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Cage Free Daycare

Camp Run-A-Mutt offers the most unique cage free daycare anywhere. We feature a park-like outdoor setting on premium synthetic turf, with a splash pond and waterfall. We have ramps, bridges, and tunnels to run through and water proof dog beds to stretch out on in the sunshine. There’s also plenty of fresh drinking water and lots of shade those hot summer days.

While all that is important, it’s what we don’t have that’s just as important - cages. Our campers get to run, chase, fetch, sniff, be sniffed and just be a dog. And it all happens while getting the socialization, loving attention and exercise every dog needs. Our highly qualified team of “Alpha humans” encourages good behavior, safety and fun. Camp Run-A-Mutt guests are never caged, never left unattended and can be watched on our Muttcams from any computer, smart phone or tablet.

Benefits of daycare

Let's face it, our dogs are our "kids", and just like humans, they need love, attention, exercise, and guidance. Doggie daycare provides these essentials. Just interacting with other dogs will help your four-legged friend learn the social skills they need to be happy, confident and healthy. Ideally, building these skills begins when your canine kid is a puppy, but can be learned at any age. Dogs are "pack" animals at their core, and a feeling of belonging and acceptance comes from being around other members of the pack. The great part about Camp Run-A-Mutt is that your fur kid gets to socialize in a physically safe environment, with other dogs whose temperaments have been carefully evaluated, all while being constantly supervised by our staff. Running, jumping, fetching, splashing and chasing are all part of a typical day at CRAM, and while your pup is engaging in these activities they are getting the mental and physical stimulation they need.

Our staff and Campers

Our staff knows the concept of being the "Alpha Dog" in the pack. They have years of experience in dog handling and reading dog body language, and they understand how important it is for a dog to listen and respond for the safety and fun of everyone in the yard. Camper wannabes are required to know basic obedience, show no aggression toward dogs or humans, play well with dogs of all sizes, refrain from jumping onto humans, and not bark excessively. These are the characteristics we look for when testing and they are positively reinforced by our staff even after the dog becomes an official "camper."

Daycare rates

Full days

Full day is from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on weekdays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays, and Closed for daycare on Sundays.
Single day
$35
Five day package
$165
($33.00 per day)
Ten day package
$310
($31.00 per day)
Twenty day package
$580
($29.00 per day)
Month unlimited
$510
($17.00 per day)

Half days

Half day is considered six hours or less.
Single half day
$25
Five half day
$115
($23.00 per 1/2 day)
Ten half day
$210
($21.00 per 1/2 day)
Twenty half day
$380
($19.00 per 1/2 day)
Month half day unlimited
$360
($12.00 per 1/2 day)
All dogs require registration, proof of current vaccinations, and a personality test before their stay. Personality testing is done between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday - Friday and 9:00 am - 11:00 am Saturday. ALL vaccinations must be current before testing.

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Cage Free Boarding

Campers who qualify to be overnight guests are in for a wonderful experience. Not only do they get to play with their buddies all day, when dinnertime rolls around, they are brought into our large rubber floored play room and fed in their own private areas. After supper, they get to romp around a little while longer, to get out any leftover energy. Then when the sun goes down, they come back inside and settle in for a night of snuggling, television, and community snoozing with the pack. For many dogs, boarding can be a stressful experience. To minimize this stress, our goal is to have your dog's stay be as close as possible to what they experience at home. Like our daycare, boarding is cage free and dogs are never left unattended. In fact, our "alpha human" stays with them in the same room all night. It’s kind of like a slum-grrr party.

Requirements

While we think cage free is the best way to go, it's not for all dogs. Dogs who have not attended Camp Run-A-Mutt for daycare are required to stay at least one full “test day” (minimum six hours) for evaluation to determine if they will get along in a cage free environment. There is a discounted fee of $25 for this test day. We ask you to supply your dog’s regular food and medications, but all feedings and administering of medications is included in the cost for boarding. You can also provide their detailed care instructions using our Boarding Checklist, which can easily be filled out (and updated) online. Drop off time is before 12:00 noon and pick up is before close of business on the last day of their stay.

Boarding rates

Why pay for "extras" when they're really necessities?

2017 Thanksgiving Holiday boarding rates will apply for the following nights: 11/22/17 through 11/26/17
Day of play & overnight stay
$60
Playtime
no charge
Feeding
no charge
Fun
no charge
Nap time
no charge
Splash pond fun
no charge
Fetch
no charge
Belly rubs
no charge
Lotsa Luvin'
no charge
TOTAL STAY
$60
NOTE: Holiday rates are $70 per night.
All dogs require registration, proof of current vaccinations, and a personality test before their stay. Personality testing is done between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday - Friday and 9:00 am - 11:00 am Saturday. ALL vaccinations must be current before testing.

Review Camp requirements
and register online!


Full Service Grooming

Imagine your ultimate spa experience. It might include a shower with luxurious shampoos, and a stylist to give you a fresh, new look. But what if the stylist could tell you about your health too? Your pup can get more out of grooming than just a new style. A professional groomer can alert you to your dog’s specific needs, and how to keep their skin and coat in tip-top shape.

Grooming can be as basic as a regular nail trim and filing or Bath & Brush Service to keep your ‘mutt’ super soft and snuggly. Maybe your pup is a fashionista and wants to run with the “best in show” crowd. Poodle trims and sporting clips are available too, or we can create a unique look that lets your pup stand out in the pack.

Our campers never sit in a cage waiting for their appointment. They can be dropped off, play, play, play until they’re dog-tired before getting groomed and beautiful. Afterwards, if there’s time, they can play some more until it’s time to go home. Or if you need to pick up late, your pup can lounge with the groomer until you arrive, so they stay perfectly fluffy. They get a stress free, fun experience and you get a clean, fresh, and tired pup at the end of the day. Talk about convenient!! It’s the ultimate doggie spa treatment.

Dogs who are not “campers” can also be groomed but are kept separate from the rest of the dogs until they are picked up. All “non-campers” need proof of current vaccinations. Appointments are recommended.

Grooming rates

Full Service
Full Service grooming includes: a basic bath with Blueberry Facial, up to 15 minute brush out of coat, nail trim, ear cleaning, anal gland expression (upon request only), & full body trim or shave. Custom & breed cuts available. Prices will vary based on dog's size, coat condition, and temperament. Please contact Groomer for more specific pricing.
Puppy Package
$25
For puppies 6 months and younger. Includes bath, brush, face trim, sanitary trim, nail trim, & ear cleaning.
Small breed
Starting at $50
Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Pekingese, Scottish Terrier, Wirehaired Fox Terrier, West Highland Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer, Bichon Frise, Yorkshire Terrier, Long-Haired Chihuahua, Dachshund, Maltese
Medium breed
Starting at $55
Shetland Sheepdog, Cocker Spaniel, Springer Spaniel, Wheaten Terrier, Cockapoo, Standard Schnauzer
Large breed
Starting at $65
Golden Retriever, Giant Schnauzer, Portuguese Water Dog, Airedale Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Husky, German Shepherd, Collie, Saint Bernard, Chow Chow, Old English Sheepdog, Malamute, Briard
Hygiene Package
$25
Nail trim, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, anal glands, & sanitary trim.
A La Carte
Nails
$10
Teeth brushing
$10
Blueberry Facial
$10
Nail Painting
$10
Anal gland expression
$10
Sanitary Trim
$10
Check Me Out (CMO) Simple Bath
Ask for a CMO service for your pup on the day of checkout from their boarding stay. Includes: bath, blueberry facial and Sun-dry
Small Breed (Up to 20 lbs)
$15
Medium Breed (20-40 lbs)
$25
Large Breed (40-70 lbs)
$35
X-Large Breed (over 70 lbs)
$45
NOTE: $8 surcharge for longhair breeds which includes a Brush & Blow-out. Service only offered to dogs boarding with us.
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Obedience Classes

Camp Run-A-Mutt believes positive reinforcement training is the only way to go. The positive reinforcement method rewards the dog (by praise, treat or clicker) when desired behavior happens. It's a tried and true method which humans, dogs and Camp Run-A-Mutt prefer.

We offer group training classes that are great for puppies and younger dogs who need a little more practice with the basics such as walking on a loose leash, coming on command, “sit” and “stay.” One thing we know to be true at Camp Run-A-Mutt is you CAN teach old dogs new tricks, so group classes are available for all campers (and non-campers!).

Sign up today, it's easy as "sit, stay"

Camp Run-A-Mutt’s cage free daycare, along with our obedience classes are a winning combination for just about any dog. The earlier your dog starts with socializing and proper training, the better quality of life he, and you, will have. You'll have a dog that’s confident, healthy, and happy because you cared enough to give him exactly what every dog needs.

We encourage the whole family to get involved with training so that’s why our classes are designed to teach the humans as well as the dogs.

trainer bio

Camp Run-A-Mutt Chula Vista offers indoor specialized dog training services with Golden State Service Dogs! They provide their dedicated expertise in obedience, therapy and service dog training in fun, family-friendly affordable group classes that are great for real-world commands and natural distractions. Whether your dog is learning obedience commands for the first time, or is in need of a refresher, classes allow for fast improvements, stronger socialization skills and an increased communication and bond between you and your dog. The classes can act as a preventative measure to unwanted behaviors and tackle behavior modification needs. Golden State Service Dogs uses professional, safe, humane and natural methods with the best training and handling approaches for each dog’s age, gender, personality, temperament and motivation.

Michelle has over 15 years of experience successfully training dogs and working with pet parents. She is an expert in canine communication, obedience, therapy and service dog training. Michelle is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and has earned her Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling, holds an American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Community Canine (CGCA) Test Evaluator Certification and teaches classes for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. With Michelle's background and certifications, she is able to provide clients with direct support, exceptional training and service dog verification. To learn more about Michelle and the Golden State Service Dogs team, please visit their website:

www.GoldenStateServiceDogs.com

Rates & info

Smart Start, Puppy/Beginner Group Class

Smart Start, Puppy/Beginner Group Class
Five Sessions for $150
Thursday, November 2nd @ 6pm
Classes meet for one hour once a week for 5 weeks (due to the Thanksgiving holiday there will be no classes on 11/16 & 11/23), classes end 12/14. Classes include over 30 crucial “basic” obedience commands and cover how to gain dominance, tackle hard to handle issues and important canine health and safety topics. Since a strong training foundation is vital, we require all dogs to take this class before enrolling in any other classes. NOTE: Class reservation only confirmed after full $150 deposit has been received.
Class supplies: Leash, Collar (buckle), small soft treats, treat bag, thin dog bed and vaccination records (if not already on file at Camp Run-a-Mutt). Dogs must be at least 3 months old.

Beyond Average, Intermediate Group Classes

Beyond Average, Intermediate Group Classes
5 sessions for $150
TBD
Classes meet for one hour once a week for 5 consecutive weeks. Classes include over 20 essential obedience commands and cover how to increase your dog’s public safety, combining commands and weaning off treats, all while increasing your dog’s performance abilities and developing a more respectful and talented dog. Prerequisite: Since a strong training foundation is vital, we require all dogs to take our Smart Start, Puppy/Beginner Group Class before enrolling in this class. NOTE: Class reservation only confirmed after full $150 deposit has been received.
Class supplies: Leash, Collar (buckle), small soft treats, treat bag, thin dog bed and vaccination records (if not already on file at Camp Run-a-Mutt). Dogs must be at least 3 months old.

1 Hour Private Boot Camp

1 Hour Private Boot Camp
$80
By Appointment
This package is ideal for training reinforcement, specific problem management, or dogs needing an “Alpha Check” or trainer supervised group play.
Includes: • 1 hour private training lesson with trainer • 5 obedience commands • Initial consultation and progress report from trainer sent to your email

6 Hours Private Boot Camps (3 Days)

6 Hours Private Boot Camps (3 Days)
$450
By Appointment
This package is perfect for proactive training to improving your dog’s performance abilities while developing a more respectful and talented dog.
• 2 hours private training lessons per day with trainer • 15 obedience commands • Initial consultation and post evaluation with trainer • Personalized training appointment notes sent to your email

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