Day Camp

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Better days ahead with Day Camp!

Training, play, and socialization in small groups for safe, effective, and enriching care. 

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"We contacted Dog Adventures Northwest when we were looking for some help with our highly impressionable and overly exuberant three month old German Shorthaired Pointer, Rupert. We were looking for services to help us give Rupert a solid foundation of good behaviors including house manners. Day Camp was the best decision we could have made. We’ve been absolutely amazed by the progress we’ve seen. Rupert’s house manners, impulse control, leash manners, and so much more are all further developed than we could have imagined."

Mary and Rupert


Certified Trainers as Camp Counselors

Your pup's camp counselor is a professional, science-based, positive-reinforcement certified dog trainer who is highly skilled in dog body language, developmental stages, and rewards-based learning. Additionally, Day Camp happens at a trainer's house and neighborhood, so your pup has the advantage of being in a home environment, and not a large daycare facility. Presently, trainers Kerry (Woodstock) and Jess (Mult. Village) are hosting this service.

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Young puppy socialization? Don't mind if I do!


Small, Safe, and Hand-Selected Playgroups

We design all groups to be fun, enriching, and educational for every pup, taking into account a dog's age, size, breed, and play style. Common groups include puppies under 16 weeks, high-drive adolescents, shy dogs, and small breeds. Groups are kept small (usually around three to five dogs) to provide learning opportunities without the stress of large, unstructured groups. All Day Camp dogs must be in good health and on an age-appropriate vaccination schedule.

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Opie and Gwennie, BFFs 4eva


Social Learning at Its Best

With a professional trainer as a guide, Day Camp dogs learn essential skills from their fellow campers, including appropriate play skills, bite inhibition, taking turns, taking breaks, reading body language, constructive communication, how to express boundaries, and the social rewards of working as a team. Through rewards-based skills training and positive socialization, pups also learn essential lessons from their human trainer about how to be a well-adjusted pup in a human-centered universe.

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Puppies on a special Day Camp field trip to a Woodstock food cart pod


Enrichment for Everypup!

In exchange for asking dogs to live in a human world, it's vital to give them the things that they need to thrive as an entirely different species! Day Camp includes physical enrichment through play and cardiovascular exercise, social enrichment through carefully curated playgroups, sensory enrichment through a myriad of new and interesting experiences, and mental enrichment through training, food puzzles, and chews.

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...because, really, who doesn't like to gnaw their lunch out of frozen meat paste?!

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"I did not know such an incredible company existed. I will be using them over and over again, and recommending them to all of my dog-loving friends and family! Lenny comes home happy, healthy, and more comfortable around other dogs and people, with such nice manners, and some new tricks. THANK YOU!!!!!!"

Maddie and Lenny

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HALF DAY

8:30am-12:30pm

$ 100

    Drop-off and pick-up times may be flexible, just let us know your preferences!
FULL DAY

8:30am-4:30pm

$ 165

    Drop-off and pick-up times may be flexible, just let us know your preferences!

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