Mini Mondays is our Dog Montessori School, except exclusively for small or mini adult dogs under 8 lbs.
Your pup will receive a day filled with enrichment, including physical exercise, mental stimulation, outdoor walks, and more.
Why Mini Mondays?
Tiny dogs need enrichment too. That’s why we created Mini Mondays!
Many facilities don’t accept small dogs under 8lbs, but at Patrick’s Pet Care, we’re equipped to accommodate dogs of all sizes.
Every Monday from 8am-7pm, we transform our Columbia Heights location into a safe space for small adult dogs under 8lbs to receive the same enrichment experience we provide at our Dog Montessori School. Your little buddy will receive a day filled with physical exercise, mental stimulation, outdoor walks, and more.
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Patrick’s Pet Care is the respected doggy day care facility in Washington, DC.
World Class Program
Our purely positive, force free, and science-based program is founded on the education of animal behavior luminaries such as Karen Pryor, Victoria Stilwell, Pat Miller, Patricia McConnell, Ian Dubnar, and Prasorp Tipprasert, as well as the research of world class institutions including the Duke University Canine Cognition Center, The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and the Mandalao Elephant Conservation. Instructors are independently certified professional dog trainers and specialize in puppy socialization.
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Staff Dog Trainers
Meet the Founder
Patrick founded Patrick's Pet Care in March 2012 as a dog walking company in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. His values for operating a pet care business are based on a genuine love of animals, a commitment to do the right thing, and a personal approach to meeting the needs of all the animals and people who depend on Patrick's Pet Care. A core pillar of this philosophy is a firm belief in corporate social responsibility standards. Patrick believes all employees deserve to be paid a District of Columbia living wage, receive health insurance coverage, and paid time off in order to provide the best care to our clients. Fundamentally, Patrick aims to create thriving relationships between people and their canine companions, using science and consent based methods without fear, pain or force.
Patrick is a certified force free dog trainer, certified fear free dog groomer, and a Certified Professional Animal Care Operator (CPACO).
Basic Requirements for Montessori School Mini Mondays
- Scheduled, All Day Behavior Assessment
- Age: 6 months – 12 years
- Weight: Under 8 lbs
- Vaccinations: Rabies; DHPP / DAPP; and Bordetella
- All dogs Must be spayed/neutered
- No poultry allergies (chicken or lean turkey heart) of any kind
- No resource guarding
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