Leaving your pet at a kennel or boarding facility can be an intimidating experience for both the owner and the pet. At Your Dog Trainer, we know and understand this – but it doesn’t have to be.
Imagine a facility that has been owned by the same family for over 20 years. A facility where every employee has their own dog and has the opportunity to bring them to work daily. A facility where every dog will be loved and treated like our own. At Your Dog Trainer, a knowledgeable staff member is on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.
Boarding includes daily supervised exercise, individually or with other dogs. Aggressive dogs are exercised individually. Social dogs are put into small groups according to size and temperament for play time. Tell the office if you do not want your dog with other dogs, and he/she will be exercised individually. You assume responsibility for any injury to your dog (vet bills). See boarding contract.
With a minimum stay of 10 days your dog will receive a free bath (including ear cleaning, anal cleaning, nail trim and 10 minute coat work/brush-out). With a stay of 7 days you can get 50% off bath charges.
We do not “just bathe” a dog that requires de-matting. The first 10 minutes of coat work is free. Additional de-matting, removing dead undercoat, etc. is $50.00 per hour. Add $2.00 for medicated baths. Flea dip is $12.00 and Re-moisturizer is $10.00 – $15.00 additional.
Clients that are not interested in paying charges necessary to get their dog completely tangle-free can instead receive 15 minutes free coat work plus nail trim. The dog will not receive the bath as we only bath tangle-free dogs. Bathing a dog with mats and tangles only further aggravates the skin.
The comfort of our guests is our top priority. Dogs that arrive with fleas will be bathed and dipped immediately at owner’s expense. We will give a second complimentary bath at no charge before the dog is picked up so you never pay for more than one bath! If you know that your dog has fleas please inform us at the time of drop-off. Thank you for helping us maintain a flea free environment!
We take care of your dog as if it was our own. At the sign of any medical problem your dog will be examined by a veterinarian. You are responsible for payment of any veterinary expenses. All types of veterinary services are available to your dog while boarding with us.
For your convenience, we can pick-up or deliver your dog to or from your home, office, vet, etc. Someone must be present when we pick-up or deliver your dog. One way within 15 miles is $30. Beyond 15 miles, please ask for a quote.
ADVANTAGES OF BOARDING:
No worrying about your dog digging out of your yard or destroying your house out of loneliness and anxiety. You can relax when you leave your dog with us, knowing that he is safe in a concrete run with no possibility of escape. He does not have the opportunity of destroying and possibly injuring himself on foreign objects. Their playtime is always supervised. He is handled and touched by us several times a day which enables us to quickly discover any sores, skin irritations, fleas, mats, etc…
Your dog can exercise until he is tired. He has free movement in his individual run in addition to his playtime.
We have many years of experience in taking care of animals. We quickly recognize any changes in your dogs appearance, appetite, urine and stool. We take care of minor skin irritations, scrapes and sores as well as temporary stress diarrhea. Your dog will be treated by a vet for more complicated matters.
Dogs that are frequent boarders rarely get sick in any way. The same thing goes for dogs that are frequently in and about in public places. These dogs have stronger immune systems. On the other hand, a dog that spends his time only in the house and backyard is at higher risk. This type of dog may also experience more stress when moved to a new environment. Ask us about conditioning a shy, anxious or underexposed dog for boarding.
We do not accept dogs into the kennel that appear sick in any way. However, it is possible that a dog with a strong immune system can carry a virus without actually showing any symptoms of being sick.
At a kennel (or any other place) where a lot of dogs get together, there is a higher risk of getting kennel cough. This upper respiratory cough is caused by an airborne virus. When it sweeps an area, some dogs will pick it up. Most dogs that are properly vaccinated will only be slightly affected and some not at all. Kennel cough can also be transmitted from one dog to another. Getting sick or not getting sick has a lot to do with the individual dog’s immune system. Stress also makes a dog an easier target for a cough.
If we discover a break-out of kennel cough, we call all our scheduled clients and inform them of the situation. They can then decide if they want to bring their dog or make other arrangements.
There is a risk of getting sores and scratches during playtime. Very rarely does anything happen. The dogs are supervised during playtime. Some dogs may wear off the skin on top of their nose trying to get into another dogs run. Also, some dogs may wear the skin down on the front paws running and digging on the cement.
We do our very best to make each guest comfortable. Even so, some dogs will be very anxious and nervous when they visit. This can result in diarrhea or “hot spots”, a skin irritation. Fortunately, most dogs do not react this way.
OUR PRIORITY IS THE SAFETY, HEALTH AND HAPPINESS OF YOUR DOG
REQUIREMENTS FOR BOARDING
WE DO NOT ACCEPT DOGS THAT APPEAR SICK OR ABUSED!
Documentation for current vaccinations needs to be brought to the office at the time of drop-off or can be faxed to us in advance from your veterinarian.
Fax Number: 714-547-3298
VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR DOGS:
Given within the last 6 months
Given within the last year
Given within the last year for the first rabies vaccination
Given within the last 3 years for the following vaccinations
VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PUPPIES:
All vaccinations must be completed before boarding and a copy from your Vet provided to us.
VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CATS:
FVRCP, Felv, & Rabies:
within the last year
WHAT TO BRING:
Vaccination records (or can be faxed to us in advance)
Emergency phone number
Your veterinarians phone number
Medications, supplements, special diet, etc.
Leash and choke collar
A favorite toy (rawhide or rubber toy only)
Air-tight container (if you bring your own kibble or other edibles)
HOURS OF OPERATION FOR PICKUP & DROP-OFF:
MONDAY THRU FRIDAY
8:00am to 12:00pm; 2:00pm to 6:30pm
8:00am to 12:00pm; 2:00pm to 5:00pm
12:00pm to 5:00pm
|Dogs up to 29lbs:||$24.00||$26.00|
|Dogs over 90lbs:||$28.00||$31.00|
Charges begin the day the dog is dropped off. If you pick up your dog in the A.M. hours (8am-12pm) you will not be charged for that day. If you pick up your dog in the P.M. hours (2pm-6:30pm) you will be charged for that day. On Sundays we only offer P.M. pick up (12pm-5pm) for your convenience.
Dayboard:……$19.00 per Day 20 Day Package........$300.00
Dog walk (20 minutes).........$14.00
Drop off-Pick up outside regular hours:……$36.00 must have Appointment
Pick up or Delivery at your home (within 15 mile):…$36.00 Each Way.
Over 15 miles from your home to the Kennel:…Please call for a quote.
Obedience Training While Boarding:……$25.00 a day plus Boarding Costs.
|Dogs up to 29lbs:||$23.00||$25.00||$30.00|
|Dogs over 90lbs:||$36.00||$40.00||$49.00|
|De-matting, removing dead undercoat, Etc||$50.00 per Hour|
|Re-Moisturize||$10.00 - $15.00|