Registration is OPEN for STEPP Daycare and Enrichment Boarding evaluations.
Evaluation appointments are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through the end of April, as space allows.
We are currently only accepting dog-social puppies, adolescent, and adult dogs.
About Our Daycare Evaluation
To uphold the highest safety standards possible, all our dogs are required to successfully complete our daycare evaluation and trial day of daycare before they can attend daycare with The Board Hound. The evaluation and trial day are very important for the well-being of every dog in our facility. This process gives us the opportunity to get to know your dog, and for your dog to get to know us, while enjoying all that our daycare services have to offer.
On their evaluation date, your dog will participate small social groups, individual exploration walks, and customized rest time as a snapshot of a typical daycare day. During the evaluation (9am-1pm) we are able to establish an initial behavior profile for your dog. This profile is used to determine the best schedule and activities for your dog and to ensure that our daycare environment will be a positive experience. We understand that a dog’s behavior is always evolving. As a dog’s preferences change, we are able to adjust their personalized plan for daycare to accommodate normal social behavior changes throughout their lives.
Once your dog has successfully completed a Daycare Evaluation, you will be able to schedule recurring daycare reservations, or daycare reservations as needed, at either location.
Schedule a Daycare Evaluation
Please, first, complete and submit a New Client Registration Form. If your dog is a current training client, there is no need to fill out the form. Once you have completed new client registration, please select an evaluation option below.
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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.