Intro to Daycare at PSFD
Active Social Playtime!
The dog daycare membership at Progressive School for Dogs is designed to enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our dog members. While conveniently located, our beautiful ten-acre dog retreat is nestled within a private tree-lined country setting. Our dog daycare is designed by our expert staff to provide supervised social playtime where dogs can have fun, be active, and learn to play well with others. Climate-controlled indoor play zones have rubber matting and large outdoor play yards have artificial turf to ensure safe, clean play in all weather conditions.
Why Choose PSFD
Why Do Our Members Trust PSFD to keep their Dogs Active, Social and Safe?
Our highly-trained staff directly supervises all playgroups to ensure each dog is having fun, being active and, most importantly, staying safe. You'll know your dogs have had a great day when you see how are happy they are at arrival and pickup. Here are just some of the member benefits:
Our beautiful dog retreat is set on 10 private acres
Conveniently located at the junction of Highway 34 and State Highway 257
Climate-controlled indoor play zones have rubber matting
Large outdoor play yards have artificial turf
Our founder & owner lives on-site to ensure your dog's safety is the highest priority
Our facility has state of the art security cameras
100% supervised off-leash group play from highly-trained and passionate staff
Secure double fencing around all outdoor yards
Dogs appropriately split into playgroups based on their size, temperament and play style
Fun and safe playground equipment, including splash pools in the summer
Holiday dress-up and birthday celebrations with costumes and treats
Photos and video of your dog having fun
A focus on healthy exercise and socialization for overall dog wellness
An awesome experience
SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE MEMBER PORTAL!
Join to manage your dog's PSFD activities.
Members also receive discounted package rates and learn about exclusive opportunities and events.
Become A Member
Our Daycare Dogs are Members of the PSFD Community
All dogs who attend Progressive School for Dogs are provided with a free membership to our active, engaged PSFD Community. This includes access to our intuitive Online Member Portal that will help you sign up and manange your dog's PSFD activities. Members also receive discounted package rates and learn about exclusive opportunities and events.
Daycare & Train
Let us train your dog while attending daycare! Maximize you dog's PSFD experience with this optional custom add-on to your dog's Daycare. Daycare & Train INCLUDES daily Daycare with individual Training customized by PSFD's expert staff to fit your dog's temperament and your lifestyle goals with your dog. To get the most out of this experience, PSFD highly recommends that you schedule the two INCLUDED 1-hr Go Home Lessons described below to help you learn commands and maintain the training.
Daycare & Train Go Home Lesson
In order to be most effective, the Daycare & Train program INCLUDES two 1 hr Private Lessons at our facility. PSFD strongly believes that a large part of the longterm success of dog training is that dog owners learn how to maintain the training, consistently apply it, and incorporate its principles into their everyday life and home environment.
Bath, Brushout & Nail Trim
Let us give your dog a spa treatment before they depart for home. This service includes a brushout, bath, massage, blow out, and nail trim or nail buffing with a dremel. Hypoallergenic shampoo available upon request.
Let us give your dog a mini spa treatment before they depart for home. This service includes a full brush out. (Note: No hair trimming included so not for dogs who require full grooming or matt removal.)
Benefits of Dog Daycare
Want More for Your Dog?
Exercise and socialization: Our day care provides dogs with the stimulation, socialization and exercise they need to enhance their physical and mental wellness--and yours. A happy, socialized dog is a pleasure to be around and has the most well-adjusted home life, taking the pressure off of their owners after a stressful day at work. Plus well-socialized dogs learn to play well with other pets and people to set them up for confidence and success. By learning how to interact with a wide variety of individuals and other dogs, your dog will be better able to navigate new situations and you will be less nervous that your dog will suddenly snap or bolt when overwhelmed by new surroundings.
Relief from Boredom, Lonliness & Stress: A bored, anxious, or high-energy dog can develop destructive behaviors. Leaving a dog in the house all day while you are gone with no stimulation can create a stressful situation. To cope with this stress, these smart pups invent their own exercise and activities, often involving digging, barking, chewing, and the destruction of fences, furniture, and other expensive items. This is not just risky for your personal property but can can also be risky for your pet. But at our dog daycare, we make sure dogs get hours of structured social play time and human interaction to keep their minds and bodies stimulated so they can be on their best behavior when they get home.
Will Dog Daycare Be the Right Fit for My Dog?
Dog daycare can be an amazing experience for dogs with a compatible temperament. Not all dogs, however, are good candidates for the dog daycare environment. Daycare can be overwhelming and overstimulating and can bring out reactive behaviors in some dogs. Not every dog enjoys interacting with other dogs. Others may be too timid, fearful, or consistently exhibit behaviors that are not compatible with the dynamics of off-leash group play. This does not, by any means, mean that they are "bad" dogs or that you are not a good dog parent. It simply means daycare is not a good fit for their particular personality. Fortunately, there are other beneficial options for these dogs and their human owners, including training.
At Progressive School for Dogs we screen all potential dogs with a Meet and Greet that includes a Temperament Check. This gives us a pretty good idea of whether or not the dog is a good candidate for dog daycare, but is by no means definitive. That's why we carefully monitor new dogs as they interact with the group for the first time. Our top priority is the safety, health, comfort and fun of all dogs entrusted to our care. Should it become apparent that off-leash group play isn't working for a particular dog member, we separate them from the group and provide individualized care. Depending upon the situation, this could be a short "time out" or for the rest of the day.
After one or more daycare sessions, it may be determined that the dog is not a good fit for dog group activities like daycare. In such a case, Progressive School for Dogs will provide a prorated refund.
Day Care Hours
7am - 6pm: Full day
7 - 11am: Half day AM
2 - 6pm: Half day PM
Arrivals 7- 9:30am 2-2:30pm Departures: 10:30-11am 2-6pm
No separate Daycare on the weekend. Weekend Daycare for Boarding reservations only. Daycare except for Boarding clients is closed on all major holidays.