A Pleasant Dog no longer offers regular daycare or home school 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 Stay and Train program is a good fit for your dog. Not all dogs are good candidates for stay and train at our school, as being away from home can cause some dogs to be fearful which can interfere substantially with learning. 

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.

Stay and Train 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 train, but may potentially benefit from private training. All pups in the Stay and Train program must schedule a private training conference session with the trainer and parents every six sessions to ensure that the behaviors learned can be achieved with Mom and/or Dad!

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 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!
    I understand that working with dogs may entail certain risks of personal injury to myself or my dog(s). I hereby acknowledge my voluntary and informed assumption of full responsibility and liability regarding any injuries that I or my dog may incur coincident to my participation with A Pleasant Dog. I hereby assume any and all risks associated therewith and expressly waive, release, discharge and hold harmless A Pleasant Dog, its members, agents, employees and assigns from and against any and all liability for loss, damage, injury, illness or claim of any nature whatsoever, however caused, arising out of, in association with, or related in any way to my involvement with its services.