Welcome to Wind River Tails & Trails

Quality Boarding & Partnership Training

Passionate about Dogs!

“Our mission is to conduct meaningful work in the realm of animal to human communication and coexistence, with the end result of improving human-wildlife and human-canine relationships…” (Read more)

Our Mission

Leave your dog some place you can trust and they love

Reserve a private “backyard suite”


Broaden your dog’s world and vocabulary

Join our “Partners in Life Program”

Partnership Training

Change how your dog sees the world

Give them a PAWSITIVE outlook on life

Partnership Training


2/1/2015 Update

Monte the Lab x is STILL looking for a home! Click HERE to view a description of our beautiful boy!

We are now taking reservations for our first GPT101 Group Class! If you are interested in any of our other House & Field Manners or Specialty courses, this is the place to start! It will be begin on Saturday, 3/7/2015 from 1:00-2:00pm. 2 sessions, cost is $50. Call or email us to register! 

 Group Courses will be starting in March! Click HERE to view our Course Catalog!



This is the only facility that you can reserve the equivalent of a private backyard for your dog!
Leave your dog someplace you can trust, and they can enjoy being a dog.

  • Individual boarding
  • Stress-free, natural environment
  • Outside of the city
  • HUGE, grassy yards
  • Nightly “snuggle-downs”


  • Break routine of an everyday hike and try something new: “Partnership Training.”
  • Improve communication with your dog and better the quality of both your lifestyles.
  • We train in real-life situations to teach you and your dog practical skills.
  • Based upon our 20 years of proven techniques training our Wind River Bear Institute Karelian Bear Dogs.

Board & Train

  • Your dog will stay at our facility while we change more than just superficial bad habits,
  • Our goal is to create a fundamental understanding for the desired behavior that we want out of the dog.
  • Your dog will be around trained staff that provides a consistent environment for the duration of its training
  • An effective and extensive training option.

Support a Cause

Join a family related by Dog that values the daily presence of four-legged friends…

Our Mission: “To conduct meaningful work in the realm of animal to human communication and coexistence…”

(click here to read more)

Located Just 12 Minutes South of Missoula

between Lolo and Florence, in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley!

Call Us Today- Let’s Talk Dog!

  Board, Train, & Love your best friend! Call us today: (406) 273-4899.

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