Adolescent - Adult
"Effective training is a partnership between you and your dog based on trust, love, and science. Strengthen your bond so you can train force-free." - Unknown
A well mannered dog is a joy to own, and provides years of companionship. Unfortunately, in today's fast paced lifestyle our dogs are often left not knowing what's going on, but being expected to catch on. As a result many dogs are deemed "unruly", "obnoxious", or "not a good fit" and are either secluded away from their families in kennels/outdoor runs, or re-homed. Re-homed dogs often end up in shelters where they may be passed around to many locations or homes until they are lucky enough to find someone to work with them.
The board and train program is a 14 day immersion training program designed to help your dog get brought up to speed by laying a strong foundation in basic obedience commands, leash manners, house manners, and social skills. Unlike other board and train programs in the area, I do not use e-collars, and instead your dog is taught through positive reinforcement training and gentle correction/re-directions are done through the use of body language. Additionally, I only take one dog into the program at a time, with exception to dogs from the same household, to ensure your dog received the individual attention they need to succeed.
While with me your dog is worked with throughout the entire day within a home environment and out in the community where they gain valuable life skills and practice within real life situations instead of sitting in a kennel run and being worked only a few hours a day.
At the conclusion of the 14-day period, we will have a 1hr one-on-one training session in your home to go over continuing on with the groundwork that was laid. You will be provided homework, and the option for two additional follow up 1hr private lessons that will take place at 2 weeks, and 4 weeks OR enrollment in one of our group classes to ensure you stay on track.
A $75 in-home consultation is required prior to enrollment to assess the dog's suitability for the program, discuss the goals of the owner, and the trainer's observations.
Program Starts at $2,550.
Cost can vary based on location of private sessions, and severity of behavioral issues.
Cost includes the full 14-day program, and three 1hr private training lessons OR enrollment in a 6-week obedience course, training equipment (i.e., treat bag, harness, gentle leader etc.) and ongoing support for any questions following completion through phone, text and email.