A La Carte

"Exercise the mind AND the body!"

One on One activities for Boarding and/or Daycare Dogs.

Treadmill - Agility for Fun - K9 Fitness -Tricks-Puzzles - Scent Games/Nose work - Private Play - Obstacles - Target Training and much more!

A La Carte is a fantastic alternative to Daycare/ICP.  This is one of our favorite and most popular programs!  All dogs LOVE the individual attention that offers BOTH exercise and mental stimulation! 


Our one on one activities not only allow dogs to receive physical exercise but to be mentally stimulated as well.  These activities can be added on when making your boarding or daycare reservation. 


We teach our dogs to relax during down time and be respectful during our sessions.  We often practice waiting at thresholds prior to entering and exiting doors and require being quiet and patient.  We offer indoor air conditioned and heated areas as well as outdoor training yards including agility equipment, obstacles and wading pools. We love to spend our time outdoors weather permitting. 



The a la carte program is perfect for fearful, shy and non-social dogs, although often our regular boarding and daycare clients add this program on to their days as well. 


This program suits any dog with almost any temperament and provides a great deal of exercise and mental stimulation.  Often dogs are destructive because they are not challenged or mentally stimulated.  This program provides both physical and mental stimulation.


We recommend attending 2-4 times a week with a maximum of 3 activities a day. We believe in being fair to our guests and making their time with us as stress and anxiety free as possible. The best way to create that is through consistency.  Consistency will help your dog understand expectations, routines and what is required.   Cost:  $20 day fee + the number of activities ordered.  If ordering 3 activities the $20 Day Fee is waived.  

Our A La Carte program runs Monday - Friday from 9am-3:30pm and Sunday/Saturday 9am-2:30pm.  Hours outside of these times your dogs are resting and rotated for bathroom breaks.  Please see below hours for drop off and pick up times. *

Drop Off: 

Monday-Friday 6am-9am

Sat - Sun 7am-9am

Pick Up:

Monday - Friday 3pm-7pm

Sat - Sun 2pm-5pm

Vaccination Requirements:  Rabies, Distemper Combo in addition to the Bordetella and a Negative Fecal within 6 months.  We highly recommend the Flu Vaccination, Leptospirosis, Heartworm, Flea & Tick. 

Sex/Age:  Female dogs must be spayed by the age of 6 months.  In tact males are at the discretion of the facility. 

Attendance: Must attend a minimum of once a week to participate. 

Non Social or Fearful dogs:  This program is perfect if they come regularly!

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday 6am - 7pm
Saturday 7am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm 

No Pick Up or Drops Off's: 

Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, 4th of July

All other Holiday Hours:

Pick Up & Drop Off Hours:  10am - 3pm

Pick Up Toys


Scent Games

K9 Fitness

Target Training


K9 Fitness

Tricks - Spin

We keep our daycare respectful, calm and peaceful as possible.  We control the barking, prevent over stimulation and require manners and respect towards playmates as well as our daycare providers.  We do not believe in a free for all daycare and feel dogs should understand what is expected of them.  By providing consistency and routine our dogs know what to expect, trust us that we will take care of them and understand what is expected of them. 

Tricks - Bang

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K9 Tailshakers, Inc

9204 Gulfstream Road

Frankfort, IL 60423

Phone: 815-464-TAIL (8245)

Fax: 815-464-6757

Monday Friday 6am-7pm, Office 8a-5pm

Saturday 7am-5pm, Office 8-5pm

Sunday 8am-5pm, Office 8am-5pm