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.
How is Educational Daycare different from Puppy Day School?
There is a significant difference in the two programs.
Educational Daycare is for owners who are satisfied with their dog’s current level of manners training, and want to maintain what they have created. If your puppy’s basic manners are still a bit rough around the edges, they should stay in Puppy Day School.
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.
Meals are not included in Educational Daycare. You will give your dog breakfast in the morning before bringing them to the Academy. If your puppy still needs to receive lunch, this is available for an additional fee.
There are no other perks or appointments 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!
To transfer to Educational Daycare
If you’ve made the decision to switch from PDS to Educational Daycare, your puppy does not need an evaluation if they are transferring straight into EDC with no time off. Please email us with the following information:
- How many days a week will your puppy attend – 4x or 5x/week?
- If 4x/week, which weekday day are they not attending?
We will send you a current list of add-ons to choose from. Once we hear back from you regarding those, we will send you an invoice for your Educational Daycare program and any add-ons you’ve selected.