A Pleasant Dog no longer offers regular daycare options. We highly recommend Nature of the Dog for a great local daycare.

Please fill out the registration form below and we will reach out to schedule an evaluation to see if one of our programs is a good fit for your dog. Not all dogs are good candidates for stay and train options at our school, as being away from home can cause some dogs to be fearful which can interfere substantially with learning. If you wish to have your pup home schooled, please complete the same registration form below.

A Pleasant Dog offers a variety of stay and train day training programs to meet the needs of busy parents or those who need a jump start on resolving problem behaviors. If you would like to bring your dog into our school for training and playtime for the day, we offer 1, 2, and 3 day a week stay and train options after evaluation by one of our professional trainers, as well as intensive Day  Camp programs.

Stay and Train or Home School options for most dogs are $90 per day. Reactive, Aggressive, and Severe Anxiety clients are $120 per day. Dogs with Separation Anxiety are not good candidates for stay and trains, but may potentially benefit from home schooling.

Our Day Camp program is an intensive stay and train program intended to jump start training for your dogs and start your dogs on the path of fluency in resolving problem behaviors. Campers earn merit badges in our program, and review the training upon completion with their owners in an intensive private at the end of camp. Our Day Camp program cost breakdown is as follows:

Non-reactive campers check in for three days a week for three weeks at a cost of $900.

Reactive campers check in for three days a week for three weeks at a cost of $1200.

We’re excited to begin offering home school options for pups who are more comfortable working in their own home environment! We’ll have a trainer come out to your home (within 5 miles of our shop on Knapp), work with your dog for an hour  long session, and give you a report card detailing what they worked on. Parents need not be home during the session (as long as we have a key or code to enter)! The cost for one home school session for most dogs is $90. We are currently not accepting home school dogs with any aggression directed toward humans or for severe anxiety issues, but hope to offer this option in the future and would love to get you set up with private sessions at our shop in the meantime. To sign up for this option, fill out the form below and we’ll set up a 20-30 minute evaluation during the day during the week to meet you, get a clear picture of the issues you’re wanting our help with, and to start building a relationship with your pup! Then we’ll set up your dog’s first day from there. All home school pups must schedule a private recap session with the trainer and parents every four sessions to ensure that the behaviors learned during home school sessions can be achieved with Mom and/or Dad! Please note we are currently filling a waitlist for homeschool options.

Please call us at (616) 264-2532 to schedule an evaluation for one of our stay and train options.

*The nitty gritty: We keep a card on file for all of our stay and train and day camp dogs and reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee for half of the daily cost for cancellations without 24 hour notice or for no-shows. In the event a dog in our care demonstrates a risk to the safety of our trainers or the other dogs in our care, we reserve the right to send him or her home; or to charge an additional $30 per day for training to resolve any behavioral issues. For any dog left in our care past our closing time of 6 PM, a late pick-up fee of $25 will be required at pick up.

  • We offer a variety of services for our stay and train clients, please let us know what you need!
    We sometimes take dogs out to places in town for socialization and exercise purposes. Please confirm you're okay with this!
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