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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!

Additionally, you may consider our Sleepover with a Trainer program where your dog could live with a trainer, staying at their personal home each night and coming to work with them for a day of fun training & activities! 

Luxury Suites

  • Every dog will enjoy a large 5'x8' room, completely insulated and ventilated for increased comfort & safety.

  • A large window looking outside into their additional 5'x8' outdoor run.

  • Ability to go in & outside as they please, during business hours.

  • Individual water bowls with filtered water kept in their suite to decrease the risk of spreading illness. 

  • Temperature Controlled (Heat/AC)

  • Heated floors

  • Calming Music

What to Bring

  • A Hungry Dog! 

    • Please 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 Preventatives- IF needed 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. You may purchase an appropriately sized long-lasting chew for your dog to chew on during their stay. 

Board & Train

In our Board & Train Program:

  • Every dog will participate in obedience training & relaxation training rotations, twice a day.

  • 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. 

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 Activities!

In our Board & Train Activities program: 

  • Dogs will participate in all the obedience training, relaxation training and supervised group play sessions found in the Board & Train program.  

  • They will also participate in at least one activity per day.

The number of activities will depend on a variety of factors such as your dogs: age, physical ability, motivation level, temperament & skill set. 

Activities:

  • The Runner: Run & Recall (coming when called) in Outdoor Park or Indoor Gym

  • The Retriever: Toy Play Skills in Outdoor Park or Indoor Gym

  • The Trickster: Trick Training Session

  • The Athlete: Sport Dog Session (Nosework, Rally, Agility, Disc)

  • Pool Party! Group Swim & Blow Dry

  • The Swimmer: Individual Swim Lesson & Blow Dry

Rates:

Board & Train: 

$75/night

$50/night/additional dog (if staying in the same room)

Board & Train Activities: 

$100/night

$75/night/additional dog (if staying in the same room)

Sleepover with a Trainer: 

Dogs in this program will participate in the Board & Train Activities program during the day, and go home with a trainer into their personal home at night.  

$125/night per dog. 

*Very limited availability, and must be approved by manager. 

Daily Schedule & Pick Up/Drop Off Hours

Mon-Fri:

7-10am- Pick Up Hours

10-11am- Indoor/Outdoor Time (Activities! if enrolled) 

11-12pm- Obedience Training & Relaxation Training Rotations

12-2pm- Supervised Group Play Time

2-3pm- Obedience Training & Relaxation Training Rotations

3-4pm- Indoor/Outdoor Time (Activities! if enrolled)

4-7pm- Drop Off Hours

Sat-Sun: 

8-10am- Pick Up Hours

10-4pm- Small Group Rotations: Obedience/Relaxation Training, Play, (& Activities if enrolled). 

4-6pm- Drop Off Hours

*You may Drop Off during Pick Up hours, or Pick Up during Drop Off hours, but you will be charged for a day of Day Training or Day Training Activities. 

2 Week Board & Train Activities Package:

14 Nights: $1,750

Does your dog need to learn a few basic skills? Or you just want a jump-start on training? This program is for you!

Benefits: 

  • Text, picture and/or video updates Monday-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 Activities Package

28 Nights: $3,000 ($500 discount!) 

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-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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