Puppy Academy

Congratulations on the arrival of your new puppy.

Right now, your little, energetic, wriggly bundle of joy, requires a great deal of time, love and patience. But if you put in hard work now, you will be rewarded with a loyal and loving companion for many years to come.

Why socialise your puppy?

All canine behaviour is learned, and dog’s rely on their parents (human or canine) to introduce them to the wide world around them. If we don’t socialise our dog’s then they don’t know how to respond in each environment, to different people, other animals including dogs and objects.

By spending time with your puppy at Doghouse Daycare, our experienced and dedicated team can help guide your dog during these critical early months, so your dog’s learning continues, even whilst you are at work

Where should you start?

The first few months of a puppy’s life is filled with discipline, teething and potty training. But socialisation is also a critical part of a puppy’s early education.

Socialisation refers to the safe introduction of your puppy to other dogs, animals, people, places and objects. The experiences you expose your dog to will teach them how to behave and respond in different situations.

At Doghouse Daycare, we are committed to helping even our youngest four legged friends, become polite and confident members of our community. And our Puppy Academy is the perfect way to socialise your puppy in a safe environment.

What is the Puppy Academy?

Dedicated space

A clean, safe and gated dedicated space for puppies to play and interact with a select group of other dogs.


Using only force-free methods, the Puppy Academy teaches puppies how to behave with dogs of different ages, breeds and sizes though monitored socilisation.


We have helped hundreds of puppies develop a strong foundation for positive behaviour and confidence, through monitored socialisation.

Dedicated staff

We have a dedicated team whose sole job is to play, educate and comfort your puppy whilst they learn to be polite and confident members of our community,

The benefits of the Puppy Academy: the Doghouse Daycare difference

Multiple play areas

At Doghouse Daycare, our philosophy is based on placing dogs focussing on their temperament and energy levels, and not just size, to ensure their interactions are positive and safe.


Doghouse Daycare was the first Adelaide based force-free dog daycare. For more about our force-free philosophy, click here. We have been operating for over five years, and all of our staff have specialised qualifications and canine care experience.


From our safety/evacuation gate to the number of staff regulating our play areas, safety for your fur babies is paramount at Doghouse Daycare.


We have state of the art grooming facilities, with hydraulic lifts so dogs can mount the grooming tables safely, and the best groomers in Adelaide. We offer our famous ‘Wash Works and Free Care’ package, so your dog can enjoy a force free groom and a play with friends!

How much does it cost?

NOTHING EXTRA! The Puppy Academy is available for dogs who are under one year of ageFor puppies up to the age of 6 months, we offer 20% off the daycare prices,, as listed on our pricelist.

Visit our grooming pricelist page for a full list of our packages and rates, including our wash and works package, which includes up to 8 hours of daycare.

What do you need to do?

NOTHING! We’ve made it easy for your dog to get the most from their daycare experience.

All you need to do is sign up for role call here!

12 hours ago

Doghouse Daycare and Grooming

Olive has exciting news to share! With further restrictions being lifted today we have re-opened our Observation Room and Viewing Window, so you can see all the fun in the Play Areas!

We continue to prioritise the health and safety of our staff, clients and four-legged companions, with rigorous cleaning to disinfect all surfaces.

Thanks so much for your continued support. We look forward to keeping your dogs well groomed, active, engaged and providing fun and stimulation for a perfect day!
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Wondering what makes a Doghouse groom different? We only use force-free techniques and give our dogs regular breaks from the groom to help to keep them calm and relaxed. This is Mack mid-groom and his big smile is a testament to our force-free ethos. Book a Doghouse groom via our online portal now! www.doghousedaycare.com.au/online-portal/ 😍 #groomday #grooming #doggrooming #forcefree ... See MoreSee Less

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What an exciting and special day for (sweet) Pea and (handsome) Ink, both of whom visited the Doghouse for the first time! We had a wonderful time playing and exploring the play areas with new friends! See you next time guys 🐾 #NewKids #firstday #newstart #newadventure ... See MoreSee Less

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Questions about daycare?

If you have questions about daycare, have a read through our FAQs!

Can't find your question?

Simply contact us and have a chat with one of our experienced and friendly team members.