Training Daycamp Add-Ons
About Daycamp Training Add-Ons at Bark Avenue
While your dog is here for daycamp let us help do the work in their obedience training. We provide a safe environment, and professional and experienced dog training to help you get the results you want and provide the best possible experience.
Cost: $75 + cost of daycamp
Just like their human counterparts, each dog has their own personality and level of self-confidence. For many dogs, their initial assessment for daycare is a breeze and they adjust to pack fairly easily. However, for some, that initial experience can be a little overwhelming. Just because your dog’s first reaction to pack life is to be dominant, shy, or scared does not mean they are not a good fit for our daycare. It means we need to give them a little assistance learning to be confident in that environment. During a Daycamp Intro, one of our trainers will take your dog into our daycare and stay right with them (think bodyguard) and teach them how to socialize successfully with the rest of the dogs. Once the trainer feels your dog is ready to be on their own, they will finish their day of daycare as usual.
Play & Train
Cost: $35 + cost of daycamp
Our Play and Train is the perfect solution for dogs who have specific basic obedience issue that needs to be addressed (i.e. come when called, stay, etc.). In this program, your dog will attend daycare like usual and one of our trainers will pull them out for a 30-minute session to work with them on the issue/command you are struggling with. The trainer will provide a write up for the owner so that when you pick your dog up from daycare you will know how the training session went. Please know that these are short sessions and are not intended to teach basic obedience commands for the first time nor to address behavioral issues.
Trainer Guided Daycamp
Cost: $31 for half-day (includes daycamp)
$45 for full day (includes daycamp)
If your dog has previously been a part of our daycare intros, play & trains, or needs assistance after their assessment, this program will allow your dog to be worked in a guided pack with other dogs to address socialization issues that are overseen by our certified trainers.
Note: Training dates are scheduled in advance for the following days: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Cost: $420 – 5 Pack + 1 private lesson
$780 – 10 Pack + 2 private lessons
$1,380 – 20 Pack + 3 private lessons
Our Training Camp is designed for those clients who want their dog to learn all their basic obedience commands. This is a great option for dogs who have been or will be approved to take part in our daycare program. Adding on daily training to their day can bring the structure and learning opportunity that is difficult and time-consuming to do at home. While your dog is in daycare, they will be pulled out for a training session with our trainers. These sessions will last approximately 1 ½ hours and are designed to be a very structured session to teach each dog their basic commands and manners. Your dog will be worked by each of our trainers on various days which helps your dog to be well rounded regarding taking direction from different people. Depending on the package size you choose, you will also meet with your dog’s lead trainer for 1-3 private lessons. The purpose of this lesson is to teach you what your dog now knows and how you can maintain his/her achievements.
Requirements: Assessment is required if dog is not currently in daycamp.
Note: Training Camp does not include the price of daycamp. All training dates are scheduled in advance.
Director of Training
Being raised with animals my whole life I always knew I was going to be involved in some way with pets. I worked for many years at dog daycare facilities where I observed and learned the nature of dog behavior. While attending University of Illinois getting a degree in Animal Science-Pre Veterinarian Studies I realized that training is where my real passion lied. After graduating I immersed myself into an intense dog training school in St. Louis, Missouri earning a certificate as a Professional Dog Trainer. There I learned many different training techniques and types of training including: narcotic detection, personal protection, competitive and non-competitive obedience, Schutzhund training and much more!
I believe that every dog has its own personality and learning curve not unlike their human companions. My goal is to preserve their uniqueness and build upon their character while positively teaching skills needed for them to be a source of joy and companionship for you and your family.
My training is not approached with a ‘one size fits all’ mentality. Dogs learn in many different ways, therefore I utilize different techniques and skills. Finding the best way your dog learns not only produces results, but makes it an enjoyable and fun experience for both you and your pup.
Ashley & Jordan
Ashley and Jordan are an integral part of Bark Avenue Daycamp’s training team. They have completed our specialized apprenticeship program and have fine-tuned their skills as professional dog trainers under Kelly’s guidance and direction. Together with Kelly, they make an effective team for all your training needs.
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Monday-Friday: 6:30 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 9am – 5 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 2 pm
Please note: our daycare is staffed 365 days a year from 6:30 am – 8:00 pm so your dog is sure to get plenty of playtime every day of the week.
1540 Hecht Drive
Bartlett, IL 60103
Phone: (630) 289-8470
Fax: (630) 524-9078