Board and Learn

For dogs of all ages.

With Board and Learn, dogs get adventuring and training every day AND get to stay in a trainer’s home. Board and Learn dogs become a part of our family, and come back home with reinforced skills, as well as exercised and happy.

Prerequisite for Board and Learn: please read this full blog post on Board and Train programs


Service includes...

  • 24 hours of care with a licensed, bonded, and insured rewards-based dog trainer in a trainer's home
  • one Adventure or socialization outing per day, or Day Camp attendance
  • one hour of customized, one-on-one private training
  • Garmin satellite GPS tracking for Adventures
  • meals and medications
  • daily report cards and photos
  • end-of-visit comprehensive written report

Boarding dogs must be...

  • current Dog Adventures Northwest training clients or have a written recommendation from a force-free trainer or be under four months of age
  • screened and approved by Dog Adventures Northwest through a free 30-Minute Evaluation
  • up-to-date on vaccines and parasite-protected
  • non-excessive barkers
  • content to be confined by crate or behind barrier for daily naptime and overnight sleep, with limited barrier frustration or separation anxiety
  • content to share toys and low-value treats with other dogs
  • unable to jump a four-foot chain-link fence
  • comfortable around other dogs and people (we do not host reactive, aggressive, or anxious pups for our Board and Learn program)
  • wearing a harness and identification tag (required) and microchipped (highly recommended)


Rates (per per full day of activity):
1-7 days: $200
8-14 days: $180
15-21 days: $165
22-28 days: $150
29+ days: $125

Charges for the first day of a Board and Learn reservation are as follows:
Drop-offs before 4pm: $175
Drop-offs after 4pm: $75

Charges for the last day of a Board and Learn reservation are as follows:
Pick-ups before 11am: $75
Pick-ups after 11am: $175


Deposit: A 25% deposit is required to reserve Board and Learn dates. This deposit will be fully refunded if service is cancelled six or more weeks before the first date of service, or if the cancellation occurs within three days of the initial request. It is otherwise non-refundable.

CLICK HERE to book Adventure Board and Learn!

I travel a lot with work and I wanted my puppy to be in safe hands as he is very young. I've been booking the Board and Learn service for the last 6 months and now I have transitioned over to Boarding! The services are impeccable! Kerry and her team at Dog Adventures Northwest are fantastic. I have been nothing but impressed by how much they have gone out their way to accommodate my puppy, Milo. Do not hesitate to book any of the services available. I couldn't recommend the team enough! There is consistent communication, putting your mind at ease while you're away traveling!

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Ruth and Milo