This is a unique service, which provides your dog with the very best of individualized care and attention at our country training retreat in Yachats, on the central Oregon coast. Your dog will enjoy forest hikes, swimming in the river, ball play, hunting in the meadow, creek paddles, beach excursions in a spa-like country setting. For the duration of his or her stay, your dog will be the top focus of our attention. Only one dog is boarded at a time (under special circumstances, we accept more than one dog from the same family). Training goals are carefully planned with you beforehand, and we take pride in catering to your dog’s particular needs, likes and dislikes. A daily blog with photos, stories and videos of your dog gives you a special window into your dog’s experiences. Book early! Places tend to fill up fast.

Bringing a new puppy home? Going on vacation? If you are searching for a special boost to your dog’s early education or ongoing training, look no further! Our Portland Board & Train service provides a home away from home for your dog, and specializes in puppy socialization and training. Boarding is entirely integrated with the routines of daily living. Your puppy will have lots of fun learning everyday manners, social skills, and play skills with friendly dogs in a safe, structured, home setting. Teens and older dogs will benefit from a one-on-one refresher course in basic manners, or help with specific behavior issues. And for the senior dog who knows it’s never too late to learn, and other special needs dogs, our City Dog boarding option provides training and care from a professional trainer who is also a former veterinary assistant. As for our Country Dog Board & Train service, please book as early as you can to avoid disappointment.

Our Board & Train services include:


  • Pick up and drop off (if required)
  • Clean, safe, kennel-free accommodations
  • Individualized dietary care
  • Staffed by former veterinary assistant (City)
  • Veterinarian on-call for medical consultation and care (Country)
  • Daily exercise and play


  • Staffed by Certified Professional Dog Trainers & Certified Dog Behavior Consultant
  • Customized training plan
  • Multiple daily training sessions
  • Schedule designed for optimized learning; training integrated with everyday living
  • Training for basic manners
  • Remedial training for behavioral issues
  • Hand-over session in your home shows you how to maintain new skills and behaviors


  • Daily blog with news, photos and video of your dog
  • End of stay reports (day-by-day and summary reports), handouts, referral for quality of life services in the city (e.g. health care, day care, dog walking, classes, dog sports and other dogfriendly activities)