Board and Train

We have designed our board and train programs with the emphasis on life skills for your dog, rather than on basic obedience. Many of our clients, when asked about their training goals for their dog, often give a list of behaviors that they would like their dog to stop, rather than obedience commands they want their dog to learn. We hear:

  • I want my dog to stop jumping on everyone
  • I want my dog to stop pulling on leash
  • I want my dog to quit bolting out the door

We listened! So while we definitely give dogs a good foundation of basic obedience while they are here with us, our focus is on those life skills, the things that enable our dogs to live their best lives with their humans.

More than just simple commands

More than just simple commands

**If your dog is reactive/aggressive with other dogs or humans, an assessment will be done in advance to determine whether we are the best fit for your dog's needs. We've seen many dogs that have been to multiple trainers and have awesome obedience, yet the primary issue of reactivity is still there. We will not enroll a dog in our program if we don't believe we can help. If we decline to work with your dog, we will do all we can to help find a trainer to refer you to.

Program Enrollment requirements

  • Puppies and dogs must be current on all vaccinations. While we do not require the bordatella vaccine, we do highly recommend it.
  • Puppies must have a negative fecal test result no earlier than two weeks prior to arrival.
  • If your dog is on a medicine regimen during their stay with us, medications must be in original, vet labeled bottle. This is for prescribed medications only, we are happy to continue any supplements or vitamins your dog is taking.
  • Dogs must arrive and depart on leash. They must remain on leash during group classes and socials unless trainers instruct you to drop the leash.We ask that your dog be on his training collar when he arrives for group classes. If he has outgrown it, bring it along, and we'll gladly either add links or exchange it. Also, please have your dog on a standard flat leash, no flexi leashes please.