We have one of the largest, most beautiful dog boarding and cat boarding facilities in Los Angeles, and for that matter, Southern California. Most of the dogs that we train here at Hollywood Dog Training School return again and again to board when their owners go on vacation. They look forward to their stay at our dog boarding facility in Los Angeles as a kind of “resort” for dogs!
Many of our clients tell us that their dogs can sense that they are on their way to “camp” when they are blocks or even miles away, long before they get here. They are so excited to come back to their home-away from home, they just need to let their owners know. Most owners of these boarding dogs are very surprised to see their dog get this excited since they never expected their dog to be happy to be left somewhere, other than home.
The first time a dog owner brings a dog in for dog boarding the owner is always concerned that their dog will not get enough exercise. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. By the time the dog goes home from dog boarding, they are almost always tired and in great shape. The dogs are so stimulated by their experience that they need to have two nap times during the day, (one nap time is in the late morning and one nap time is in the mid afternoon). On repeat visits to our boarding kennel, it is quite common for the dog to show owner that they are in the “right place,” since they are so happy to greet their human friends at our dog kennel.
We have four major buildings dedicated to dog boarding, with an overall capacity of 175 dogs, spread over a garden acre in North Hollywood. Our runs are large and provide ample space for your dog to run and play during their boarding stay. Each run, and all yards, are being cooled by our outdoor fogging system when the weather is hot. The outside run attaches to the inside sleeping quarters that are heated in the winter and evaporatively cooled in the summer.
We invite owners to visit our facility in North Hollywood, minutes away from Los Angeles, for a kennel tour any time during business hours. No Appointment is necessary for a tour of our boarding kennel. It is amazing the look on owners faces when they come for a tour of the dog boarding facility. When they walk out the back door to our office they begin to realize that our kennel is like no other kennel that they looked at when they shopped around. There really is lots and lots of huge and leafy shade trees, dirt and gravel and grass. A real dog facility, for real dogs.
We are extremely proud of the fact that we are NOT a free-range boarding facility. Free range boarding can be extremely difficult for some dogs to handle. Dogs have a highly developed instinct called a denning instinct. Dogs feel much more comfortable and relaxed in an environment where there is a specific place that belongs to the dog. It is also a place where the dog can feel the security and closeness of a “den.” This is why we have conventional, indoor and outdoor individual dog kennels. If a facility does not provide each dog with their own area away from other dogs that is not part of their normal social group, then the majority of dogs may become stressed out, possibly depressed, and may begin to act in ways that are out of character. However free play areas such as a Doggie Daycare is a great idea for those dogs who can handle it.