Adult Board & Train and Day School

B for Board. S for School. R for Results

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 be calm & confident – at home or in public.

Sometimes you need a fast track to relief and results. Board & Train or Day School is that ticket. Your dog comes to stay with or spends the day learning from our certified professional trainer. This means a faster and easier transfer of results back at home.

Why choose Board & Train or Day School?

  • You are busy? Your dog’s bad habits are growing faster than you have the time to train? It’s time to hit the reset button with your dog? You need quick results? You need a break? You need to focus on other important items on your check list?
  • Our Board & Train and Day School programs are faster and easier for you in many ways because we’ll do the hardest part for you… the initial training.
  • Your dog will come to stay with us in a home (not a kennel environment) while learning the rules of YOUR house. 
  • Training is in everyday life situations so you can count on your puppy listening when it really matters! and is customized to your goals and lifestyle.
  • We have weekly transfer and “check in” lessons so results transfer to your home smoothly.
  • Training is faster, easier and more fun for you as well, since it’s perfect for busy families. 
  • All programs include multiple training sessions combined with adequate play time, individualized care & attention, video homework exercises and more.

   What is the difference between Board & Train and Day School?

  • The puppy stays at the trainer’s home for 3-4 days every week (the number of weeks depends on the program) for the Board & Train program. 
  • Day School is similar, except your puppy will come home at night. Spend your evenings enjoying a better behaved and relaxed pup . The current school time is 8.30 AM to 2.30 PM

Choose the Board & Train or Day School program that fits your need:

Foundation Manners Board & Train or Day School Program (For dogs 16 weeks and older)

This program helps you build foundation behaviors in your house, backyard & around your neighborhood. The program covers:

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Basic Manners: Leave it, drop it, come
 
Self Control: Walk on a loose-leash, greet people politely, wait at the door until asked to step out, wait in the car until asked to hop-out, mealtime manners and more
 
Settle Calmly: While I make or eat dinner at home, or reply to my emails or participate in a work meeting.
 
Body Handling & Grooming: Teaching your dog to co operate for vet exam and grooming procedures. Checking their ears and paws, brush their teeth & body, bathe them. 

Tuition:

Initial Consultation & Goal Setting (1.5 to 2 hours): $330

$4200 for up to 3 months of training

  • Board & Train Days: 4 weeks @4 days a week (OR) Day School Days: 5 weeks @4 days a week
  • Homework Troubleshooting Sessions: 45-60 minute coaching via Zoom per training week
  • Free Enrollment in a Group Class that fits your goals
  • 3 months of ongoing support after the completion of the training program (call or email anytime you have a question!)
  • Additional weeks may be required depending on some habits your dog may have developed that need a longer time to be replaced with new behaviors.

Note: 

This program does not cover Public Manners

Calm & Confident Adult Dog Program (For dogs 17 weeks and older)

This program is for shy, fearful or nervous dogs who need confidence building & calmness. The program covers:

Confidence & Optimism: Giving them tools to overcome their fears, while building confidence, optimism and coping tools.
 
Basic Manners: Leave it, drop it, come
 
Self Control: Walk on a loose-leash, greet people politely, wait at the door until asked to step out, wait in the car until asked to hop-out and more
 
Settle Calmly: While I make or eat dinner at home, reply emails or participate in a work meeting. 
 
Body Handling & Grooming: Teaching your dog to co operate for vet exam and grooming procedures. Checking their ears and paws, brush their teeth & body, bathe them. 

Tuition:

Initial Consultation & Goal Setting (1.5 to 2 hours): $330

$6000 for up to 4.5 months of intense training

  • Board & Train Days: 5 weeks @4 days a week (OR) Day School Days: 7 weeks @4 days a week
  • Homework Troubleshooting Sessions: TWO 45-60 minute coaching via Zoom and ONE 45-60 minute in person session for the remaining training weeks. 
  • Free Enrollment in a Group Class that fits your goals
  • 3 months of ongoing support after the completion of the training program (call or email anytime you have a question!)
  • Additional weeks may be required depending on some habits your dog may have developed that need a longer time to be replaced with new behaviors.

Note: 

This program is not for dogs who bark or lunge on the leash. Please check the “Leash Reactive” dog program if your puppy barks or lunges on the leash. This program does not cover public manners.

Public Manners Program (For the graduates of Foundation Manners Program)

This program is for the graduates of foundation programs and teaches your pup to mind his own business “about town” — in public places, downtown areas, parks, shopping complex etc., The program covers:

Walking on a loose leash: in busy downtown areas and shopping complexes
 
Minding your own business in public places: Being calm, ignoring other dogs and people
 
Polite Greeting: Sitting calmly when greeting people in public places
 
Settle Calmly: While we are on a coffee or dinner outing
 
Strengthening Obedience: Leave it (street findings), Drop it (street findings), come (dog park)

Tuition:

Initial Consultation & Goal Setting (1.5 to 2 hours): $330

$6000 for upto 3 to 4 months of intense public manners training

  • Board & Train Days: 4 weeks @4 days a week (OR) Day School Days: 6 weeks @4 days a week
  • Transfer Lessons: One 60-minute transfer lesson per training week. We will meet at a public place during school hours (8.00 am to 1.00 pm)
  • Free Enrollment in the “About Town Public Manners Impulse Control” class
  • 3 months of ongoing support after the completion of the training program (call or email anytime you have a question!)
  • Additional weeks may be required depending on some habits your dog may have developed that need a longer time to be replaced with new behaviors

Board & Train and Day School FAQs

It’s the best option for busy Silicon Valley professionals – between work, school, kids, homework, family, friends, and other commitment, it’s hard to find time to learn to train a puppy. 

Our certified, experienced trainer will spend dedicated time with your puppy to get the training results for you in a fraction of the time and will provide continued help and support for stronger, lasting results.

You wouldn’t hire a lawyer to learn to argue your case and neither would you hire a mechanic to learn to fix your car’s engine. Why hire a trainer to learn how to train your puppy? Leave it to a certified professional to assist you in achieving your doggie-goals, while you focus on other critical things in your life.

Ah! We’re so glad you asked this question. 

We can NOT guarantee your dog will be well trained for the rest of his/her life or will be perfect when he/she returns to you. Training is a process and it involves doing the work alongside the trainer to maintain your puppy’s newly learned behaviors. What we can guarantee is to give you the tools and the training needed to maintain your puppy’s training when he/she comes back home. That way you can continue your puppy’s learning as he/she grows, knowing they have had that awesome start!  

While no training program can guarantee that a puppy will be well-trained for life (as training always requires maintenance, just like when people learn skills!), it makes the process a lot easier and often more fun. Think of it this way – enrolling your kid in school doesn’t guarantee that he will a successful career and neither will learning to swim in the pool guarantee you can swim in the ocean — it sure gives you a foundation you can build on. Training is a process. It’s important to do the work with your puppy and continue to build the behaviors your puppy learns. 

Guarantees by other trainers are just marketing strategies and often times involve using shock collars and other aversive training methods which work quickly but are not reliable. Please do your research thoroughly before choosing the trainer for your puppy. 

These programs build a reliable foundation for your dog’s training right from the start.  It saves you time and effort during the initial learning, while making ongoing training much easier for you. 

You will still have to do the homework and invest time working with your puppy to ensure the learning transfers easily.

The trainer will share the puppy’s newly learned behaviors and daily homework practice. Investing 15-20 minutes a day in doing the homework gets you more reliable results. 

The Board & Train and Day School day for your pup is divided into:

  • Multiple individual training sessions with the trainer
  • Play & Learn time with other dogs
  • Nap time between training and play time
  • Field trips based on the behaviors we are working on
  • Working with Training Assistants to generalize the learning

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"I cannot offer a strong enough recommendation for D For Dog’s puppy board & train program. If I could give them A HUNDRED STARS, I would."
Monica Worline
mom of Noe, a Bernedoodle Puppy (Board & Train Client)
"We were desperately looking for a professional trainer for our very rambunctious Labrador Retriever puppy. After a very thorough research, we hired Kaajal from D For Dog. I am extremely impressed with the outcome."
Mollika Majumdar
mom of Buffy, a Labrador Retriever Puppy (Day School Client)