Who Is It's A Dogs Life?

It's A Dogs Life Academy.

Voted the Best Dog Daycare and Boarding facility in Maine for 2013, 2014 & 2015 featured in Downeast Magazine.


It's A Dog's Life Academy is proud and honored to be back in their home State of California operating a 'Members Only' Daily Outdoor Adventure, Dog School, One-One Training and Exclusive Retail in the heart of San Clemente.


IADL strives to make your dog's experience to be positive, productive & playful with obedience training being implemented throughout the day.

With experience we take every effort to create a calm & stress free environment, this is why IADL was voted number one on the East Coast. What makes IADL unique is the minimal noise and chaos factor! With dedication and perseverance we structure a calm & disciplined atmosphere with activity combined from inside to outside environments that no one can comprehend until you visit IADL. 


The Owner and staff of IADL are CPR certified and first aid trained. The owner Alecia Nelson has over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry and 22 years of one-one dog behavior training. Alecia was a freelance writer for the Examiner News on the latest dog topics & what is best for your dog! As a long time resident from Malibu CA she is happy to be back in her home state from a successful 4 year adventure with IADL in Maine. 


Basic commands like sit, stay, off, recall, heel & distraction training will be enforced at IADL as it makes our job easier to enjoy the benefits of all dogs in our care during the day! Our customers and their dogs are important to us, we try to make it a personal approach rather than a franchise approach!  To many daycares operate with little monitoring, no touch, no discipline, no obedience, squirt guns & no structure! Our team does require a free day evaluation prior to a IADL membership to give our customers a peace of mind that all dogs are social while on an adventure with IADL.

We operate a honest, tell you like it is business! If we feel you need help with any of your dog's habits we will provide you with helpful tips, corrections and advice that will help you implement the techniques in your own home. 


IADL is here to help owners with their dogs to take the next step forward and have a well balanced dog at home & attending IADL. We go above & beyond where most businesses will not devote the time to educate your dog while he or she plays. Training is available while your dog is at IADL for an extra charge. Any tips or questions you have we are more than happy to help you make your dog the best well behaved and happy dog around town. 

All we ask from you is to give your dog the time to adapt what he or she has learned from us & take it home to you. :-)  Dog's learn, you must give them time & patience. This is a daycare adventure program & we provide service for your furry loved one to socialize, make friends & remember how to be a dog again.