Dawgie Daycare


Does your dog just sit around the house all day while you’re at work, bored to the bone and making messes? Make All Dawgs Daycare part of his weekly routine, and he’ll enjoy hour  playing with canine friends, along with peaceful down time!  All Dawgs’ daycare is the ONLY daycare in the Capital District staffed by professional dog trainers– not less experienced kennel staff – so your dog also gets good manners training and instructor interaction throughout his day! And because we’re staffed by dog trainers, we can accept both intact males AND intact females (though females may not attend when in season) And…. we’re only 8 minutes away from the Harriman State Office campus too!

All Packages Include:

  • A safe, comfy indoor environment and enclosed outdoor potty area that strengthens good housetraining. The daycare also uses essential oils to promote a sense of well-being. Access to a wading pool, with owner’s permission, during warm weather.
  • Good manners training that includes waiting patiently at the door, greeting without jumping, and getting along well with other dogs
  • Maximum ratio dog-to-instructor of 10:1 — the LOWEST in the Capital District!
  • Minimum weekly commitment required,  allows dogs to make friends and play with the same packmates each week. Invoices are sent in 4 week increments to ensure pack safety and stability.

Pack Information:

  • Dogs up to 35 pounds at full size play in our Small Dawg Daycare  (available on Wednesdays & Fridays).
  • Dogs between 35-80 pounds (or puppies who will grow into the weight range) play in our Big Dawg Daycare (available Monday-Friday).
  • Dogs over 80 pounds (or puppies who will grow into the weight range) play in our Giant Dawg Daycare (available Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Play & Train Package:

At All Dawgs’ Daycare, your dog gets to play every day – but with our Train & Play option, she’ll also learn how to be a better dog while you work!

  • Daily 15-minute private 1-on-1 individual training sessions with an All Dawgs trainer who takes her away from the pack to work on whatever obedience skills she needs to improve
  • If your dog is already taking an All Dawgs class, we’ll jump-start her on whatever skills we’ll be teaching her in the next lesson or reinforce what she learned the previous week
  • If your dog is about to start an All Dawgs class, we’ll give her a leg-up on what she’ll be learning so she can get to the head of the class quicker

 Grooming Services:

Attention all Daycare clients: we have two new exclusive add-on grooming behavior services for you and your dog – nail trims and brush outs! We eliminate the stress of doing this yourself, because while our trainers do the grooming, we also use positive reinforcement so your dog likes being groomed. We condition dogs to enjoy being pampered rather than just pushing through their anxiety – so you can eventually perform these essential tasks at home yourself, as well.

Nail Trims

Dogs with overgrown nails can develop arthritis in their toes because it’s kind of like a person wearing stiletto heels wherever they walk. Keeping nails trimmed allows dogs to walk naturally without discomfort while preventing debris and germs from accumulating in their paws that can cause infection and become a breeding ground for mites. Nail Trims also protect your hard-wood floors and other home surfaces from unsightly scratches. We use nail clippers and a dremel (a gentle electric grinder) to keep dogs’ nails trimmed, clean and rounded. It’s like a mani-pedi for the canine set.

Brush Outs

Brushing is essential because it removes dead hair and skin, and it’s especially important for certain breeds such as Huskies or Golden Retrievers and long-haired dogs who naturally shed a lot. Well-groomed dogs are happier because it helps them stay cooler in the heat and warmer in the cold: but many dogs don’t like being brushed. We positively condition dogs to enjoy grooming by giving them yummy treats and effusive praise, while removing excess hair that would otherwise coat your carpets and furniture. And once your dog likes being brushed, you’ll both enjoy the bonding experience of home-grooming.

Daycare Holidays

The daycare will be closed on the following dates: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our daycare clients will not be charged for these days so they may spend time with their dogs!

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