Boarding

***At this time, boarding at Happy Tails is only for clients who have completed a Happy Tails training program***

At Happy Tails, we believe that a well-balanced and happy dog is one with a structured routine, physical & mental exercise and remaining consistent with the rules & boundaries that were built for them during their training with Happy Tails.

There is a difference between a dog kennel and the service we offer at Happy Tails.  Happy Tails is not a traditional boarding facility.   Our boarding clients are those who have taken part in one of our obedience programs, and the services we offer reinforce the structured lifestyle they have learned with us. Happy Tails offers your dog the benefit of all of these services:

  • One-on-one structured walks throughout the day
  • Individualized attention & love
  • “Bad” manners will never be reinforced

Dogs that benefit most from Happy Tails boarding:

  • Dogs that have been part of our obedience training (use it so you don’t lose it!)
  • Dogs who tend to have special needs; maintain strict medication or feeding schedule, extremely shy or timid dogs, dogs who don’t love other dogs (since they get all one-on-one people time)
  • All dogs who want a little extra one-on-one special time with animal lovers

 

Standard Boarding:

  • $50 / day (25% discount for each additional dog)
    • Payment is by the day, not night.  If you drop off before 2pm, you will be charged a full day (1/2 day after 2pm).  If you pick up before 2pm, you’ll only be charged a half day (full day after 2pm).
  • Standard boarding means your dog will be fully cared for by one of our Kennel & Training Assistants (KTAs)
  • They will be individually cared for, walked and played with by our KTAs but KTAs are not certified to use training tools or command your dog – so while bad manners won’t be rewarded, training will not be reinforced
  • We have a maximum of 5 dogs that can board at once.  Please schedule in advance to guarantee your spot at Happy Tails.

Advanced Boarding (Board & Train):

  • $90 / day (25% discount for each additional dog)
    • Payment is by the day, not night.  If you drop off before 2pm, you will be charged a full day (1/2 day after 2pm).  If you pick up before 2pm, you’ll only be charged a half day (full day after 2pm).
  • This type of boarding is most similar to dogs in a Resident Training Program
  • Advanced boarding means your dog will be cared for by one of our KTAs, as well as our Certified Obedience Trainers
  • They will be individually cared for, walked and played with by our Kennel & Training Assistants
  • They will also receive 3-4 training lessons per day by a Certified Obedience Trainer, similar to a dog in a Resident Training Program.  While they won’t learn new commands during boarding, we will reinforce all the commands and manners that were originally taught by Happy Tails
  • Updates on what they’re working on training-wise will be posted on Instagram
  • If you’re struggling at home with control, we recommend that you schedule a “tune-up lesson” at Happy Tails when you come to pick your dog up
  • Advanced Boarding is based on residency availability and is only available Monday-Friday.  We tend to book out 4-6 weeks so most last minute boarding bookings may not be able to schedule Advanced Boarding.  Please schedule as far in advance as you can.

(There is no additional cost for supplying medication, dog walks, playtime or special needs)

*Boarding dogs do not receive an exit bath unless requested.  An exit bath is an additional $10.  Please let our team know if you’d like one.

DROP-OFF & PICK UP TIMES:

  • Monday – Friday 7am – 6pm (Based on availability.  An appointment is required.)
  • Saturday – Sunday 10am – 3pm (Based on availability.  An appointment is required.)

All dogs must be in good health and current on vaccinations prior to coming to Happy Tails Learning Center for Dogs.  Happy Tails requires the following vaccinations: Rabies, Distemper (DAPP), and the Bordatella Vaccine. A negative stool sample (free of parasites & worms) is also required within the past 30 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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