I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful new Elkridge Md facility of Teclas K9 Academy this month. I can’t share a post about this local business without first sharing my own personal experience. The owner, Tecla Walton, was instrumental in the training of both of my rescue dogs. However, we rescued our shepherd mix, Dallas, from terribly abusive and neglectful circumstances. So, at the beginning, we could barely get through a day with him because his anxiety was beyond manageable. Tecla committed to helping us save our boy. Unfortunately, fear and anxiety, if not turned around quickly, can sometimes lead to aggression. But, today, our boy is more than we ever could have imagined. He is my daughters best friend, loyal, intelligent and a big part of our family. He will forever carry the emotional scars of his past, but he no longer allows it to control his behavior, nor do we. We credit Tecla and her wonderful staff for all they did to work with him and our second rescue, Sara.
With the opening of their new facility, Tecla was in need of marketing photos for her website and brochures. She specifically wanted images of the space and also of their wonderful adult dogs and puppies at play, during daycare.
Here is the lobby, where the dogs are checked in each day for daycare or boarding. Its clean, bright and they showcase quality pet products.
We then visited the boarding room where the dogs are kept very comfortable when not in the play room or if they are boarding. It is clean, bright, has its own temperature control and beautiful music is playing for the dogs to calm and soothe them. There are constantly loving employees in and out of the room often, checking on the dogs.
This little one could not be more sweet and was so lovable. This employee did not want to put her down and I don’t blame her!Teclas K9 Academy is highly organized to always ensure every dogs needs are met
The staff then started to move the dogs to the playrooms. The dogs were so happy to see each other and be able to play with one another! The staff remains extremely vigilant and always in the room with the dogs. There are never any incidents that are allowed to escalate because the staff maintains a watchful eye at all times and ensures all the dogs are happy and safe. Its obvious the dogs are content and relaxed because several of them laid down to take naps when they tuckered out!
The playrooms at Teclas K9 Academy are the place to be! You can literally see the dogs smiling! They were so happy and all had received plenty of hugs and cuddle time with the staff. If you are thinking of boarding your dog or need a safe, fun place for your dog to spend time & socialize, while you are at work, this is hands down the place you should call! It was a pleasure working with everyone from Teclas K9 Academy, especially all my new furry friends!