Perfect for owners who are short on time to train their dog, may struggle with how to teach skills properly or are uncertain how to manage behavioral issues. Your dog stays with me overnight during a Board & Train, getting more time and direct help to learn new skills in a structured environment. A solid foundation of obedience is achieved quicker resulting in less work for you after the Board & Train is completed.
Your dog stays with me Monday - Friday for 2, 3 or 4 weeks and is home with you on weekends. Each Friday you have a lesson at pick up to review what your dog has learned that week and what to practice at home over the weekend.
For on leash/basic obedience, a 2 week Board & Train is recommended to work on skills such as loose leash walking, threshold manners, place, sit, and polite greetings. Basic obedience is enforced using a leash. Not recommended if you want your dog to come when called off leash around distractions.
Off leash and behavior modification is achieved in a 3 or 4 week Board & Train. For those wanting their dog to come when called around high distractions, an e-collar is used to communicate and enforce off leash obedience. 4 weeks is recommended to rehabilitate behaviors such as separation anxiety, fear aggression/reactivity or resource guarding.
You receive videos and multiple lessons throughout the program, not just at the end of the Board & Train so that you can monitor progress and become comfortable with practicing new skills and behaviors with your dog for success long term. Training equipment such as slip leash, prong collar, long line or place cot is included.
Your support doesn’t end when the Board & Train is completed! You will have access to join Pack Walks to practice with your dog around distractions in a controlled setting, safely socialize your dog around other dogs and people and get support from your trainer and other training graduates.
We offer dog training in the Evington, Virginia area and all surrounding cities.