Dog Training Day School

Would you love to have your dog professionally trained, but can’t bear the thought of sending him away to school?

At our dog training day school, we’ll train your dog while you work!

Drop your dog off for a day of intensive training, socialization, and exercise and take him home at the end of the day.

Lifetime support with free classes and lessons.

Maintain training with our educational daycare.

Intensive training without missing your dog!

We’ll Teach Your Dog To:

  • Sit and stay politely at the door until released whether you’re coming home from work, paying for pizza delivery, or bringing in groceries
  • Sit politely to greet people without jumping, nipping or other obnoxious behavior
  • No longer counter surf or chew up anything but dog toys
  • Walk politely by your side on leash without pulling
  • Lay on his mat or dog bed while you eat dinner or have guests who don’t enjoy dogs
  • Happily sit still for grooming and vet care
  • Reliably respond to commands like sit, down, stay, come, leave-it, and drop-it.
  • Any custom goals that you have in mind

Contact Us Today to Set Up a Free Meet and Greet or Phone Consult

The Training Tracks Difference: Family-Centered Training

We teach the practical real world skills that families need and show you quick easy ways to maintain training by working it into your daily routine:

  • Custom Programs: We’ll get to know you and design a program that meets your family’s specific needs. 
  • Beyond obedience commands: Trainers love precise obedience, but families need default manners and behaviors so that your dog doesn’t get in trouble in the first place
  • Realistic environments: We have kitchens and living room areas set up in our training centers to practice the skills your dog needs like staying off counters and tables, not begging at the table, politely greeting visitors at the door, and not harassing you when you watch TV.
  • Intensive Lifetime Support:  We’ll train your whole family in maintaining your dog’s behavior. We’ll give you in person lessons, but we’re also available by phone, text, and even video conference to make sure you get the most out of your training. We’ll even keep your dog’s training sharp if you board with us or use our one-of-a-kind educational dog daycare
  • Kid Friendly: Kids as young as 7 or 8 can master our practical gentle training techniques, and we can teach you to make sure that your dog doesn’t overwhelm younger children.

Programs and Pricing

  • Wonder Dog Program

    Our most popular program teaches your dog everything he needs to be a wonderful polite obedient companion. It includes lots of practice around distractions, field trips, and follow-up training to make sure that the training lasts.

    We Teach Your Dog

    • Polite Greetings without play biting and jumping on people
    • To chew only his own toys; not your shoes, remote controls, kids’ toys, etc.
    • Basic Commands like sit, down, come, leave-it, and drop it
    • Stay and Place: Your dog will learn to go to a mat on command and stay until released so that you can control him while you cook, eat a meal, bring guests into the house, pay for a pizza or whatever.
    • Leash Skills: Your dog will learn to walk calmly without pulling on the leash.
    • Public Access Training: Your dog will behave in busy public settings like cafes, retail stores, or the vet.
    • We’ll practice the behaviors in a variety of situations to make sure that the training sticks.

    Program Includes:

    • 4 weeks of Monday – Friday drop off day school
    • Private lessons to teach your family to maintain what we’ve taught your dog.
    • Unlimited lifetime support by phone/text, virtual private lessons, and our drop-in alumni classes
    • Eligibility for educational dog daycare to maintain your dog’s training
    • Free refresher training and discounted advanced training when you board your dog with us for a year

    Best Suited For:

    • Busy families or professionals
    • Anyone who wants a wonderfully-behaved puppy
    • First-time dog owners

    Fee: $1975

  • Jump Start Program

    This program is perfect for experienced dog owners who need some help teaching their dog the basics or dogs or families who spend a lot of time with their dogs reinforcing the training. You’ll have a little more work to do when the dog comes home than clients in most of our programs because 3 days a week gives us less time to practice the behaviors around a variety of distractions.  

    We Teach Your Dog

    • Polite Greetings without play biting and jumping on people
    • To chew only his own toys; not your shoes, remote controls, kids’ toys, etc.
    • Basic Commands like sit, down, come, and drop it
    • Either polite leash walking or the stay and place commands

    Program Includes:

    • 3 drop-off day school session each week for 4 weeks
    • 2 private lessons to teach your family to maintain what we’ve taught your dog.
    • Unlimited support by phone/text, virtual private lessons, and our drop-in alumni classes for a year
    • Eligibility for educational dog daycare to maintain your dog’s training

    Best Suited For:

    • People who have trained a dog before, but don’t have time to do the early foundation training themselves
    • People who will be actively using their training on a regular basis after board and train (e.g. therapy dogs, taking your dog to work, taking your dog to stores, restaurants, etc.)
    • People who want to do some of the training themselves, but have an out of control dog and need help getting started

    Fee: $1475

Why is it so fast?

Day school works so quickly because both you and your dog get to learn with a partner who knows what she’s doing. Our owners, Mel and Jeff, decided to start offering day training after – of all things – taking a dance class. We found that when we tried to learn new steps, we often tripped over each other and could seldom figure out what went wrong. The instructors, however, could take either one of us and teach us to do the step perfectly in just a few seconds. Because the steps were second nature to the instructors and because they had taught hundreds of people to dance, they could stop our mistakes before we made them and make it all seem easy.

Dog training, like dancing, is a mechanical skill. When a novice owner and an untrained dog work together, they tend to confuse each other. In day training, your dog gets to learn from an expert trainer, who – like our dance instructors – can guide him past any mistake so that he learns very quickly. When it’s your turn to learn the exercises, you get the benefit of working with a dog who already knows what to do. It makes learning faster, easier, and more fun for both of you.

Your Dog’s Home-Away-From-Home

Training Tracks provides a home-away-from home for our clients’ pets with programs designed by animal behavior experts to meet dogs’ physical, emotional, and behavioral needs in a safe, loving, home-like environment through every stage of life. When your dog finishes training, they become eligible for our unique Stay’n”Play educational dog daycare to maintain their training and can even board with us in a home environment when you travel.

We treat our clients, their dogs, and our staff like family. That means that we have very low turnover both of staff and clients, so your dog can count on seeing old human and canine friends every time he visits.

Great Staff to Dog Ratio: We have a maximum of 5 dogs per professional trainer. We also have care staff who care for and exercises the dogs in small groups when they’re not training.