Boarding

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 a resident training program 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

CLIENTS ELIGIBLE FOR BOARDING ARE THOSE WHOSE DOG(S) HAVE COMPLETED A RESIDENT TRAINING PROGRAM AT HAPPY TAILS

STANDARD BOARDING

$50/day

ADVANCED BOARDING

$125/day

STANDARD BOARDING

  • 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

  • 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 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 maintain 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
  • 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 are a few options for scheduling Advanced Boarding.  Please call our office to discuss a plan 586-580-3684.

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP TIMES

MONDAY-FRIDAY

7am-5:45PM

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

10AM-2PM

All times are based on availability, An appointment is required.

All dogs must be in good health and current on vaccines prior to coming to Happy Tails Learning Center For Dogs. Happy Tails requires the following vaccines: rabies, distemper (DAPP), and the bordatella vaccine. A negative stool sample (free of parasites & worms) is also required within the past 30 days. 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). 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. There is no additional cost for supplying medication or special needs.

WE ARE OPEN FOR TRAINING!  WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING ON A WAIT LIST SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TRAINING, DON’T WAIT TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION! 

HAPPY TAILS IS OFFERING BOTH VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON CONSULTATIONS. 

OUR PUPPY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ALSO OFFERS BOTH VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS.

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