This is the most popular time of the year to plan summer vacations. Recent information, provided by AAA and Ambassador travel agency, suggest that people plan their summer vacations 6 months in advance, which means many of you are thinking about your vacations right now. Remember to plan ahead for your dog’s vacation as well! Your pets are part of your family and you want to make sure they are well cared for while you are away. Make plans now to ensure that your dog has a reservation for exceptional care from the staff at Misty Pines.
Dog boarding is a very popular service, and we tend to book up quickly. We recommend to reserve your dog’s vacation and amenities soon to ensure your dog has every opportunity to enjoy the many and unique amenities of your choice for your dog’s environmental enrichment. Boarding and amenities quite often are booked to capacity.
You may want to consider booking your vacation around our popular Kids Dog Training Camp held July 9th – 11th or July 23rd – 25th. Give us a call or stop in and we can discuss what is best for your dog to have an optimal stay. When you book your dog’s vacation and amenities you can register your kids for camp too.
Boarding your dog at Misty Pines gives them an unrivaled opportunity for environmental enrichment. Where else can you find 25 acres of shaded wooded trails to be walked on to investigate and explore, turfed play-yards, a 5,000 sq. ft. training arena with a full set of agility obstacles, a half-acre pond for swimming and dock diving, and kennels with 24 hour outdoor access to potty for your dog?
Dog Boarding at Misty Pines can be an exciting social experience by taking advantage of our optional activities. We have options for every dog’s demeanor and desire! Group playtime allows your pet to exercise and play with other social dogs in our outdoor play-yards. Playtimes are available in one or four hour increments. We also have yards available for Private Playtimes for those that prefer a quieter experience. There are also individual activities such as walks on our two miles of wooded nature trails or play ball time. A favorite for the smaller breeds is cuddle time, 15 minutes of one-on-one attention from our staff. Our senior boarders like this option as well. Dogs looking for excitement may enjoy a run on the agility course or a treadmill training workout for those that need structured exercise. During the summer we can hike to the pond with your dog to cool off swimming and dock diving. This is also a great option for retrievers that need to work on their water retrieves or for those that are interested in dock diving training.
While your dog is boarding with us you may schedule training sessions during their stay. This program is designed to expedite your dog’s training for basic obedience, good manners, agility, socialization, or for any specific goals you may have for your dog. Our team of trainers will work with your dog on any behaviors you would like such as walking nicely on leash, sit, down, stay, come, heel, or any command or behavior you need extra help with. Dog Training sessions during Board and Train are 30 minutes. When you pick up your dog from boarding you will receive a report card regarding your dog’s training.
Boot Camp is an accelerated training program where your dog lives and trains with us for two weeks. It is designed to foster new and accelerated learning development for your dog. At the end of the two weeks a private session is included for you to work with us and your dog to learn the cues and behaviors your dog has learned during their stay with us.
We also have a Daycare Boot Camp, which is similar to Boot Camp but without the over-night boarding. This is a good solution for dogs that need professional handling but are not good candidates for long-term boarding. Dogs come to Misty Pines Monday through Friday from 8:00 am till 4:00 pm for two weeks. This is 10 training sessions over two consecutive weeks. A pick up lesson is included in the price and should be scheduled for the last Friday that the dog will be worked. The pick-up lesson should be scheduled before 3:00 pm.
See below for our menu of services and activities that your canine companion can participate in while on vacation at Misty Pines.
4 Hours Playtime
1/2 Hour Private Playtime
Nature Trail Walk
Ability Obstacle Course
Obedience Training Session
Swimming and Dock Diving
2 Week Boot Camp
Afternoon Snacks – Kong or Ice Cream
As you can see, boarding your dog at Misty Pines means they will have professional care, a wide range of activities for fun and training, and opportunities for environmental enrichment, all of which can only be found together at Misty Pines.
Don’t chance it on our boarding wait list; book your summer vacations now!