Find answers to frequently asked questions.

If you need more information, please contact us.

 

What are your prices? 

  • Dog Grooming starts at $35 for a basic service for short-hair dogs weighing between 50 and 75 pounds. This includes bathing, brushing, drying and nail clipping. For dogs with longer coats, services start at $55. Specialized treatments including care for dry skin and breed-specific cuts are available, and we will be happy to provide specific pricing following a brief consultation.
  • Playcare+ (the unique QK version of Doggie Day Care) QK Dogs offers the next generation of Dog Day Care — Playcare+. Because we believe that daily care should also integrate basic training and mental stimulation that enriches the dog/owner connection, our daily camp program is more than a pile of dogs nipping, fighting, and playing rough. All of this fun takes place on our woodland trails, a challenging obstacle course, large play yards, and with a community of other dogs who are well-behaved, well cared for… and happy. This Playcare+ program replaces our previous Dog Day Care and is a FULL day program only.For $55 per day, all dogs in our program receive:
    • Playtime and exercise (both morning/afternoon)
    • On-leash training and patience work with experienced trainers
    • Consistent reinforcement of helpful command skills (come, go bed, lie down)
  • Boarding care is $50 per day on average. Unlike other kennel locations, this fee is inclusive of regular exercise and mental stimulus (such as socialization time in our large fenced-in yards, or time on woodland trails), feeding and comprehensive care from medication management to “time to go home” grooming. Our facility is state-of-the-art and impeccably clean with private exercise yards per kennel and air circulation systems that remove odor and other allergens for respiratory health. And, QK offers on-site veterinary services — not to replace your beloved vet — but to provide peace of mind in the rare event of need.

Can I get a grooming appointment?

Grooming services are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with the first appointment at 7am and the last appointment at 1pm, approximately. Our experienced groomers will take great care of your dog from a holistic perspective — sharing expertise and knowledge on your dog’s coat, skin, nail and tooth care. Our team can suggest diet, supplements and coat-care products to keep your dog looking, feeling and smelling good until the next time you visit.

To schedule an appointment, contact grooming@qkdogs.com and a grooming specialist will call you to book an appointment.

How much are your training programs?

QKDogs offers a wide range of training to meet a wide range of owner expectations. From basic obedience training appropriate for family pets, to specialized excursion dog training for active dog owners who want to bike, hike or kayak with their companions, we are dedicated to enriching the dog/owner experience through quality training. 

Our fees vary depending upon the level and intensity of training required. Basic obedience training can be approached at a group class-level starting at just $25 per person and $10 for additional family members. These classes, currently offered on Mondays from 4-6PM, are walk-in only, cash-paid classes. Before your first session, please call to confirm. All dogs are invited to this group class, however if your dog has aggression we will want to book a private lesson first.

Longer boot camp programs, behavior modification training and QK certified training take place over a matter of 2 to 4 weeks and start at $600 per dog per week + taxes, lessons and equipment.

For active owners seeking an award-winning gun dog, excursion dog or other specialized training, programs are customized based on the age of the dog, goals and breed.

To begin the process, we have an online assessment that requests specific information to pair your needs with the best qualified trainer. Please start here by filling out the assessment form, and a member of our team will contact you for an initial consultation.

Can I book training for my dog while I am on vacation and need to board anyway?

This convenient combo was something that we used to be able to accommodate, but with so many new clients reaching out every day, we simply cannot make this happen. Committing to a training program should be a thoughtful decision and a commitment to your dog as well as our very structured QK training program. Each trainer can only accommodate about 12 dogs, and those dogs stay with us until their training is complete. The boarding/training combo cannot be realistic within the details of travel dates, arriving flights, and family outings. Also, we prefer for you to be available in the event your dog becomes sick or we need to reach out.

Do I have to do a full, two weeks training program?

No. But your dog does! …to learn our most basic ON LEASH only work. Our off-leash programs are 4 to 6 weeks.

If your goal is a companion of a lifetime for the next decade, or more — then look into one of our programs. Like many humans we know, the only way to achieve behavior modification is through a repetitive process. For those of us on two legs, 21 times is the magic number… your dog may need a few more practice runs. That’s why we ask for 14 days MINIMUM, with training taking place multiple times a day. We want your future commands “to stick”… and you want a dog that is well-behaved and well-able to go/do anything… by your side.

Begin the process by telling us more about your dog and your goals, but completing the form found here

Will my dog forget me or miss me?

Dogs have some of the greatest olfactory senses on the planet. They won’t forget where they buried that bagel, and they certainly won’t forget you. Will they miss you? Well… did you miss your parents when school started? Maybe for the first five minutes and then after that? It was all Elmers glue and new friends. For dogs who are visiting with us, their days are full and their classmates are instant pack companions. You will not be missed, BUT you will be a sight for sore eyes the day pick-up day.

What will my dog do during the day… will he be kept in a cage all day?

Your dog will be busier than you are! From morning runs in the woods to exploring all of the scents in our spacious play yards, we keep your dog moving, stimulated and happy. We provide “den” time between outings to allow some down time and rest. We know dogs need a combination of companionship and stimulation while also having moments to feel safe and able to relax in a space that is clean, dry, and comfortable. Training dogs spend most of the day outside with their trainers getting patience work, manners, socialization, ATV exercise and multiple training sessions.

What time will the shuttle get here?

Pick up and drop off times will vary depending on traffic and the total number of dogs being transported. We are great communicators and we will advise when to anticipate our shuttle service within a 30 minute window. We take the safety of the dogs in our care very seriously and we will not rush to beat the clock and put any animal or human at risk.

Can I bring some of his toys and his blanket?

Don’t you mean blankie… go ahead… say it… blankie. NO! We provide a very special bed for all our guest dogs called a Kuranda bed. Raised from the floor with a hammock-like sleeping area, dogs feel instantly supported — whether young and antsy or feeling the onset of arthritis.  It is chew resistant, safe and easy for us to clean and disinfect.

One of the scariest things for us is worrying that your dog’s kennel mate may chew his bed or fight over his toy. Or more frightful yet, a toy or bed that can be chewed or ingested is simply dangerous. And then there is the chance that it simply disappears. Your beloved dog will have lots of other things to play with including other well-behaved dogs, experienced trainers and an entire obstacle course for climbing, jumping and challenging themselves. We find that toys and blankets comfort the owners, more than their dogs… and… given our 20+ years of safely caring for dogs, we know what is best. Leave those blankies and toys at home please!

How old should my dog be for training?

Much like the fact that pre-school begins at age 3… and not much sooner… puppy training begins at about 4 – 5 months depending upon the breed and vaccination schedule. These early classes are held on one day and run about 6 hours for a truly, saturated experience for YOU and your pet. One of the best kept secrets (not anymore!) about dog training is this: the owner is trained just as much as their dog. For more information read about our Puppy Boot Camp here

Does my dog really have to have all the shots?

Yes. We may not have met you or your dog yet, but we already care about you. We are a canine campus and on busy Holiday weekends, as many as 100 dogs could be on our multi-acre campus. To keep everyone safe, happy and healthy, we set pretty strict vaccine requirements. After nearly three decades of caring for dogs that mean the world to their owners, we have no regrets about putting safety ahead of convenience. We hope you feel the same.

Can my dog still become sick or get hurt?

Yes! Unfortunately, vaccines do not cover all strains of illnesses. When dogs are in group settings, they are more susceptible to illness, injury or picking up parasites. Despite our incredible standards, hospital grade cleaners, vaccines protocols and non stop picking up of poop and scrubbing those water buckets, we simply cannot bubble wrap your dog. Our QK dogs love to play in the grass and even mud and puddles; they splash in pools, lick each other’s bums and share plenty of spit. We let them play and be dogs! While the occasional scuffle happens, we are extremely diligent about supervising our dogs while they play and socialize. It is like a right of passage… 50% of puppies pick up sicknesses to include worms, coccidia giardia or some type of upper respiratory virus while in group settings. So don’t be surprised. To us, it is normal dog kennel life!

What time can I drop my dog off

In order for us to BEST accommodate you and the intake or exit of your dog, we encourage drop off or pick up:

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 11:30am then again from 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 8:30 to 11:30am ONLY
  • WE CLOSE AT NOON ON WEEKENDS

We understand that you may hit traffic or you may try to arrange your times to arrive around your travel schedule, however we are all shuffling to care for the dogs from 7am until 9am in order to best care for our guests. We also love to take our much needed lunch breaks and we close weekdays at 6pm. Thank you for arriving during the hours we listed above!