BOARD & TRAIN
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
Coming when called
Reducing jumping to greet
Body handling and cooperative care
Settling on a bed or mat
Beginning leash walking
Fear prevention for puppies
HOW IT WORKS
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Fee is deducted from the total if a Board & Train program is booked at the consultation
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Additional fees apply for holidays and some training
10 days starting from $2,800
14 days starting from $3,500
21 days starting from $5,000
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.