Look no further than Tecla’s K-9 Academy for boarding, where you can be confident that your beloved dog will be cared for and treated like one of our own!

Tecla’s K-9 Academy’s Boarding is your dog’s “home away from home”. Tecla Walton has developed a boarding experience that she would want for her own beloved dogs and for that reason she continually makes sure that our boarding program performs above the industry standards for health and safety and has added the benefit of providing structure and safe socialization experiences for every dogs in our care. From the moment your dog enters our care his health, safety, and well being are our top priority. We promise every stay includes:

  1. Your dog receives 2 complete health checks every day
  2. Full daycare playroom privileges are provided for our boarding dogs
  3. Our playrooms are supervised by daycare referees and trainers at all times
  4. We have a dedicated puppy-only playroom
  5. We feed your dog his own food (kibble, canned, or raw) from home at meal times and meal times are carefully scheduled to allow for your dog to digest his food before he goes into the playroom
  6. Our kennels and daycare rooms are carefully sanitized every day and our potty areas are sanitized 3 times per day
  7. Our climate controlled kennel is kept in a temperature range that far exceeds industry standards

Our boarding experience not only provides for a safe and positive social environment for your dog, we also apply important training principles throughout the day so that your dog gains the advantage of socialization with other dogs and people while being directed to and reinforced for good behaviors. Our client’s dogs love coming to TK9 for boarding and many owners note that their the dogs come home highly content, relaxed and with improved manners. More info…

For any questions about our Doggy Daycare please call our office at (410) 461-DOGS or contact us online. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and reserve a spot for your dog.

Please check out this blog post by Professional Photographer Danielle Lavis ( ) who spent the day at Tecla’s K-9 Academy to photograph our dogs, staff, and facility. We are honored that she was moved to write this and thought it is an excellent opportunity for you to get a third party point of view of what boarding at TK9 is all about!

 Academy Training

Tecla’s K-9 Academy, in addition to being Howard County’s premier boarding experience, is nationally respected for its training methodology and programs and many of our boarding clients take advantage of our Academy Training program while their dogs stay with us. We offer Academy Training with various options which are geared towards your puppy’s or dog’s needs:

  • Puppy Imprinting
  • Basic Obedience
  • Confidence Building Leash Work
  • Nosework Practice
  • Rally Obedience
  • Behavior Modification Sessions
  • FitPaws
  • Treadmill Sessions

Reactive Dog Boarding

Because of our expertise in training and rehabilitating behaviorally challenged dogs, we specialize in taking in dogs that have had difficulty fitting in at other boarding facilities. We have strong track record of taking dogs that have been turned away from other facilities and putting them in an environment that helps them develop confidence in social situations which has a very positive impact on their lives. 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 call our office at 410-461-DOGS or contact us online so that we can best meet your dog’s needs during his boarding stay.

Tecla's K-9 Academy takes great care of your dog when they board with us. Elkridge, Maryland

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Tecla’s K-9 Academy boarding located?
We provide boarding at our Dorsey Run location:

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

When can I drop-off or pick-up my dog?
Drop-Off and Pick-Up Times:
6:30-10:30 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday
7:30a.m.-9:00a.m. on Saturday
5-8 p.m. pm Sunday
Special drop-off or pick-up appointments can be scheduled for an additional fee.

What will my dog do during his boarding experience?
Your dog will begin his day with a potty walk at 6am. We feed our boarding dogs at 7am and then allow them to digest their food before putting them into play. Boarding dogs may enter the playrooms 2 hours after eating
(usually at about 9 a.m. ) and they play until 4 p.m. They go back to their kennels to rest for one hour before eating. Meal time begins at 6pm and your dog enjoys a final potty walk sometime between 8 and 9 p.m. before bedtime. At drop-off each dog is settled in a kennel with a fresh water bucket and water buckets are checked and 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.

Our kennels are a place of love and care at Tecla's K9 Academy, your dog's home away from home

My dogs has special needs (special feeding times, medication, extra potty walks, an orthopedic bed) can TK9 accommodate us?
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 dog’s up-to-date vaccination records
The TK-9 contract available on the website.

What kind of training do you offer during boarding?
We offer Academy Training, which is geared towards your puppy’s or dog’s needs:

  • Puppy Imprinting
  • Basic Obedience
  • Confidence Building Leash Work
  • Nosework Practice
  • Rally Obedience
  • Behavior Modification Sessions
  • FitPaws Sessions
  • Treadmill Sessions

We also offer 2 and 3 week Doggy Bootcamp training.

How do I schedule my dog’s boarding stay?
Call our office at 410-461-DOGS or contact us online