Dog Boarding

Dog Boarding

Due to high-demand, dog boarding is currently only available to existing clients.

Need to go on a trip? Need a vacation? Don’t know what to do with your dog? Let us help. We will temporarily board your dog while you are on the road and give you peace of mind that your furry family member is safe. Large and aggressive dogs, no one else will board, are safe with us. So, if other boarding places have turned you down because your dog is a Pit Bull, German Shepherd, Rottweiler, or any breed many boarding places shy away from, give us a call.

We will keep your dog safe and can even work with him/her on her aggression while you are gone. As we are specialized in rehabilitating aggression in dogs, you can rest assured that your dog will not get into trouble when you have to leave and will be safe with us.

If you have a smaller or medium size dog who gets along well with others, our rates are probably not appealing to you as we offer specialized boarding for dogs who have limited options.

However, many of our clients choose to board with us when they need to go out of town, as they trust us to take good care of their furry family members.

What We Offer:

  • Large dog boarding.
  • Aggressive and vicious dog boarding.
  • Secure outside area: 7 feet walls and barriers on top, making escape impossible even for jumpers and climbers; lots of shade and water.
  • Inside crates: any size dog; inside an air-conditioned home in a designated room.
  • Socialization with resident dogs as possible.
  • Enrichment, play and walks as possible.
  • Some aggression rehabilitation included (no replacement for our Dog Aggression Resolution Program


  • Current on vaccinations for rabies, parvo, and distemper; titer results within 12 months accepted for parvo and distemper; for rabies, we need to see a valid vaccination record as that one is a legal requirement.
  • Your dog needs to be free of diseases and pests, especially ticks, fleas, and worms.
  • Please read and complete our boarding contract (which will be emailed to you) before dropping off your dog.
  • 50% non-refundable down-payment required at time of reservation to secure boarding. The remaining 50% is payable upon drop-off.

Dog Boarding Rates:

  • Regular Boarding: $75 per day
  • Aggressive Dog Boarding: $125 per day
  • Specialty Rate: $100 per day (e.g., dogs on medications, special diets, etc.)
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Services and Area

We are located in Southern California and train dogs nationwide. Happy Dog Training currently offers local dog training services in the following counties. Riverside County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County. In addition, we offer our board-and-train program nationwide and all virtual training services worldwide.

Do you want your new puppy trained right from the start? Are you looking for help for your fearful dog? Do you need to resolve a severe aggression problem? You came to the right place! We are experienced, professional dog trainers. Ralf has trained over 1500 dogs in over 18 years, and Sarah has trained over 1200 dogs in over 11 years. Consequently, we can help you with any dog training goal.

For many of our clients, we train their dogs from puppyhood, getting them off to a great start. However, we also have extensive experience training rescue dogs from all imaginable backgrounds and circumstances. Our Board-and-Train program is our most popular.

We can help you, regardless of your dog's challenges or training goals. Being a professional dog trainer means having experience, knowledge, and skill. Further, we developed a highly effective training program to specifically help fearful dogs gain more confidence and become the best possible version of themselves. Building Confidence is our second most popular training program.

Last but not least, we are experts in dealing with all types of aggression in dogs and are often the trainers of last resort after many other programs have failed. Most of our aggressive dog clients previously spent significant money on half-baked solutions without much improvement. This is different from us. We will give you an honest assessment of what goals are realistic for your dog. We will tell you what can be resolved reliably and what likely needs to be managed before we start.

Our flagship product is our board and train program. But our virtual dog training and coaching services have become quite popular over the last couple of years. Our setup enables us to deliver online dog training services from our indoor and outdoor training areas. This allows us to help clients worldwide.

Also, check out our Free Dog Training tips on Separation Anxiety in Dogs, Potty Training aka Housebreaking, and Leash Handling for expert solutions to common challenges.

Additional Services: Presentations and Q&As on Dogs | Professional Service Dog Training

Finally, once you're ready to move forward, please use our dog training contact form to schedule a free phone consultation or book a paid, in-person consultation.

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