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Dogs Are Social Animals

Dogs, by nature, are highly social animals.  They thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally when they get regular play with other dogs.  They maintain a good level of socialization and build their confidence as they are exposed to other well-socialized dogs.  As part of our Daycare experience, we help direct appropriate low-intensity play, walking, foraging, manners training, and reward based conditioning.

Dogs are assigned a group based on age, temperament, play-style, and stamina.  These groups frequently change to ensure all our daycare dogs know each other and to continue challenging their socialization levels.

The most important window for socialization is between 8-16 weeks old. We accept puppies as early as 8 weeks old, once they have received all their vaccinations and been cleared by their vet to be around other dogs.  Puppies are kept in a structure of alternating play and rest.   Crate training and potty training are included within this program.

Safe, Comfortable, Caring Home Away From Home

We are committed to providing a safe, comfortable, caring, home away from home for your dog (s) while you are away from them.  Our property is fully fenced, with 6 foot stockade fencing to ensure their utmost safety.

Our desire is to develop a long term relationship with all of our dogs and their families.  We include them in our family life while they are with us.  The highest quality at the most affordable prices.

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Reward Based - Force Free Training

As members of the APDT, we ascribe to a reward based conditioning and positive reinforcement mindset for our program.   We have a full time trainer on staff that ensures our daycare dogs are provided regular mental stimulation and enrichment. Individual training can be provided while dogs are here for daycare or in home as needed.

Members of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers & the National Dog Groomers Association of America. We are Licensed by the State of Vermont, Fully Insured and Bonded.

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