Positive Approach is a welcoming community of dogs and their people.

Positive Approach is a local small business that has been in the dog training and daycare business for 20 years. We are the #1 vet-referred training center in the Tacoma area and pride ourselves on providing a safe, well-staffed daycare floor. We invite you to come down with your furry kid and see the Positive Approach difference.

Why Board at Positive Approach?

  • Dogs are fed separately, in their own suite or kennel. We want them to feel comfortable while eating.
  • We have the same high quality security system as the Pierce County Humane Society and the Tacoma School District.
  • We clean kennel runs all day long, every day.
  • If your dog prefers, weather permitting, we take kennel run dogs outside for “potty” breaks during the day. 
  • Our suites and kennels have partitions. (Even the friendliest dogs can fence fight when not visually separated from their neighbors.) We want “our” dogs to feel safe.
  • All boarding areas are climate controlled.
  • All kennel dogs require the following vaccinations: distemper, parvo, bordetella, and rabies. 


  •  Kennel only (over 24 hours, $4 hourly rate applies): $45 1st dog; $40 2nd dog; $35 3rd dog
  •  Stay & Play (over 24 hours, daycare rates apply): $55 1st dog; $50 2nd dog; $40 3rd dog
dog boarding at positive approach
Staff know the customers and dogs by name. They are so friendly and my dog, Otis, is always excited and happy to come.
Vickie R-O

Positive Approach is a home away from home for Bo. He loves to come and play with the other dogs and flirt with the staff. It provides such a peace of mind to know he is well taken care of by a great group of people!

Positive Approach does a great job watching and taking care of your pet. The staff is amazing, helpful and totally responsible.
Beverly B