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Campus for Enrichment & Learning

Making confidence happen!

Let your dog spend their day with us learning important skills and having fun! Small class size, a safe environment, a staff of canine behavior experts plus a thoughtful curriculum makes this program truly What Dogs Want!

Our Program

We are here to provide your dogs with fun activities that engage both body and mind. Dogs work on puzzles, games, and activities that build confidence, improve body awareness, teach problem solving and reinforce polite behavior.

 

Along with our unique curriculum of games and activities, we are known for our continual feedback that each dog receives throughout their day about their behavior. We are keen observers and use this to always let the dogs know what we LOVE about what they are doing with a thumbs up, 'good pup!' or piece of liver treat. We will also let a dog know that pestering other dogs or jumping on counters isn't appropriate with an 'oops!' or re-direction towards a more appropriate activity. We believe in looking for opportunity to catch them behaving nicely and letting them know.

When dogs play or interact with each other, they are supervised 100% and again, will receive continual feedback about their behavior. If their play is mutual, fun and safe they are told how amazing that is and allowed to continue. If their play or interactions with others is one-sided, bossy or bully-ish they are told that too and are re-directed or removed to settle. 

 

After almost 10 years of experience working with groups of dogs in a setting like this, we know what maximizes fun and learning with minimal chaos and stress for all dogs.We believe it is our job to make sure your dog is comfortable here, leaves with positive experiences, and receives tailored "educational fun" that helps bring out their best. 

Full day and half day classes available. Space is limited and is by reservation only so contact us now to get your dog in on the fun!

Requirements

We ask that dogs wishing to attend our programs first visit for a meet and greet. We want to be sure your dog will be comfortable in this environment and with us! This also gives you a chance to see the campus and meet some of your dog's potential "classmates".

Please note:

Your dog must be well socialized with dogs and people. If you have a dog that is aggressive with other dogs or people, they will not enjoy their time here.

Dogs that display guarding or possessive behavior are not able to attend for the safety of themselves and others. Guarding behavior can be unpredictable and can result in injury to other dogs. If we notice guarding behavior in a dog enrolled in class we reserve the right to dismiss the dog from class immediately.

We do require all dogs to be current on vaccinations and you will need to provide proof upon acceptance of your dog into our program.

Males must be neutered by 7 months and females must be spayed before their first heat. Unfortunately we are unable to make exceptions.

Dogs can not have known aggression issues with dogs or people.

If you dog will be riding on the bus, they must display cooperative behavior toward the other dogs, be able to share a seat and travel in close proximity to other dogs. Dogs are harnessed in for safety. Excessive barking or reactive behavior while riding may be cause to discontinue transportation services.

Tuition and Fees

$80

Full-day program

Our full-day programs are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-2pm. Class size is limited to a maximum of 10 dogs per class.

Transportation may be available for dogs living within 10 miles of our campus which is located on 13th St. & Missouri Ave. in Central Phoenix. Contact us for details.

$45

Half-day program

Our half-day programs are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-12:30. Class size is limited to a maximum of 10 dogs per class.

Transportation is not available at this time for half-day programs; you will need to make arrangements to drop your dog off and pick them up

$15

Bus fare

Transportation may be available for dogs attending the full-day programs. Availability is determined by seats available on the bus, distance from our campus and behavior of dog(s) attending. If you are interested in having your dog ride the bus, please check with us for availability!

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