Puptagon Dog School
Happy Paws DC and Puptagon are now one entity. Along with boarding and daycare, we offer a range of training programs integrated through all three services. See below for all our options.
Pups, like kids, learn best when they’re having fun. That’s why we created an all-day “play school” for dogs ready to get serious about meeting new friends or learning new skills.
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Puptagon Dog School Focuses On
Programs & Pricing
For dogs who’ve outgrown basic daycare.
We offer two- and four-hour sessions that mix play and learning to keep your dog engaged.
- For dogs 5 months of age or older
- 4 dogs per class, separated by size Sessions are tailored to your dog’s specific needs
- Classes are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
$80 2 hours per session
$120 4 hours per session
For fearful, anxious and reactive dogs. Program varies according to dog’s temperament.
- This can only be done at your home locally or at a specific appointment time at Happy Paws.
- 4 one-hour sessions to be completed in a month
$810 a 10% discount
At home or at Happy Paws
Puptagon Dog School’s premier program uses positive reinforcement training to build an effective relationship-focused bond that helps you and your dog become a top-notch duo!
$225 at your home
$180 at Happy Paws
Decompression & Relaxation walks
Dogs see the world through their noses. Relaxation walks let them follow their nose, set the pace and take in all the smells!
$60 per walk
For teaching dogs to focus, leave it and polite greetings while on leash and loose leash walking.
$410 6 training walks a month
$75 per walk
Board & Train
Dogs spending the night at Happy Paws can take advantage of specialized training sessions at our next-door facility, Puptagon Dog School. These classes are ideal for dogs who feel more comfortable in no-distraction, more structured settings, and working one-on-one with a trainer.
$1,800 7 days
$3,200 14 days
Play & Train
Dogs spending the day or at Happy Paws can take advantage of specialized training sessions at our next-door facility, Puptagon Dog School. Ideal for dogs who are more comfortable in no-distraction, more structured settings, working one-on-one with a trainer.
$1,100 5 days
$1,900 10 days
$40 for 45 minutes
For new puppies and new owners.
- Covers the first month at home.
- 2 free puppy socials
- 1 consult in your home
- 2 private one-one-one sessions at Happy Paws.
(To be completed in 1 month)
$580 a 10% discount
Basic Puppy Manners
For puppies 4 months and older. Training program to be determined by you and the trainer.
- 2 consults in your home
- 2 daycare with training sessions (2-4 hours)
- 2 training walks
(To be completed within 2 months)
$615 a 10% discount
Meet & Greet
Before placing a dog with us, our trainers assess their size, age, personality, play style, and pet parent preferences. While your pup is spending time with us, we will monitor signs of hunger, fatigue, changes in behavior to make sure everyone plays nice and is enjoying the time spent at Happy Paws. We will also let you know if there are any issues you may want to address.
Not ready to commit?
Try us for a day!
For the first two visits:
$45 per day
After the first two visits:
$80 per day
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What Clients Say
Happy Paws was an amazing daycare and training facility! From the start they ensured that I understood my options for the training and provided a test run on how Kiko will do both at the daycare with the other dogs as well as one on one with the Trainer, John. Kiko did great in both assessments and it was also nice to be able to check in from time to time on their cameras when she was at the daycare. After her assessments and choosing the right training package for both myself and Kiko, John went straight into the training and I started seeing the results of it within the second week! Kiko was picking up everything nicely and John and daycare staff were very transparent with how Kiko’s training and daycare experience went whenever I picked her up that day, even providing a bit of homework for me to work on with Kiko which further cemented her learning at home. Overall her training went really well and Kiko and I are closer and work better with each other now than we did before! John being available almost 24/7 was also amazing for whenever I had quick questions when going over training with Kiko at home and even after the official training period ended. I highly suggest working with HappyPaws if you are looking for training your best friend or even just a daycare center!
Pets must be vaccinated against Rabies, Canine Flu, Distemper and Bordetella.
Before placing a dog with us, our trainers assess their size, age, personality, play style, and pet parent preferences. While your pup is spending time with us, we will monitor signs of hunger, fatigue, changes in behavior to make sure everyone plays nice and is enjoying the time spent at Happy Paws. We will also let you know if there are any issues you may want to address. $45 For first Time Clients Only!
Advance planning is key. First schedule your Meet & Greet, so we can all get to know each other. And then bring in your dog for a few hour-long play dates to make sure he or she is ready to spend the night away from home, can get along with the other dogs and can happily participate in the games and activities.