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Everything You Wanted to Know about Daycare and Boarding

Where is Tecla’s K-9 Academy daycare located? Tecla’s K-9 Academy 3243 Bethany Lane Ellicott City, MD 21042 (410) 461-DOGS (3647) Tecla’s K-9 Academy 7111 Dorsey Run Rd #106 Elkridge, MD 21075 (410) 461-DOGS (3647) What are the times/days for daycare?  Daycare Drop-Off Times:  6:30-10:30 a.m. Daycare Pick-Up Times:  4-7 p.m. These are the same at both locations. What will my dog do during daycare? We begin putting dogs into play a 9 a.m. and completely close the playrooms at 5 p.m.  At drop-off each dog is settled in a kennel with a fresh water bucket.  We then completely health check and potty walk each dog prior to putting them into play and upon removing them from play. What if my dog is reactive to other dogs? Tecla Walton is Pack to Basics Certified and through this program has helped many dog reactive dogs to gain confidence through proper off-leash socialization.  If you think your dog is dog-reactive, please contact our office 410-461-DOGS or info@teclask9academy.com so that we can set up a special evaluation daycare day for dog with Tecla. What do I need to bring? Your dog’s up-to-date vaccination records The TK-9 contract available on the website. What kind of training do you offer during daycare? We offer Academy Training, which is geared toward your puppy’s or dog’s needs: Puppy Imprinting Basic Obedience Confidence Building Leash Work Nosework Practice Rally Obedience Behavior Modification Sessions How much does it cost? Daycare is $35/day Reactive Dog Daycare is $50/day Academy Daycare (Daycare Plus Training) is $50/day; Behavior Modification Sessions (Daycare Plus Behavior Modification) are $65/day How do I book the daycare? Contact our office at 410-461-DOGS... read more

Book your Doggie Daycare at Tecla’s K-9 Academy: Your Dog Deserves to be Loved

What does your dog do while you are away at work? Are you too concerned that your dog doesn’t get along with other dogs so daycare is not an option or do you feel guilty just leaving your dog alone all day while you are at work. Give your dog a break and check out Tecla’s K-9 Academy’s daycare. It’s more than just a daycare with a full range of services that cater to the special needs of your dog. Dogs can be trained, bathed, nails clipped, learn how to play with other dogs and much more. Tecla’s K-9 Academy has facilities in Ellicott City and on Dorsey Run – both offer tremendous services that cater to every type of dog. The Facilities Ellicott City’s layout is optimally set up for the needs of our puppy and doggy daycare, and to enable us to conduct training classes indoors. The climate-controlled facility is arranged into three main rooms: one for puppy daycare, one for doggy daycare, and a nap room. Puppies need to play with other puppies, thus the need for two separate spaces for younger and older dogs. This ensures that your dog gets the most rewarding daycare experience possible, building self-esteem by socializing with other dogs that see the world from their vantage point. The nap room is set up away from the other rooms to give dogs the perfect place to take a break and chill out when they need it. The epoxy flooring in the playrooms was carefully chosen to provide for the best in sanitation and for optimum play experiences. It allows just enough traction... read more

What You Need to Know About Getting a Diabetic Alert Dog

Making the decision to get a diabetic alert dog is one that requires consideration of several important factors For a diabetic, getting an alert dog can be the key to managing their health thanks to the immediate awareness of high and low blood sugar levels. Tecla’s K-9 Academy is very particular about the standards used for selecting a potential diabetic alert dog. We are also very exacting in the process we use to train diabetic alert dogs, after all, the dog is responsible for doing a very serious job for their owner. Proper thorough training by a seasoned expert is vital for making sure that the dog is right for the job and has received the training and testing needed to take on the responsibilities of being a diabetic alert dog. Tecla Walton is a validated expert in training diabetic alert dogs. In addition she has an inside understanding of the disease and the job the dogs must be able to perform as she has had Type I Diabetes for 30 years. Likewise, TK9 employee and Diabetic Alert Dog Trainer Keith Hupka relies on his dog to alert him whenever necessary, and it has saved him from having a dangerous blood siguar situation several times. Tecla is adamant that anyone wishing to get a diabetic alert dog for themselves should consider a trainer that has both an intimate knowledge the disease and has certified dogs for various types of scent detection work. This is the only way to be sure that the trainer is knowledgable with regards to detection trianing and that the trainer understands the special conditions involved... read more

Why Board Your Dog at Tecla’s K-9 Academy

Boarding your beloved pet can bring on feelings of anxiety for both owner and dog. It is a time when you need to be confident that the people you are entrusting with caring for your beloved dog know him and treat him like their own. When seeking a place for boarding, look no further than Tecla’s K-9 Academy where your furry baby will recieve the special treatment he needs and deserves. Our new, spacious Elkridge facility can accommodate up to 80 boarding dogs. With 3 dedicated play areas where your dog will romp for hours with his friends in a climate controlled, a climate controlled safety monitored kennel complete with sound system that provides your best friend with the comforting sounds of soothing music and an outdoor potty area Tecla’s K-9 Academy provides your dog with the best in safety, comfort, care, and fun! We strive to meet the special needs of every dog in our care, whether it’s medications, special foods or treats, academy training (everything from obedience touch-ups to agility to nosework), plenty of playtime, or just his favorite place to be scratched, we make sure to attend to every detail that will make TK9 your pup’s home away from home. With the holiday season nearly upon us, now is the time to reserve your boarding spots. Our Elkridge facility is located at 7111 Dorsey Run Rd #106 Elkridge, MD 21075. Call 443-461-DOGS (3647), email info@teclask9academy.com or just stop by to book your reservations.... read more

Exciting Announcements Leading Up to Dorsey Run Grand Opening

We have been so overwhelmed by the positive response to our new Dorsey Run Road facility.  We thank our loyal customers, both old and new, for the enthusiastic welcome.   We have some really exciting announcements as we count down to the Grand Opening event August 2nd at the new Dorsey Run Road location.  For those who may have missed it, there was a great article on our new facility in The Examiner.  You can read the full article here. First bit of awesome news: TK-9 is proud to welcome instructor Amanda Garman back to our family. She will be teaching Agility, Puppy Agility, and Purely Positive Puppy classes at our Dorsey Run location. Agility classes will be starting in September. More awesome news: TK-9 is proud to welcome the addition of trainer Dave Cochran to our family. I have been looking for a while for a trainer who would fit and finding Dave is a true blessing. He has solid experience in behavioral work dogs and is willing to apply it to TK-9’s landscape. I am excited about what the future holds. So many good things, so many blessings.  We thank all of you for your support and encouragement.  I hope you will join us August 2nd for great food, music and fun at our new 13,000-square foot Dorsey Run Road location.  Let us give back to all of you who have helped and supported us during this... read more