What do you supply for overnight boarding?

We have beds, bowls, kennels, toys, and all the love and pets any dog could want. We have a wide variety of treats, chews and puzzles to keep your fuzzy friend occupied.

How can I check on my pet during their stay?

The best way to check in on your pet is to call or text us at 636.329.4442. Remember, this is a small business run by our family and friends. Sometimes we are outside with the dogs and can't get to the phone right away, but we will always call back promptly!

My pet has a special diet. Can their needs be accommodated?

YES! We accommodate many feeding variations including but not limited to kibbles, wet food, toppings, raw feeding, and B.A.R.F. Please, mention any dietary needs during your Meet and Greet. Including a hand written list is also very helpful!

Does my dog need vaccinations?

Yes. Your dog will need to be up to date on Rabies, Distemper (AKA: DHPP, DHLPP, DHP), and Bordetella.
These vaccines must be up to date for the duration of your pets stay. Proof of vaccine can be texted to 636.329.4442, or emailed to info@thecleverdogco.com.

Do you offer grooming?

We are currently able to offer outline trims along with standard grooming (wash, condition, nail trim, paw moisturizer and ear clean).

What do I send with my pet?

We ask that dogs come with a standard keeper collar, their food in an airtight container, and any medications they are on.

We ask that you don't send any training collars, leashes, beds or toys. Beds and toys often become a place for other friends to "mark." They can also become a cause for stress as dogs often feel the need to guard or protect their toys and beds from home.

We use raised Kuranda beds in our home - read about the benefits of using raised beds here.

What time will you pickup/drop off my pet?

Morning pickup and drop-off times run from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM and evening times run from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. We require that you be home for your first pickup - this helps your dog understand that we are friends and safe to trust.

If these times do not work for you, we offer latchkey services. We highly recommend setting up these services even if you do not initially need them as they are very useful in the event of an emergency or unexpected delay.

As a rule, we do not run transport on most holidays for both our safety as well as the safety of our guests.

What is your training methodology?

I am a LIMA trainer. LIMA stands for Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive. This means that my training methods change per dog, but I will always use the method that will be the least invasive for the dog and I use aversive techniques as sparingly as possible.

When are your monthly classes?

Our monthly one off classes are the First Friday of every month at 6 PM. They are held at our location in Washington, MO and do require registration. Check out how to register on our Training Page.