Tecla’s K-9 Academy’s Daycare is Howard County’s premier doggie daycare experience. Developed by Tecla Walton, the only Pack to Basics Certified socialization specialist in Maryland, our daycare program provides the perfect balance between fun and structure for your dog. Our state of the art climate controlled facilities provide a safe, clean environment for your dog to romp around with his friends.
Whether you need doggy daycare in a pinch, a few times a week or five days a week, Tecla’s K-9 Academy’s daycare center can meet your needs and you can rest assured that your dog is safe, happy and well cared for. Tecla’s K-9 Academy’s Doggy Daycare is available five days a week; Monday through Friday. We provide a structured day routine designed by Tecla Walton and our Doggy Daycare rooms are monitored at all times, so your dog is always under the direct supervision of Tecla’s K-9 Academy Daycare referees and trainers. Our Doggy Daycare not only provides for a safe positive social environment for your dog. We also apply important training principles throughout the day so that your dog gains the advantage of socialization with other dogs and people while being directed to and reinforced for good behaviors. Our client’s dogs love coming to Doggy Daycare for the exercise and stimulation; their owners love it because the dogs come home highly content, tired and with improved manners. We specialize in taking in dogs that have had difficulty fitting in at other canine daycare facilities. We have strong track record of taking dogs that have been turned away from other facilities and putting them in the right environment to make them comfortable socially, which has a very positive impact on their lives. More info…
Whether you wish to get your puppy or young dog started in a great social environment or need to help a more difficult dog to learn good social skills, Tecla’s K-9 Academy is the premier socialization environment in Howard County.
For any questions about our Doggy Daycare please call our office at (410) 461-DOGS or contact us online. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and reserve a spot for your dog.
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Tecla’s K-9 Academy’s Puppy Daycare is available five days a week; Monday through Friday. Puppy Daycare provides a structured day routine designed by puppy behaviorist and trainer Tecla Walton. Puppies attending our daycare are separated from the older dogs because it is important for puppies to play with other puppies. Puppies need their rest and quiet time too, so nap times are scheduled each day. Our Puppy Daycare is not only meant to keep a watchful eye on your pup, we also apply important training principles throughout the day so that your puppy gains the advantage of socialization with other puppies and people, reinforcing good behaviors and extinguishing unwanted behaviors. Our puppy clients love coming to Puppy Daycare for the exercise and stimulation; their owners love it because the pups come home highly content, tired and with improved manners. For any questions about our Puppy Daycare please call our office at (410) 461-DOGS or contact us online. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and reserve a spot for your puppy.
Reactive Dog Daycare
Tecla Walton is Pack to Basics Certified and through this program has helped many dog reactive dogs to gain confidence through proper off-leash socialization. If you think your dog is dog-reactive, please call our office at 410-461-DOGS or contact us online so that we can set up a special evaluation daycare day for dog with Tecla.
Tecla’s K-9 Academy, in addition to being Howard County’s premier doggy daycare experience, is nationally respected for its training methodology and programs. We have many training options offer Academy Training, which is geared towards your puppy’s or dog’s needs:
- Puppy Imprinting
- Basic Obedience
- Confidence Building Leash Work
- Nosework Practice
- Rally Obedience
- Behavior Modification Sessions
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Tecla’s K-9 Academy daycare located? We have two locations in Howard County*:
3243 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042
7111 Dorsey Run Rd #106, Elkridge, MD 21075
(410) 461-DOGS (3647)
*Daycare dogs starting at our Ellicott City location are required to attend their first day at our Elkridge location for a casual observation and temperament test. This is to insure your dogs safety as well as the others.
What are the times/days for daycare? Daycare Drop-Off Times: 6:30-10:30 a.m. Daycare Pick-Up Times: 4-7 p.m. These are the same at both locations.
What will my dog do during daycare? We begin putting dogs into play a 9 a.m. and completely close the playrooms at 5 p.m. At drop-off each dog is settled in a kennel with a fresh water bucket. We then completely health check and potty walk each dog prior to putting them into play and upon removing them from play. While in play, your dog is monitored under the watchful eye of Tecla’s K-9 Academy Daycare Referees. We also provide training sessions, treadmill exercise sessions, and lunch time breaks.
What do I need to bring? Your dog’s up-to-date vaccination records
What kind of training do you offer during daycare? We offer Academy Training, which is geared towards your puppy’s or dog’s needs: Puppy Imprinting Basic Obedience Confidence Building Leash Work Nosework Practice Rally Obedience Behavior Modification Sessions