How Do You Group the Dogs?

Some dogs are just learning social skills, and others are overly social and must learn manners.So we group dogs according to size, temperament and tolerance level for other dogs. Our goal is to exercise and socialize dogs into groups that relax and become calm as they...

Are the Dogs Allowed to Play With Other Dogs?

Yes! This is why we orient the dogs on the first visit to begin or continue their socialization in a new environment.  We supervise each new combination of canines while they inspect each new member to the group one by one, a slow smooth process we successfully and...

Who Can Stay at the Ranch?

All dogs who are current on vaccinations for their age, are welcome after they have been approved (Orientation Day). If your dog is mature* or over one-year S/HE MUST BE NEUTERED. In the case of intact males at about 9 months, they usually become unpopular in dog...

What’s the Ranch Like?

We are a free play boarding facility in a secure, secluded rural setting. While we have a cozy climate-controlled bunkhouse for eating and sleeping and getting out of inclement weather, the focus is playing outdoors with handlers and other dogs. Our one acre fenced...

Where is the Ranch?

Ernie’s Doggie Dude Ranch is housed at Holland Wildflower Farm in Elkins. It is the home of Bob and Julie Holland who are primary caretakers, and hosts for the dogs. We are 12 miles from Downtown Fayetteville taking Hwy 16 East along the White River. You can find us...