FAQ Answers by K-9 University
Dog Boarding in Plano, TX
Rely on K-9 University for Dog Boarding and Training
When you need professional dog boarding services in Plano, TX, count on the team at K-9 University. For more than a quarter-century, we have been local pet owners’ choice for reliable pet care. After beginning as a leader in dog obedience training, our comprehensive suite of services has expanded to include dog grooming, animal day care, and pet boarding programs. Our highly-skilled staff comprises animal lovers who have committed their lives to the wellbeing of Plano-area pets. We recognize that pets of all ages can benefit from training and learning, so we welcome all comers for teaching. But if you are more interested in our pet boarding accommodations, we are happy to detail those as well. Do not put off a vacation because you have no one to watch your furry friends. We will treat your pets as our own so that you can enjoy peace of mind during a family getaway. Below is a list of frequently asked questions we receive at our office. Feel free to call us if you have a concern that is not addressed here.
DOG TRAINING FAQS
Why is dog training important?
Dog training is key to helping you and your dog get the most out of your relationship. Obedience opens the door to communication, helps prevents potentially dangerous situations, and stimulates your dog’s mind.
What types of dog training do you offer?
Our team at K-9 University offers a range of training options, including boarding and training, day training, and custom obedience training.
Do you offer private training lessons?
Yes! Our private lessons are $75 per hour. They’re a great way to address specific behavioral issues or help you and your dog learn a specific command or skill.
When should I start training?
You should start training your dog right away if you can. Puppies tend to learn habits easier, so it’s best to start with good habits before they learn bad ones.
How many training visits do I need to see results?
Our training programs typically span 10 weeks. You’ll be surprised how quickly your dog can pick up on training. Plus, half the work of training classes is teaching you how to continue reinforcing good behaviors at home.
What Type of Training Do You Offer at K-9 University?
We have three types of dog training programs at K-9 University in Plano, TX. Regardless of your dog’s age or how well he or she behaves, training can be beneficial. Obedience training allows you to maintain control of your pet and foster a strong relationship. You will be able to trust your dog in public settings or when you have guests at your home. To help ensure we can meet your pet’s needs, we offer K9 training through:
- Pet training and boarding program – During this fully-immersive program, your dog will stay with our team of experts for at least 10 days and up to two weeks. Following this period, we will provide a one-hour orientation and 30-minute, weekly follow-up lessons. This is our most popular program because it delivers puppy training and counter-conditions behavior problems for 8-10 weeks.
- Day training – This program features all the benefits of the boarding program while still allowing you to take your pet home each night. It includes 10 weekdays of training with professionals as well as a one-hour orientation, four 30-minute individual lessons, and group classes.
- Custom obedience training – If you have a special trick or command that you want your pet to learn, this is the class for you. It also affords you the opportunity to participate.
What Training Program Should I Choose?
Each of our pet training programs is reliable, so we invite you to opt for whichever makes you most comfortable. By boarding your dog for training, he or she will receive round-the-clock teaching and learning, but you will be apart from your pal for up to two weeks. If that time apart is unappealing, day training or custom obedience training may be right for you.
What Should I Expect from My Dog After Training?
Our friendly, dependable trainers use tested techniques to achieve your canine training goals. Following our services, your dog will be calm and comfortable in the park, walking in public, or while you entertain guests at your house. You will be pleased with his or her behavior and improvements, whether you are trying to usher your pet through the puppy phase or need to reform an animal that had no proper training during the formative years.
DOG BOARDING FAQS
Does my dog need to be vaccinated?
Yes. We require dogs to be up to date on all vaccinations, including Bordetella, every six months, for boarding, grooming, day care, and training.
Does my dog need to be spayed or neutered to come to day care or boarding?
Yes. Dogs are not required to be spayed or neutered to board. Any dog that wants to participate in day care must be spayed or neutered if they are over six months of age.
Can my dog eat lunch at doggy day care?
Yes! We can feed lunch to your dog during the day. Simply bring in your dog’s food in a labeled container at the start of the day.
Should I bring my dog’s food for boarding?
We require owners to provide your dog’s food from home to ensure continuity and healthy eating during your absence.
What happens if my pet needs medical attention while in boarding?
If your dog falls ill while you’re away, we will work to reach you so you can decide how to proceed. If we can’t reach you and your dog needs medical attention, we will transport them to their regular vet or another local vet if necessary.
What Are Your Pet Boarding Accommodations?
Whether you are planning a fun family getaway or your boss tells you he needs you at an important business conference, you will need to arrange pet boarding accommodations. K-9 University is happy to help make that process simple for you. We offer several different arrangements to suit the needs of your pet. Room sizes vary from standard dimensions of 5’x4’ up to our 10’x8’ presidential suite.
What Do I Need to Know Before Boarding My Dog?
You do not need to worry about your dog becoming restless or lonely while you are away. We provide individual attention to each pet and offer ample opportunities for exercise and care. Furthermore, in the unlikely event that an issue arises, you can rest assured that our team is highly-trained to handle any ailment or problem to keep your pet safe.
DOG GROOMING FAQS
How often should my dog be groomed?
Every four to six weeks is a good guideline for non-shedding dogs, while every eight to 12 weeks is good for shedding dogs.
Why is a regular dog grooming important?
Dog grooming is key to helping your dog stay comfortable and healthy. Left untended, coats can become matted and painful, debris can build up in ears and cause infections or discomfort.
Can I stay with my dog during grooming?
No. Being around during grooming can be a distraction for your pet and make them less well-behaved or more agitated during the grooming process.
How long does grooming take?
Grooming typically takes two to four hours, depending on the size of the dog and the work required. We also offer grooming in tandem with boarding or training services so your dog will be fresh and clean when you pick them up.
Why Do I Need to Groom My Dog?
Grooming will not only help improve your dog’s appearance, but it will also minimize health problems associated with overgrown nails, dirty ears, and more. It also ensures a fresh, soft coat of fur and fresher breath. To bathe man’s best friend, our team uses a powerful solution that penetrates thick fur to clean deeply but does not irritate sensitive skin.
What Do Your Grooming Services Include?
K-9 University offers a comforting environment for all dog grooming services. You need not worry about your dog’s stress levels because we ensure all pets are relaxed throughout each session. We can provide grooming services by themselves or as part of a package that includes pet training and boarding programs. Our dog grooming services include:
- Coat cleaning and brushing
- Shedding treatment
- Nail and paw maintenance
- Tooth brushing
- Face and ear care
DOG DAY CARE FAQS
How Will My Dog Benefit from Day Care?
While you spend your days at work, your pet must anxiously await your return home as he or she longingly stare out the window or through the fence. Break up the monotony by treating your little rascal to an action-packed dog day care environment. You can eliminate boredom by taking advantage of K-9 University’s structured social environment. Rather than sleeping the day away, your dog can play with other animals, exercise, and receive attention from our loving staff.
Are There Any Restrictions Regarding Dog Day Care?
We are happy to accommodate dogs of all ages and sizes at our dog day care facility in Plano, TX. Whether you have a hyperactive puppy that needs an outlet during the day or an aging dog who yearns for companionship while you are at the office, K-9 University is the place to be. Opportunities to play and socialize improve your dog’s mental and physical wellbeing.
Contact K-9 University Today
Regardless of whether your dog needs a bath, companion, shelter, or lesson, K-9 University can provide it. We have spent nearly three decades ensuring pets’ happiness and pet owners’ peace of mind. During that time, we have encountered countless dogs who gracefully completed training programs or took advantage of our fun, playful environment. Contact our office in Plano, TX today to learn more about how your dog can benefit from our comprehensive services.