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

Life is hectic. Your time is precious. You love your puppy or young 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 puppy or young 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 goals and the length of the stay. Examples of beginning skills 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 

  • Fear prevention for puppies

  • Beginning leash walking*

* 14-day program is the minimum required for beginning leash walking. 

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HOW IT WORKS

Who Is Eligible?

Must be at least 14 weeks old at the start of the program

Must be happy interacting with unfamiliar people

 

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

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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). We will discuss your training goals while your dog enjoys positive associations with me and my home. We will also address your immediate training questions and steps you might start right away. If we decide together that a program would be a good fit, we will book it! For very young puppies, a remote consultation may be an option if you prefer.

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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.

3

​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 and/or video instructions.

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PRICING

Initial Consultation 

This consultation is approximately 45 minutes

$150

Board & Train

Additional fees may apply for some training, and will be discussed at the consultation 

​  7 days starting from $1,800

10 days starting from $2,500

14 days starting from $3,500

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.

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