The board & train program is an exclusive experience as your dog learns in my home alongside my personal dogs. This environment provides professionally guided exercise and socialization while we teach your dog to learn from every day interactions and activities. The end result will be a well balanced dog that can properly communicate and accept human guidance.
Basic On Leash Package (2 Weeks) - This course is designed as an economical option for people who just want their dog to perform some basic commands on a leash. This is a great starting point that establishes communication with your dog through the leash, using it as a tool to prompt your dog when you give commands. Dogs will learn to walk properly next to you, sit and lay down when prompted, and rest on their place bed.
4 weeks - This foundational course is for dogs new to training or dogs with minor behavioral issues such as leash pulling, jumping on guests, etc. Your dog will learn all of the skills necessary to have a successful relationship. They will learn to attentively respond to your guidance, stay in a sit, down, or place until they are released, walk politely on a leash, and come when you call them. We work on leash and off leash so you can have as much freedom with your dog as possible. You will learn appropriate and effective ways to communicate with your dog so that you also have the skills to build a successful relationship with them. We focus on both ends of the leash so that everyone is comfortable knowing what is expected of them and what they can expect from the other in return. Aside from the introductory lesson and board & train program, 3 follow up lessons are included to make sure you and your dog continue to have success.
6 weeks - This extended program is designed to help dogs overcome some behavioral issues and work on more advanced training concepts. Once there is a foundation built on trust and accountability we can begin to focus on specific issues such as: food/toy aggression, high anxiety, leash reactivity, human/dog aggression, etc. and push your dog's thresholds so that they can be comfortable and confident in situations that would otherwise make them uneasy or anxious. Much of the later training exercises take place in high distraction environments to improve your dog's focus and stress the importance of human guidance. You will learn about the motivations behind your dog's behavioral problems, how to understand canine behavior and body language, and advance your awareness of how your presence and actions affect your dog so you can diffuse stressful situations quickly and effectively. On top of the introductory lesson there are 5 follow up lessons included to make sure you have continued success and expand your understanding of canine behavior.
8 weeks - This program is for dogs that have serious behavior issues which will be judged on a case by case basis, or highly advanced training to unleash your dogs full potential. Depending on the severity of your dogs problem behavior this can be the best option. This program allows for extensive rehabilitation that will continue to expand your dog's thresholds and build productive routines that make your dog's transition back to your care easy. We take a lot of time to focus on the specific struggles your dog has so that they will have gone through the stressful situation many times with positive outcomes. You'll learn about every aspect of canine psychology so that you can completely understand what your dog is going through and take control in every situation. You will work through stressful situations with your dog so that you have complete confidence that you can give your dog the care they need to thrive. On top of the introductory lesson there are 7 follow up lessons included to make sure you and your dog have complete confidence in each other in every situation.