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Board and Train
Puppy Socialization
Training Program

"Training a puppy is like raising a child. Every single interaction is a training opportunity". - Dr. Ian Dunbar

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Proper socialization and early training are critical when it comes to raising a puppy, and ensuring they grow to be a well-rounded adult. Unfortunately, many people do not have the time to dedicate to proper socialization or training, and as a result end up seeking behavioral help by the time the puppy is 10 months - 2yrs. I would love to never receive those calls, especially when it can be avoided.

That's why I offer the puppy socialization and training program.


The board and train program is an immersion training program designed to help busy owners get their puppy started on the right track. Unlike other board & train programs offered in the area I do not use e-collar's, but train your puppy through positive reinforcement training combined with gentle re-direction through the use of body language. I also only take one puppy into the program at a time to ensure your puppy gets the individualized attention they need to succeed. Additionally, your puppy is worked with continuously throughout the day in real life situations within a home environment or community rather than sitting in a kennel run and only being worked for just for a few hours each day.


While with me your puppy will begin to learn proper house manners, and will be socialized daily and introduced to new people, kids, dogs, and even cats. They will be taken into the community and introduced to new environments such as stores, walking paths, city streets, dog parks (if fully vaccinated) and other dog friendly locations.

In addition, they will be introduced to

  • An array of flooring textures including hard wood floors, pavement, carpet, wood chips, concrete, gravel, sand, and rubber. 

  • Bicycles, Skateboards, and Scooters

  • Traffic noises

  • Stairs

  • Car rides

  • Household noises - i.e., vacuums, lawn mowers, hair dryer, and dishwasher.

  • Grooming and Nail trimming

We will start work on basic obedience commands, leash manners, house breaking, waiting at thresholds, impulse control, confidence, and crate training. ​


At the conclusion of the program, we will have a 1hr one-on-one training session in your home to go over continuing on with the ground work that was laid.  You will be provided homework, and two follow up 1hr private lessons will take place at 2 weeks, and 4 weeks post program to ensure you stay on track. 

A $75 in-home consultation is required prior to enrollment to assess the puppy's suitability for the program, discuss the goals of the owner, the trainer's observations, and duration of time needed to help make the puppy successful.

I offcer programs from 2-8 weeks, with 2 week Programs Starting at $2600.

Cost includes the full program, and three 1hr private training lessons, training equipment (i.e., treat bag, harness, gentle leader etc.) and ongoing support for any questions following completion through phone, text and email.

Teach a puppy how to take the world in stride, and your life together will be beautiful.

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