Day Camp

For dogs of all ages.

Day Camp dogs engage in group play and individualized training sessions. All dogs come home happy, exercised, socialized, and with reinforced skills.

Please note that our Day Camp service near Gabriel Park is FULL. Our Day Camp service in Gladstone is accepting dogs, with a transfer spot at the Milwaukie Park and Ride.

Service includes…

  • Full day care for dogs of all ages with a licensed, bonded, and insured rewards-based dog trainer
  • Basic obedience, barrier training, recall, socialization (other dogs, skateboards, neighborhood noises, people, hula hoops, power tools, etc), body handling (nail trims, brushing, ear cleaning, etc), confidence building, park-it, crate training, retrieve, body awareness, focus and engagement, loose-leash walking, proofing current skills, tricks, impulse control, potty training, and house manners
  • Structured group play with a small and specifically selected socialization group
  • Cool-down time with food puzzles and regulated nap times
  • A daily report on your pup's training goals and progress
  • Daily photos of your dog's adventures
  • Meals and/or meds if desired
  • Ridiculous amounts of fun

Day Camp dogs must be...

  • screened and approved by Dog Adventures Northwest through a free 30-Minute Evaluation
  • non-excessive barkers
  • up-to-date on vaccines and parasite-protected
  • content to be confined by crate, tether, exercise pen, or gate with limited barrier frustration or separation anxiety
  • content to share toys and low-value treats with other dogs (high-value treats will be given separately)
  • unable to jump a four-foot chain-link fence
  • dog-social (your pup doesn’t need to be the life of the party, but we do need to know that your dog and the other dogs in our care will feel safe at all times; we unfortunately cannot offer Day Camp for dog-reactive pups)

Note: Day Camp is one of our only services that does not include pick-up and drop-off, due to the nature of the program. Pup parents must drop pups off at Trainer Jess’ (near Gabriel Park) or Trainer Jessica’s (in Gladstone, with free transfer service at the Milwaukie Park and Ride).

Rate: Day Camp is $150 for one dog, with no age restrictions. Send two dogs to Day Camp and the second pup is 50% off. Schedule at least one Day Camp visit per week, and get 10% off ($135/day).

CLICK HERE to book Day Camp!

We are so thankful we've found Kerry! Our dog, Mavis, absolutely loves the time she spends at Kerry's house and we appreciate boarding her in a warm, caring home versus a boarding facility. Along with her daily outdoor adventures to the river or running through the forest, Mavis enjoys spending her day playing with her buddies (the resident dogs), lounging on the sofa with human friends and roaming about the house. Mavis is treated with the same care and attention Kerry provides to her own dogs, with plenty of love and attention.

While Mavis is in Kerry's care, we enjoy receiving our daily pictures and updates of our big, sweet girl. As a younger puppy, we also had Kerry do some puppy training sessions to help Mavis master some of her good canine citizen skills. Kerry shared some tips and tricks with us for exercises and training to do at home. Additionally, if she notices anything off about Mavis, she is sure to let us know and always gives us great advice. We're so grateful to have someone committed to the same level of care for our Mavis as we are.

Ashlee and Mavis

We've used this company (Jess, in particular) for several months and are very satisfied - actually more than satisfied. I knew it would be great for the pup, but it's been great for us too! They've taken our energetic Husky puppy on adventures, given him mental stimulation and training sessions plus lots of snuggles and love. They are easy to work with, have fair policies, and there's an awesome app that makes scheduling, payment, and sharing photos super easy. We had Baz stay with Jess as part of the Board and Train program and we didn't for one second worry about him (or what bad habits he could be learning from a cheap dog sitter). We are excited that Baz can grow up attending city, country and boarding adventures with Jess as his nanny!

Susan and Baz

Our little Havanese loves when it's adventure day with Dog Adventures Northwest. She can hardly contain herself when it's time for her to go with the trainer (who PICKS HER UP). Some days she comes home muddy, some days wet, but she is always DELIVERED BACK TO US happy and exhausted. Besides that, we even get a report and photos. It's like sending our fur baby to day camp, and she (and we) couldn't love the experience any more.

Gloria and Charlie

Dog Adventures Northwest is amazing and I highly recommend Them! The owner, Kerry, was so kind, professional, and knowledgeable. She paired us with the perfect trainer for our new puppy, based on our needs and situation. Kate, our trainer was incredible and our puppy loves her. He was always so excited to see her and sad to say goodbye. We did a mix of basic training and socialization, including puppy day camp with Hannah (who is amazing as well). My pup learned a lot and had so much fun, but the knowledge I gained is so valuable as I continue to reinforce it at home. Looking forward to future adventures with DANW!

Alyssa and Bogey
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