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: $40 1st dog; $35 2nd dog; $30 3rd dog
  •  Stay & Play: $50 1st dog; $45 2nd dog; $35 3rd dog
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