BOARD AND TRAIN

Board and Train is the most cost effective and transformational training that I offer. It is ideal for dogs of all ages beginning at 4-6 months old.

Board and train is the most cost effective and transformational training that I offer. It is ideal for dogs of all ages beginning at 4-6 months old. It’s great for dogs with no behavioral issues; just owners wanting someone else to train their dog, teach them what to do and then keep up with the training. It’s also great for dogs with low, moderate or severe behavioral problems where the dog needs a “reset” and so does the owner. Most behavioral issues stem from relationship issues with the owner, so removing the dog from its home for two to four+ weeks, and allowing it to live with me in a calm, structured environment is the first step in getting its mind healthy. I am then able to have better success in teaching all levels of obedience and then transfer the newer, healthy version of your dog back to you with a “clean slate” so to speak.

With board and train, everything your dog does is for the purpose of getting healthy, balanced, and obedient. I remove choices and control everything your dog does, such as, put it on a schedule for food, potty breaks, training, and walks. Doing this allows your dog to relax as it begins to learn the schedule. I control how your dog enters and exits all thresholds (crate/doors). Once it learns this, I start to curb over excited behaviors associated with people coming and going at home. I control how your dog walks through my house because a dog that pulls me through my house on leash is certainly going to pull me outside on walks. And playtime? Yes! Once earned, playtime is a good release for your dog but also has valuable learning elements. I correct over excited play and jumping/mouthing that may come along with it. And if your dog is a good fit for my dog, Kato, your dog will get socializing/play time with him where I can help teach your dog how to properly interact with other dogs. Once some rules and manners are established, your dog is increasingly integrated into my family life and given opportunities to make good choices in real world situations (guests, errands, etc.).

The end result is a calm, connected, balanced dog who listens to you and has more confidence.

The drop off of your dog takes about a half hour. The pick-up takes approximately 1-2 hours where at that time we will conduct a go home session. I will transfer the information and techniques over to you along with the strategies to continue your dog’s success. Depending on what Board and Train program your dog went through, we would schedule at least one follow-up session shortly after your dog returns home.

Most dogs can become balanced in two weeks. For dogs with severe fear or aggression issues, four+ weeks is usually recommended. In my experience, these dogs are just starting to come around at the 1.5-week mark and it would be a little too early to go home. But don’t assume the level of fear or aggression on your own. Here at Precision K9 Training we require an initial board and train consultation. The following is a description of our consultation and payment process.

Our consultation process is essential to us helping you, and therefore, we don’t charge for this service when you purchase a Board and Train program package. It is in your best interest to meet with us prior to having your dog come stay with us to ensure that this program is the right fit for both you and your dog. The consultation will last anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour as we assess your dog, and together determine what type of training would be most beneficial. If you decide after your consultation that the Board and Train program is for you, you will be required to put down a $200 deposit to hold your dog’s spot for the month that you have picked based on Precision K9 Training board and train availability. No spots are confirmed until the deposit has been made.

The start date for board and train is typically decided upon at the conclusion of the consultation.

Below are the Board and Train packages, with rates.

Note: Please plan to book well in advance.


Board & Train for Puppies – 1 Week (On-Leash)

This unique board and train experience is ideal for puppies between 4 to 6 months of age.

You get all the things that make Precision K9 Training the best – 24/7 training, which includes a lifestyle of structure, routine socialization, and supervised play. By living in our home for 1 week, your puppy will develop a new foundation and state-of-mind that will make it easy for you to continue training at your home. This will empower you to continue developing a new and incredible relationship with your dog as he/she grows up. Many clients that complete the Board and Train for Puppies program, join us again for another 7 day board and train around 6 months of age to achieve low-level e-collar off leash freedom through e-collar training.

At the end of one week you can expect your puppy to be well on his/her way to being an excellent companion. Here are some of the things your puppy will be able to do after a week with Bob:

  • Walk politely with you (On-Leash)
  • Sit/Stay
  • Down/Stay
  • Waiting at Thresholds
  • Place Command
  • Basic Crate Training
  • Waiting for Food
  • Potty Training

Basic, age-appropriate, behavior problems are also included in this package (if they are persistent, a longer board and train may be needed to solve them*):

  • Jumping, Nipping, Mouthing
  • Excessive Barking
  • Counter-Surfing
  • Leash Biting/Chewing

As with all Precision K9 Training Board and Train packages, you can expect a lasting relationship between you, your dog, and Bob for a lifetime of success.

Cost: $550

*$450 for additional weeks at owner’s request


Board & Train for Obedience – 2 to 4 weeks (On and Off-Leash)

​Bob really focuses on providing a lifestyle that makes a dog happy and balanced. While he does have a very high level understanding of putting basic commands on verbal cue, he makes sure to go beyond basic behaviors and tap into your dog’s brain to teach it how to function successfully in the world. Bob performs all board and trains at his own home and at their training facility in Ottawa, IL. While training with Bob in this package, your dog lives as if it is one of his own.

This is a great option for owners who are looking for excellent obedience (with distractions) and to improve the bond they have with their canine companion. Your dog will develop a new foundation and state-of-mind that will make it easy for you to continue the training at your home. This will empower you to continue developing a new and incredible relationship with your dog.

During your dog’s stay, he will learn the following skills and commands:

  • Walk politely with you
  • Sit/Stay
  • Down/Stay
  • Waiting at Thresholds
  • Place Command
  • Recall/Come
  • Crate Training
  • Waiting for Food
  • Duration work with distractions

Basic, age-appropriate, behavior problems are also included in this package (if they are persistent, a longer board and train may be needed to solve them*):

  • Jumping, Nipping, Mouthing
  • Excessive Barking
  • Counter-Surfing

Cost: $1050 for 2 weeks* (Price does not include e-collar, which ranges in price from $180-$290, depending on you dog’s needs.)

*$450 for additional weeks

*** Your dog does not qualify if there is any history of aggression towards people or dogs, extreme anxiety, separation anxiety, severe property damage, biting people or dogs, severe crate intolerance, etc. Please inquire about Behavior Modification Board and Trains if your dog suffers from any of these issues.


Board & Train for Behavioral Modification – 4 to 8 Weeks

Board & Train for Behavior Modification: This is similar to the Board and Train for Obedience, but is more focused on dogs with serious issues – aggression, fear or otherwise. Bob specializes in challenging dogs and a Board and Train can be a great start to a new beginning for you and your challenging dog. In this 24/7 training atmosphere, your dog will be socialized with other dogs and humans while training and learning how to get over their issues. For dogs with serious problems, Bob always recommends this program to “reboot” your dog and let a specialist get your dog started on a road to success.

Cost: $2800 for 4 weeks* (Price does not include e-collar, which ranges in price from $180-$290, depending on you dog’s needs.)

*Depending on the severity of the issues, additional weeks may be required. This will be determined either after the consultation or early-on in the board and train process. Additional weeks are $600.

Bob excels at these difficult cases, but it is often difficult to predict the amount of time a dog will need to start to make a turnaround.

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