Walking with Dogs

Training + Daycare!

Puppy! Confidence Club! Obedience!

Offered at Dog Days Vandalia! 


Daycare + Training is a partnership of Dog Days St. Paul and Call of the K9 to bring you the very best of both worlds!


Confidence Club

Confidence Club is specialized, small group enrichment programing designed and run by trainers. A “daycare within a daycare” to meet the specific developmental and social emotional needs of young puppies and cautious, nervous, or dog selective dogs.

Puppy Best Start

Start now while you can influence your puppy's long term temperament! Using the very latest research in puppy development our program is designed to use this time while their brain is moldable to develop them into the best dogs they can be! We have lots of supervised puppy play as well as other developmental activities so your pup goes home happy and tired!

Obedience Training

Already at Daycare? Want to get some training in while you are there! Our obedience program offers 45 minutes of individualized training for your precious pup!

 

Confidence Club

In Partnership with Dog Days

In partnership Call Of The K9 & Dog Days are extremely excited to offer a trainer developed and run Confidence Club and a Puppy Best Start program!! 


The program offered at Dog Days Vandalia location is a “daycare within a daycare” designed specifically for dogs to develop generalized confidence and social comfort with people and dogs. 

What is Confidence Club? 

Confidence Club is specialized, small group enrichment programing designed and run by trainers. A “daycare within a daycare” to meet the specific developmental and social emotional needs of young puppies and cautious, nervous, or dog selective dogs.

When is Confidence Club? 

Currently Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-3:30 at Dog Days Vandalia. Drop off between 7 and 9:30 AM, Pick up between 3:30 and 6:30 PM


Which dogs might benefit from Confidence Club?


If your dog is slow to warm to people or dogs, nervous, or fearful this may be the perfect thing.  Some examples of dogs who this program is designed for. 


  • Commercial Breed (“puppy mill”) Rescues

  • Rescue dogs imported from out of state with little or no early socialization or other cautious behaviors

  • Dogs who are generally nervous or cautious 

  • Dogs with long boarding stays or heavy daycare use (who might burn out with that much group play but don’t want to be kenneled the whole time either)


What happens at Confidence Club?

Dogs are in a separate section of the building with their own playroom, potty space, suites, and crates. All confidence club activities are designed and supervised by professional trainers. You will receive a report card and pictures each visit!


Activities include:

Small group, facilitated play/socializing 

Professional trainers specializing in social behavior will slowly introduce dogs and guide them through socializing and playing in a way that is enjoyable to all dogs in the room.


Confidence building games

Tunnels and hoops and climbs oh my! Professional trainers will slowly and carefully introduce your dog to new games and equipment building their confidence to play and engage slowly and carefully. 


Obedience Training

As dogs become comfortable in the environment obedience games such as group stays are introduced


Relationship building with safe, trained humans

Our trainers know how to connect with your pup and help them feel safe

 

Puppy Best Start

Building the best dog they can be!

Did you know your puppy's brain is under construction? The work you do now can shape your dogs temperament for a lifetime. Of course your puppy will play and learn at camp! But that is just the frosting on the cake!

Puppy Best Start is the GOLD STANDARD in puppy camps. We use the very latest research in brain development to take advantage of your puppy's sensitive period to develop the best temperament and behavior your dog can have! If you want the best for your dog, our puppy camp is the only place to begin!

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