Welcome to Ruffgers Dog University!

Bonita Springs Florida’s Premier Indoor Dog Training & Boarding Facility.

Our Dog Boarding facility is state-of-the-art for boarding and daycare with an “at-home” feel. Our staff have extensive experience and knowledge in canine behavior and training to accommodate your individual needs for you and your canine companion.



Ruffgers offers luxury campus housing for your dog boarding needs! Our dog facility is one-of-a-kind. It features a dog training area, as well as indoor and outdoor play areas. We pride ourselves with having a team who are well-educated, experienced trainers, who come from a variety of different backgrounds in the animal industry, including professional trainers, pet sitters, and veterinarian-related jobs.

The Residence Hall has a unique home-like layout, creating a comfortable, non-traditional kennel space for your four-footed friend. Our facility is always staffed, even overnight, to ensure your dog’s comfort and safety while you are away!

home away from home


The fun doesn’t stop there!

We also offer baths, nails, brushing, raw bones, chicken back or neck, bully sticks, duck feet, lamb ears or goats milk as add-ons to your stay. Be sure to ask your trainer when scheduling your dogs visit about all the options or download the form here and bring it with you!!

Whether you are looking for puppy “boot camp” or brushing up on some good behaviors, we are pleased to offer our Board & Train program. While enrolled in our Board & Train program, your pup will receive one-on-one training from our experienced training staff. This includes such things like crate games, walking nicely on a leash, stay, agility, not jumping on people, or recall, as well as house-breaking and basic obedience. All Board & Train stays include a 30-minute lesson to go over all the learning that took place while your pup was with us so that the training can be continued and reinforced at home!

Before Your First Daycare or Boarding

*All new students must come in for an assessment at no charge for about an hour and a half to ensure they are placed in a space that will be just like home while you are away. While we are assessing the unique needs of your pup, you can tour our facility or shop our retail area (some great treats & foods available). Dog parents are also free to leave during the assessment.

#1 Dog Trainers & Boarding Facility in Bonita Springs, Florida

Ruffgers Dog University – Bonita Springs Dog Training & Boarding is located on 16355 Vanderbilt Drive, Bonita Springs. From Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) head northeast on Terminal Access Rd toward Lower Level and use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left onto Lower Level/Terminal Access Rd. Then keep left to stay on Lower Level/Terminal Access Rd and slight left onto Rental Car Return Rd. Next, use any lane to turn slightly left onto Terminal Access Rd and use the left lane to stay on Terminal Access Rd. After that, use the left lane to merge onto I-75 S via the ramp to Naples and take exit 116 toward Bonita Springs/Gulf Beaches. At this point, use the right 2 lanes to merge onto Bonita Beach Rd SE and keep right to stay on Bonita Beach Rd SE. At 0.6 miles, use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Vanderbilt Dr and turn right onto 9th St. Finally, turn right and Ruffgers Dog University – Bonita Springs Dog Training & Boarding will be on your right.

We’re open 24/7.

For additional questions you can call us at (239) 317-2006 or you can find us on Yelp.


Registration & Booking is easy! By clicking “Book Now” you can register your pup (for new students), update records and contact information along with making boarding and daycare reservations.