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Doggy Day School

Give your dog some class!

Doggy Day School and Puppy Preschool at Sheabel Veterinary Hospital

Want a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog? Then exercise, learning and socialization are key. But sometimes work and busy schedules make it difficult to give your canine family members everything they need.

That’s why we now offer Doggy Day School for dogs above 6 months of age, and Puppy Preschool for young canines under 1 year of age. These classes are like enhanced daycare for dogs, where they will get plenty of exercise, snacks, nap time, and LOTS of love!

Safety is always a priority at SVH and because we are veterinarian-supervised, medical attention is just steps away should your pet need it. We require current vaccinations and do a thorough evaluation on all our prospective “students” to make sure they are suitable for daycare in a group environment. We also use Fear Free techniques at our hospital, so you can rest assured that your pet will be handled with care.

Bad weather? No problem—we have indoor and outdoor play areas. Pup need some pampering? Our professional groomers can take care of that while your dog is here for the day.

Read on to find out more about how your dog can graduate with honors!

Doggy Day School

Doggy Day School includes all day play, snack time, and nap time while in school. Spaces are limited so make sure to book your pet’s spot early!

Puppy Preschool

The Puppy Preschool is open to young canines under 1 year of age, which is an extremely important time in your puppy’s life. Truly, the importance of the kind of group socialization we provide cannot be overstated when it comes to making sure your pup grows into a confident, trustworthy adult dog and family companion.

Students enrolled in our Puppy Preschool will spend time interacting with other dogs, meeting new people, and learning valuable life skills. We promote positive behaviors and correct negative behaviors in a Fear Free setting, with the goal that every puppy be a successful graduate!

This Program is a four-week mini-training program and includes the following weekly goals:

Week 1

  • What’s my name? – Name recognition and eye contact when their name is called.
  • SIT and DOWN – Responding to verbal commands and hand signals.
  • COME and LET’S GO – Learning to follow on a loose leash and come when called upon.
  • LEAVE IT – Learning the basics of redirecting focus away from toys and treats.

Week 2

  • What’s my name? – Name recognition and eye contact when name is called.
  • SIT and DOWN – Responding to verbal commands and hand signals.
  • COME and LET’S GO – Learning to follow on a loose leash and come when called upon.
  • LEAVE IT – Learning the basics of redirecting focus away from toys and treats.
  • WAIT – Pausing at doorways to let the owner cross the threshold.
  • STAY – Maintaining a position with low to moderate distractions.

Week 3

  • What’s my name? – Name recognition and eye contact when name is called.
  • SIT and DOWN – Responding to verbal commands and hand signals.
  • COME and LET’S GO – Learning to follow on a loose leash and come when called upon.
  • LEAVE IT – Learning the basics of redirecting focus away from toys and treats.
  • WAIT – Pausing at doorways to let the owner cross the threshold.
  • STAY – Maintaining a position with low to moderate distractions.

Drop-off time for Puppy Preschool: 7:00 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Doggy Day School and Puppy Preschool let out at 4:00 p.m. If you need to pick up your student at a later time, SVH has extended business hours and can accommodate if you let us know in advance.

Pets must be spayed or neutered and be up to date on vaccinations. See required vaccinations here:

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