About us

Thank you for your interest in Atlanta's first doggy daycare center, where dogs have a "dog-gone" good time, are treated with tender loving care, and learn important household manners. Since 1995 our students, graduates, and their caring owners have made Canine Academy & Playschool a wonderful success.

Our center continues to win awards and get wonderful media attention. Look for "Parenting Today" on cable for tips on teaching your children about interacting with dogs. I'm proud that I am featured in the 2000 edition of The Bullmastiff Annual with a 21-page interview! 30306 (now called InTown) newspaper pictured us on their cover and wrote a great article to celebrate our third anniversary. And, "Feed Your Mind," a TBS national kid's show, that starred our pup, Bertie, myself as the "good dog" instructor as well as other students and instructors continues to be rerun on Saturday mornings.

Our facility was designed to meet the special needs and pleasures of our students (dogs and people alike) and we are sure you will find this center the best in the nation. The playroom/training room is spacious with plenty of windows over-looking Piedmont Park and bunks for the dogs to sleep on. Not only is the center temperature controlled, it has a quiet nap room and separate grooming facilities. Even the floor was carefully selected to provide the best footing available.

We have an excellent groomer on staff. Grooming services include specialty cuts, shave-downs, and all types of baths (flea, medicated, and conditioning shampoos). Grooming is by appointment Monday through Friday and walk-ins are welcome too!

With over 350 training classes and thousands of students that have graduated, the success of our program is well known! Because owners must practice with their dog every day for 15 minutes in addition to coming to class, most owners find it hard to find the time needed to succeed during the holiday season. Therefore, we won't be offering new classes until 2002! Classes fill quickly because our small class size allows us to give everyone special attention. We have a maximum of only eight students in our classes except for Puppy Kindergarten which have up to ten students. Pre-payment is required to reserve a place in a class.

We are now accepting applications for our Daycare/Playschool program. Monday through Thursday are for bigger dogs and Friday is reserved for "little" dogs (under 30 pounds). All Playschool dogs come on a regularly scheduled basis (at least one day per week) with a three month commitment. All dogs must pass a temperament test to become enrolled in Playschool. The fee is $23.00 per day. Please complete and return the enrollment application and we will call you to schedule an interview for you and your dog.

To see for yourself what a first-class center for dogs is all about come visit us during playschool hours (7am-6:30pm) or watch a training class. To insure the health of the dogs that use our center, only dogs with proof of vaccinations (Rabies, DHLP, Parvo, and Bordetella) may enter. If you don't have your certificate, we will be happy to call your veterinarian.

Paws & all, Jenny Baum President & "Top Dog" 1016 Monroe Drive NE - Atlanta, Georgia 30306 - 875-DOGS (404-875-3647)