First Time Visitors

Get to know us before a stay

A new environment for fun

Many of our guests are first-time boarders. If your dog enjoys the company of other dogs, the daily playgroups are a great outlet for the anxiety caused by being away from home. We offer cuddle and t-touch sessions for dogs that need some extra human TLC to help them feel comfortable. It is not unusual for dogs with separation anxiety to stop eating: we monitor all meals and will add tasty treats, hand feed, or sit with dogs during mealtimes to make sure they do not miss too many meals. If you are planning a longer stay, we also recommend (and sometimes require) a trial day care or overnight stay to help your dog acclimate to our environment and routine.

Housetraining Habits

Dogs staying at Tails Up quickly adapt to our routine and learn to use the outdoor play yards for their bathroom area. For adult dogs, four trips outside between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. are usually plenty to keep up their training. We bring puppies out more frequently, and reward them with praise and treats for appropriate potty events.