 months old.
How is Educational Daycare different from Puppy Day School?
There is a significant difference in the two programs.
Your puppy will not receive dedicated training sessions in Educational Daycare unless you purchase them as add-on events. Our staff will reinforce your dog’s existing manners training while interacting with your puppy – for example, only opening gates or doors when they are sitting or have four paws on the floor, only letting them out of the crate when they are calm, throwing fetch toys or giving them treats for sitting instead of jumping.
We do not feed dogs attending Educational Daycare. You will give your dog breakfast in the morning before bringing them to the Academy.
There are no other perks included in Educational Daycare. Report cards and weekly Puppy Teacher Conferences are unique to the Puppy Day School program and cannot be purchased elsewhere. Flex Classes are not included and you will have to purchase a Flex Class Pass if you’d like to continue attending classes with your puppy, which we highly recommend to help ease the transition between Puppy Day School and Educational Daycare.
In Puppy Day School, your pup’s nails are trimmed weekly as part of the program curriculum. If you would like your dog’s nails trimmed, you can purchase that as an add-on for Educational Daycare.
Educational Daycare is meant to maintain your dog’s current level of training, while most standard daycares do not place any importance on making sure dogs don’t jump up, don’t bark, rest quietly in their crates, etc. If you feel your dog needs more work, keep them in Puppy Day School or purchase training session add-ons for them to enjoy during Educational Daycare visits.
If you have any questions about making the transition, please don’t hesitate to reach out!