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10 Day Board & Train Program

 

The way our program works, and of course why it is so successful, is that your dog actually lives with our trainers and their pack during the training, and quickly learns that this is not just a passing phase, but is a whole new way of life. This method of training not only gives a firm basic obedience foundation but also focuses on behavior modification- including annoying bad habits, socialization problems, anxiety issues and other concerns that simply cannot be addressed during basic obedience classes or lessons. Our board and train program is much more personal and effective than other options available as it is done in a home setting and gives your pup dedicated attention 24/7. We have found that training conducted in a home setting and in other real life circumstances including parks, stores, and other public places; rather than just a kennel, training center, or retail store, transfers into the owner's homes and lives much easier. Most owners don't plan on living in a kennel, training center, or retail store, so it doesn't make much sense to teach your dog how to behave only when they are in one. We understand that you want your dog to be a dog and a functioning part of your family. 

Personally, we have long abandoned the concept of training classes, or even private lessons for anything other than basic obedience commands simply because we are not satisfied with the length of time it takes to achieve results. Dogs need consistency to learn, and we just don't feel there is enough consistency in a 1 hour class or lesson, done 1 or even 2 days a week. We also believe that dogs learn from other dogs, and those habits can be good or bad. With that being said, your dog would be trained alongside our already trained working dogs all day and every day during their stay, not only learning from our skilled trainers but also learning by example how to be a well-mannered dog. The amount of hours we spend working hands-on with your dog during a 10 day stay would take over a year to complete as 1 hour a week classes or private lessons- and then you have wasted over 12 months being frustrated with your dog and likely with very little, if any positive results! Our program is customized to the needs of each dog and the expectations of each owner. We ask each owner to provide a ‘wish list’ of the behaviors they notice at home and would like to see improvement on. No problem is too big or too small. We limit our trainers to 2 students at any given time for this program, to be sure that each pup is getting the proper amount of time and attention they deserve. Our trainers enjoy providing our clients with updates- including pictures and short videos of the progress their pup is making while away. 

Pick up and drop off transportation for your dog is available upon request at no additional charge with this program.

Personalized Private Lessons

 

In between and following the completion of the lessons, owners will be responsible to show their dog clear expectations and to provide reasonable boundaries inside and outside the home in order for the training to be effective. Consistency is key, so it will be up to you to ensure your dog's success in our absence.    

Personalized One on One Private Lessons are available in a package of two or in a package of six. Each lesson is no less than 1 hour in length, at our facility.

In your home lessons are also available, travel fee applies. 

AKC Prep and Evaluation for Certification

The American Kennel Club (AKC) offers a variety of training certifications as tested through approved evaluators. Each program has a specific set of testing criteria and required skill set designated by the AKC. 

 AKC programs include: 

  • S.T.A.R. Puppy 

  • Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

  • Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGUC)

  • Community Canine Advanced Canine Good Citizen (CGCA)

It would be our pleasure to guide you and your dog towards successfully accomplishing these levels of achievement!    

 

We are also approved Evaluators for the American Kennel Club's S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, Urban Canine Good Citizen, and Community Canine Programs- and we would be happy to schedule a private evaluation for your dog not matter which training program they have previously participated in.

 

Group rates are also available for rescues, clubs, or other special events that would like to have 5 or more dogs evaluated at during the same testing period. 

 

Ribbons and required AKC Test/Registration Forms are provided upon successfully passing the evaluation.

Each Class is up to 90 minutes in length.

 6 Week Program

Pups or Dogs with any aggressive tendencies will be removed from class.

Group Obedience Classes

 

Basic Obedience Level 1 is on

Wednesday Evenings or Saturday Mornings

Intermediate Obedience Level 2 is on

Tuesday Evenings or Saturday Mornings

Advanced Obedience Level 3 is on

Mondays Evenings

 

Weekly classes for 6 weeks give owners the tools they

need to teach their dogs in between classes.

Please contact us for date and location of our next Kids & K9s Socialization Event. 

Events are 60-90 minutes in length. Participation is $10 per child.

Group Rates and Private Events are also available.

Arrrfs and Crafts
Kids and K9s Socialization Events


Allowing children the opportunity to interact with  trained and certified therapy dogs in a comfortable and relaxed group setting. We host picnics in the park, reading sessions, make various crafts, and conduct group walks. Parents are required to attend with their child and each child is encouraged to interact and participate at a level that is comfortable for them. 

Canine Comfort Sessions


It is no secret that interacting with dogs has its benefits. We are pleased to offer these personal sessions to the general public on an as needed basis. These services have been utilized in private residences, retirement homes, long term care facilities for all ages and abilities, churches, schools, libraries, and funeral homes.  

Please contact us for availability. 

Sessions scheduled in our facility are $40 per hour.

Multiple furnished private rooms and complimentary WiFi for your convenience!

Professional Photography


We also partner with an amazingly talented professional photographer offering professional photo shoots for your dog. These sessions can be for the whole family or just for your dog. Themed or holiday shoots are also available at the owners request.

Please contact us for availability and specific pricing. 

Individual private photo shoots begin at $50 for 1 dog.

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