our services

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Day Care

Since Dogs are considered a "Crepuscular" animal, the typical daycare setting of 'all day play' is actually against their nature to be most active at dawn and dusk.  In consideration of their need for at least 13 hours of sleep per 24 hour period, we individualize our program for each dog according to their needs for exercise and rest.

Daycare is a place for well socialized, well trained dogs.  We come alongside our K-9 owners to ensure both.  We provide a structured day program that includes group walking, socializing, manners training, and reward based conditioning.  We practice being relaxed around other dogs, good social behaviors, and stationing.  The result, a calm, well-exercised, more confident dog.

Dogs are expected to rest in the afternoons to avoid over-stimulation.  This is a learned behavior in a group setting and we will work with all new dogs to ensure they develop a habit of resting and relaxing while they are here.

Duration varies: $20-30 per day

  • Dogs under the age of 1, that are not spayed or neutered are $30 for Daycare Services.
  • Dogs over the age of 1, that are unaltered are not accepted into our daycare programs.

Suitability Evaluation:

All dogs are evaluated in a small group on the first Saturday of each month prior to beginning our daycare program.  Evaluations are 9am-1pm and are $ 50.

Prior to coming for an evaluation, all dogs need to be cleared for parasites having had a clear fecal test within 10 days. If they pass the behavior evaluation they are invited to begin a trial daycare period during the weeks following.

All dogs are required to maintain vaccinations and preventatives at all times.  This includes Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella (Kennel Cough).  Flea, Tick, and Worm prevention is required year round.  **Daycare & Boarding situations are considered high risk environments.  Dogs that share space and resources including water buckets will also share viruses and bacterias despite appropriate vaccinations.  It is expected that any dog that is showing any symptoms of illness will not attend until completely healthy. 

What & When:

If they require a lunch meal, bring it in an airtight container.

Drop offs are from 7am-9:30am.

Please avoid pickups from 1pm-3pm.  This is very disruptive to nap time!

Pickups are from 3pm-7pm.

Extended day drop off (6:30am) or pick up (by 8pm) are available for an extra $5.

Half Day Daycare is also available!  Pick up before 1pm.

A Note About Suitability:

Not all dogs love the daycare setting.  If they don't love being around other dogs, it is often too stressful for them.  The first 2-3 weeks of daycare is considered a trial period.  Once the pups learn our routine, learn the rules, and get to know us, we get to see who they really are in a group setting.   These first weeks we are watching for a good adjustment into the structure of Daycare, to make some friends, play, and be able to rest around other dogs.  We are not just looking for dogs to tolerate being here, but actually enjoy the environment.  Within 2-3 weeks it becomes clear, by their behavior, if they are enjoying it, or tolerating it.  We will communicate throughout the introductory process about their adjustment to help you make the best decision about how they spend their days. If we observe any anti-social behavior during the introductory period they will not be accepted into the program. Anti-social behavior threatens the stability and safety of the entire group and cannot be tolerated at all.

Saturday Day Boarding:  $35 per day.

(We do not do daycare on Sundays.  You can board your dog Saturday and pick up 3-6pm Sundays only)

Grooming

Dogs that are a part of our Daycare and Regular Boarding program, can receive all regular grooming services with our Certified Pet Groomer while they are here.  Baths, Full Trims, Nail trimming, Ears, and Teeth Cleaning are all available during daycare or boarding reservations.  Appointments can be requested for our regular established customers through the customer portal.    

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Training

As members of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, we ascribe to a reward based, positive reinforcement training mindset.  We have a full time professionally certified trainer (CPDT-KA) on site, that can provide individual training while dogs are here for daycare.  We also have off campus and in home sessions available.

Duration varies:

  • $30 per 30 Minute Session (on site)
  • $ 60 per 60 Minute, in home or on site.
  • Puppy Essentials Training:(4 Weeks)  Includes basic commands and manners, etiquette, and desensitization of novel items.
  • Basic Obedience: (6 Weeks)  Reliable Sit, Down, Stay, Come, and Heel.
  • Life Skills 1 & 2:  (6 Weeks each) Place work, 'Watch me', Loose Leash Walking, Recall, Appropriate Greetings, General Manners.
  • Behavior Modification - (As Needed)  Jumping on People, Barking, Pulling on Leash, Leash Reactivity, Fear, Separation Anxiety, etc.
  • Canine Good Citizen Test- Extra practice on criteria for the CGC Evaluation.
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Boarding

**Our boarding program is currently full.  Please send through a contact card to be added to the waitlist. ***

No matter how modern, clean, or nice, any situation where your dog is away from you is unnatural to them.  They are family members, companions, and best friends.  This means that being left with people they don't know, in a place they are unfamiliar with, for an amount of time they don't understand, is stressful for them.  We have created a program that seeks to alleviate some of that stress by developing a long term relationship with them.  We require all dogs in our boarding program to attend daycare at least once per week or board 1 weekend per month.  This is to ensure their comfort and for them to experience the least amount of stress while separated from their family.  We evaluate all dogs prior to boarding to ensure suitability.   Dogs that show extreme stress when separated from their family are not accepted into our program.  Evaluations are completed on the first Saturday of each month prior to any boarding from 9am-1pm and are $50.

Duration varies: $ 35 - $ 45 per night

Boarding fees include a 24 hour period.  Drop off and pickup during regular scheduled business hours.

What to expect:

We do not have kennels.  While dogs are boarding, they will sleep in one of our shared living room suites with other dogs.  Each suite is supplied with a couch, dog beds, and crates can be set up if desired.  It is required that our boarding dogs are well socialized with other dogs and do not show extreme levels of stress when away from their family.

What to Bring:

  • Bring the food your dog (s) normally eats in a airtight container.  We have stainless steel bowls.
  • Bring a bed if they have one they love, otherwise bedding not required.
  • Bring a copy of current vaccinations.  Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella (kennel cough) are required to be current for us to meet the requirements of our insurance as well as protect all the dogs in our care. All dogs are also required to be on some form of Flea, Tick, and Heartworm prevention.

Drop off / Pick up:

  • It is preferred that dogs arrive before 9:30am or after 3pm on the day of arrival.
  • Pickup appointments can be scheduled depending on the day of pickup.

Sunday pick ups 3pm-6pm only.

 

**Our boarding program is currently full, send through a contact card to be added to our waitlist.