Puppy Training Day School

Start your puppy off right at the Great Start Puppy Training Academy in West Chester or Oxford, Ohio.

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

Are you wondering what to do with your puppy while you work all day?

Our Great Start Academy offers the perfect combination of specialized puppy daycare and age-appropriate intensive puppy training.

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that skilled professionals are caring for your puppy in a safe loving environment while you work.

 

Care Comes First:

  • Focus on safety
  • Small trainer-supervised play groups chosen by age, size, and play style
  • Constant supervision
  • Great staff:dog ration

In 4 weeks our pro trainers can teach your puppy what we cover in 4 months of group classes

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Puppy Socialization

  • We’ll make the most of your puppy’s critical socialization window to help him become a happy, confident, well adjusted pet.
  • Puppy play refereed by our professional trainers teaches manners and confidence
  • We’ll teach your puppy to love the vet, grooming, and new things that commonly frighten under-socialized dogs.
  • We’ll screen for early signs of aggression or anxiety and do preventative exercises to nip any problems in the bud.

We’ll Train Your Family

  • You and your family need to be trained to maintain your puppy’s good behavior
  • At the end of each week, we’ll send you instructional videos of your puppy’s training exercises.
  • We’ll do a lesson for you and your family at the end of each week
  • Remote support: We’ll be available to support you by phone, text, email, or video conference for any problems your run into during or after day school

The Training Tracks Difference: Family-Centered Training

We don’t expect you to train like a pro or spend hours and hours practicing with your dog. Our training programs are built from the ground up to meet busy families’ practical real-world needs:

  • 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

    • House Training: We’ll teach your puppy to prefer going to the bathroom outside and to ring a bell to tell you when they need to go out.
    • Crate Training: Crating puppies for long work days before they’re ready can create anxiety and distress. We’ll teach your puppy to love going to their crate on command and to happily settle down for naps at age-appropriate intervals during the day.
    • Puppy Socialization: We’ll help your puppy grow into a happy stable dog and prevent serious behavior problems with intensive age-appropriate socialization.
    • Polite Greetings: We’ll teach them to greet people without jumping and nipping.
    • Leave-it: We’ll teach them to leave your things alone and the prefer chewing their own toys
    • Drop it: If they do get something they shouldn’t, we’ll teach them to drop it on command instead of you chasing them around
    • Coming When Called
    • Leash manners: We’ll teach your puppy not to pull so that walks can be fun and relaxing
    • Stay and Place: We’ll teach your pup to stay on a mat when you’re eating dinner, greeting visitors, or taking them to a cafe or kids’ sporting events.
    • Basic Commands: sit, down, stay, and maybe a trick or 2.
    • 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 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. You’ll need to choose either leash skills or stay and place. Three days a week doesn’t allow time for field trips to do public access training, but your puppy will have the skills for you build upon.  

    We Teach Your Dog

    • House Training: We’ll teach your puppy to prefer going to the bathroom outside and to ring a bell to tell you when they need to go out.
    • Crate Training: Crating puppies for long work days before they’re ready can create anxiety and distress. We’ll teach your puppy to love going to their crate on command and to happily settle down for naps at age-appropriate intervals during the day.
    • Puppy Socialization: We’ll help your puppy grow into a happy stable dog and prevent serious behavior problems with intensive age-appropriate socialization.
    • Polite Greetings: We’ll teach them to greet people without jumping and nipping.
    • Leave-it: We’ll teach them to leave your things alone and the prefer chewing their own toys
    • Drop it: If they do get something they shouldn’t, we’ll teach them to drop it on command instead of you chasing them around
    • Coming When Called
    • Basic Commands: sit, down, stay, and maybe a trick or 2.
    • Choose Either Leash Manners or Stay and Place
    • Leash manners: We’ll teach your puppy not to pull so that walks can be fun and relaxing
    • Stay and Place: We’ll teach your pup to stay on a mat when you’re eating dinner, greeting visitors, or taking them to a café or kids’ sporting events.

    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

Your Puppy’s Home-Away-From-Home

Keep Your Puppy’s Training sharp by life with our educational dog daycare and in-home boarding programs

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 puppy finishes training, they can roll right into our unique Stay’n”Play educational dog daycare and even board with us in a home-like 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 puppies per professional trainer. We also have care staff who care for and exercises the dogs in small groups when they’re not training.