The Boarding Experience
TK-9 goes above and beyond to deliver an exceptional boarding experience for all of our canine clientele. Our unique training techniques aid in providing a safe and positive environment for dogs of all breeds, temperaments and play styles. Our goal is to be your dog’s favorite home away from home!
Daily socialization with other dogs in our indoor play areas
Designated puppy play room for dogs under 1 year
Individual, spacious & climate controlled kennels for each dog
Highly qualified team monitoring play groups & kennel area
Each dog provided with fresh water & clean dishes daily for owner provided meals
Thorough full-body health checks performed twice daily by trained staff
All kennels and daycare rooms carefully sanitized each day
Securely fenced in outdoor potty area, sanitized after each use
Please call our office at (410) 461-DOGS or contact us online to make a reservation.
Reactive Dog Boarding
By specializing in the rehabilitation of behaviorally challenged dogs, we have the unique ability to take in and care for those who have trouble fitting in elsewhere. Our expertise in training and commitment to safety provide an environment that not only helps develop confidence, but equips us to guide dogs on a path to a much more fulfilling life. If you have behavioral concerns about your dog, please call our office at 410-461-DOGS or contact us online to get started!
At TK-9, one of our main goals is to send every dog home with better skills than they walked in with. One of the many ways we achieve this is through Academy training sessions. Academies are dedicated to reinforcing basic commands that you are working on at home with your pup! We offer these sessions Monday - Friday during both daycare and boarding for a small fee of $15. Each one-on-one session will focus on practicing a few obedience skills of your choice! Being able to work with highly trained staff members in an environment that inevitably incorporates the distraction of other dogs and people can help tremendously with improving your pup’s skillset. Along with the physical exercise from daycare, signing up for an academy can also give your dog the mental exercise they need. Sign up today! Academy sessions are not intended to resolve any behavioral issues.
Confidence Building Leash Work
Rally Obedience Practice
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Tecla’s K-9 Academy daycare located?
7111 Dorsey Run Rd #106, Elkridge, MD 21075
(410) 461-DOGS (3647)
Daycare Drop-Off Times: Monday through Friday from 6:30-10:30 a.m.
Daycare Pick-Up Times: 4-7 p.m.
Outside of hours accomodations can be made by request and an additonal $25 fee will be applied
to your account.
What will my dog do during his boarding experience?
At drop-off each dog is settled in their own kennel with a fresh water bucket and it is refilled multiple times a day. We also completely health check and potty walk each dog prior to putting them into play and upon removing them from play. Each day your dog will begin their day with a potty walk at 6am. Then we feed our boarding dogs at 7am and allow them to digest their food before putting them into play. Boarding dogs may enter the playrooms 2 hours after eating and they play until 4 p.m. Dogs will be served lunch upon request by the owner. They go back to their kennels to rest for one hour before eating. Dinner is served at 6pm and your dog enjoys an evening potty walk before bedtime.
My dogs has special needs can TK-9 accommodate us?
(special feeding times, medication, extra potty walks, an orthopedic bed)
We are happy to accommodate your dog’s special needs just ask us about them when
you schedule your dog’s boarding stay!
What do I need to bring?
Your dogs current vaccine record
The boarding intake form
Flat neck collar (harnesses are not allowed in the playroom)
Individually packed meals (we have a refrigarator for parishable food)
Any medication that your dog needs distributed in a pill organizer
Treats and/or bones
What kind of training do you offer during daycare?
We offer Academy Sessions for $15 to help polish your dogs skills while they are at TK-9. Each academy session is led by a highly trained staff member. This service must be requested at drop off.
How do I schedule my dog’s boarding stay?