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Bonafide Dog Academy: Dog Daycare and Training for Omaha Metro Dogs and Their Families

Are You a Busy Dog Owner?

Are you facing the daily tug-of-war between your dog’s needs and your own busy schedule? Are you struggling to find the time to teach them how to live in a 2 legged world? We understand the frustration and stress that comes with a full schedule and a dog full of energy. Our Day Academy is here to provide the solution.

Combining daycare, training and enrichment, we’ll work to meet all of your dog’s needs while you attend to the other pressing aspects of everyday life!

What Sets Bonafide’s Day Academy Apart from Other Daycares?

 

Our Expertise

Our team is composed of certified professional trainers and devoted apprentices with extensive training in canine body language and behavior.

Safety

We prioritize your dog’s safety, all dogs undergo a rigorous temperament evaluation before joining Day Academy. This ensures that playgroups, of no more than 5 dogs, are curated to match individual personalities and play styles.

Options

If your dog isn’t suited for group play, that is okay! We understand that what is best for other dog’s might not be best for yours, which is why we offer a variety of alternative activities for dogs who’d prefer to not socialize.

Training

Every dog undergoes our step-by-step training program designed to help instill good manners. We strategically introduce distractions while gradually phasing out food or toy incentives.

Education

We offer quarterly trainer conferences, extending personalized guidance to pet parents at no extra cost, to help you work with your dog at home.

Enrichment

Each day, your dog engages in enrichment activities, including nose work, tunnels, Klimbs, and other exercise on dog sports equipment, enhancing their cognitive and physical well-being.

What Requirements Are There to Attend Day Academy?

 

  • All dogs must be up to date on Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella vaccinations as well as flea, tick and heartworm prevention.

  • Puppies must be 12 weeks or older and have had at least 2 rounds of vaccinations.

  • Dogs with severe behavior problems such as human directed aggression, separation anxiety, high level resource guarding (from humans) and severe dog directed aggression are not suited for this program. Please contact us about private training.

  • Prior to attending the Day Academy program, your dog should be able to settle comfortably in a crate, play pen or dog proofed room at home.

  • Each prospective student must attend an evaluation day prior to being accepted into the Day Academy Program.

Day Academy Rates

 

Evaluation

*Required for Enrollment

Investment : $45/Full Day

2x a Week

*8 Days

Investment : $400/Month

3x a Week

*12 Days

Investment : $540/Month

4x a Week

*16 Days

Investment : $720/Month

5x a Week

*20Days

Investment : $800/Month

How Day Academy Works

1. Contact us or Apply for Day Academy!

We’ll learn more about you and your dog!

2. Drop your pup off for their evaluation

If all goes well, we’ll get you signed up for a day academy package!

3. Drop your pup off between 7 and 9 am

Pick them up happy, tired, and enriched between 4 and 6pm!

Is Your Dog Ready For Bonafide’s Day Academy?

FAQs

“My dog doesn’t like other dogs. Can they still attend?”

Yes. As long as your dog can be safely managed in our facility, our program is a great fit for dogs who do not play well with others. For safety reasons, dogs with extreme predatory aggression are not suitable. If you have questions as to whether or not our program would work for your pet for this reason, please contact us to discuss further.

“What time do I pick up and drop off?”

Our drop off window is between 7AM and 9AM
Our pick up window is between 4PM and 6PM
The building is CLOSED from 9AM to 4PM. Late drop off and early pick up are available at a small additional fee ($10).

“What does my dog do all day?”

Daily activities include:

  • A private training session with their assigned trainer
  • A private Extra-Curricular Skills training session with their assigned trainer
  • Recess (activities include social play with other dogs, walks, toy play or nose work.)
  • Morning enrichment (foraging food toys)
  • Noon time calming enrichment
  • Structured rest time
“What is your step-by-step training program ?”

Our Day Academy students participate in the same curriculum as our group class levels training students do.

Students work daily with their assigned trainer on learning the skills to pass each level of examination. Once they are ready, the student and their trainer will demonstrate their ability to pass the examination and be awarded the corresponding graduation certification. They will then move to the next level of training.

“Do I need to bring food?”

We do not require parents to bring their pets food, but we recommend that you do. This way we can use a portion of their daily feeding for training and food toys, and avoid adding too many extra calories.

“How does the process of scheduling days/payment work?”

Upon being accepted into the program, you will receive access to our online scheduling portal. From there, you can schedule your daycare days from home. We recommend scheduling your full month in advance as our program has very limited space and spots are first come, first served.
Due to the structured nature of our program, we do not offer day by day payment. Clients purchase the number of days they would like to attend in a month and then schedule as needed from there.

“What are your age requirements?”

Puppies must be 12 weeks of age and have had their first 2 rounds of shots to be accepted into the program. Senior dogs are welcome provided they are physically well enough to safely participate in the program.