Read about our Elkridge location in Howard County, Maryland 

Tecla's K-9 Academy 

Daycare, Training & Boarding

7111 Dorsey Run Rd #106
Elkridge, MD 21075
(410) 461-DOGS (3647)

Office Hours

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sat – Sun By Appointment

Hours for services and classes vary.


We are so proud of this state-of-the-art 13,000 square foot facility. Everything about this facility was planned by Tecla Walton with the highest standards for the health, safety, care, and education of our canine clientele. With three dedicated daycare rooms, three dedicated training rooms, a 70-run kennel with the best holding kennel suites available in the industry, a grooming room and an outdoor potty area.

This climate controlled facility is perfectly set up for our daycare, training, boarding and grooming needs. Our three daycare rooms, TK-9 Tykes, Rambunctious Rex, and Whimsical Waggers, allow us to separate puppies up to one-year-old into their own play group. We will also be able to divide our adult dogs by play style, those that are a little more energetic and those that prefer more easygoing interactions.

We chose the epoxy flooring in these rooms to provide for the best in sanitation and for optimum play experiences. It allows just enough traction for the dogs in play to romp with each other, but not to partake in addrenalized chase games.

Our three training rooms allow us to meet the needs of the many people and dogs that come to us. The mat flooring in our main training room is the best quality available. The mats are made of recycled rubber, which is triple sealed, prohibiting bacteria and virus from getting embedded within it and making disinfecting the mats easy. Since the mats consist of recycled rubber, we feel good knowing we’re doing a small part to reduce old rubber going to landfills and reducing the amount of air pollution burning rubber creates.

Our kennel is complete with the best holding kennel suites available designed for the best in sanitation, comfort, and safety. It also has its own dedicated HVAC system so that we can micro manage its temperature and humidity levels in order to provide for the best climate for our boarding dogs while they are resting. A sound system connected through the entire facility allows us to play soothing
music in the daycare playrooms and the kennel 24/7 as well as amplify our training instructors’ voices so they can be easily heard during classes.

Our security system is complete with 37 different sensors, including motion sensors in every room of the facility, door sensors at every door, and a dedicated temperature sensor in the kennel and provides for the highest level of safety for the dogs in our care.

We have taken every measure possible at our Dorsey Run facility to provide the safest and most secure environment possible for your dog. If you would like to know more about our facility please contact us online and we will be happy to help you with your questions or concerns.