Join the Academy-
Awarded 5 star license
by Stockport Council inspections
Not just Daycare! This is an educational experience for your dog.
Very different than your typical daycare, its a school for dogs
Awarded Grammar School status by Caters News & The Sun newspapers
We train, care & stimulate your dog mentally & physically whilst you are at work or out.
WHY we station our creche dogs....
we do this so they learn the mat has a high reinforcement history so they feel it's a great place to be. We teach this in classes so when they go in to a new place with new experiences, you can take your mat and they feel instantly reassured and relaxed on their mat.
In daycare, it helps are handlers know when a dog wants some 'me' time & to teach them to relax together & be obedient as a group.
All our staff are Pet Care trained in reading dogs calming signals & warning signs & certified in Dog First Aid & CPR. All our staff once they have been with us 3 months get the opportunity to do their dog handler levels, there are 5 levels. This involves training dogs, learning higher level of knowledge in handling of dogs.
All our staff are dog first aid & CPR trained, they do exams in dog handler level 1 & 2. The Happy Hounds Trainers come in & train the dogs in the daytime & train our daycare staff on interactions.
School Price List:
Full day (7am-6pm up to 11 hours) £22 (£35 for 2 dogs)
Half Day (upto 5.5 hours) = £18 per dog
Pay Weekly (5 consecutive days) £100 (works out at £20 per day per dog)
Pay Monthly (20 consecutive weekdays) £360 (works out at £18 per day per dog)
Pay for 10 days (to be taken within 3 months) £205 (works out at £20.50 per day per dog)
* MOST POPULAR IS THE 10 SESSION OFFER IF COMING ONCE/TWICE A WEEK
Out of Hours
After school club- £5 between 6-6.30pm (pre booking required)
Late fee; If you have not booked an after school club then if you were late to pick up without calling there would be a charge of £5 for every 15 minutes.
Our Academy 4 Dogs pet care team will look after your dog & supervise all interactions, they will do activities whilst under our care & we show you these through videos & pictures.
For Information on our team click here for their info & qualifications
Kiera's Palace & Oliver's dreams room-These rooms are both down time rooms & training time with TV's in both (all our rooms are named after dogs that have sadly passed away the year before this centre opened;
Holly's Play Wood- where are packs come together in the school play ground
The Play Yard- (purpose built roof on so they can play out in all weathers)
We have a closed Facebook group 'Academy 4 Dogs Daycare Community' where you can view your dogs daily pictures & videos once approved by answering the security questions on the link we send you on your first day.. We add you to this group on your first day!
Divided in to two area's our outside yard has a roof on & high walls to keep wind out so great for outdoor play in winter
We work differently than other daycares...
We think its IMPORTANT to separate our dogs in to temperament groups to make sure we insure pack harmony & good social skills.
Our dogs will meet a variety of dogs but are allocated in to their temperament packs of 5-15 dogs with a minimum of 1 handler per pack. Daycares that put all dogs into large packs together will be creating rude behaviours such as bullying & aggressive displays, we want to build & train them individually & our structure allows us to do that.
Every hour they do a different activity to stimulate them mentally & Physically.
Here is our timetable currently but this changes every few weeks...
The first day....
If your dog is over 6 months they require an assessment with the owner Tracy & her pet dogs. If they pass the off lead assessment, they stay that same day all day, you go home & pick up between 4-6pm (only on first day) to give them enough time to learn routine. If your dog is under 6 months they don't require an assessment just a trial day on their first day.
First days take place on a Friday's between 10-11am. All dogs have 5 trial days before achieving permanent place in the Academy.
Dogs must be comfortable behind a barrier & good with dogs & people to pass this assessment.
We have a percentage of each breed group & age groups in daycare so some groups are full so call for availability.
Your dog after it's 5th day will get their school bandana & as long as they attend once per month they keep their place.
After your first day all bookings are taken via email@example.com (you never get turned away), its for an email trail. You can drop off between 7-11 & pick up between 1-6pm, we do a late fee till 6.30pm for £5.
We don't provide a transportation service to & from daycare.
We really focus on canine enrichment (we believe in brain training), teaching dogs to co exist not bounce on each others heads in our daycare, we actually want them to think our handlers & our environment is more exciting to promote a good recall when out with you & to not be dog distracted as a result
The Pool area
We have doggie pool - not a hydro pool but does have a heater, a filter & his chemical treated & tested. You can book a swim for your daycare dog in the pool on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday's
We use it to teach our dogs a vital life skill of swimming that could save their life one day.
They were a life jacket to go in & staff member goes in with them at all times.