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Explore Dog Day Care and Montessori

The benefits of day care and our unique montessori concept


The Playground
Pets play in our state-of-the-art, park-style indoor facility in Springboro


Staff & Curriculum
Our trained behavior staff follow a curriculum developed by certified professional dog trainers


Hours & Pricing
Hours of operation, pricing, and packages


Ready to join us? We can't wait to see you!


More Services
Learn about our many other pet behavior services



day-care-10While you're at work, your dog can spend the day with us at our Springboro Veterinary Center! In group play, your pet benefits from exercise and socialization, making friends, learning good behaviors and reducing boredom. Playing with other pets and our behavior staff, your pet is also only steps way from our medical team.

Our unique Adult Montessori program combines your pet's day care with Day Training! Your pet receives 3 one-on-one sessions with our trainers during the day, learning new cues and behaviors. Also included in all Adult Montessori packages are 2 private consultation lessons with one of our trainers that bring you up to speed on what we have been working on during the day. These private lessons are held at the Bigger Road Vet Center in Springboro at your convenience on weekends or evenings.

All pets in day care pass behavior evaluations to ensure happy play, and as our staff learns your pet's personality and preferences, the experience gets even better as we match your pet to the play group they like best. We also know that there can  be too much of a good thing, so all pets in day care get rest breaks and quiet time throughout the day.



day-care-7Our Springboro Veterinary Center opened in April 2015, at 718 N Main St. in the Marketplace at Settlers Walk.

Our indoor play rooms feature over 2,500 square feet of indoor play space, state-of-the-art artificial turf from ForeverLawn designed specifically for pets, and gorgeous park-themed wall murals from Murals by Char. A large back door opens to fresh air and an outside fenced area in warm weather, yet the temperature controlled indoor environment allows for safe play year-round.

Panoramic windows allow you to see your pets playing any time, but special tinting prevents dogs from being distracted or over-stimulated by activity outside the playroom. Ample kennel space outside of the play areas gives pets a quiet place to rest and recharge.



day-care-6Bigger Road Veterinary Center is fortunate to have Certified Professional Dog Trainers on staff with years of experience in training instruction and group play. Leeann Holloway, CPDT-KA of Pups Grow Up manages the Puppy Montessori Program while Kristen Buinicky, pet training instructor, manages the Adult Montessori and Day Care Program. Our staff training follows the renowned Dog Gurus curriculum for safe off-leash dog play.

Rather than being reactive to behavior issues when they arise, our staff is trained to spot subtle behavior cues that can precede problems in group play and proactively manage them. The result is happier dogs, lower stress and anxiety, and better, safer group play.

This observation begins with the initial behavior assessment, before a dog ever joins group play. By getting to know each pet's personality individually, we can place them in play groups where they are most likely to thrive.


Hours and Pricing

Monday - Friday
7 am - 7 pm

(Scheduled in advance)

Dog day care is Monday - Friday!

(But our companion training classes have convenient Saturday times!)

Daily Pricing
$28 for a full day of play and enrichment!

(Buy a package for savings and convenience!)

Play-Only Packages
5 days: $140
10 days: $252
15 days: $364

(50% discount on your second pet, when they stay & play together, and share a kennel!)

Montessori Packages
5 days: $315
10 days: $483
15 days: $651

(A 4-week evening or weekend training class is included!)

Group Classes
Included with Adult Montessori packages, these sessions, led by our pet training instructors, help you tackle common behavior issues.

Convenient evening and weekend times!