Board and Train

Our most reliable program for lasting behavior change

Our unique approach to board and train gives you all the benefits of *traditional board and train programs, without keeping you away from your dog the whole time!

Board and Train programs typically last 2-6 weeks, with your dog staying with us Monday-Friday, with a go-home lesson at the end of each week, and time to practice on weekends!

 *Traditional Board and Train programs still available.

Traditional Board-and-Trains:

 

  • No opportunity to see your dog for the entire length of the program
  • No ability to address any imbalances in your relationship with your dog, which may be contributing to your dog’s behavioral issues, until the end of the program
  • No opportunity for you to practice your training/handling skills until the end of the program, or to make sure the dog responds to you the same way as to the trainer
  • Getting 3-6 weeks worth of training information in one lesson can be overwhelming, and make important details easy to miss
  • No way to troubleshoot any issues that may arise when you start transferring your dog’s new knowledge and behavior to your own home

M-F Board-and-Train Programs:

 

  • You get to spend time with your dog every weekend throughout the program
  • Relationships don’t change overnight. Keeping you involved throughout the program makes sure we are addressing both the dog’s behavior as well as any underlying relationship issues
  • You get to learn alongside your dog, and get continued assistance perfecting your own technique throughout the program, with opportunities for troubleshooting along the way
  • Weekly go-home lessons help ensure that you are receiving all the information you need for success, but in small, manageable portions
  • Returning your dog to his home environment each weekend allows us to troubleshoot any potential real-world application issues that arise

Board and Train Programs Include:

  • Daily exercise and enrichment, with regular potty breaks
  • A minimum of three 20-30 minute training sessions every day, Monday through Friday
  • A one-hour go-home lesson each week, on Friday afternoon/evening, or Saturday morning
  • One included follow-up lesson with a 3 or 4 week program, and two with a 5 or 6 week program.
  • Opportunity to schedule additional follow-up lessons without needing to purchase a full package
  • Unlimited lifetime support via email or phone after the conclusion of the program

Why Choose a Board-and-Train?

Time. Many owners simply don’t have the time it takes to do their dog’s training themselves. Board and Train programs allow us to do the heavy lifting, getting your dog through the challenges of getting started, and getting in a lot of repetition that can be time-consuming and tedious for owners.

Quality. Let’s face it – you’re not a dog trainer. And that’s okay. After all, that’s why we’re here! Especially when dealing with behavioral issues, where mistakes can be costly, it’s often best to let the professionals lead the training process and guide you through the process of maintaining the work we jump-start.

Efficiency. With multiple hours of training, every day, five days a week, for multiple weeks, a Board and Train is our most immersive option to make significant progress within short periods of time.

Consistency. Board and Train programs allow us to maintain a controlled environment in which we can observe, guide, and reinforce every single choice your dog makes during their time with us. We can achieve a level of consistency that is nearly impossible to achieve by any other means.

Customization. Having your dog with us for multiple weeks gives us the opportunity to get to know your dog on a deeper level than any other program. This enables us to develop individualized strategies and exercises for your specific dog.

Program Options

 *Traditional Board and Train programs still available.

2 Weeks

Our 2-week program is designed only as a jump start, to get started on basic on-leash obedience or to be supplemented with classes or lessons to meet your goals.

Program Includes:

  • 10 days of training
  • 2 go-home lessons
  • No follow-up lessons

3 Weeks

Our 3-week program is a good place to start if you are looking to get your dog jump started on off leash obedience training, or if you are looking to begin addressing mild behavioral issues such as leash reactivity.

Program Includes:

  • 15 days of training
  • 3 go-home lessons
  • 1 follow-up lesson

4 Weeks

Our 4-week program is our most commonly recommended program. It is often the ideal length for establishing reliable on and off leash obedience training with your dog, or for addressing mild to moderate behavioral issues such as reactivity, and anxiety.

Program Includes:

  • 20 days of training
  • 4 go home lessons
  • 1 follow-up lesson

5 Weeks

Our 5-week program is a good starting point if you are dealing with moderate to severe behavioral issues, or if you are dealing with mild behavioral issues and also want to place an emphasis on achieving reliable on and off leash obedience training during the program.

Program Includes:

  • 25 days of training
  • 5 go home lessons
  • 2 follow-up lessons

6 Weeks

Our 6-week program is our most intensive, and is recommended for severe reactivity cases and other more severe behavior modification. The six weeks allows us to get a firm handle on the behavioral issues and also lay a foundation of solid, reliable on and off leash obedience training.

Program Includes:

  • 30 days of training
  • 6 go home lessons
  • 2 follow-up lessons

Note: If your dog is human and/or dog aggressive, private training is the best option in most cases.

Payment Information:

Deposit: Board and Train programs book in advance, and require a deposit, which will be invoiced and due upon receipt, at the time of booking. Full payment is due when you drop your dog off for the first day of his or her program. If you need to make payments for your program, you can book your program farther in advance, and add payments to your deposit, leading up to the start of your program, at which time the full amount is due.

Board and Train Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your Board and Train program for any reason, your deposit is non-refundable. If you need to reschedule your Board and Train program, it must be rescheduled with at least a week’s advance notice. Programs scheduled within a week of our scheduled start date will result in your deposit becoming non-refundable and non-transferable to the rescheduled program. Some exceptions may apply for emergencies or extenuating circumstances.

Training Tools: Board and Train programs above do not include training tools. Each dog is different, and we will not have a definite answer to which tools will work best for your dog until we start working with him. Examples of training tools we may choose to use include, but not limited to: slip lead, prong collar, head halter, muzzle, e-collar. If your goals include off leash reliable obedience, we will require a high quality e-collar,  so please budget about $200-$300 for training tools. If you have any questions about tools that we typically recommend for your training goals, please contact us!

Note: A separate invoice, due upon receipt, will be sent after determining what training tools will be utilized.