A1K9 DOGGIE DAY SCHOOL - "DAYCARE"
*Voted Maine's BEST dog daycare & boarding facility for 2022 & 2023!
$45 per day or $25 half
A1K9 ACADEMY offers an extremely unique, truly enriching Doggie Day school/ Daycare service like no other around! This is not your typical daycare where your dog is dropped off and simply watched or “taken care of”. Our trained team of both professional dog trainers & behavior specialist are very experienced in pack management & pack behavior. Understanding training a dog and keeping a dog sharp require consistent structure and clear communication, we have put together a program that offers more than just supervision. Every dog that attends the A1K9 Doggie Day school receives daily socialization, daily training and daily conditioning, treadmill conditioning or agility conditioning as well as pack training all together! We even offer *fully off leash* hikes to all dogs who pass our off leash hike evaluation! We take a lot of pride in this service due to the amount of satisfaction received from not only the dogs but the owners as well. We find that providing an enriching, *structured* daycare service fits most owners’ schedules very well and every owner quickly notices improvement in their dog not only at A1K9 but at home as well. This is a daycare where your dogs behaviors IMPROVE! We challenge ourselves to put together customized daily schedules for each dog to best fit their needs, behaviors and temperaments. It is our goal day in and day out to make every owners life easier after a long day working by properly exercising and training each dog mentally and physically throughout their day at A1K9. A little love, structure, and consistent, experienced training our with large packs of dogs goes a long way… We encourage you to consider this rewarding service for your dog, it will not only improve their life but yours as well!
Contact us today for more information or scheduling!
The owner, Taylor is an AKC CGC Certified Evaluator & we are proud to offer STAR Puppy & CGC training & testing!
The CGC test consist of the following below:
1. Accepting a friendly stranger.
2. Sitting politely for petting.
4. Loose Leash Heel.
5. Heel through a crowd.
6. Sit, Down, & Stay verbally obeyed.
7. Coming when called.
8. Reaction to another dog.
9. Reaction to distraction.
10. Supervised separation.
Contact us today to learn more about the process training and preparing your new puppy for STAR PUPPY or CGC test!
If your dog is ready for the CGC test & you are not interested or in need of any training for this test, please email email@example.com to schedule an organized AKC CGC test with A1K9 Academy.
Daycare w/ Training:
Our daycare w/ training is the best of both worlds. This is a program for owners looking to be more involved with training week after week as your dog makes progress with our trainers here. Our daycare with training stands out due to our unique approach. Our trainers ensure success by not only training dogs, but by also prioritizing the training of owners as well! Your dog will attend 2-3 days a week for a minimum of 2 months. Each week you will be provided with detailed reports consisting of training progress as well as brief homework to do at home on the days your dog is not at A1K9 Academy. We schedule mandatory private sessions throughout the agreed training timeframe where owners meet with the trainers to practice and prepare for the obedience test at the end. Owners are required to handle and pass the A1K9 obedience test in order to move onto anything further. We start at basic obedience with a strong goal to achieve off leash obedience with YOU the OWNERS handling your dog in full confidence! We have created this daycare with training program that involves the owners throughout the training process & the results have been fantastic. You will feel confident and proud going through this program IF you really want to be involved; we provided everlasting knowledge and accountability to owners so that they leave with the confidence and understanding to continue training their dogs for years to come! This is just one of the many ways we ensure YOU achieve the goals YOU want with your dog!
We offer personalized one-on-one training that meets your dog's needs and fits your schedule. We specialize in behavioral modification, basic to advanced off leash obedience, CGC at more! We will develop a customized training plan for your dog with one-on-one training. Costs of services are based on the type of training requested.
Basic on leash Obedience:
$95 per session – package pricing available.
Our basic obedience program ranges from weeks 6-8 weeks of training depending on the dog's current state/ obedience level as well as how many days your dog is coming in for training each week. The basic obedience program teaches every dog the fundamentals of obedience with a customized, fun and engaging training process fit to each dog's personality and temperament. Each dog will be trained and tested *with the owners handling*. At the at the end of our basic obedience program, owners will be tested indoors on the following below:
Intermediate Obedience & CGC:
$105 per session – package pricing available.
Every dog & owner must pass the A1K9 basic obedience program or evaluation to be qualified for intermediate obedience. Our intermediate obedience program ranges from 6-8 weeks depending on the dogs obedience level and how many days the dog is receiving training each week understanding schedules due vary with every client. During intermediate obedience we start to challenge your dogs obedience by not only adding more distractions & extending duration of time but, also by generalizing your dogs obedience off the property in real, public scenarios and in small pack settings. By implementing distractions, longer distances and longer durations of time your dogs basic obedience level will be tested and improved dramatically! Intermediate obedience is truly when obedience starts to stick with dogs and the training begins to all fall into place. Generalizing your dogs obedience in areas and places you go, sets them up for success when seeking to gain full control of your dog off leash.
Along with intermediate obedience training and testing, every dog can be trained and tested on CGC (canine good citizen). To better understand what our intermediate obedience program and goals please read below:
Advanced Off Leash Obedience & Behavioral modification:
$115 per session – package pricing available.
A dog & owner(s) must pass the A1K9 intermediate training test or evaluation to be qualified for advanced off leash obedience training. Our advanced off leash obedience program ranges from 8-10 weeks depending on the dog's temperament, obedience level and number of training sessions scheduled each week. Advanced obedience requires a very strict level of consistency and expectation. By this point, a dog is considered consistently obedient on leash in a variety of public areas and situations but to advance to the next level of training we begin implementing training with the dog fully off leash. Each dog & owner will be trained and tested on the following below on a tab leash:
We are extremely proud & excited to now offer our *active* daycare, training & boarding clients fully *off leash* 1-2hr trail excursions & alpine treks in the beautiful Maine outdoors, as we have officially partnered with the AMAZING, HARDWORKING & DEDICATED @timberline_treks 🏔️! This is going to be the cherry on top of all the amazing services we have to offer. THINK ABOUT IT 🤔… Your dog will start its day w/ all kinds of fun pack play at A1K9 Academy, get scooped up by @timberline_treks in the afternoon for a 1-2hr off leash adventure & back at A1K9 Academy for pick ups at the end of the day! All we know is this… IF we were dogs, we’d want to be A1K9’s for sure‼️
**Disclaimer - ALL dogs must pass both off leash recall evaluations performed by @a1k9academy & @timberline_treks to qualify for this incredible service!!
A1K9 Overnight Boarding:
Boarding space is limited. We provide a much more personalized and engaging boarding service than anyone around! Your dog is taken in as if it was our own. Kennel time is very limited unless to rest and we stay on the property to tend to all boarding clients around the clock.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request availability for the dates you're seeking.
Board & Train Service:
All board & trains INCLUDING our 8–16-week-old PUPPY board & train programs are now available. Our board and train programs can be 1,2, 3,4+ weeks long, depending on the age of the dog and the training request. We offer all kinds of board and train services ranging from basic & advanced off leash obedience to even behavioral modification & more!
We'd love to chat with you about any and all of your training request and goals! For for specific information, to learn more, or book NOW... please email email@example.com & we will be happy to help!
Pricing & duration of board & train duration vary based on age and request.
Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about helping dogs and their owners. We are committed to providing excellent customer service and ensuring that both dogs and their owners feel comfortable and supported throughout the training process.
If you do not see the service you're looking for listed above, do not be discouraged! Please email or call A1K9 Academy at your convenience. It may be something included in or a part of a service offered. We'd be happy to discuss any options available!
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