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“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened” ~ Anatole France    

OUR SERVICES

Ruff Life Training & Resort is a local, family-run training and boarding business. Our highly-qualified trainers take a unique approach that encourages good behavior and reassures your dog when he/she makes the right choices. We then shower your fur babies with love and positive interactions to reward them for a job well done. The results we achieve are faster, longer lasting and based on setting boundaries that are clearly and easily understood by your four-legged family members. Ruff Life's head trainer, Jennifer Hoover, is Wasatch County's very own dog whisperer.

Pick Up and Drop Off by appointment during the times below help us provide your pet with relaxed, fun environment. 

Monday to Saturday: 7:30~9:00am, 11:30am~12:00pm, and 4:30~6:00pm.

Sunday 8:00-9:00am, 5:00-6:00pm.

 
 
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PLAY DAYS

At Ruff Life Training & Resort, we want your dog to have fun and thrive with his/her furry friends, so each dog is evaluated and personality tested to ensure they are playing with dogs best suited for them. We are especially proud of our training-based play day approach, where our furry clients get lots of exercise and love while romping around in a safe and fun environmentOur facility is co-located with our home, so your dogs will enjoy that in-home experience, while getting the added excitement of playing with our three young boys. Our play day schedule includes free play, constructive play and down time to ensure that your dog enjoys a well-rounded and diverse experience. Plus, we'll be sure to send you pictures and reports of all the fun your furry pups are having. 

PLAY DAYS

$25/DAY PER DOG FULL DAY

$20/ HALF DAY (less than 5 hours)

Valid Monday - Friday and expire 30 days after purchase.

8 Play Days: 1 Dog (buy 7 get 1 free) $175

8 Play Days: 2 Dogs (buy 7 get 1 free) $350

12 Play Days: 1 Dog (buy 9 get 3 free) $225

12 Play Days: 2 Dogs (buy 9 get 3 free) $450

20 Play Days: 1 Dog (buy 15 get 5 free) $375

TRAINING

At Ruff Life Training & Resort, wdon't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to dog training. That's why we offer customized dog training packages designed around you and your dog. Whether you're looking for some basic doggy etiquette training or need more intense training, we're here to help. Our approach focuses on creating well-behaved dogs who make good choices, rather than obedient dogs who just respond to commands. We can't wait to meet you and your fur babies!

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Personalized Private Training

Personalized private training sessions are perfect for any dog that has already trained with us. These training sessions are completely customized for you. We'll address any specific issues that you may have, but generally we'll start with the basics to ensure there are no underlying issues that we need to direct our attention to. We'll then build on those skills to meet your goals. Our focus will be to encourage your dog to be well behaved rather than just obedient using pressure and positive encouragement.

PERSONALIZED PRIVATE TRAINING

$45/HR

Plus mileage at $0.575/mi.

Board & Train

Does your dog need a more focused training program? Leave your furry pal with us for a few days and you'll pick up a brand new pup. Our boarding facility is co-located with our home, providing a family-friendly environment that ensures your fur babies are happy, relaxed and feel right at home. They'll be loved and have loads of fun. Plus, we'll provide 1-on-1 personalized training starting with the basics, where we encourage your dog to be well behaved rather than just obedient using boundaries and positive encouragement. You'll be overjoyed to come home to a dog that makes good choices without you constantly shouting out commands. You'll also be able to follow along with the training through social media videos.

We  can also work on specific issues you may be having with your pet. We'll send you daily pictures and updates. We do not provide training on Sundays. 

BOARD AND TRAIN

$160/DAY

 
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BOARDING

Ruff Life Training & Resort is a locally owned and family-run business, so when you board your fur babies with us, we treat them like family. We provide a structured, fun environment so your dogs will feel right at home, plus your furry pals will receive 1-on-1, personalized training during their stay, if here for training. We'll be sure that your dogs have loads of fun and get lots of love. For best results, we recommend a minimum of 4 days for any of our board and train packages (excluding Sundays). As many dogs are nervous their first time away from home or staying in a strange place, we recommend that you bring your furry family member in for a Play Day to get the jitters out before a time away from their human family.

SUNDAYS ARE FAMILY TIME AT THE HOOVER RESIDENCE AND WE'LL INCLUDE YOUR FURRY KIDS IN ALL THE FUN AND ADVENTURE. 

THERE WILL BE NO TRAINING OR LEAVING LESSONS ON SUNDAYS.

 

Boarding Family Style

Boarding in our fur child's trainer's home ensures that you come home from vacation to a happy child who remembers all you taught him/her. We offer a family-friendly environment that ensures your fur babies are happy, relaxed and feel right at home. Plus we are co-located with our boarding facility for ultimate play days!  You can be sure that we'll give your pet(s) lots of love and that they'll have loads of fun. They'll even get to participate in family activities, like water fights and tag.  You will also receive daily picture updates.

BOARDING FAMILY STYLE 

$85/DAY

Board and Train

Does your fur child need a more focused training program? Leave your furry pal with us for a few days and you'll pick up a brand new pup. Our boarding facility is co-located with our home, providing a family-friendly environment that ensures your fur babies are happy, relaxed and feel right at home. They'll be loved and have loads of fun. Plus, we'll provide 1-on-1 personalized training starting with the basics, where we encourage your fur child to be well behaved rather than just obedient using boundaries and positive encouragement. You'll be overjoyed to come home to a dog that makes good choices without you constantly shouting out commands. You'll also be able to follow along with the training through instagram video uploads.

We  can also work on specific issues you may be having with your fur child. We'll send you daily pictures and updates. We do not provide training on Sundays. 

BOARD AND TRAIN

$160/DAY

Paw-idential suite

Headed out of town but are unable to take your furry pal with you? Ruff Life offers safe, fun, and trustworthy overnight dog boarding services in our spacious 10x4ft suites. We have soft toddler beds in their private suite for peaceful downtime. Your fur child will enjoy a FULL day of free play, structured play, and naps in our spacious play yards with their furry and human friends. Your fur child should also get to enjoy their vacation!

Paw-idential suite

$50/DAY

$30/SECOND DOG IN SAME KENNEL

(Must be able to eat in same kennel or select separate feeding service) 

 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

 

GROOMING by PAW-MASTE

Pamper your fur child with a full groom.  Grooming comes with a bath, fluff dry, brush, nail trim, glands, ear cleaning, sani trim and trimmed feet.  You can also request a full groom with hair cut or breed specific cut, or blow out/furmination.  All of our dogs are groomed by the sweet and gentle Ashlie Blackham, owner of Paw-maste.  She moves at the dogs pace, giving them love and breaks to make their grooming a wonderful experience. 

This service is ran out of Ruff Life for the convivence of our awesome clients, however you will be directed to speak directly to Ashley for specific scheduling and grooming details AFTER Ruff life receives your vaccination records and owner agreement.  You will also be asked to pay her directly.

GROOMING

$35/STARTS AT

Exit bath and dry

Want your fur child to come home smelling fresh AFTER a play day or boarding? Add this service to your booking and let us do the work for you!  Friends receive a bath and dry before they depart. 

Price is determined by size and coat length of dog. 

EXIT BATH 

$15/STARTS AT

New Pet 

Consultation

At Ruff Life Training & Resort, we want to make sure that you start off on the right paw! Our new pet consultation includes a 1- hour, in-home visit to help you, your family and your new pup coexist in harmony. We create a 

personalized potty and crate training program so your new fur baby understands what's expected of him/her. We'll also discuss nutrition for every stage of your new pet's development and create an exercise and training regimen 

so your new furry family member starts to build good habits. Plus you'll receive a personalized Puppy Guide to help you put your plan into action.

NEW PET CONSULTATION

$70/PET

Special Attention Boarding Play Time

Do you feel your fur child could use some help with their social skills? During our Special attention boarding training your fur child will work 1 on 1 with our trainer out in one of our play yards.

Your fur child will still have play time with friends; this special attention boarding training will will allow our trainer to work one on one and help teach your fur child appropriate play behavior and how to handle play yard situations as they arise. 

 

 This option is only available for friend who have a facility suite, or family style boarding. 

Special attention Boarding $20/session 

 

Available Add Ons

Paw-sicles

We all love cooling off with a sweet frozen treat on these hot summer days. Now your fur child can do the same. 

Text or call to inquire about the flavor(s) available today.

$2/ea 

Separate feeding from sibling 

A separate feeding area for those who have multiple furry children who are sharing a suite and love to sleep together; but are unable to eat together either due to food aggression, food sensitivity, or one eating slower than the other. 

We will feed each of your fur children in their own space to ensure they eat their food and their food only. Once all of your fur children have finished eating they will be able to be united again in the same kennel to rest or sleep.  This add on option should be added for each DAY, not per each meal and only needed for 1 dog (as the other dog will stay in their normal boarding suite).

$5

Brushing Kong 

Brushing Kong-You and your fur child will appreciate the textured nubs to help keep teeth clean, stimulate gums and promote oral health. With the addition of a dental treat inside you will also enjoy the fresher breath.

$5

Special Brushing 

Does your fur child love being brushed? Do you hate brushing your fur child due to the time it take, or because they don't love you brushing them? 

Let us help. We will happily give your fur child a personal 5 min brushing. During which time they will get one on one love and attention from our amazing staff. Brushing your fur child's coat regularly not only keeps their coat looking good, it helps release dead hair, cuts down on excess shedding, removes mats, and distributes the natural oils in the skin to keep your dog healthy.

$5

Extreme Kong 

Extreme Kong- Want to give your fur child some extra stimulation during their afternoon break inside. Let them play with one of Ruff Life’s peanut butter filled Kongs for an added fun treat and stimulation.
 

$3

Private Attention Play Time 

We love all of our fur friends and give them endless play time, love and attention.

Though it is always nice to get one on one time.

During this 15 min time staff will love on, play with, and give endless solo attention to your fur child. 

$15/15mins