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Social Competence, Good Manners, & Confidence around Dogs!

Dogs, by nature, are highly social animals.  They thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally when they spend quality time with other dogs.  Regular times of play with other dogs allows them to develop social competence, have good manners, and know the expectations for good balanced behavior in play.  As part of our Daycare experience, dogs have opportunities for supervised balanced play, group walking, foraging, manners training, and reward based conditioning.

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

Since 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 conditioning and potty training are included within this program.

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Reward Based - Force Free Training

As members of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, we ascribe to a reward based conditioning and positive reinforcement mindset for our program.   Force free, choice based training that empowers and builds confidence in your dog.  Our focus is on building trust with every dog and meeting their physical, emotional, and mental needs.  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.

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

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