Check In Procedures


Hello there!

Thank you for your interest in obtaining a higher education for your fur-kid at Partners Dog Training!

Here are some of the check in Procedures and requirements to enroll at Our School.

At Partners, your dog’s safety is our highest priority. Our protocols are strict. Some say too strict, but we believe that when it comes to protecting our furry friends, no precaution is too much. To maintain that commitment to your dog’s health, we require the following vaccinations (issued by your veterinarian).


These records can be faxed to 480.595.6885 or emailed to us at

  • Bordetella

    • Also known as “Kennel Cough”, Bordetella bronchiseptica is a bacterium that causes respiratory disease in dogs. It is one of the most common bacterial causes of canine infectious tracheobronchitis
    • Bordetella can be highly contagious, and is transmitted through direct contact or the air.
    • Our kennels are disinfected every day, but bordatella can be resistant to destruction in certain kennel enviroments
    • Bordatella can also be affected by stress or other immune issues
    • Bordatella must be given at least a week before check-in, and needs to updated every 6 months to keep your pups safe during their stay
  • Distemper/Parvo

    • The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommends that canine and feline vaccinations begin at 6 weeks and be given every 3-4 weeks until the age of 16 weeks.
    • Dogs need to vaccinated annually with a booster (Every three years for DA-2P)
    • Distemper (D) is a virus which attacks the respiratory, digestive, and brain/nervous systems of dogs
    • Canine Adenviros-2 (A2) can cause respiratory disease in dogs
    • Parvo Virus (P) is an infectious virus that is highly contagious with a 90% fatality rate in untreated dogs. This virus attacks the digestive and immune systems of unvaccinated animals, causing debilitating diarrhea and vomiting. Parvo is most common in puppies and can present in vaccinated dogs.
  • Rabies

    • Rabies is a 100% fatal disease in mammals. There is no effective treatment and the disease can infect humans.
    • Vaccination against the rabies virus is required by law in most states. Typically, the rabies vaccine is administered to pets in a seperate injection at the same time as the canine distemper combination vaccine
    • A booster vaccine should then be given every 3 years
    • Rabies is not very common in the Phoenix Valley
  • Leptospirosis

    • This bacterial disease attacks the kidneys and liver of infected dogs and can be transmitted to humans.
    • Vaccination against this disease is generally considered non-essential but may be recommended in areas where leptospirosis is common.
    • The Leptospirosis vaccine should be done every 6 months to a year with your Bordetella shot.

We LOVE rescues and greatly encourage training with your newly adopted pet!

However, due to heightened exposure to possible contagious illnesses we require a 30-day interval between adopting from a shelter, rescue, or undetermined origin (Craigslist for example) and enrolling in school.

Your puppy must be at least 5 months (20 weeks) of age to come learn at the school!

If your puppy is younger than that we would be more than happy to start training with In-Home Private Lessons until your pup is of age.

At check-in, we will ask you to provide your veterinarian’s contact information.

Should an emergency occur with your pet, we will take them to our 24 hour emergency vet.

We will try and contact you to keep you updated, but our first priority is the health of your pet.

Any Questions Regarding Check in?

Just ask!

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