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  • How old does my dog need to be to enroll the program?
    My Board and Train program is designed for dogs 6 months or older. Must be dog neutral (tolerate other dogs not designed for dogs with human or dog aggression.) This is a great program to address basic obedience, leash pulling, jumping, unwanted puppy behavior etc.
  • How do I enroll my dog in your program?
    Contact me for a free phone consult. If approved I'll email you a training contract, health and intake forms. After I receive your forms back we'll schedule an intake date to start your dog's training.
  • What health requirements does my dog need to enroll?
    All dog's entering my Board and Train program are required to be current on DHLPP, Bordetella, CIV and Rabies vaccines. Must be current on prescription flea/tick prevention for at least 3 consecutive months prior to intake and have a negative fecal test from their veterinarian within 5 days prior to intake. My priority is to keep your dog and my personal dogs happy and healthy!
  • What will my dog learn?
    Using a balanced training approach your dog will be taught basic obedience and essential life skills. Your dog will learn new obedience skills and behaviors using play and treats. Once your dog understands and is fluent in the desired behavior a low e-collar simulation is layered onto the behavior, this conditions and reinforces the behavior while continuing to use play and treats as rewards. After completing the board and train program your dog will understand sit, stay, down, down on recall, come (on/off leash) heel (on/off leash) place, crate, meal manners, greeting manners, threshold manners and e-collar conditioned so your dog can safely and confidently enjoy off leash freedom!
  • What will a typical day look like for my dog while in your Board and Train program?
    Your dog will live in my home in a safe, clean and structured learning environment. I only accept 1 board and train student/client at a time to guarantee plenty of individual training time and daily enrichment. Your dog will get to enjoy daily pack walks with my personal dogs, structured playtimes, multiple outdoor pee/poop breaks, a minimum of 6 daily training sessions, field trips into town to practice generalization and neutrality. When traveling your dog will always be transported in a crate for safety purposes. At night your dog will sleep in a crate in my bedroom. You'll receive text and picture/video updates on your dog's training progress.
  • What can I expect after my dog's Board and Train is complete?
    Before you take your dog home you'll receive a 1-2 hour training session with your dog so you can learn how to clearly communicate with your dog and maintain your dog's new skills. You'll be required to purchase and bring a quality e-collar (Dogtra or Mini educator) to the pickup training session. You'll also receive a complimentary 1-2 hr follow up session anytime during your dog's lifetime, unlimited support via phone calls/email/text and discounts for Board and Stay Refresher Courses.
  • How long is the program and what does it cost?
    On average 3 weeks. Just like people, dog's have different learning styles and learn at different speeds. If your dog's training isn't complete after 3 weeks the remaining time is complementary until your dog is confident in their new skills! Cost for the Board and Train is $2,800. A deposit for half the cost of training (cash or check) will be required at intake with the remaining balance due at pickup.
  • What do I need to bring for my dog's Board and Train?
    Please bring a fresh bag of dog food (4 week supply) any medications/supplements your dog is on. I'll provide clean dishes, toys, beds, blankets, crate and lots of treats for your dog but feel free to bring anything that'll help your dog's stay more comfortable.
  • Do you offer a payment plan?
    At this time, I do not offer payment plans for my services. I understand that investing in your dog's training can be a significant expense, which is why I strive to keep my prices competitive. I'm dedicated to providing you with the best training experience possible and firmly believe that investing in your dog's training is an investment in your dog's future and well-being.
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