Overnight Retreat with
Boarding at Progressive School for Dogs is special — and Daycare is INCLUDED! PSFD members have the peace of mind that we are the home away from home where our dogs members love to stay. We believe that all dog members who stay with us deserve to have minimal disruptions from their normal routine at home PLUS activities throughout the day to keep them physically and mentally stimulated. We provide supervised social playtime where dogs can have fun, be active, and learn to play well with others.
Why Choose PSFD
Why Do Our Members Trust PSFD to keep their Dogs Active, Social and Safe?
Treat your dog to a vacation while you take yours!
The dog boarding membership at Progressive School for Dogs is designed to enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our dog members. While conveniently located, our beautiful ten-acre dog retreat is nestled within a private tree-lined country setting. Your dog will be grouped with other compatible playmates and get to run and play instead of being cooped up during the day with minimal exercise. Our highly-trained staff directly supervises all playgroups to ensure each dog is having fun, being active and, most importantly, staying safe. You'll know your dogs have had a great stay when you see how are happy they are at arrival and pickup. Here are just some of the member benefits:
Our beautiful dog retreat is set on 10 private acres
Conveniently located at the junction of Highway 34 and State Highway 257
Comfortable climate-controlled lodging areas are ultra-clean, spacious, and sized appropriately, including to accommodate multi-dog families
Our dedicated staff customizes dog member schedules — including food, medication and potty times — to align with their home routine to minimize disruption and anxiety
Dog members can bring their own beds and toys from home for added comfort and security
Turn down service with a bed-time treat
Optional private training during your dog's stay
Optional individual play time customized to your dog's needs
Our founder & owner lives on-site to ensure your dog's safety is the highest priority
Our facility has state of the art security cameras
100% supervised off-leash group play from highly-trained and passionate staff
Climate-controlled indoor play zones have rubber matting
Large outdoor play yards have artificial turf
Secure double fencing around all outdoor yards
Dogs appropriately split into playgroups based on their size, temperament and play style
Fun and safe playground equipment, including splash pools in the summer
Holiday celebrations with music and treats
Photos and video of your dog having fun
A focus on healthy exercise and socialization for overall dog wellness
An awesome experience
Become A Member
Our Boading Dogs are Members of the PSFD Community
All dogs who attend Progressive School for Dogs are provided with a free membership to our active, engaged PSFD Community. This includes access to our intuitive Online Member Portal that will help you sign up and manage your dog's PSFD activities. Members also receive discounted package rates and learn about exclusive opportunities and events. Joining PSFD is fast, easy and FREE, however there are some requirements that must be met to help us maintain the safest and healthiest environment possible.
Boarding Items to bring
Pack Your Dog's Bags
PSFD members are welcome to bring practically anything (within reason) that you think would make your dog's stay more comfortable and enjoyable. AT A MINIMUM, you should bring the following items:
Note: Please make sure ALL ITEMS below are clearly marked with your dog's first and last name. We cannot be responsible for unlabeled items.
Please complete the Online Member Portal sections to provide detailed instructions for feeding, medications and any other notes.
Medications & Supplements:
All prescribed medications must be brought in their original prescription container with veterinary dosing instructions. Owners may not change the dosing instructions without written approval from the prescribing veterinarian.
All supplements should be in original containers or in a plastic container with clear instructions.
Please provide pill pockets for all tablets.
Food & Treats:
Dry food must be in a hard plastic container with a water tight lid.
Wet food should be in sealed original cans. If wet food is not a part of your dog's regular meal, we recommend 1 can of wet dog food for enticement if necessary.
1 can of pumpkin (to soothe upset tummies)
Treats (biscuits, etc.). No raw bones please.
Please ensure you have provided enough food for your intended stay PLUS extra food for any unexpected delays.
Please do not bring food or water bowls. We provide clean stainless steel bowls that are sanitized daily.
Please do not bring measuring cups or scoops.
Chew toys (Nylabones, Bully Sticks, etc...)
1 or 2 toys (no balls please)
A bed or comforter (no towels). Maximum size 30" X 42". Must be machine washable. Oversized bedding or beds without removable covers cannot be laundered. We are not responsible for destroyed bedding or toys.
Small dog members are welcome (but not required) to bring a crate (maximum 14" x 22") from home with bedding inside of it for extra comfort.
You may also want to include an article of clothing, like a T-shirt, with your scent on it. This will help make your dog feel right at home.
Board & Train
Let PSFD's expert staff take the stress out of training your dog! Dog members spend a minimum of two weeks boarding at PSFD's beautiful retreat where they can focus on their daily customized training with PSFD's expert staff. For members who are going on a trip, let us train your dog while you are away. Maximize you dog's PSFD experience with this optional custom add-on to your dog's boarding stay. Board & Train INCLUDES daily Daycare to keep your dog active, socialized and motivated. Dogs can optionally go home on weekends so that we can get important feedback from owners on the dog member's progress. Because we also want dog owners to learn how to maintain the training, PSFD highly recommends that you schedule the two INCLUDED 1 hr Go Home Lessons described below.
Board & Train Go Home Lesson
In order to be most effective, the Board & Train program INCLUDES two 1 hr Private Lessons at our facility. PSFD strongly believes that a large part of the longterm success of dog training is that dog owners learn how to maintain the training, consistently apply it, and incorporate its principles into their everyday life and home environment.
Medication & Supplement Administration
PSFD can administer medications and supplements per your veterinary instructions.
Bath, Brushout & Nail Trim
Let us give your dog a spa treatment before they depart for home. This service includes a brushout, bath, massage, blow out, and nail trim or nail buffing with a dremel. Hypoallergenic shampoo available upon request.
Let us give your dog a mini spa treatment before they depart for home. This service includes a full brush out. (Note: No hair trimming included so not for dogs who require full grooming or matt removal.)
Nail Trim Only
Let us give your dog a mini spa treatment before they depart for home. This service includes a nail trim or nail buffing with a dremel.
Standard boarding includes a morning and evening meal, but PSFD is happy to accommodate any special meal needs.
Will Dog Boarding at PSFD Be the Right Fit for My Dog?
Dog boarding can be a wonderful experience for dogs with a compatible temperament. Not all dogs, however, are good candidates for the dog boarding playtime environment. PSFD Boarding includes Daycare, which can be overwhelming and overstimulating and can bring out reactive behaviors in some dogs. Not every dog enjoys interacting with other dogs. Others may be too timid, fearful, or consistently exhibit behaviors that are not compatible with the dynamics of off-leash group play. This does not, by any means, mean that they are "bad" dogs or that you are not a good dog parent. It simply means Boarding with Daycare is not a good fit for their particular personality.
At Progressive School for Dogs we screen all potential dogs with a Meet and Greet that includes a Temperament Check. This gives us a pretty good idea of whether or not the dog is a good candidate for Dog Boarding with Daycare, but is by no means definitive. That's why we carefully monitor new dogs as they interact with the group for the first time. Our top priority is the safety, health, comfort and fun of all dogs entrusted to our care. Should it become apparent that off-leash group play isn't working for a particular dog member, we separate them from the group and provide individualized care.
After one or more overnight stays, it may be determined that the dog is not a good fit for dog group activities like Dog Boarding with Daycare.
Non-Holiday Boarding Hours
Arrival & Departure times must be selected as part of the reservation. On the day of departure, dogs who stay beyond the first departure window are charged a daycare fee.
Mon - Fri:
8:00 - 11:00am
2:00 - 3:30pm
Departure Options with Daycare Fees:
8:00 - 9:30am: No charge for daycare
9:30 - 11:00am: Half day charge
2:00 - 5:00pm: Full day charge
Sat & Sun:
8:00 - 9:00am
3:30 - 4:30pm
Departure Options with Daycare Fees:
8:00 - 9:00am: No charge for daycare
3:30 - 4:30pm: Full day charge
We understand plans change and sometimes trips are cut short or need to be extended. If you need to add time to your dog member's stay, we will do our best to accommodate based on availability. If you decide to cut your trip short and wish to check your dog member out early, then we require a 24 hour notice; otherwise you will be charged for the the full booking on the day of departure.
Spring Break, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's
We highly encourage PSFD Members to log into the Member Portal and book their holiday boarding early. We tend to fill up well in advance of the holiday and have long waiting lists.
There is a non-refundable $25 deposit per dog during all major holidays that will be collected upon time of reservation. Cancellations must be received no later than 10 days prior to your scheduled arrival day or you will be required to pay for any days that we are unable to fill. You are responsible for all dates reserved. We usually have a long waiting list and try our best to fill cancelled dates; however, the shorter the notice the more likely that waiting list members have already made other plans.
Due to the large amount of dogs in our care over the holidays, we are closed for arrivals and departures on the day of the holiday.
Please check the Member Portal when making your reservation for holiday availability and special hours.