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Board & Train
Let your dog experience their own vacation while you are away!

About

Board and Trains are one of the most popular training options in the busy world we live in today!

There are many reasons people choose to send their dog to a Board & Train program. If you are going out of town, why not send your dog somewhere that will maintain & train new skills so your dog is not only tired, but better trained as well? Have a new puppy that you don't want to potty train or are frustrated with the "naughty" puppy behaviors of chewing, biting, jumping, whining/barking, stealing clothing items, etc? Or simply want to board your dog where they can experience many fun activities and socialization opportunities?

You can customize and prioritize the skills and activities you want your dog to work on while they stay with us!

Sleepover with a Trainer

  • While your dog boards with us, they will live with a trainer, staying at their personal home each night.

    • While in the home, they will live like one of their own dogs! Playing, relaxing, and working on general house manners & etiquette!​

  • During the day, they will come to work with the trainer for a day of daycare or day training!​​

  • They will spend the whole weekend at the trainer's personal home! 

What to Bring

  • A Hungry Dog! 

    • Click here to read our FREE online course "Setting your dog up for Success!" before your dog's boarding stay to ensure the highest level of fun, progress, health and comfort.  

  • Dog's Food- must be pre-measured and divided in baggies per day

  • Flea/Tick Preventative IF needing to be given during stay

  • Any Medications/Supplements needed

  • Collar(s) + Leash + Dog! 

*Do NOT bring any additional items, you will be sent home with them. 

Board & Train + Day Training

In our Board & Train + Day Training Program:

  • Every dog will participate in an obedience training session, relaxation training, as well as work on our trick of the month! 

  • They will also participate in supervised group play sessions where they learn dog appropriate play, making sure everyone adjusts their playstyle to match their friend, or to find a friend that has the same playstyle. 

  • Text, Picture and/or Video updates given Mon, Wed & Fri

Training: 

  • The Scholar: Basic Obedience Session (Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Loose Leash Walking, Focus, Leave it, Place, Door Etiquette, Greeting Skills, Relaxation/Calmness, Advanced Obedience, etc.) 

  • Trick of the Month

Board & Train + Day Training & Activity

In our Board & Train + Day Training program: 

  • In addition to everything Day Training dogs do, activity dogs will participate in another training activity each day! The type of activity will depend on a variety of factors including your dog's age, physical ability, motivation level, temperament & skillset, as well as what you skills you select you would like us to work on with your dog.

 

Possible Activities:

  • The Scholar: Another Basic or Advanced Obedience Session

  • The Runner: Run & Recall practice

  • The Retriever: Toy Play Skills

  • The Trickster: Trick Training Session

  • The Athlete: Sport Dog Foundations

  • The Fashionista: Cooperative Care

  • The Adventurer: Outdoor Activities/Field Trips 

Daily Rates:

Board & Train + Day Training: 

$100/night

*If 3 or more nights, free day of Day Training on the last day! If less than 3 nights, the last day will have a Day Training charge.

Board & Train + Day Training & Activity: 

$125/night

*If 3 or more nights, free day of Day Training + Activity on the last day! If less than 3 nights, the last day will have a Day Training + Activity charge. 

Daily Schedule & Drop Off/Pick Up Hours:

Mon-Fri:

9-10am- Supervised Group Play Time, Potty/Water Breaks

10-12pm- Obedience Training & Relaxation Training Rotations

12-1pm- Supervised Group Play Time, Potty/Water Breaks

1-3pm- Activity Sessions & Relaxation Training Rotations

3-4pm- Supervised Group Play Time, Potty/Water Breaks

*Your dog will be in the trainer's personal home until they come in for a day of day training, and will go home with the trainer in the evening! 

Sat-Sun: 

Stay in the Trainer's personal home!

Drop Off: 

Mon-Fri: 6-9am

Pick Up: 

Mon-Fri: 4-8pm

*For those participating in 2 or 4 week B&T packages, must schedule a pick up time for a go-home lesson!

2 Week Board & Train Package:

14 Consecutive Nights: $1,750

-OR- 2 Consecutive weeks Mon-Fri: $1,250

Does your dog need a foundation in basic obedience skills? Or you just want a jump-start on training? This program is for you!

Benefits: 

  • Text, picture and/or video updates Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • 30 minute transitional training, so you, the owner, learn how to maintain your dog's new skills!

  • 3 months free of our CK9 Membership

  • 25% discount on Group Classes for 3 months 

  • 25% discount on Private Lessons for 3 months

  • Lifetime Email Support with the Trainers

4 Week Board & Train Package

28 Consecutive Nights: $3,000 ($500 discount!)

-OR- 4 Consecutive weeks Mon-Fri: $2,500

                          + E-collar for Off-Leash Obedience Goals, if requested. 

As trainers, we understand that the longer a dog practices skills, the more cemented they become, the easier it is for owner’s to maintain! Because of this, we have created a heavily discounted package, to encourage you to take this opportunity to receive the maximum growth and benefits!

Benefits: 

  • Text, picture and/or video updates Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • 1 hour transitional training, so you, the owner, learn how to maintain your dog's new skills!

  • 6 months free of our CK9 Membership

  • 25% discount on Group Classes for 6 months 

  • 25% discount on Private Lessons for 6 months

  • Lifetime Email Support with the Trainers

  • How do I make a reservation?
    You may email with specific dates to see if we are available, or you can fill out a board & train application by clicking on the Register Now! button from the Board & Train page. When you click on that button, it will forward you to our software Paw Partner. Here, you will need to login to your account, or create an account for you and your dog if you are a new client. Once logged in, you will want to make a Reservation -> Boarding -> fill out all the required information until you have checked out with the non-refundable* deposit to reserve your spot. *You will be notified and your deposit WILL be refunded if we do not have availability to accept your board & train date range.
  • Can I bring extra belongings?
    No. We do not allow extra belongings during your dog's boarding stay to ensure the health, cleanliness and safety throughout your dogs stay. If you bring additional belongings, you will be sent home with them.
  • What vaccinations do you require?
    For Puppies 16 weeks and younger we require: -Bordetella (Kennel Cough) -2nd series of Distemper (DHPP) For Dogs older than 16 weeks, we require: -Bordetella (Kennel Cough) -Distemper -Rabies We agree with, and accept limited vaccination protocols as long as titer testing is done to prove immunity. In addition, boarding dogs are required to be up to date on flea/tick medication and heartworm medication.
  • Is there a multi-dog discount?
    Unfortunately, due to the limited availability with dogs going to trainer's personal homes overnight, we do not have any multi-dog discounts at this time.
  • Do you train aggressive dogs?
    Yes, and no. It depends on what service you are looking for and what outcome you are seeking. Most aggressive or reactive dogs are referred to one of our Reactive Remedy Private Lesson Packages. These are 3 or 5 week programs to learn how to manage and reduce the reactivity or aggression seen, and to create a more neutral dog at the SIGHT of another dog or person. It is not to make your dog friendly to other people or dogs, as we cannot guarantee that. True aggression, is almost always caused from genetics, which we cannot change. We do not accept human aggressive dogs into our programs other than private lessons, for the safety of our staff. We do accept dog-dog reactive and aggressive dogs into some of our programs on a case by case basis. Most often, dog reactive dogs do not display the behaviors when the pet parent is not present, so Private Lessons are our recommendation to reduce the behavior.
  • What type of trainer are you? What methods do you use?
    We are a balanced training facility. We do not adhere to one specific ideology. We know dogs are all indivuals and that there is no one-size-fits-all to training. Instead, we continually grow our knowledge base and understanding of a variety of techniques so we can tailor the training to your specific needs and your specific dog. When laying foundations, we rely heavily on positive reinforcement. In fact, the vast majority of our training is done with positive reinforcement. However, we do not limit ourselves to one set of tools and use the full learning paradigm to train dogs. We may use food, treats, toys, prong collars, electronic collars, and anything else that a dog may find motivating. The most important aspect of integrating various tools into training is remaining fair and consistent. We believe in clear communication. We find that motivating dogs by rewarding them for behaviors we want and providing consequences for those we don’t want provides the clearest form of communication. Consequences and rewards are relevant to the dog, of course, so our methods vary with each dog. Our goal is to teach the humans, but also train the dogs in a way that is as clear, fair and enjoyable as possible.
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