Camp Run-A-Mutt offers the most unique cage free daycare anywhere. We feature a park like setting on premium synthetic lawn made especially for dogs, splash pond complete with waterfall and sun deck, ramps, bridges, dog houses, Kuranda dog beds, plenty of clean cool drinking water, lots of shade and even misters and a kiddie pool for the hot summer days.
Mornings at Camp consist of bringing out all the toys (from Kong balls to big Boomer balls), turning on the bubble machine and letting our campers chase, play fetch, run, jump at bubbles, sniff, be sniffed and just be a dog all while getting the socialization and excercise every dog needs. In the early afternoon we retire the toys and bubbles and let our campers bask in the sun, settle for a nap, take a dip in the pond or chase around their new friends.
Good behavior and fun are always encouraged by our highly qualified team of "Alpha humans". We are proud of the fact that the campers who qualify to be Camp Run-A-Mutters are never caged, never left unattended and can be watched on our Muttcams from any computer, iPhone, iPad or Web-enabled cell phone.
Let's face it, for many of us, our dogs are our "kids", and just like the human ones, our canine kids need the same love, attention, education, and guidance. Doggie daycare can provide these essentials. Just being around other dogs will help your little one learn the social skills they will need to be a happy healthy dog. 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 dog gets to socialize with other dogs that have been temperament tested in a physically safe environment while they are being constantly supervised. Strong social skills will enable your dog to lead a happier, healthier, and more confident life. Ideally, building these skills should begin when your kid is a puppy, but these social skills can be learned at any age. Running, jumping, fetching, and chasing are all part of CRAM, but while our kids are doing these activities they are also getting the exercise that their bodies and minds need.
Our staff knows the concept of being the "Alpha Dog" in the pack. They have years of experience in dog handling and understand how important it is for a dog to listen and respond for the safety and fun for all. Camper wannabes are required to know basic obedience, show no aggression toward dogs or humans, refrain from jumping onto humans, play well with smaller dogs and not bark excessively. These are the characteristics we look for when testing and emphasized by our staff after the dog becomes an official "camper".
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 the sun goes down, we bring them into our large rubber floor play room where they are individually fed in their own private area. After supper they settle in for a night of relaxation, 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 as close as possible to what they experience at home. Like our daycare, boarding is totally cage free and dogs are never left unattended. In fact, our "alpha human" actually sleeps with them in the same room. It’s kind of like a slum-grrr party.
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 a full day (minimum six hours) for evaluation to determine if they will get along in a cage free environment prior to an overnight stay. Feeding is included in the cost for boarding but we require you to supply your dog's food along with feeding and care instructions. Drop off time is by 12:00 noon and pick up is by close of business the last day of their stay.
We also offer grooming by a highly skilled, talented groomer. Their love of dogs and attention to detail has made everyone who has put their trust in them become a repeat customer.
Our groomer, Paul Romeo, is here Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm. He is the winner of many grooming competitions, completed the NASH Academy for Dog Grooming and Styling, and also completed the NASH Grooming Instructor certified program.
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. Grooming is by appointment only.
Camp Run-A-Mutt only uses positive reinforcement training at all locations. The positive reinforcement method rewards the dog (by praise, a treat or a clicker) when desired behavior happens. It's a tried and true method which humans, dogs and Camp Run-A-Mutt prefer.
Our obedience training is geared towards raising a happy, confident and well-trained dog. Our comprehensive selection of classes includes Puppy Play Classes, Beginning Basic Manners, About Town Intermediate Class, Stay and Train, and Board and Train. Dogs will learn: recall, watch, sit, stay, down, bed, heel, wait at the door, ring a bell, leave it and hand target. You will learn how to avoid problem behaviors such as jumping, chewing, barking, and separation anxiety. Topics discussed include potty training, crate training, proactive aggression reduction, and proper exercise. You will learn fun behaviors and develop a stronger more positive relationship with your dog. We do not accept aggressive dogs. This issue is best dealt with during in-home training.
For details, dates, and rates, click on the class title on the right.
Camp Run-A-Mutt cage free daycare along with Beckman's Dog Training is a winning combination for 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.
Joel encourages the whole family to get involved with training so that’s why his classes are designed to teach the humans as well as the dog.
Camp Run-A-Mutt offers the most unique, useful and just plain fun supplies for your pup. From the essentials like dog food, food and water bowls, vitamins, beds, shampoos and medication (all at prices that beat the big chains), to the non-essentials like toys, clothing and treats (although your pup may think these are the essentials too), we carry it all. Our goal is to make your pup happy and healthy while making your life easier by carrying everything they need in one stop. We support local vendors who come up with safe, unique and interesting products for your dog. This way we can offer things you won’t get from your local chain while supporting our community. And if it’s not here, let us know. We can probably fetch it for you.
Camp Run-A-Mutt loves dogs, and it is for this reason that we contribute our time and finacial resources to help those pups that are less fortunate. We work with local shelters and rescue groups in addition to making charitable donations to several human organizations. Camp Run-A-Mutt believes in giving back to the community in which we live, after all, we are all one pack.