More About Dog Boarding
We understand that dog boarding can be tough for a pup. They aren’t sure where they are, they are away from home and, most importantly, they are away from their human! With all of this in mind, we’ve designed our dog boarding program to meet the needs of each and every dog that stays the night with us—from their physical to their emotional needs.
In order to ensure your dog’s happiness, we keep them occupied and we provide them with plenty of positive attention. They are given ample opportunity to burn off energy, run around, play, exercise, and socialize with other dogs.
A major part of our boarding approach is a focus on walks. We understand that each dog has their own needs when it comes to their walks, and we tailor each walk to meet the needs of the specific dog. We also make sure to give them plenty of time to sniff around, stretch their legs, and potty.
In order to board your pup, we’ll need current vaccination records and written proof of DHLPP and Bordetella before check-in. If your pup is over four months old, we’ll also need rabies vaccination records. This is for the protection of our staff and our other furry guests.
consider these things when you are preparing for your pet’s stay:
· A feeding schedule
· Your dog’s favorite food and treats
· Your pup’s favorite toys and blankets
· Kennel crate (if properly trained)
Your dog is going to have an amazing time staying with us while you are away!
Obedience training is one of the most important parts of dog ownership. While you may think it’s a nice idea to give your dog freedom to do whatever they want, this simply isn’t the case. Dogs aren’t people, and they shouldn’t be expected to have the same decision-making skills. Your dog is going to make mistakes, and without obedience training these mistakes will be exponentially worse…
A disciplined dog will know what they should and shouldn’t do, and they’ll be able to stop bad behaviors on command. Not only is this helpful for small things like jumping up or getting in the trash, but it can also be a lifesaver if your dog decides to be unfriendly with someone.
Our obedience training program is built around giving your dog the tools they need to be safe and happy, while also empowering you by teaching you to give commands with confidence.
The Training Process
While there are different theories when it comes to dog training, we’ve found that getting the basics down first is the most effective way to train. When you bring your pup in, we start by working basic commands (even if they know them). We drill these commands until your dog listens and performs the commands when asked to.
Some other things we focus on include:
· Mental stimulation
· Breaking bad habits
There are certain behaviors that your dog shouldn’t be doing that can be annoying or even dangerous. We make sure to address and stop these behaviors before they become a serious problem.
Some of the negative behaviors we address include:
· Excessive barking
· Leash pulling
· Charging at other animals
· Jumping on people
· Eating off the counter
· Rushing in or out of the door
· Stealing food from other animals
One thing we like to focus on is socialization. Socialization is one of the major keys to success when it comes to dog training. Your dog should be able to interact with people and other dogs in a positive way for the safety of others and for their own safety. We give dogs we are working with plenty of opportunities for socialization, and we arrange distractions during training to ensure their focus.