Our Dog Daycare Philosophy
At The Board Hound, our daycare was established to enrich the lives of the dogs in our community through healthy outlets for play and socialization. Our smaller play groups come with individual care and attention, while providing a comfortable, safe, daycare environment.
Our facility in Old Town, Alexandria is is 4600 square feet with individual suites for resting, two indoor play spaces and a covered outdoor space. Our facility is always temperature controlled for comfort and safety, with flooring made of epoxied concrete to prevent paw and pad injuries. And because our floor and walls are non-porous, they are easy to disinfect and keep clean.
The Board Hound always prioritizes behavioral health, and we will customize your dog’s daycare schedule and activities to their preferences. As every dog experiences behavior changes throughout their lives, we do our best to maintain your dog’s love for daycare by providing enriching activities and custom social outlets that are best suited to them.
We understand that not all dogs are the same so we customize each dog’s daily activities to suit their individual needs. As the dynamics fluctuate throughout the day, activities are monitored and customized to ensure that all the dogs stay safe, happy, and healthy. Our goal is to provide a positive play space for dogs to flourish and be dogs. Our approach is always fear and force-free, and follows standards that build healthy relationships between our dogs and the staff they interact with.
At The Board Hound, we understand that every dog has unique needs while in daycare. We do our absolute best to accommodate any special request for your dog while in our care. We can accommodate a wide range of requests to suit your dog’s needs ranging from midday lunch to scheduled rest time.
At The Board Hound, our daycare was established to enrich the lives of the dogs in our community through healthy outlets for play and socialization. Our smaller play groups come with individual care and attention, while providing a low-stress, safe, daycare environment at our location in Alexandria, Virginia. Since safety is our first priority, we start with providing a high staff to dog ratio of about 1 to 10. This personalization ensures that your dog is always closely monitored.