10 Day Board & Train

This Program Includes:

  • 10 days of boarding with daily training

  • 2 follow-up private lessons

  • Walking tool

  • Biothane traffic lead

  • Place cot

  • Treat pouch

  • Text, photo, video updates upon request

  • Lifetime Support Promise

Suitable For:

  • Puppies ages 4-6 months old with no major behavior problems

  • Obedience foundations

  • Socialization

  • Fun happy stuff

Investment:

$1200

15 Day Board & Train

This Program Includes:

  • 15 days of boarding with daily training

  • 3 follow-up private lessons

  • Walking tool

  • Biothane traffic lead

  • Place cot

  • Treat pouch

  • Text, photo, video updates upon request

  • Lifetime Support Promise

Suitable For:

  • Puppies 4-6 months old with behavior problems

  • Dogs 6 months and older who need obedience training

  • Obedience and manners type behaviors. I.E. jumping, pulling on leash, destructive behaviors, not listening, not coming when called, etc.

Investment:

$1700

20 Day Board & Train

This Program Includes:

  • 20 days of boarding with daily training

  • 4 follow-up private lessons

  • Walking tool

  • Biothane traffic lead

  • Place cot

  • Treat pouch

  • Text, photo, video updates upon request

  • Lifetime Support Promise

Suitable For:

  • Dogs with mild to moderate behavior problems such as fear, anxiety, OCD, reactivity, or aggression.

  • Advanced obedience & manners, i.e. staying in one place for longer periods, distraction work, public obedience in stores, parks, other external locations.

  • Off leash hiking/camping goals

Investment:

$2200

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30 Day Board & Train

This Program Includes:

Suitable For:

  • 30 days of boarding with daily training

  • 4 follow-up private lessons

  • Walking tool

  • Biothane traffic lead

  • Place cot

  • Treat pouch

  • Text, photo, video updates upon request

  • Lifetime Support Promise

  • Dogs with moderate to severe behavior problems such as fear, anxiety, OCD, resource guarding, reactivity, or aggression.

  • Advanced obedience & manners, i.e. staying in one place for longer periods, distraction work, public obedience in stores, parks, other external locations.

  • Service dog foundations

  • Off leash hiking/camping goals

Investment:

$3000

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A Board & Train Program is suitable for:​

  • Basic or advanced manners/obedience

  • Leash Walking

  • Barking at people or dogs

  • Hyperactivity in the home

  • Destructive behaviors

  • Bolting out the door

  • Jumping on guests

  • Fear/Discomfort of being handled/touched

  • Focusing inside or outside 

  • Counter surfing 

  • Digging 

  • Frisbee training

  • Confidence in new locations

  • Listening to your commands in new places

  • Listening to directions

  • Resource guarding (food/toy aggression)

  • Generalized fear & anxiety

  • Behavior at the veterinarian's office

  • Lack of mental stimulation

  • Dog to dog aggression

  • Dog to human aggression

  • Socialization 

A Board & Train Program is not always suitable for:​

We are thrilled you are considering a board & train program! We have been doing board & train programs for years, but this may be a first for you! Here is a culmination of the things we have learned over the years.

  • Behaviors that are extremely specific to your own home. Example: my dog is afraid of my basement but is confident everywhere else. Or, my dog is quiet most of the time but barks out my front window at passers-by. 

  • Fence running

  • Trash raiding

  • Stealing food from your children

  • Trouble integrating with the new baby

  • Aggression toward one person only

  • Cat aggression/chasing

Why do Board & Train programs work so well?

As I'm sure you already know, there are huge benefits to having a professional trainer work with your dog multiple times a day. We are able to quickly and easily implement new rules and behaviors in the most streamlined way possible. Most of our clients don't have the time that we do to be able to doing several training sessions with their dog per day. We are not miracle workers, but we do have the time and knowledge to be able to teach new behaviors much faster than the average family can. Having your dog live with us for a period of time also allows us the opportunity to create our own relationship with your dog, which helps us make more accurate recommendations for behavior problems. 

Often, the best thing a dog can experience is a break from the monotony of his/her everyday home life. A dog who has an established routine is a dog who is subject to creating habits. Often, those habits are quite bad ones. When we remove the dog from his home environment, it helps immensely with undoing the bad habits that are connected to that environment. We bring the dog into a new place, and we establish a new routine that involves more rules and structure. It may be strange for the dog at first, but dogs actually thrive quite well in a place of consistency and clarity. Your dog will quickly learn what works, what doesn't work, and what kinds of behaviors will earn him the things he wants. We take this time to deeply ingrain new behaviors and habits, and then we give you the instructions to ensure your home can operate in a similar fashion. When we drop your dog off at the end of the program, we spend up to 3 hours giving you instructions and teaching your dog that the same rules apply back in his home environment. In the weeks following a board & train, we provide follow-up private lessons and if you continue implementing our recommendations, you will see some really exciting behavioral progress!

Common Misconceptions about Board & Train programs

A board & train program will completely change my dog, and I'm going to get back a different dog entirely.

  • ​Nope! We don't have the ability to completely change your dog. A board & train simply expedites your dog's training, and drastically lessens the margin for error in the training process. ​Your dog will still be her happy-go-lucky self when she comes home.

All of my dog's bad behaviors will be completely fixed when I get my dog back.

  • Sorry, we absolutely wish that could happen, but that's not always the case. Every dog learns at a different pace, just like people do. Think back to your worst subject in college. Chemistry, maybe? Sending a dog to a board & train program is very similar to signing yourself up for Chemistry Camp. You're going to Chemistry Camp because you need a lot of chemistry help, but you are fully aware that you're not going to come back home as an Organic Chemistry MASTER. You're hoping that you get home knowing a lot more than before, and you can go back to your Chemistry 101 class feeling more confident about these concepts that were really difficult for you in the past. Now, back to dogs.. If your dog is struggling very badly with his socialization around other dogs, when he comes home, he will not be perfect, but he will have a toolbox of coping mechanisms that he can now pull from when he is feeling overwhelmed around another dog.

My dog will learn how to behave really well with you guys, but not with me.

  • This is probably the concern we hear the most, and it is completely valid and understandable. If a board & train program isn't done correctly, this will absolutely happen. However, there are preventative measures that can be taken to prevent this from becoming a reality. First, we do a lengthy private lesson with you immediately when your dog gets back home. We give you a 15-20 page packet during this lesson, and we go through it together. This will have detailed instructions for all of the recommendations and protocols that we need you to begin implementing in your home. Then, we have you practice with you dog, and we don't leave until your dog is working well for you and you tell us that you are understanding all the information you've been given. We're not going to leave you hanging, that's just not our style.

Example Daily Board & Train Schedule

The board & train dogs have a variable schedule from day-to-day. However, here is a pretty average example of what your dog will experience during a typical board & train day.

8:30am - wake up, first potty break of the day

9:00am - into the crates for water and half breakfast

9:30am - play group outside while one of us takes dogs inside one by one for training sessions

11:30am - naptime

1:30pm - play group, exercise, group training

3:00pm - load up into the car

3:30pm - field trip (training @ Lowe's, Home Depot, parks, etc)

6:00pm - rest time. Settling in the house on dog beds with chew toys, treat puzzles, or Kongs.

7:00pm - dinner in crates, nap time

9:00pm - potty break, water, chilling loose in the house for the dogs who can handle it

11:00pm - last potty break, put dogs in crates for the night

Unsure what to do?

You're not alone! Most of the people we work with have never hired a dog trainer in their life. Some people have hired a trainer before, but the results they wanted were not achieved. Maybe you trained your last dog yourself, but this new dog is displaying behaviors that have caused you to hit a brick wall. Maybe this is your first dog and you don't know the first thing about dog behavior or training. Or maybe you're just looking for something fun to deepen your relationship with your dog. We've seen it all! Whether we are your first dog trainers or your 100th, we are committed to being your last! 

A quality relationship with your dog trainer starts with realistic expectations and an appropriate program recommendation. This is why we do consultations! A consultation gives us the opportunity to meet your family, evaluate your dog, and examine your lifestyle. From there, we can make a program recommendation that suits you and your dog best. Our recommendation is based on years of education, trial & error, and colleague consulting. Our suggestion will include everything we believe will set your dog and your family up for success, and to ensure you have all the appropriate tools moving forward to solve any future problems your dog may encounter.

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