DROP YOUR DOG OFF
LET US DO THE WORK
About Day Training
Day training is a wonderful option for all dogs and puppies. What's better than coming home to a tired dog? How about coming home to a tired and better trained dog! Our day training program is designed to maintain or advance your dog's obedience skills. This is different than a traditional daycare setting, as the focus is on training. While there is a playgroup time, it is closely supervised and structured in a way to promote learning and appropriate behavior. The entire day is spent working on relaxation, appropriate dog-to-dog interactions, impulse control, and general obedience training.
*We currently are offering day training on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
7:00-9:00 - Morning drop-off
7:00-9:30 - Relaxation on place & training sessions
9:30-11:00 - Playtime & potty/water break
11:00-2:00 - Relaxation on place & training sessions
2:00-3:00 - Playtime & potty/water break
3:00-5:30 - Crate relaxation & pick-up
Single Day Rates
BASIC DAY TRAINING - $45/day
One training session per day, supervised play group, and relaxation on a bed.
ELITE DAY TRAINING - $65/day
Three training sessions per day, supervised play group, and relaxation on a bed.
What to Bring
1. FOOD - your dog's normal kibble in a baggie
2. LEASH & COLLAR - regular leash & collar
also bring any training collars currently used
3. A HUNGRY DOG - don't feed before coming!
10 DAY ELITE DAY TRAINING - $62.50/day
Expires in 2 months.
20 DAY ELITE DAY TRAINING - $60/day
Expires in 3 months.
20 DAY 50/50 PACKAGE (10 basic, 10 elite) - $52.50/day
Expires in 3 months.
ALL ACCESS PROGRAM
Skip the waitlist and become an ALL ACCESS member! Our ALL ACCESS program is a monthly membership that renews automatically and includes the following:
-Unlimited Basic ($550/mo) or Elite ($800/mo) day training - no need to make reservations!
-2 free nail trims per month -25% off group classes -25% off merchandise -25% off board & train
*Contact us directly for more details about ALL ACCESS! Must register before the 1st of the month!
The Daily Details
Your dog will received one or three training sessions, depending on the package you choose (Basic or Elite). Skills we cover include loose leash walking, coming when called, focusing around distractions, sit/down stay, greeting people politely, confidence building games, leave it, and toy play.
Our play group is intentional. It is not a free for all. All dogs will be supervised by trainers. During playtime, dogs will learn how to interact appropriately with other dogs. Dogs registered for the Elite package will also work on listening to commands, like coming when called, during play group.
Teaching a dog to settle and relax is an essential life skill. Life happens! Some days there just isn't enough time to train, play ball, and take your dog for a walk. Dogs can be trained to relax and have an off switch, even on those busy days. Our day training program is designed to help with this. All dogs will relax on dog beds throughout the day while other dogs are doing training sessions.
How to register & purchase packagesRegistration is required to attend day training. Just hit the "sign-up" button above! This button will forward you to our Paw Partner software. If you are a new client, you will need to create an account first. Once you are logged in, you can make a reservation by clicking Reservation -> Daycare -> select from the drop down menu if you want Basic Day Training (1 training session) or Elite Day Training (3 training sessions). You can reserve as many days as you would like. Scroll down and hit the "save" button and continue through the prompts. Once you get to the package page, you will do one of two things: If you have enough package credits to cover your reservation, you can scroll to the bottom and hit continue and move forward through the prompts. If you do not have enough package credits to cover your reservation, you can purchase the needed credits by selecting the the button under "purchase" and clicking on the card you stored on file. Hit "continue" and be sure to finish moving forward through all the prompts. Want a discounted rate? If you come an average of 1-2 times per week, you can purchase package credits! You can do this in your Paw Partner account through the "Reservations" or the "Package Credits" box. Once purchased, make sure to book out the number of reservations for that package. The credits do expire and it is your responsibility to book them in the allotted timeframe. If you want a guaranteed spot it is best to book in advance, as we are often fill a few weeks out. With that being said, it is always worth adding your dog to the waitlist! Although we cannot make any guarantees, we typically can get in 1-3 dogs each day off the waitlist. You can waitlist for any day we are open by clicking the same "sign-up" button above and following the prompts.
Drop-off & pick-upDrop-off is from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and pick-up is from 3:00-5:30 p.m. Our facility closes at 5:30 p.m. *Please note: there is a late fee of $20 per 15 minutes for any dogs not picked up within 30 minutes of closing. If we cannot get ahold of you, your dog will go home with a trainer and you will be responsible for our board & train rate for the evening. Many or our trainers have young children, other jobs, or dogs to get home to, so we thank you in advance for respecting our time.
VaccinationsDogs MUST be current on the following: For Puppies 16 weeks and younger 2nd series of Distemper vaccination (DHPP) Bordetella vaccination Flea & tick preventative- even in the winter! For Dogs Over 16 Weeks Distemper vaccination Rabies vaccination (if 16 weeks or older) Bordetella vaccination Flea & tick preventative- even in the winter!
Spay & neuter requirementsWe do take intact males and females. Unless you have arranged otherwise with a trainer, we generally ask for females currently in heat to remain home and not attend daycare.
Training prerequisitesAlthough dogs do not need to have any prior training to attend, we strongly encourage you to participate in a minimum of one private lesson, group class, or online class at some point throughout your dogs training. Day training does not include any training with the owners, so it is best to take a class or private lesson to help maintain your dog's obedience skills at home.
EvaluationWe do not require evaluations to attend day training, but we do require owners to disclose any possible aggression or reactivity. Please contact us prior to registration if your dog has any history of the following: dog aggression, human aggression, severe resource guarding, or severe separation anxiety.
Training methodsAt Havana Dog Training, we realize every canine is an individual. With each individual dog comes unique personalities, goals, and needs. We use a variety of methods on a case by case basis to achieve these goals. We are a balanced training facility. We rely primarily on positive reinforcement and rewarding dogs for good behavior using marker words in combination with treats, toys, praise, play, and whatever else motivates the dog. This is especially true when laying foundations and training new skills. We don't believe it is fair to punish a dog that hasn't been taught the correct behavior clearly and consistently through positive reinforcement first. With this being said, we do not limit ourselves to only positive reinforcement. We believe that dogs can understand right versus wrong. For effective communication, we use a variety tools which can include food, toys, treats, leash pressure, non-marker words, prong collars, and electronic collars. We are committed to training in a way that is fair to the dog and promotes mutual respect between canine and owner.
Why choose day training?
you have a long day at work and want your dog to get some extra physical and mental exercise while you are away
dog needs to work on focusing around other dogs
you are short on time, and it would be easier to have someone else jump start or continue your dog's training
you want your dog to get a new (and correct) socialization experience
dog needs to maintain or gain new obedience skills