Board and Train
Board & Train Dog Training
What is it?
Your dog will stay with us and complete training sessions each day.
A Working Vacation For Your Pup
There are many “board and train” services available from dog trainers in the area. By and large, these are offered by trainers that offer a “guarantee” of some sort and use aversive techniques like shock collars (e-collars), prong collars, choke chains, spray bottles, and any number of other techniques that we neither suggest nor tolerate.
In case you haven’t noticed by now, we are purely positive! In accordance with that approach, our board and train dog training service is more like a working vacation for your dog than a “boot camp”, which just sounds scary when you think about it. We work with pet dogs and at the core of our training philosophy is a belief and understanding that better communication with your dog leads to a much better and more enriching human/canine bond. That is what we work toward in our training sessions.
If your goal is to help your dog become socialized and an overall better member of your family, our board and train service is for you.
What Will We Be Doing?
Glad you asked. Board and train includes a phone consult or session prior to and a session in your home after our board and train program so you know precisely what we’ve done while training your dog, and why. While your dog stays with us, he’ll sleep comfortably overnight and play with other dogs during the day. We’ll engage in 3-4 specific training sessions each day, and take him out for socialization sessions 3-4 times per week.
These sessions include taking rides in the car with us, going to dog-friendly establishments like Petco and Home Depot, going to the park, and other situations where your dog will be exposed to the “real world,” just like he will be when he’s with you.
Oh – and while he’s with us, WE WILL HAVE FUN! Because if you’re not having fun, what’s the point?
Our Board and Train Program is 4 weeks long. This allows for the most repetition and consistency to ensure that all behaviors are learned effectively and with proofing. In addition to the multiple daily sessions and repetitions we put in, we also take them out to the park, Home Depot, Pet store, ect. to expose them to lots of different people and things and help them generalize behaviors.
When they are done, we have a session to go over how to maintain the behaviors that they have learned.
Our board and train is for puppies 6 months and under.
Board and train is not appropriate for dogs with anxiety, reactivity or aggression.