Getting Started with Training Services

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Looking for dog daycare, overnight boarding, or training? We have just the thing.

In order 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 and boarding with The Board Hound. The evaluation and trial day are very important for the well-being of your dog, our staff, and all other dogs 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 group socialization has to offer. During the evaluation (4 hour minimum) we are able to establish a behavioral profile for your dog. This profile is used to determine the appropriate play group and daycare plan for your dog and to ensure that our daycare and boarding environment will be a positive experience. We understand that a dog’s behavior is always adjusting as each dog builds confidence, learns the rules of socialization, and gets comfortable in a group play setting. As a dog’s behavior changes, we are able to adjust their personalized plan for daycare as needed.

The Board Hound also offers a variety of training and enrichment options for your pup. We offer traditional options like In-Person Private Training, Group Classes and Board & Train as well as non-traditional options like Play School, Virtual Private Training, and enrichment opportunities like Brain Games! We also offer free Virtual Training Consultations for all new training clients. This gives us the opportunity to talk with you about your training goals and your dog’s needs. We understand that every dog and owner is different. Our goal is to start your dog’s personalized plan on the right path.

Our daycare evaluations and training consultations are always 100% free and the drop-off evaluation includes the trial day of daycare at no additional cost.


Here’s how to get registered for our services:

  1. Please complete and submit a New Client Registration Form to info@theboardhound.com.
    • If your dog is a current participant in daycare, boarding, or training services, there is no need to submit a new registration form.
  2. Please submit your dog’s up-to-date vaccine records to info@theboardhound.com. You may also fax them to 866-924-1480.
  3. After submitting your complete application, please follow the links here to schedule your free training consultation and/or daycare evaluation.
  4. Once scheduled and confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation for your appointment(s).
  5. Prior to your first appointment, please visit our Policies page to review current policy and operational procedures.

Once your dog has completed a Drop-Off Daycare Evaluation, you will be able to schedule daycare and boarding reservations as needed.

Once you have completed the Training Consultation for your dog, you will be able to schedule those training services that best fits your training goals. If you are interested in Play School or Board & Train options, both the daycare evaluation and the training consultation will be required.


Requirements for your dog to participate in services

All dogs must have up-to-date Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella vaccines before scheduling an evaluation or consultation. The Canine Influenza vaccines is not required, but recommended. We do accept Titer testing in place of vaccine requirements. If you are interested in waiving the vaccine requirements for health reasons or otherwise, please contact us. For puppies under 16 weeks, a training consultation is required prior to scheduling a drop-off evaluation. All puppies under 16 weeks of age must have their first two rounds of Distemper. Rabies is required by the time your dog is 16 weeks of age. There is no age minimum for private training, however, all dogs must be at least 10 weeks to participate in daycare and boarding.