Wind River Tails & Trails

Pet & Service Dog Training + Kennel-Free, Natural Boarding

Who Are We?

We are a one-of-a-kind facility for service dog and pet dog training, as well as providing a natural, comfortable environment for our boarding clients. We offer a unique Service Dog training program, and work to create a lasting partnership between all dogs and their human companions through our groundbreaking approach to training. We are the supporting arm and headquarters of the Wind River Bear Institute, where we raise and train our Karelian Bear Dogs for wildlife conservation work in three countries!

Announcements

3/24/2017 Update

SPRING GROUP CLASSES SCHEDULED! With the changing of the seasons, we have scheduled our first group classes of the year. Remember to check out our Group Classes page to learn more about what’s offered in each class. Our Spring lineup includes the following:

  • PUPPY/BASIC PARTNERSHIP TRAINING starts SUNDAY, 4/23/17 from 4-5PM
  • CANINE GOOD CITIZEN PREPARATION starts SATURDAY, 4/15/17 from 1-2PM
  • BRAIN GAMES 1 starts SATURDAY, 4/22/17 from 11:45AM-12:45PM

You can register for any of these classes by visiting our SQUARE ONLINE STORE! CLICK HERE!

 

Boarding

  • Private & group boarding
  • Stress-free, natural environment
  • Outside of the city
  • HUGE, grassy yards
  • Nightly “snuggle-downs”
  • Staff on site all night

Training

  • Break the 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.
  • Offering Private Lessons, Board & Train, and Group Classes!

Service Dogs

  • Train your own dog or adopt a temperament-assessed shelter dog
  • Training for physical and psychiatric disabilities
  • Owner Training through private lessons AND Board & Train available
  • Accessible & affordable, with a great support system

Support a Cause

  • Join a family related by Dog that values the daily presence of four-legged friends.
  • All proceeds from our training and boarding services go to support our wildlife-saving work with our Karelian Bear Dogs
  • Our Mission: “To conduct meaningful work in the realm of animal to human communication and coexistence…” (Visit the Wind River Bear Institute)

Located Just 12 Minutes South of Missoula

between Lolo and Florence, in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley!

Wind River Tails & Trails

Address:

5353 E. Carlton Creek Rd.

PO Box 1299

Florence, MT 59833

Phone: (406) 273-4899

Fax: (406) 273-4752

Email: tailsandtrails@windriverbearinstitute.org

Boarding Hours: 

Drop Off & Pick Up Hours – 8-10AM & 6-7PM

Training Hours: 

By appointment. Call or email to schedule!

Office Hours: Variable. We are in and out training and supervising the kennel. Please leave a voicemail or shoot us an email if you don’t reach us and we will return messages as quickly as possible!