Premier Dog Care Facilities in Shirlington and Old Town Alexandria
Getting Started with Daycare, Boarding & Training Services
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! We also offer free Virtual Training Consultations for all new training clients, and free Puppy Party for all dogs up to 20 weeks of age. We understand that every dog has unique needs, and owners may have differing goals for their pup. Our goal is to start your dog’s personalized plan on the right path.
Our daycare & boarding evaluations and training consultations are always 100% free and the drop-off evaluation includes the trial day of daycare at no additional cost.
Once scheduled and confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation for your appointment(s).
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 daycare, boarding, or training services: