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A Stress-Free Environment for Your Furry Friend

        Dogs miss their parents when they’re away so the best thing you can do for them is choose a place that reduces their stress and makes them feel just as loved as if they were at home, Paws At Play Dog Boarding and Training is that place. We specialize in small dog boarding in a home setting. All dogs have to be less than 30 pounds and we board no more than 20 dogs to ensure safety. Never in cages and free roam of the house and yard (doggie door) 24 hour camera monitoring. All guests have to be super dog friendly to be considered, happiness and safety are extremely important to us. From our indoor and outdoor environments to activities suited to your dog’s own needs, Paws At Play is your dog’s home away from home.

A Stress-Free Environment for Your Furry Friend

        Dogs miss their parents when they’re away so the best thing you can do for them is choose a place that reduces their stress and makes them feel just as loved as if they were at home, Paws At Play Dog Boarding and Training is that place. We specialize in small dog boarding in a home setting. All dogs have to be less than 30 pounds and we board no more than 20 dogs to ensure safety. Never in cages and free roam of the house and yard (doggie door) 24 hour camera monitoring. All guests have to be super dog friendly to be considered, happiness and safety are extremely important to us. From our indoor and outdoor environments to activities suited to your dog’s own needs, Paws At Play is your dog’s home away from home.

Meet Sonja Thiels

Ever since Sonja was a child, she was playing and working with somebodies’ dog or horse.  Endless time spend at the barn, just observing horses, gave her great insight to how they co-exist, interact, and work within their family unit.  Anybody that had a dog that was willing to lend her that dog would get an exercised, behaved, happily spent dog returned to them.

Sonja is the founder of Paws At Play Dog Boarding and Training. Paws At Play is a singular concept in-home boarding and/or training experience in that it offers a set limit of no more than 20 dogs under 40’ish pounds.

Her passion in dog (people) training stems from her desire to teach people how to communicate with their dogs in a positive and compassionate manner. Working with dogs and horses for near 45 years has given Sonja great understanding and knowledge on why dogs behave the way they do and how to make the relationship between dog and owner a happy and truly bonded one, leading to years of love and loyalty.

Working with traumatized, those lacking social skills, abused, and those that have been abandoned has instilled in Sonja tremendous skill in rehabilitating dogs that were thought not to be able to co-exist in our society. Fostering countless dogs and finding them perfect homes to fit their personality gives her immense joy and gratification.

Sonja lives with her animal family: Maggie Rose the Border Collie, Emily, Thea, Leopold, and Iva the Rat Terries, Maple the Miniature Pincher followed by Stevie Nix, Sadie, and Sandie the resident kitties.

Get in Touch

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1772 Ball Ground Rd Ball Ground,
Cherokee County 30107 USA

770-735-2216

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Erin H.'s Review Erin H.
5.0 star rating

Sonja has trained both of my rescue dogs through her "board and train" program; the first one (Napa) 8+ years ago and the second one (Casey) 1.5 years ago....

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Verlon L.'s Review Verlon L.
5.0 star rating

I was introduced to Sonja Thiels over 5 years ago when I was looking for a trainer for my newly rescued 1+ year old pup Sophie. She was extremely anxious,...

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