Leaving your dog 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! 

Whether you’re going on a vacation or need to leave your dog over the weekend while you move, your dog will be cared for and be in great hands.

How it works: During the day, boarding dogs are in their individual runs. Each run is provided with a water bucket, and if appropriate, a bed or blanket. 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. Dogs are fed in the morning and evening, you may choose to bring your food with an add on fee, otherwise we feed Nature’s Select. Upon closing, smaller dogs, or any dogs requested, are crated and sleep inside.

PRICING

Dogs up to 29 lbs - $34 / day

30-59 lbs - $35 / day

60-89 lbs - $38 / day

Dogs over 90 lbs - $40 / day

To Note: Your dog gets a FREE bath with a stay of 10 days or more. With a stay of 7 days you receive 50% off bath charges. (Our baths include ear cleaning, anal gland cleaning, nail trim and 10 minute coat work/brush-out)

Charges begin the day the dog is dropped off. If you pick up your dog in the AM hours (until 12 PM) you will not be charged for that day. If you pick up your dog in the PM hours after 3:30 PM, you will be charged for that day. We are closed on Wednesday and Sundays, however, if you do need to pick up on these days, an appointment can be arranged for pick up.)

Boarding Add Ons:

Medication Fee/Special Diet: $3/Day

Dog Walk (20 Minutes): $15

Obedience Training while Boarding: $30/day (+ boarding costs)

Dog Bath: between $40 - $150 depending on breed, condition, hair length

De-Matting, Removing Dead Undercoat: $50/hr

Requirements for Boarding:

Vaccinations:

Bordetella: Given within the last 6 months

DHLPP: Given within the last year

Rabies: Given within the last 3 years for the following vaccinations

Rabies for Puppies: Given within the last year for the first rabies vaccination

There are no exceptions to these requirements. We will not be able to accept your dog for boarding if their shot records are not up to date.

Sending Documents:

Documentation for current vaccinations is required at time of drop off or can be emailed to us in advance from your veterinarian. Email: info@yourdogtrainer.net

DAY BOARDING

If you need to drop off your dog just for the day while you’re running errands or even every day while you’re at work, we have got you covered! You can have peace of mind knowing that your dog will be supervised all day and have the opportunity to exercise and play with other dogs if they are social.

Dayboard - $20/day

Discount Day Boarding Package (20 days prepaid for day boarding only) - $300.00

Requirements for Boarding:

VACCINATIONS:

Bordetella: Given within the last 6 months

DHLPP: Given within the last year

Rabies: Given within the last 3 years for the following vaccinations

Rabies for Puppies: Given within the last year for the first rabies vaccination

There are no exceptions to these requirements. We will not be able to accept your dog for day boarding if their shot records are not up to date.

Sending Documents:

Documentation for current vaccinations is required at time of drop off or can be emailed to us in advance from your veterinarian. Email: info@yourdogtrainer.net

ADVANTAGES OF BOARDING:

SAFETY

When you board your dog, you don’t have to worry about them digging out of your yard or destroying your house out of loneliness and anxiety. They won’t have the opportunity to destroy and possibly injure themselves on foreign objects. You can relax when you leave your dog with us, knowing that they are safely enclosed and constantly supervised. Your dog is handled and touched by us several times a day which enables us to quickly discover any sores, skin irritations, fleas, mats, etc.

EXERCISE

Your dog can exercise until he is tired! He has free movement in his individual run in addition to his playtime.

HEALTH

We have many years of experience taking care of animals. We quickly recognize any changes in a dog's appearance, appetite, urine and stool. We take care of minor skin irritations, scrapes and sores as well as temporary stress diarrhea. If there is anything more complicated, the dog will be treated by a vet at the owner’s expense.

BATHING + GROOMING

Dogs get stinky! It’s just the way it is. But the good news is, we do amazing baths here at YDT. You aren’t in the business for 40+ years without learning a trick or two.

We offer baths a la carte as well as an add on while your dog is boarding. (10 day of boarding gets you a FREE bath)

What’s Included in a Bath:

Our baths include a wash, ear cleaning, anal gland cleaning, nail trim and 10 minute coat work/brush-out.

Grooming Details + Policies

As a rule, we will not bathe a dog that requires de-matting. Bathing a dog with mats and tangles can severely aggravate the skin and make the situation far worse. However, the first 10 mins of coat work is free. Additional de-matting, removing dead undercoat, etc. is $50/hr.

Clients who 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 CHARGES:

Bath quote to be determined upon drop off. Because the condition, size & treatment of each dog will vary an estimate will be made over the phone or upon drop off for final bath price.

To get an idea of what to expect, here are some breed pricing for reference:

German Shepherd - $60

Golden Retriever - $60

Beagle - $40

Pit Bull - $45

Bernese Mountain Dog - $150

Husky - $80

Westie/Yorkie - $40

Labradoodle - $50

Bathing Add Ons:

De-matting, removing dead undercoat, etc. - $50/hr

Flea Dip - $15 with bath

Condition Treatment - $10-$15 with bath

Nail Trim - $15

OTHER SERVICES:

Drop off-Pick up outside regular hours:……$37.00 must have Appointment

Pick up or Delivery at your home (within 20 mile):…$50.00 One Way / Round Trip $85 Over 20 miles from your home to the Kennel, please call for a quote.

POLICIES AND DISCLAIMERS:

FLEAS: The safety of our guests is our top priority. Dogs that arrive with fleas will be bathed and flea dipped immediately at the owner's expense. 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!

KENNEL COUGH: Dogs that frequently board or are frequently out in about in public places rarely get sick. These dogs have stronger immune systems. However, a dog that spends most of the time in the house and backyard is at higher risk. This type of dog may also experience more stress when moved to a new environment. Call 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 is an upper respiratory cough that is caused by an airborne virus. When it sweeps an area, some dogs will pick it up. Most dogs who 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.

INJURIES: During a dog’s stay at a kennel, there is a risk of getting sores and scratches during playtime. Since the dogs are supervised during playtime, this rarely occurs. Other injuries that may occur: Some dogs wear off the skin on top of their nose trying to get into another dog’s run or get what’s known as “happy tail” from wagging their tail and hitting a wall or fence repeatedly. Additionally, 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.