Board & Train
Our Board & Train packages is where your dog comes over to stay in my home and train in a loving, comfortable, and safe environment around real life situations working towards your mutual goals and needs.
This allows the training to transfer much more effectively to your home as opposed to a facility training program because we are already training around normal day to day activities such as doing laundry, cooking, guests, trash cans, doorbell ringing etc. instead of an empty room.
With this type of training package they are also able to have playtime with the other dogs while they are here for great safe socializing as well as work alongside them to practice their cues around distractions and their new friends. They also get the in home privileges of being able to cuddle during a movie with me or simply be out and around the home with more freedom as their training progresses to mirror the ideal home experience as much as possible. (We do not recommend or utilize dog parks for socializing as you cannot control the other dogs and would not necessarily know if they are vaccinated, safety first!)
These packages begin at 2 weeks long. Typical recommendation for new puppies is 3-4 weeks. Recommended package lengths will vary depending on the training goals as each package is specific to you and your dogs needs and we keep in touch with you about your dog while they are here to let you know how they're doing as well. You are welcome to come visit while they are here too!
For Puppies -
A Board & Train package is a wonderful option for a new addition who is in need of a great start and foundation.
Potty training, mouthing/biting, chewing, crate training, as well as foundation cues such as sit, down, leave-it, drop-it, come when called, wait, look and other day to day cues for great communication. Included safe socializing with dogs, humans, and outings to see new places, smells and hear new noises. These are all vital requirements for a well rounded and happy dog for life. A Board and Train is a great way to start them off on the right paw!
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For Adult Dogs-
A Board & Train package is not only for the little guys! This is a great training route for a possibly more mature rescue dog who didn't quite get the chance to learn their manners when they were young or simply for any dog who needs a refresher in their training. Each package is tailored to you and your dogs needs, we focus on what is most important and beneficial to you and your dog's happiness. Package recommendations will vary on details of training goals and needs.
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You also have a lot of perks included in a Board & Train package :
Q: "Will they listen to me if you do the training there?"
A: Yes! That is a huge benefit of using positive reinforcement & marker training to teach them. We are using a natural motivators for the dog to work for as a reward, like food, praise, toys, belly rubs etc. so they are learning the actual cues to respond to and are willingly doing so. Instead of only learning to fear or 'respect' to a single person thru pain or force. We do not use any choke, prong or shock collars in any of our training. Private sessions are included to follow up together to address your needs and to ensure you are comfortable and confident in applying the training once they return home as well.
Q: "Will they remember me?"
A: Don't worry, dogs always remember their families! Even if you've only had them a short while, you've most likely had some wonderful bonding time that's not to be forgotten. You're also welcome to come for a visit and get some snuggles in or do a session here in advance to them returning home to get a kick start on things.
Q: "Will they think I've abandoned them and be sad?"
A: Thankfully their experience here is meant to be fun, enjoyable and close to usual home life! Their first day over they might be a little reserved as they get their bearings but everyone gets some extra TLC when adjusting to help shake any nerves off - if there are any! Most puppies adjust very quickly and are off to playing and sillies right away with their new friends.
Let us know what questions you might have, I'd love to answer them for you!