Puppy Under a Table
Hands-on professional training ◆ Trusted overnight care ◆ Trainer's home 

Life is hectic. Your time is precious. You love your dog, but training is way down on your priority list. I get it, and I can help. Leave the heavy lifting to a certified professional, and confidently check off "train the dog" from your to-do list!


During a Board & Train program, your dog will stay with me at my home, learn beginning skills and manners, and enjoy unlimited cuddles while being cared for as family. Each program is customized for your dog and your goals. Examples of skills that you might choose from are: 

  • Sit and down

  • Stay

  • Coming when called

  • Reducing jumping to greet

  • Body handling and cooperative care

  • Leave it

  • Drop it

  • Settling on a bed or mat 

  • Beginning leash walking

  • Fear prevention for puppies


Who Is Eligible?

Dogs must be at least 16 weeks old and happy interacting with unfamiliar people. 


Board & Train programs are for teaching beginning skills and manners. They are not for fearful, anxious, reactive, or aggressive behaviors. Please book a Behavior Consult for those concerns.


Initial Consultation

After you complete the intake form below, I'll get in touch about booking an initial consultation at my home (located in 60646). This consultation is 45 minutes. We will discuss your dog and your training goals in detail as your dog enjoys positive associations with me and my home. If we decide together that a program would be a good fit, we will book it.  


Board & Train

Your dog will live in my home, learn the goal behaviors set during the consultation, and have a blast! Each program includes structured training sessions most days, purposeful rest days, informal training in everyday real life, enrichment opportunities, play and games, exploratory walks, and unlimited cuddles and smooches. You will receive regular email updates with photos or videos, and you are always welcome to schedule a visit.


​Transfer Session

When you pick your dog up at the end of the program, we will have a "transfer" session where I teach you how to maintain your dog's training. You'll also get written instructions.


Initial Consultation 

Fee is deducted from the total if a Board & Train program is booked at the consultation


Board & Train

Additional fees apply for holidays and some training 

​  7 days starting from $1,950

10 days starting from $2,700

14 days starting from $3,600

Doggie Taxi

Pick-up and drop-off service may be available in some locations

starting from $50 per trip

Board & Train programs are not for dogs who are fearful, anxious, barking, lunging, growling, snapping, or biting in any context. For dogs displaying any of those behaviors, please book a Behavior Consult instead.