Day School

We train your dog, and then we train you. 

Day School

Information Sheet

Tails Day School is ideal for families who want a well trained companion (of any age) but have time limitations or physical limitations that makes it difficult to teach their pets themselves.  It is also ideal for families who are currently participating in training classes but would like occasional additional help with their pet.  Day School is also a good fit for pets that have completed classes but occasionally need a review or help with a specific challenge.


At Tails Day School each day a Tails-U-Win! Instructor will teach your dog in three to four privates sessions during full-time enrollment.  The skills they are learning with us will be practiced and reinforced throughout the day.  During their day they will also have one on one structured play and skill building sessions with a trainer as well as socialization and play opportunities with small groups of other dogs if appropriate.  Teaching sessions with take place inside and outside around the Tails campus.


Tails Day School will teach your pet a core curriculum including polite greetings, reliable recall and stays, attention during distractions, impulse control, polite walking on leash and off leash connection.  We will also address resource guarding, reactivity, fear concerns and much more.  You have the choice of a general program or we can tailor make your program to address you and your pet's specific needs.


The Day School is currently offered on Monday through Friday, with limited spaces to provide the optimal training experience for your dog.

In Day School, we can work on some of the following things:

  • Sit and Down

  • Sit and Down/Stay

  • Socialization

  • “Leave It!”

  • Door Manners/No Bolting

  • Crate Games/Training

  • Drop It

  • Retrieve

  • Recall – Coming When Called

  • Loose Leash Walking

  • Impulse Control

  • No Jumping/Polite Greetings

  • Sending to Place/Mat

  • Confidence Building

  • Intro to Agility

  • Body Awareness

  • Nose Work/Scent Work Intro

  • Sports Introduction

  • Platform Work

  • Off Leash Connection

  • Fetch Specific Items

  • Field Trips to Advance Behavior

  • Tricks

  • Canine Good Citizen Prep

Day School Packages


Single Day


5 Days

10% Off


What time is drop off for my dog?

Drop-off is between 9-9:30 AM. However, we do provide an early drop-off for $10, as early as 7:30 AM. 

What time is pick up?

You schedule pick up when you enroll your dog. Depending on availability, it could be 3:30 PM, 4 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM, or 5:30 PM.

If my dog attends more than one day, will they work with the same trainer?

We often alternate trainers. We find that it allows the dogs to generalize their behavior better, which also makes transferring the behaviors to you, the owner, even easier. 

If I purchase 5 days, does that mean that my dog is going to go 5 days in a row?

We recommend at least 2 times a week as a minimum, but we do not require that the dates be consecutive. 

Does my package expire?

5 day packages expire 2 months after purchase. 

What is your refund policy?

See Day Program policies here

How long does it typically take to train basic obedience behaviors?

For most dogs, we are able to complete sit, down, stay, loose-leash walking, not jumping on strangers and friends, as well as focus and attention, within a 5 day package. However, it truly does depend on the individual dog, as well as the participation of you, the owner, in following up with the training at home. 

How much food should I bring?

You should bring about 2 cups of food for a small dog under 30 lbs, 3-4 cups of food for a medium/large dog. Food is treats, and is considered, for example:

  • Precooked Meatballs

  • Liverwurst

  • Ham

  • Rotisserie Chicken

  • Turkey

  • Cheese Sticks

  • Canned Baby Food

  • Steak

  • Pork

  • Freeze-Dried Treats

  • Frozen Bil-Jac

  • Hotdogs

  • Mild Sausage

  • Cubed Cheese

  • Happy Howie’s Roll

  • Bacon

  • Natural Balance Roll

  • Roast Beef

  • Salmon/Fish

  • Lamb

  • Venison

Should I feed my dog breakfast before coming to Day School?

Please do not feed your dog breakfast if they are finicky, on a restricted diet, or tend to not be very food motivated. If your dog is VERY food motivated, please only give 1/2 of their breakfast to them.



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