Canine Perspective is a no-frills, straightforward service directed at what the dog needs, not what the human wants. We seek to bring our expertise in dog behavior to the forefront of dog daycare & boarding in the Chicago-land area. Transportation is also available to nearby areas.

What Comes First

Your dog must complete our 3-Daycare Day Evaluation in order to use our Daycare services. The evaluation is $105 in total for the 3 days.

Only Daycare regulars are able to utilize our Boarding services. We understand you want what’s best for your dog. So do we. That’s why we only board dogs that have trained with us or dogs that attend daycare at least once a week. Twice is recommended to keep them familiar to our space.

3-Day Evaluations

Dogs that have trained or are training with Canine Perspective do not need to undergo an evaluation and can utilize our Daycare & Boarding services. Evaluations are not required, but are recommended for those planning on using our Board & Train or Daycare & Train programs.
All dogs that have not been trained by Canine Perspective need to have a 3-day evaluation in order to use our Daycare. Your dog must be a daycare regular in order to utilize our boarding services. This is in response to untrained dogs breaking out of kennels, destroying kennel pans, and excessive barking due to stress putting more work on the staff that they are not being paid to do.
Phone: 773.661.6762 Email:

Day 1

Your dog does no socializing this day. My handlers get a feel for your dog as they acclimate to our facility. New environments are stressful, and trying to socialize a dog under stress is more likely to lead to dog fights or aggression.

Day 2

Pending your dog’s comfort level, we will begin the socialization process on a small scale with dogs of different energy types walking around and vice versa to see if your dog has any tension to certain energies.

Day 3

When your dog becomes more comfortable with the facility and other dogs, we’ll socialize them in a larger group. If there are still signs of timidness, tension or defensive responses, we may advise more work. Our 30-minute training sessions can be used to address these issues.

What you can expect from our Structured Boarding & Daycare

Your dogs’ stay will be much like that of a child going to school. Training is built-in to how handlers engage with dogs from the moment they walk into the moment they walk out. This training is to help promote good behavior when at our facility so that your dog can enjoy all of the activities and not be removed due to poor behavior. Handlers are trained to a level where dogs understand appropriate behavior out of respect. Our  Board & Train program includes follow up private lessons to ensure training passes on to the owner.

Canine Perspective is a licensed operating kennel through the state of IL and is insured and bonded.


$60Single Day
  • Single Day Additional Dog – $55
  • Holiday Single Day – $70
  • Holiday Single Day Additional Dog – $65


$40Single Day
  • 5-Day Bundle – $195
  • 10-Day Bundle – $380
  • 20-Day Bundle – $700
  • 3-Day Evaluation – $105
  • Holiday rates apply 3 days prior and 3 days after the following holidays: Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Holiday rates allow us to appropriately staff the facility to care for all the dogs.
  • Boarding reservations for holidays must be canceled 3 weeks in advance in order to allow us enough time to fill the spot. Should you drop off your dog later or pick up your dog early during your dog’s original boarding stay, you will be charged for the days you paid for.
  • Boarding reservations for non-holidays must be canceled 48 hours in advance otherwise you will incur a fee equivalent to 1 day’s boarding for canceling within 48 hours or for not showing.
  • A payment of 1 night per dog boarding is required for non-holiday reservations. A payment of 2 nights per dog boarding is required for holiday reservations.
  • All clients must cancel 48 hours in advance for our daycare services otherwise there will be a fee equivalent to half the cost of a single day of that service ($17.50 for Daycare, $15 for Pack Walk, $17.50 for Pack-tivities/Training Session). Cancellations done the day before will result in a full charge for the service(s) or a day being deducted from our bundles for those particular services.
The following are required vaccinations and tests that need to be submitted to Canine Perspective’s Structured Daycare, Boarding, & Training in order for your pet(s) to be enrolled in any of our services.
  • Parvo
  • Bordetella
  • Rabies
  • Distemper with Leptospirosis
  • Clear Fecal Exam
  • Titer protection may be substituted for the distemper and parvovirus vaccinations.
It is highly suggested that your dog is also on some form of Flea & Tick treatment.

Structure for the Mind

  • Your dog will engage in small, supervised playgroups with appropriate breaks to promote relaxation and prevent a constant need for interaction when going home due to non-stop engagement and over-stimulation.
  • Your dog will also be taught to remain calm when needed during play, as well as through separation or removal from their environment. This “off” switch teaches relaxation even in environments of high activity and benefits dogs that struggle with impulse control.

Structured Exercise

Structured physical exercise is great for your dog’s physical health, and even better for your dog’s mind. Canine Perspective is proud to be the FIRST and ONLY facility to be able to offer Pack Walks, like Cesar Milan, for its Daycare, Boarding, and Board & Train clients. Canine Perspective is also in the process of acquiring treadmills for its dogs and will be built into the routine of daycare and boarding clients to provide both physical exercise and mental focus. Treadmill training helps build confidence for insecure, nervous or fearful dogs. Each dog is taught appropriate to its personality type. Other exercises may include structured fetch, agility, scentwork, and food puzzles.

Add On Services For Your Dog’s Daycare Day Or Boarding Stay

Training Sessions

  • 5-Session Bundle – $162.50
  • 10-Session Bundle – $300
  • Monday – Sunday
  • Exclusive to clients who’s dog has completed a e-collar or prong collar program with us. No video or follow up is provided.

Individual Walk

  • 5-Session Bundle – $162.50
  • 10-Session Bundle – $300
  • Monday – Sunday
  • 30-minute outdoor walk.

Contact Us

2926 West Lake Street Chicago, IL 60612 Phone: 773.661.6762 Email:


Pick Up & Drop Offs

Weekday Hours

Weekend Hours

Boarding Pick Up & Drop Off by Appointment Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Daycare Drop Off: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pick Up: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hey pack!
Apologies for the lack of stories of the pups this week but just a little reminder that I’m the only one with access to our Insta account so when I’m busy, the socials are slow!
You can always expect the same routine while your pup is in our care, whether or not it makes it onto the ‘Gram.
Activity rotations every hour: Group play. Iso time. Duration. Treadmill. And of course rest time in their 4’ x 7’ kennels.
Dedicated care from our expertly trained staff.
Full water pails. Natural sunshine from our numerous skylights. Extra potty breaks in the outdoor pen.
We’re proud of what we do here and hope you are too! Thanks for being part of our pack even on the boring social media days 🥰.

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We love this piece of Wednesday Wisdom almost as much as we love having Brenda on our team!
For those of your lucky enough to have met Brenda, you know her passion for both dogs and discipline is what led her to become part of our pack to begin with.
Whether it’s working with her black GSD, Logan, or helping train newer members of the CP pack, Brenda has a strong skillset backed by a can-do attitude that make her an absolutely essential part of our team.

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Suns out, tongues out! ☀️🐶


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Questions & Answers

What To Expect During With Our Daycare & Boarding

  1. Being left in a new environment is stressful to dogs and can cause stomach upset (diarrhea) after leaving especially after a long period of time. It is also common for dogs to have a loss in appetite. As your dog becomes more accustomed to our facility these issues may go away or resolve themselves more quickly during repeated visits.
  2. Dogs will commonly display nervous, anxious, and fearful behaviors when in a new environment. Our 3-day evaluation allows us to gradually acclimate your dog to our facility to better ensure a positive experience.
  3. We want to keep our facility as clean as possible so all dogs are taken out on potty breaks throughout the day.
  4. Our Daycare & Boarding blends training, discipline, playtime, and rest that sends dogs home physically and mentally tired and not adrenalized and over-stimulated.

What You Need To Bring For Your Dog’s Stay With Us

  1. Bring each meal individually bagged in a Ziploc.
  2. If your dog receives wet food, we require you to provide a cover to reseal the can.
  3. We can accommodate dogs on a raw diet. Each meal will need to be individually bagged and brought in a Tupperware container.
  4. Treats are welcome. Please label with your dog’s name.
  5. If your dog is on a medication, we require you to provide pill pockets or canned food in order to administer the medication.
  6. If your dog has been trained on or wears a prong collar, e-collar, and/or Gentle Leader Head Halti we encourage you to bring your dog with them. We will label your e-collar, remote, and charger with your dog’s name to ensure it doesn’t get lost.

How We Handle Dogs With Behavior Issues

  1. Canine Perspective’s Staff is trained personally by Jesse San Miguel to ensure consistency in the management of dogs. Weekly meetings are also held to keep all handlers up to date on our dogs and addressing behaviors.
  2. All Handlers are trained on the appropriate use of slip leash, prong collar, and e-collar to ensure any and all training that former clients have done is reinforced.
  3. Dogs not trained by Canine Perspective are handled and transported via slip leash. Harnesses and Flexi-leashes are not allowed as they give minimal control of your dog. They also promote or exacerbate unwanted behaviors.
  4. If a dog were to exhibit any of the following behaviors it will be corrected. Reactivity Whining Barking Lunging Pulling Fence Fighting Chewing Biting
  5. All dogs are held to the same standard regardless of size, breed, or personality. This allows us to safely and effectively socialize dogs that are deemed ‘hard to handle’ and ‘anti-social.’
  6. If your dog has not trained with Canine Perspective, is on no training collar, and is displaying unwanted behaviors that cannot be addressed via slip leash we will inform you and ask that you allow us to fit and correct your dog with the appropriate training tool. If we cannot effectively correct your dog then they will not be able to utilize our Daycare and Boarding services.

What If Your Dog Is Aggressive, Anti-Social, And/Or Reactive

  1. If your dog has had aggression issues towards dogs or humans we require that your dog be muzzle conditioned prior to coming to our facility. This allows us to safely try to socialize your dog.
  2. Your dog may need additional work in order for them to be able to socialize with other dogs. We offer specialized training sessions that can be used to get your dog to be sociable with others within our facility.
  3. We cannot guarantee that your dog can be socialized with other dogs.
  4. Dogs that have issues towards humans may not be allowed to utilize our services depending on the severity.