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Boarding and Training Services

Puppies aren't the only thing we offer here! (Though in my opinion they are the best thing we offer!) I also offer training and boarding. I feel like it is important to have a breeder who doesn’t hand you a puppy over the fence and say have a good life. On the other, I also don't feel the need to hang over you and tell you exactly how to raise your puppy. But I will be here to help you with all the questions, training tips, and any other problems that come with getting a new puppy or dog. Because who better to help you with your new puppy than your puppy's breeder. (Keeping in mind that I offer the same things even if you got your puppy elsewhere.) I offer puppy training which can be done before you get your puppy, or at a later date. It is of course is not required, but is recommended, especially for first time Chessie owners. I also offer training and boarding for all breeds and ages of dogs, because contrary to the saying, old dogs CAN learn new tricks! Check out my classes and contact me for rates (as they vary due to the difference in dogs) and specifics, or to schedule a meet and greet.

* I will not take puppies/dogs who have recently been altered, had surgery, or have tested positive or been found with contagious canine diseases. I can administer medications that are needed for the quality of life of your puppy/dog. I will NOT give and mind/temperament altering drugs or sedatives. All altering/open wounds, if any, must be healed and a letter from your vet stating the health of your puppy must be obtained before I can take them.

Services offered to new puppy families.
Puppy Training - 1 month

Your new bundle of joy will learn the basics. At this stage we are building the foundation for your pup to grow into a well behaved dog. This is offered for all puppies that are sold by us as well as puppy that are 6 months or older and have all their shots. Puppies that are sold by us can either stay with us an additional month before going home or come back at 16 weeks. Puppies that are brought in to the program will stay a month from their drop off date. Contact us for pricing.

4 weeks training entails

1. Basic Obedience

   1. Recall-Come

   2. Sit

   3. Down

   4. Stay

2. Socialization

   1. Going out

   2. Being around kids

   3. Learning to be a part of society

3. Crate/Potty Training

   1. Some will learn bells

   2. Will be crate trained-Quiet and content in their crate *Note this may change a small amount when they get home as it is a new environment. I will send him/her with a note/paperwork that explains what he/she's learned. I will also try to do a video if I cant show you in person. I also need to know your house rules. No kitchen, no furniture etc.


*Payment for puppies that are purchased from D.O.K. must be paid for by 8 weeks and training must be paid for by pickup. Payment(s) for puppies that are dropped off will need to be paid before the puppy is taken home, 50% down required on dogs not purchased at D.O.K.



Crate Training--1 Month

Your puppy will learn to love their crate, which will keep everyone sane. This will also help to potty train your puppy. It would be best if you had a crate that is no bigger than your puppy, or at least a blanket you want them to have in their crate at home. Crates either wire or plastic can be purchased from me at an additional cost, as well as waterproof mats. THIS IS NOT HOUSE TRAINING! THIS WILL NOT MEAN YOUR PUPPY WILL BE SAFE TO FREELY ROAM YOUR HOME UNSUPERVISED! 

*All of your puppies items need to be clearly marked with their identification.

*What to bring for your puppy:

  1. Food and water dishes.

  2. No more than one toy.

  3. A blanket or mat to put in their kennel. 

  4. Food and any medication they may need.  


*Note that Desert Oasis Kennels is not responsible for any damage done to items brought in by owner for their puppy. Puppies are destructive, therefore we cannot guarantee your items to stay intact.



Services offered to the general public.
Behavioral/Basic Training 16 weeks old min.

This is offered to dogs of all ages, breeds, and problems. Basic obedience includes; sit, come, down, stay, heel and more. This training is done in our home/kennel, classes are all one on one with your dog(s). At that time you can choose to leave your dog(s)/puppy(ies) with us starting for a week, or take them home to try the guidance we have given. If you choose to leave your dog, you do NOT have to leave them with us that day, we will work with you on drop off and pickup times. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE A FULLY TRAINED DOG! We build a foundation that needs to be built on. 

Hourly courses available. We are not currently offering group session or puppy classes. 

Basic Obedience starts at $300/week and goes from there dependent on length of stay and ease of training. Price above includes 7 days  of training, boarding, and care. FOOD NOT INLCUDED. Not all dogs learn at the same rate, therefore I CANNOT guarantee the time needed to teach your pet.

All dogs/puppies must come with; enough food for their stay, leash, and collar. Any additional items are welcome. Please ask before bringing items. Anything not provided by the owner can be purchased by the owner from Desert Oasis Kennels. All purchased items will go home with the dog/puppy on pick up. 



Going to a concert at the Gorge, but didn't know they changed their pet policy! We are here to help! Last minute boarding openings are available at Desert Oasis Kennels. Or maybe just going out of town and need somewhere for your pet to stay? Or how about going to work and don't want to leave your pup at home alone, bring them over for the day and let them play. Holidays are coming up as well, book your pets for boarding now!

I have a family of 4 kids and have 3 young teens that work for me that are very respectful of pups to help them get the attention they need while you're away or busy. We offer treadmill and regular walks, weather dependent, but included in our cost. Dogs are boarded indoor with temperature controlled areas. There is a new set of runs that are 14.5ftx23ftx6ft tall for exercise. These are used weather Dependent. 

 The main building kennel are solid walled rooms that are 4x8 and one that is the suite that is 6x8. Building B has adjustable kennel runs. We are equipped to deal with females in heat, though this is an extra charge. We can work with dogs that do not do well boarding or have separation anxiety. We have experience with all sizes and temperaments. We have worked with snub nosed dogs as well. The facility is at our house so we are with your pets often.

We do have our own pets here and do require that your pets are vaccinated. Please call or text for any questions. Discounts for multiple dogs or extended stays.




Board and Train $300/week

1 Hour Sessions $35/hr

In home 1 Hour session within 15miles $55

Travel for 1HR session after 15 miles $2-3/mile



1-7 days One dog $35/day

1-7 days 2 dogs same kennel $50/day

8+ days One dog $25/day

8+ days 2 dogs same kennel $40/day

Additional dog pricing by inquiry.

Females in season will NOT be boarded with intact males or other females and will incur additional charges. If dogs need to be boarded separately they will be a single dog charge each. 

DAY= Pick up by 10am next Day or Drop off 10am to 5pm

HOURS 9am-5pm Mon-Sat

Special Hours Sunday

(Special Drop off/pickup by inquiry)

All boarding includes stay, feeding, exercise time, and their own kennel( unless boarded with another pet from the same family). Pet beds, crates, bowls, and toys available at additional charge. These vary depending on if you are renting the items(water and food bowls are no charge for rent, unless damaged) or purchasing the items to go home after their stay. Please provide enough food for their stay. Also bring a leash(not retractable) and collar. WE WILL NOT FEED RAWHIDE

Food can be provided at an additional cost, but we prefer you bring your own to avoid stomach upset. House food is currently Active LIfe Any additional items needed during the stay will be charged and must be paid for before the dog leaves. Any items brought from home for the stay are not guaranteed to return in the same condition they were dropped off in.

Prices are subject to change at anytime.

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