Adult Dog Board & Train

B for Board. T for Train. R for Relief & Results

Sometimes you need a fast track to relief and results. Board & Train is that ticket. Your dog comes to stay with our loving, certified professional trainer. Learning in a home environment means a faster, easier transfer of results when it’s time for your dog to come home.

Get the quickest training results possible with our reward-based, home-based board & train programs.
Whether you’re after basic manners or looking to tackle bothersome issues, we’ll do the training while you take a break, then transfer our success to you.

Basic Manners Board & Train Program

Basic manners are more than just basic behaviors like sit, down, watch, leave it, and stay. Basic manners are about calm focus. They are about teaching your dog to listen to you, no matter where you are – at home or in public. We’ll teach your dog the basic behaviors you most want as well as sharp focus. Our trainer will practice with your dog in her home and out and about wherever you most like to take your dog. The best part? Once we’re done, we’ll transfer your dog’s new manners back home.

Program Fee: 

$145 for a 90-minute Assessment & Goal Setting Consult

Jump Start Package: Total Board & Train Tuition: $4000

$2900 for 10 days of board & train (includes 4 transfer sessions to maximize success back home) and $1100 for 10 Private Lessons to ensure that you have the support you need to maintain the training.

Finishing School: Total Board & Train Tuition: $3500
10 days of living with the trainer (includes 5 transfer sessions to ensure learning transfer & support)

Impulse Control Board & Train Program

(For jumping, stealing food, demand barking, door dashing, etc.,)

Living with a dog who has trouble controlling his whims? Perhaps he’s a barker, shouting at you for attention, food, and walkies. Or maybe he’s a jumper, jumping on you and the family for attention, jumping on visitors and strangers to say hello. Or is he a door dasher, dashing—flying past you to be the first to get outside or jump out of the car or step off the curb. Or does gun after the food that accidentally fell on the floor or just steals food from the table? Whatever impulse control issues you’re struggling with, we’ll help you replace these undesirable behaviors with calm focus. Your dog will learn new ways to politely ask for what he wants—and how to wait for it, too. The best part? Once we’re done, we’ll transfer your dog’s new inner calm and control to you back home.

Program Fee: 

$145 for Goal Setting & Assessment Consult

Jump Start Package: Total Board & Train Tuition: $3560

$2900 for 10 days of board & train (includes 4 transfer sessions to maximize success back home) and $660 for 6 Private Lessons to ensure that you have the support you need to maintain the training.

Lassie, Come! Recall Board & Train Program

For a dog who actually comes when you call – no matter what he is doing

Few things are more frustrating than calling your dog over and over again while he blows you off and passersby stare. Our trainer will work with your dog wherever you need her to be more responsive—at home, at your favorite park, etc. The best part? Once we’re done, we’ll transfer your dog’s fab new recall to you.

Program Fee: 

$145 for a 90-minute Goal Setting & Assessment Consult

Jump Start Package: Total Board & Train Tuition: $3340

$2900 for 10 days of board & train (includes 4 transfer sessions to maximize success back home) and $440 for 4 Private Lessons to ensure that you have the support you need to maintain the training.

Walk This Way Board & Train

Replace pulling with polite loose-leash walking

Aching shoulder and back? Tired of the neighbor’s stares as your dog drags you down the street? Wish your dog would walk with you instead of taking you for a walk? It’s time for anti-pull training. Our trainer will teach your dog to recognize that there’s a human on the other end of the leash he’s supposed to be hanging out with. We’ll practice in lots of locations so your dog learns to walk nicely no matter the route. The best part? Once we’re done, we’ll transfer your dog’s new walking manners to you.

Program Fee: 

$145 for a 90-minute Goal Setting & Assessment Consult

Jump Start Package: Total Board & Train Tuition: $3450

$2900 for 10 days of board & train (includes 4 transfer sessions to maximize success back home) and $550 for 5 Private Lessons to ensure that you have the support you need to maintain the training.

Looking for Puppy Board & Train?

Puppies don’t come pre-programmed with the rules of polite behavior for human society—sitting, coming when called, peeing in the right places, chewing only their own toys. They don’t come with an off switch, either—for the biting, jumping, and seemingly endless energy. Our unique, home-based puppy board & train program teaches your pup the rules of modern family living. And we install that off switch, too.

 

It’s A unique approach to puppy raising

 

1. Send your bundle of energy to live with our trainer during the week.
2. Enjoy a calmer, better behaved puppy on the weekends.
3. Live with a fabulous adult dog for many years to come.

 

Yes, we specialize in that, too!

 

Learn about our Puppy Board & Train program here. 

How does the program work?

  • We do the initial consultation (a ninety-minute session) at your home to understand your goals, assess the root cause of your dog’s behavior, discuss the training plan that’s right for your dog & decide if Board & Train is the right program for your dog (or we recommend alternate training options that will work best for your dog). We prioritize your dog’s emotional well being over anything else while making recommendations
  • The program is designed: a) to train the behaviors you want your dog to learn, b) transfer the learning to you and c) extend adequate support to help you maintain it so you can focus on other equally important things  in your life -work, kids, school etc.,
  • The Board & Train program starts with your dog staying at the trainer’s home for 10 days to learn all the behaviors (which are discussed during the consult)
  • We do a sixty-minute transfer lesson during the drop off to show you everything your dog learned and leave you with limited practice work to maintain your dog’s newly learned behaviors. We then meet once every week for 60-minutes until we complete the remaining transfer lessons. 
  • Maintaining our dog’s newly learned behaviors is crucial for the success of the training program. We understand the challenges of work and life and want to ensure that we help you maintain your dog’s newly acquired behaviors. This is where we will use the Private Lessons to provide extended support. We meet once every two weeks or as needed. Without proper management and continued reinforcement, it’s easy for the dog to go back to his old ways. 
  • You also get FREE enrollment in any Public Manners Group Class of your choice for additional practice and 3 months of free phone and email support after the completion of the entire program
  • We only do Board & Train for one-two dogs at a time. This ensures that your dog gets individualized care and attention, multiple training sessions in a day, adequate play time with toys, play time with people, daily walks, field trips, cuddle time, supervised play time with other dogs (where applicable), working with other people to generalize training, hikes and more. Want us to add other activities to this list? Just let us know

 

Adult Dog B&T Packages

Basic Package – Jump Start your Basics

  • This program is for dog’s that need to learn basic manners or need more focused training on walking nicely, coming when called or demonstrating impulse control
  • 10 days living with the trainer at her home
  • sixty-minute transfer sessions at your home – one session per week, depending on the sessions that are built into the package
  • private lessons – one 60-minute session every 2 weeks or as needed, to ensure continued help and support to maintain the training (depending on the sessions that are built into the package)
  • FREE enrollment in any Public Manners Group Class of your choice
  • 3 months of free phone and email support after the completion of the entire program

 

Advanced Package – Finishing School

  • This package is for dog’s that know basic manners, are angels at home but need to learn their manners out and about in public places or for dogs that could use more help coming to you in the middle of squirrel chase or playing with their doggy friends.
  • The dog should’ve completed the Jump Start your Basics package or should know basic behaviors like Sit, Down, Come, Leave-it, Drop-it, Walk nicely, Look at me, Settle on the mat and Wait or Stay
  • We take the learning to the park, shopping complex, busy down town areas and any place else you take your dog
  • 10 days with the trainer working out and about in public places and any place else you take your dog
  • sixty-minute transfer sessions – we do one session per week and leave you with practice work
  • private lessons – one 60-minute session every 2 weeks or as needed, to ensure continued help and support to maintain the training (depending on the sessions that are built into the package)
  • FREE enrollment in any advanced Group Class for extended help and support
  • 3 months of free phone and email support after the completion of the training program so you have the help you need

The DForDog B&T Advantage: the A-B-Cs of B&T:

Why Board & Train?

  • You need fast results?
  • You need a break?
  • You’re busy?
  • It’s time to hit the reset button with your dog?

Why B&T with us ?

  • It’s not a Kennel – It’s a home 🙂
  • Your dog stays with our loving trainer in her home while learning the rules of your house
  • All scientific reward-based training
  • Certified, experienced dog trainer
  • Customized training options

The advantage of home-based B&T program

  • Training takes place in real-life context for maximum success
  • Maximize your dog’s comfort
  • Easier to transfer training results to your home