You want the best for them, but how do you balance both their extensive socialization needs and their training with your own full schedule?
Guess what? You don't need to learn a new trade and become an expert at canine brain development and the laws of learning to do right by yours, that's why we're here! We're industry experts in all things puppy! Behavior and training is our jam.
Your pup will learn all of their foundational manners skills, receive appropriate and robust daily socialization, and you'll receive weekly videos to keep you on track at home to maintain those new behaviors. Plus you get two (2) private training sessions at RMDT with your puppy's instructor to transfer the skills they learn at school and answer any questions you may have.
Yes! Puppies are a lot of work, but our team is on your team. They're coming home to you each afternoon so you can develop your bond, but with their exercise, training and enrichment needs met. You can raise the puppy of your dreams with our team by your side through their formative first months.
Because this program includes both socialization and training, we recommend beginning as early as possible. Your schedule is listed when selecting your start date at time of registration. This program is offered in 4-week packages though you can renew your time with us until the puppy ages out (pending space availability).
Weekly Videos to teach you how maintain the skills we've taught at home
Weekly report cards
4 Off-Site Field Trips (weather and COVID conditions permitting)
Two (2) Private, 50m Hand-off Sessions
Invitation on your first day to our private FB page for Puppy Day School Families where we post daily behind the scenes content of the puppies learning.
closely moderated group and individualized play sessions with appropriate other puppies daily
confidence building obstacle courses & games
exposure to new surfaces, textures and moving objects underfoot
safe and moderated exposure to "friendly strangers" and the various "looks" of people
on field trips
via use of costumes, walkers, canes, etc.
** Please note, COVID-19 distance adherence in effect when out and about.
controlled exposure to new sounds and familiarization with loud household sounds and sudden environmental changes
exposure to wheeled objects, weird objects like umbrellas, etc.
exercises to teach body awareness
body handling to prepare them for vet and grooming needs
weekly field trips for real world environmental exposure
potty training support
Watch our Puppy Day School video to learn more:
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Requirements to attend
Age: Eligible puppies must be between 8 and 20 weeks of age at start to take advantage of their early socialization window. If dogs do not pass an initial temperament evaluation (conducted on their first day) to remain enrolled in the program, an alternate training program will be recommended and refund for the remaining package will be issued.
Vaccinations: Puppies must be up-to-date with and maintaining their booster vaccination series. Of particular importance are Distemper and Parvo. See Vaccination Requirements »
Daily Health: Puppies must pass a daily health check before class admittance for the day. This is to ensure each puppy is healthy enough to socialize with other puppies for their own safety and well-being and the safety of their classmates. If a puppy shows signs of illness while at the program, we will contact you immediately for pickup.
Start On Crate Training Now: Please start your puppy on crate training immediately. While most of the day our puppies are engaged in activities, we do need to crate during transitional periods, rest breaks, and during check in and check out for everyone's safety. We actively work to avoid stress in this program. It can cause damage to their crating progress, so we need you to get started on this immediately. Please read this link to learn why your puppy and others will benefit from this skill in day school. Crate Training instructions and handout will be sent with your purchase confirmation.
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Sign Up For Day School
Please complete both form and payment to secure your space in this program. If waiting on vaccination records, while required before you begin, you can email these to us prior to your start date.
⚠ Before starting this form, please have the following ready:
Vaccination Records (these can be .pdf, .jpg, .png, .bmp) More Details »
A current photo of your puppy
Emergency Contact and Vet Contact Information
What do I need to know in regards to social distancing and COVID-19?:
Please note, during the Safer At Home phase, we will be doing curbside handoffs. When you arrive we will greet you through the front door. You will place your puppy on the tether and take your leash with you and we will bring the puppy in using our in house leashes. Please observe 6ft distancing during this time. Thank you! ☺
What happens if I'm late picking up my puppy?
1:01pm - 1:30pm = $30 additional fee 1:31pm and beyond = $100 additional fee per hour
** - Having a 30-minute pick up and drop off window allows us to keep our fees reasonable. - **
What happens if I forget my treats and stuffed Kong? $15 supplies fee applied per day for use of RMDT supplies