Nestled in the beautiful foothills overlooking Northern Arizona's Verde Valley, our facility is very fortunate to be situated on an expanse of open land perfect for the training and exercise of our canine pupils. Hillside's training grounds include large open fields that boast several spacious and grassy dog runs, an agility course in a low-distraction setting, climate controlled indoor dog suites, and covered outdoor dog runs for warm days.
Our property is fully fenced, and each outdoor dog run features two-step security entries
to ensure the safety of all our pupils.
Additionally, our dedicated training areas are surrounded by hundreds of acres of common land with several bridleways and footpaths, ideal for lead/leash exercise and day-to-day consolidation of walk and hiking obedience. The woodland areas are also very useful during the early stages of specialty K9 training programs such as search and rescue, scent work, and protection. Specifically, we use these outlying wilderness areas to simulate scenarios where a would-be assailant could conceal themselves, or where accident survivors or victims might be found.
Canine pupils of our board & train program are afforded the same hospitality as our Hillside Canine Resort & Spa guests. During their 2-8 week stay, they will be in the caring hands of our passionate kennel technicians 24 hours a day. Your dog will have their own spacious doggie suite in our climate controlled kennel room with natural light, canine furnishings, toys, and 8-foot (optional) privacy walls that open up to 20-foot mural-bordered ceilings. Upon arrival and assesment, they will be entered into our personalized activity chart that includes 8 daily outdoor play breaks, water checks, and their usual home feeding schedule.