Boarding, ‘More than’ Daycamp & Training Walks

Boarding

True kennel-free, in-home boarding! Our guests are integrated in our family life and we guarantee a ‘home away from home’ environment. Dogs staying with us overnight enjoy plenty of exercise in 7 different play areas at our ranch. Our ranch is double fenced in and all play areas are laid out with children’s play ground woodchips. We play ball, use a flirt pole and toys as appropriate for daily physical and mental stimulation. Your dog gets to run, play and roam several times a day and is never unsupervised. We provide loving individual attention, snuggle time and chewing & work for food puzzles. All activities are discussed and agreed with you prior to your dog’s stay. All dogs/parents are invited for a tour/meet&greet and your dog has to pass a temperament test. During the tour, you have access to all areas your dog will be staying. Your dog will have to spend one to two days and/or nights with us prior to her stay. We believe that dogs need time to adjust to a new environment, our team and their furry friends to fully relax. In the house, dogs are sleeping on warm dog beds with blankets or in a large crate, if that is how they sleep at home. We mirror your home feeding, play time and sleeping routine as close as possible. Good manners are reinforced by our experienced team. Two team members permanently live in the house at our ranch. We also have cameras installed.

  • One night/24 hours $80/first dog; second dog, same family $50
  • 15+ days: 10% discount
  • Pick-up service $25/one way

NO Holiday or other surcharge.

Please Note: please review all general admissions requirements for boarding.

Cancellation Policy: $80/48 hours prior to stay; $100/24 hours prior to stay or no show

Board & Train

Our Board & Train program is unique in the market! Our program includes puppy on puppy and puppy on human socialization, exposure, behavioral and obedience training. Unlike other programs, your puppy isn’t sheltered. We promote adaptability of your puppy to different dog trainers and situations. The success lays in integrating training in every day activities around the house with lots of playful and loving human contact. We eradicate the most common problem in Board & Train programs, which is the difficulty for your puppy to generalize to you and the home environment. Our Board & Train Program includes

  • Intake interview with you and your puppy to discuss your individual priorities and family routine.
  • Complementary ‘Meet&Greet’ at our ranch; inclusive tour and test night.
  • Written outline of program & contract tailor made to your home routines, expectations and the needs of your puppy.
  • ‘Transfer of skills’ private training session at the end of the program; 1-2 sessions (at pick up of your dog and/or at your home)
  • Detailed ‘Transfer of skills’ document including all skills, behaviors and observations; with description of what your puppy has learned, why, and where her proficiency level stands. Recommendations are adjusted to your personal home routine with your pup.
  • Life long support; we are here to answer questions and help!

Price all inclusive:

$150/24 hours/minimum stay 10 days; $2,100/discounted rate 14 days/nights; $2,900/discounted rate 21 days/nights

Please Note: please review all general admissions requirements for board & train.

Please contact us to book at pascale.fortmann@live.com

Add on Training to Boarding or Daycamp

Each Skill $25/Day; $110/Package of 5

  • Impulse Control (leave it, drop it, wait, stay)
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Recall
  • ‘Rowdy, Jumpy, Mouthy Puppy’ (RJM)
  • Games: Fetch, Tug
  • Desensitizing Vet & Grooming Visit

Please Note: please review all general requirements for add on training to boarding or daycamp.

‘More than’ Daycamp for small dogs in West Seattle

Our group ‘play & training camp’ for small dogs (less than 25 pounds) is different than your regular daycare. Our days are structured with plenty of play, running, roaming, mental stimulation and rest time. Our enrichment program includes agility tunnels and stands, toys, balls, chew items and training. Your dog is never left unsupervised in any activity including nap time. Direct access to outdoor space for play, napping in the sun & potty time. Your dog is supervised by certified dog trainers. Pictures and videos are posted on our Facebook page. All dogs must be fully vaccinated, pass a temperament test and test day prior to admission. For more specific training check out our ‘Train&Play’ program and/or Add on Training per skill.

  • One day: $40 ($5 off for second dog, same family)
  • 10 days pass: $380 ($20 rebate)

Opening days & hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday: Drop off 7am – 9:30am. Pick up anytime after 2pm – 4pm.
  • Shuttle Service $7/ride home.

Please Note: please review all general admissions requirements.

Cancellation Policy: 24 hours & no shows will be charged for the day.

‘Train & Play’

Our specialty program is reserved for small dogs only at the West Seattle studio. It consists of socialization training with focus on proper play skills, impulse control and reading other dog’s messages. The second element is behavioral and obedience training. The combination makes it a unique and rounded program for under socialized dogs with signs of over excitement, ‘loosing control’ when around other dogs. We cannot address aggression cases in this setting; please consider a private session.

  • $80/session; offered in 10 day package only

The program includes

  • Meet&Greet‘ at our studio or your home to discuss your dog’s needs, your expectations and observations.
  • Transfer of Skills‘ meeting at the end of the program.
  • Video footage & updates on progress during the program.

Please Note: please review all general admissions requirements.

Please contact us for more information and to book at pascale.fortmann@live.com.

Training Walks

We offer personalized training walks with progress reports on a daily basis. Our training walks are always with an experienced, certified dog trainer. We use focus work, redirection, connected walking and building trust as tools. Duration of each walk is 30-45 minutes. Training walks address

  1. Leash Reactivity/Behavioral issues: Is your dog lunging, barking, growling at other dogs? Is he out of control and over the top excited? With us, your dog will learn to relax and focus on walks. We help you enjoy a walk with your dog and build trust.

$45; $215/5 walks; $420/10 walks

  1. Leash manners: Is your puppy or dog a puller? Are walks less than enjoyable because your dog is ‘all over the place’. We instill proper leash manners by mixing up different tools in a relaxed manner.

$40; $190/5 walks; $370/10 walks

Keys are stored safely or you can install a lock box. With the purchase of a package, at least one walk will include you to assure the transfer of skills. Monday – Sunday, upon availability.

Please Note: please review all general admissions requirements.

Please contact us for more information and to book at pascale.fortmann@live.com.