Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost for boarding?
The standard rate for one dog is $45/night. The cost for the second dog is $35/night or your two dogs may share a kennel for $55/night. If your dog has behavior issues or requires special accommodations the rate may be adjusted. Call the kennel for more info.
Do you charge extra for treats or play time?
We don’t charge extra for treats, cuddles or play-time because they’re already part of the CFK9 experience.
What time is drop-off/pick-up?
Drop off your dog anytime after 8 a.m. and pick-up before 8 p.m. Let us know if you need to arrange a later pick-up time and we’ll do our best to arrange it.
What are your weekend and holiday hours?
CFK9 has staff on-site 365 days per year to care for your dog.
Are the dogs left alone at night?
CFK9 staff are on-site from the wee hours of the morning until late at night so that the dogs are alone for no more than 8 hours at night.
What size are the suites?
Each kennel is 75 sq. ft., climate controlled with indoor/outdoor access and fully screened for your dog’s comfort.
Should I bring my dog’s bed for boarding?
Each kennel has a comfy Kuranda bed so it’s not necessary to bring your dog’s bed from home.
Does my dog get a bath?
Dogs receive a complimentary bath before going home after a stay of 3 or more days with us, otherwise baths are $25 upon request. Please keep in mind for the safety of our staff, we do not offer baths for aggressive dogs.
What is the cost of daycare?
Daycare for one dog is $25/day for a full day or $15/day for a half day. Second dog is $20/day.
What vaccinations does my dog need to stay at Central Florida K-9?
CFK9 requires vaccinations for DHPP, Rabies, Leptospirosis and Bordetella along with a current negative fecal and proof of heartworm prevention and flea/tick prevention.
What time do the dogs eat?
The dogs are fed at 7:30 am and 4:30 p.m.
How do I get started with training?
Call the kennel to speak with a trainer to schedule an Evaluation. At the evaluation you and your dog will meet with one of CFK9’s experienced trainers to discuss your needs and expectations and allow the trainer to interact with your dog. The trainer will use the results of the evaluation to create a customized training plan for your dog.
How much is an Evaluation and how do I pay for it?
The cost of the evaluation is $50 and should be paid online from the “Pay Here” tab of the website. Your evaluation isn’t confirmed until we receive your payment.
Does my dog need an Evaluation for daycare or boarding?
Nope. Our experienced trainers will temperament test new dogs to find the proper play group for your dog, if appropriate. For the safety of all dogs and our staff, please let us know if your dog has displayed any type of aggressive behavior in the past, for example from fear, dogs, or humans.
How many days is basic training?
17 days, however if the trainer thinks the dog would benefit for a longer training program it will be discussed in the evaluation.
Picking the right dog trainer usually starts with, “Please HELP!”
I just got a puppy and now he is chewing everything in my house, please HELP. My dog just bite my neighbor and killed his cat, please HELP. My dog is the best and I just need to keep him active, Please HELP. There are many reasons to hire a professional dog trainer, below you will find things to help with your decision that will bring your family a life time of happiness.
- Have your dog evaluated by the training center you are planning to attend, this gives everyone an opportunity to make a plan based on you and your dog’s needs. The evaluation should be attended by the whole family and should conclude with a comprehensive plan of action. The center should be fully accessible to everyone and no part should have an odor or look cluttered.
- Come to the evaluation with questions, a trainer should have several different techniques and they should be able to explain in detail why a certain technique would work best on your dog.
- Where will my dog be staying? If you decide to find a program that is a board and train program. What type of kennel space will your dog have? Is it indoor/ outdoor? Exercise plays an important role in training.
- Let’s talk money, Lookout for training centers/kennels that have hidden or up charges i.e.: walks, beds in kennel and play time/socialization should all be included. They should also offer support through group classes, private in home, problem solving and you should be able to call with issues that come up after the training is completed.
- Experience counts, thoroughly vet your trainers though news articles (good or bad) references, ask around, ask yourself do they have full time experience with a diverse background in problem solving, dog psychology and working with high drive working dogs or is this a franchise that trains there trainers over several weeks.
- Picking the right mix of training for my dog’s needs, professional training centers will put a training program together that will specifically meet you and your dog’s needs and budget. All dogs need socialization, structure, balance and a job these programs should all be included in any program that you enter.
Choosing a Good Dog Trainer
When it comes to training dogs, Central Florida K-9 is not the only option you have. However, we have many clients come to us after they have already tried other dog trainers and have been unsuccessful in accomplishing their goals. In an effort to help you find a dog trainer that will be successful in accomplishing your objectives for your dog, we recommend asking the following questions when interviewing a prospective trainer:
- Do you train dogs as a full-time occupation or a part-time occupation?
- How many years have you been training dogs full-time?
- Where did you get your dog training experience from?
- Do you train in public parks or do you have a dedicated training field?
- How many training sessions do you do per day?
- How long are the training sessions?
- How often does the trainer update you on your dog’s progress?
- Does the trainer allow the owner to attend the sessions when the dog is being trained?
- When not training, will my dog be staying in a crate or do you have kennels set up?
- How many dogs do you train at any given time?
- Will my dog be in an air conditioned and heated space?
- What type of security is there for my dog?
- How are group sessions set up?
- Does the trainer have a vet on call?
Also, don’t be fooled by certifications and franchises. There are schools that will give a credential after attending for only a week or few months but that doesn’t compare to a trainer who has taught hundreds of dogs over many years of professional experience. If you ask these questions and are satisfied you are working with a professional who has the experience to train your pup and who provides a safe secure area for your pup when not training, then you will be one happy pet owner!
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