Board and Train

We are unable to take on new clients for board and train programs at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience, and offer a few different options of online classes and virtual training. Please contact us for more information.

Our #1 program is our boarding school option. Boarding school truly is the best of both worlds. Your dog will stay in a home environment with a professional trainer, and will learn all of the skills that they need to be a well mannered dog. This program includes important obedience commands, socialization, and learning good manners in all aspects of life.

Denali performing all of her obedience commands in public.

Standard Board and Train

Our Standard Board and Train program is for dogs who have mild behavioral issues, such as pulling on leash, reactivity, jumping on people, and counter surfing. Dogs who graduate this program will have reliable obedience that makes them a joy to live with and allows you to enjoy taking them out on walks, to the local cafe, or to your favorite park.

The Standard program is three weeks long, and includes boarding, training, and three go-home lessons during the transition period.


Behavior Modification Board and Train

Some dogs have issues that we cannot resolve in our standard three week program. For those dogs who need some extra time and effort, we offer a Behavioral Modification program. Dogs that fit into this program include those with aggression issues, severe separation anxiety, or dogs with major fear issues.

This program includes all of the same obedience skills that are included in our regular program. Obedience is a key element in our behavior modification process because it gives the dog a job to do. Many dogs develop behavioral issues because their mental needs are not being met, and obedience allows us to bridge the gap.

In addition to teaching obedience, we will change your dogs state of mind. This involves showing them that the things they were scared of before are not anything to be worried about. You will be able to take a leadership role in your dog’s life and give them newfound confidence.

This program lasts between 4-5 weeks depending on the needs of the dog, and includes four go-home lessons.


How to Sign Up

If you are interested in a board and train program for your dog, please contact us so that we can get a spot reserved for you.

Where Will My Dog Stay During The Board and Train?

During the board and train program, your dog will stay with Sam in her home with the rest of the board and train dogs. The program dogs divide their time between training sessions, house time, yard play groups, and down time in their kennel. Because your dog is staying in an actual house, the training very closely replicates their normal lifestyle.

When you bring your dog for training, you will need to drop off a few things with them. You should bring their normal food from home so that they do not experience any issues switching food types. You are also welcome to bring any favorite treats, toys, or bedding. Your dog’s normal medications and flea, tick, and heartworm prevention can also be dropped of if they will be needed during the stay.

Go Home Lessons

At the end of our training programs, you will come back into the picture and start learning what your dog has learned. The good news is that we have done all of the hard work for you! All you need to do is learn the commands and learn how to handle a trained dog.

The first lesson will typically be at our location, and you will spend about an hour with us learning all of the commands and how to correct and reward your dog. The next lesson will take place in a public park or similar area where you will take all of those skills and practice them around more distractions. At the last lesson, we will come to your house and make sure that all of the training transitions smoothly to your home environment.

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