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Day School Training Program

Our Day School Training Program is a great way to introduce your puppy or adult dog to basic obedience skills, good social skills, leash manners, the first steps toward dog performance sports (e.g., agility), service or therapy dog training, etc. Your dog must be evaluated and qualified for day care enrollment to participate in this program.

Day School Training is similar to the Boarding School program we’ve offered at Meadowbrooke Kennel (with rave reviews) since the 1990s. We use a dialog-based approach to dog training that's easy to learn, fun for you and your dog, and universally successful. It’s the language we use for competing with our own dogs at the highest levels of AKC sports, primarily obedience and agility.

With puppies we sometimes propose a split session, so we can help you get started with the basics, then continue when your pup is a little older to work on more advanced skills. The split program also works well with many adult dogs.

There is a single, flat fee for the whole program, which covers:

  • 60-minute evaluation and introduction to our methods on the day you start
  • 10 days of daycare and training
  • Training collar (if recommended)
  • 60-90 minute lesson after training is complete
  • Additional private lesson 2-3 weeks after program is completed

The obedience curriculum includes C'mere, Sit, Down, Stay, Heel, Leave It, and Come. We also address mouthing, jumping, barking, and other problem behaviors.

A good place to share important info about your dog is our online registration form. You can fill that out, no obligation, here.

When you're ready to start, all we need is proof of up-to-date vaccinations from your vet. We can start this program any day of the week.

Our Day School Training program is paid in full in advance. We accept all major credit cards in addition to cash and check.

If you have any questions, or want to hear about our other services, please feel to contact either Ace Russell (865-705-8146) or Susie Stout (865-386-7554). We are both owners and trainers at K9 Center of East Tennessee.