Dog Boarding & Training FAQs
Have questions about our dog boarding or gun dog training services? This page contains the answers to many of our frequently asked questions. Don’t find the answer you are looking for? Feel free to give us a call and we will be glad to answer any of your questions about our boarding and training services!
Do I supply the food for my dog while he is being boarded?
If your dog is on a special diet, please supply the food they need. Otherwise, we supply high quality food for boarding and training dogs.
Do you provide long term dog boarding?
Yes. We routinely board dogs for a wide variety of timeframes ranging from an afternoon to seasonal boarding for those who are going to be away for months at a time. We are glad to accomodate whatever dog boarding needs you have.
My dog is very aggressive, can you provide boarding for aggressive dogs?
Yes. We have lots of experience (over 30yrs) working with all breeds and temeraments of dogs. We are able to provide dog boarding services to aggresive dogs or even dogs with other special needs such as service dogs or even vvery shy or physically challenged dogs.
Do you have any references for your dog boarding services?
Certainly. Some of our references will appear near the bottom of our HOME page. We can also provide you with many more as we constantly get letters from satisfied clients. Thunder Ridge Kennels proudly offers the absolute best dog boarding experience in the Billings, MT area.
Do you offer group play time for dogs being boarded?
Yes. We have a very large outdoor exercise area where the dogs are taken several times a day for interaction, play and exercise. Dogs are closely monitored and only compatable dogs are taken out together. No need to worry about an aggressive dog attacking you shy loving dog..
I need to board a couple dogs. Can they stay together?
If you are planning on boarding a couple of dogs that live together at home we can certainly place them together while they are here. It will certainly make them feel more ‘at home’ and comfortable and we always want your dog(s) to enjoy their stay as much as possible!
Can I give my puppy a toy?
If you want a trained hunting dog, do not let them have toys. They can fetch a toy and bring it back to you, but they cannot own the toy. After play/fetch time, put the toy away for the next play time.
What age do you start training?
Training starts the day the puppy leaves the litter. Training is daily and consistent. It starts small and we work up to bigger, more exciting tasks. Training is taught in segments. This applies to both hunting dog training as well as general obedience training.