V for Vacation & S For Staycation

Turn your travel into your pup’s Staycation with us. Think of this as his vacation – but in a systematic, structured and home setting, so you pup retains all the training you invested in, since you adopted him.

Thinking about getting your dog trained while you are away?

Why Board with D For Dog?

D For Dog is your pup’s home away from home :).

  • It’s not a Kennel. It’s a Home.
  • Your pup stays with a Certified Dog Trainer who has over 10 years of experience training and caring for dogs.
  • We also have the education & expertise to train and care for dogs with behavioral and special needs.
  • We focus on structure, reinforce the rules of your house and ensure your pup’s training is not compromised.
  • Boarding includes two 30-minute walks, and play time with other dogs if your dog enjoys playing with them.
  • Have a dog-selective dog? We understand. We are “people selective” too :). We can absolutely accommodate their need.
  • We board dogs with Separation Anxiety.
  • We also work in conjunction with your dog’s trainer and vet/vet behaviorist to ensure continuity in their progress.

What does a typical boarding day look like?

The boarding day at D For Dog is divided into:

  • Two 30-minute walks with the trainer.
  • Play time with other dogs.
  • Training refresher, if you are an exiting “D For Dogz” training client.
  • Nap time between training and play time
  • Long term boarders go for hikes and beach visit with the trainer.
  • Lots of cuddles and play time with the trainer and her assistants.

Half Day Drop Off Assessment: $100
60-Minute In-person Consultation
Trial Boarding Overnight: $195
Daily Boarding Rate: $195

Boarding FAQs

  • Please contact us by clicking the “contact us to schedule your pup’s staycation” button above.
  • Please share the vaccination records & fecal test results.

We will reach out to you with in 24 hours to schedule the assessment & trial boarding. You can also call us – 650 538 3011.

1. Food – Please label the bag and make sure to send extra, just in case.

2. Please make sure the bags have measuring cups in case you are dropping off an unmeasured portion.

3. Other food rewards, chews etc.,

4. Grooming supplies – in case you need their teeth brushed, ears cleaned, body brushed on a daily basis.

5. Their crate, and bedding for the crate.

6. One of your worn t-shirts to leave in the crate.

7. Body harness and Collar with your contact information

  • Drop off and pick up time is 8.00 to 9.00 AM.
  • Please talk to us individually to arrange for alternate times if that’s easier. We’ll be happy to accommodate whatever I can.

What Our Clients Say

“I took several classes with D For Dog and loved all of them. I really enjoyed that many of the classes were held in different locations around town so your pup gets to practice the skills in the real world.”

Kelly L, Mom of River & Kaylee, Pitbull puppies (Group Class Client)
“The one thing that sets Kaajal apart from other trainers is that she uses Positive reinforcement methods and is remarkably good at training humans in how they connect with their puppy as that sets the right foundation for a successful long term relationship with the pup.”
Mikkin P, Dad of Munchkin, a Labradoodle Puppy (Group Class Client)