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Why a board and train can be the best option.

It’s often difficult, if not impossible, for some owners to change their dogs’ behaviors on their own and within their home environment. This is typically for two reasons. First, the dog’s patterns of behaviors have been deeply ingrained and well rehearsed in that same environment making it difficult to erase old associations. Second, the dog’s relationship with its humans can be frayed or unbalanced, actually making it detrimental towards any lasting change.

On top of that, it’s undeniable that owners can often be enablers of the same issues they’re hoping to correct (although not intentionally). So sometimes separating the dog from its owners and removing the dog from familiar environments are necessary to facilitate better learning.

A board and train program starts your dog off on a new slate. New environment, new routines, new levels of structure, new management protocols, and new humans to interact with and learn from.

This allows your dog to form a new and more balanced relationship and gives him or her a fresh start at learning. A well run board and train program can be instrumental in establishing a strong foundation of training that will last a lifetime.

We address both ends of the leash.

Once your dogs board and train time is complete, that’s when the real work begins for you. You’ll meet with your trainer to learn how you can get the same behaviors that the dog has learned, how to maintain them, and how to continue to make those behaviors stronger over time.

Our aim is to show you that your dog can succeed and to help you achieve new agreed-upon goals and standards so that you can be successful as well.

Your dog will only be as good as you and the skills you develop, so your time with us is vital to your dog’s overall success.

Through working with our trainer, you will learn how to establish better structure in your household, enforce your rules, manage your dog in a manner that prevents future problems from developing, and foster the kind of relationship that will bring about lasting results.

Our board and train programs are “first come, first served” and tend to book out a few months in advance.

Dogs live in a home environment with access to a trainer 24/7. They are not kenneled in yards, basements, or garages.

Our board and train programs are divided into two categories.

The first is for dogs who have no behavior issues and the second is for those who display more challenging behavior issues.

3 week Board and Train

For dogs that are generally friendly (but not necessarily perfect) or show some mild behavior issues. Problems that can be addressed during this 3 week period are…

  • Jumping
  • Lack of focus
  • Crate Training
  • Housebreaking
  • Counter Surfing
  • Pulling on Leash
  • Excessive Barking
  • No Recall (not coming when called)
  • Not listening / Tuning out owners
  • Hyperactive or Overstimulated Behaviors
  • Door Dashing / Lack of Threshold Control

Most dogs can benefit greatly from this program. Your dog will learn..

  • To heel by your side during walks
  • Go to a bed or mat and remain until released
  • Come to you each time you call
  • Be entirely off leash reliable
  • Down and stay on command
  • Sit and stay on command
  • Have greater control around open doorways and food
  • Socialization with other dogs, if appropriate

   This program includes any equipment needed and unlimited support after the 3 weeks

Investment: $3197 plus tax

4 week Board and Train

For dogs with more serious forms of behavior challenges, such as…

  • Leash Reactivity
  • Fear Aggression
  • Barrier Frustration
  • Resource Guarding
  • Excessive Chewing
  • Excessive Barking
  • Dog and Human Aggression
  • Anxiety or Insecurity Behaviors
  • Demanding or Insistent Behaviors

   This program includes all of the training as in the 3 weeks program but it specializes in dealing with  more anxious, fearful, and insecure dogs. It gives them time to go through the training at a slower pace and build up their confidence.

You also get our guaranteed unlimited support after the board and train

Investment: $3745 plus tax

Each Board and Train includes the following…

  • 90 minute go-home session
  • Candidate for future boarding with us
  • Unlimited support for the life of your dog
  • Follow up session at your home or our facility
  • Any equipment deemed necessary for training