The Board Hound offers a variety of puppy-specific solutions to your puppy-specific problems in an enriching and supportive environment. Our services are designed specifically for you and your new puppy to build confidence, play, and learn in an environment that enriches your puppy’s social development.
Here’s how to get registered for our Puppy Services:
The Board Hound is accepting new puppy clients for Training, Puppy Party, Daycare, and Boarding services!
- Please complete and submit a New Client Registration Form.
- After submitting your complete application, please schedule:
- Once scheduled and confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation for your appointment.
NOTE: Approval for daycare and boarding services will be contingent on completion of the Puppy Consultation and/or attendance Puppy Party to ensure your puppy is socially developed enough for daycare and boarding participation.
To get more information about our puppy socialization and puppy training services, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Puppy Training Consultations (via GoogleTM Meet)
FREE 30-minute session
The Virtual Training Consultation is an opportunity to discuss your training goals and socialization plan for your puppy. This consultation is a great way to establish an initial training and socialization plan and to address your pups individual needs. Puppy Training Consultations are required prior to registering for Puppy Kindergarten, Private Training Sessions, Play School, and Group Classes to make sure our training services are a good fit for your pup, and to provide recommendations as needed.
Still waiting to bring your puppy home? Feel free to schedule a Before-You-Get-Your-Dog Consultation!
1-hour session – $10
Puppy socialization opportunities for pups up to 16 weeks old (16-20 weeks old requires an invitation to participate). Puppy Party is held on Saturdays at our Old Town Location. Your puppy’s first session is free!
Puppy Kindergarten (rolling admission)
6 classes, 1-hour sessions – $210
Curriculum follows positive experience socialization, name recognition, healthy play, voluntary attention, exposure to new experiences. The course is also designed to helps owners with puppy problem solving, and customized recommendation for your puppy’s unique needs. The Puppy K curriculum is designed with flexible schedules to accommodate owners and the needs of each puppy. Puppy K meets every Monday and Wednesday. Sessions can be scheduled once or twice per week. Puppy K is offered with rolling admission and is for puppies under 20 weeks old. For shy, timid, or very young puppies, it is welcomed and encouraged to register for more than one cycle of Puppy Kindergarten. A virtual Puppy Consultation is required prior to registration for Puppy Kindergarten. Your custom course schedule will be emailed to you after registration.
Specialized Socialization for Puppies (Old Town Location Only)
1-hour session – $60
Socialization opportunities for puppies and adolescents to aid in their social development. The one-hour session is a great option for dogs that need additional socialization and confidence building beyond puppy party before they are ready for daycare.
Puppy Daycare Services
Full Day (over 6 hours) – $55
Half Day (6 hours or less) – $40
Puppy Daycare services are very popular for our puppies that have graduated from puppy-specific socialization. Our Puppy Daycare gives young puppies the opportunity to continue progressing in their social development by interacting with dogs of varying in size, personality, and age. Puppy Daycare includes lunch, and independent enrichment like frozen kongs or digestible chews. Puppy Daycare also includes lots of rest time to prevent overexertion and keep your puppy healthy. Puppy Daycare is designed for puppies younger than 6 months. For puppies under 16 weeks to be approved for Puppy Daycare at either location, they must first be cleared to complete a daycare evaluation at our Old Town location.
Boarding Services for Puppies
Boarding services are a great resource for owners that need overnight accommodations for their pet. Similar to our daycare participation requirements, for puppies under 16 weeks to be approved for boarding with us, they must be cleared to complete a daycare evaluation at our Old Town location. Once your puppy has successfully completed their evaluation, a second day of daycare at our Shirlington location will be required prior to scheduling a boarding stay. It is important that your puppy’s social development is progressing well, and that they have the confidence to comfortably interact in a small playgroup of dogs varying in size, personalities, and ages. Please discuss your puppy’s social development
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 locations in Arlington and Alexandria. 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.