Puppy Board & Train and Day School

R for Relief & Results

“As cute & adorable as puppies are, they don’t come pre-programmed with the rules of polite behavior for human society—peeing in the right places, chewing their own toys only, not using the needle sharp teeth on humans, coming when called, etc. Our unique home-based puppy board & train or day school programs teache your pup the rules of modern family living. “

Get a jumpstart to a fabulous adult dog

“Board & Train or Day School is a unique approach to raising a puppy. Send your bundle of energy to live or spend the day with our trainer during the week and enjoy a calmer, well behaved puppy. “

What do Puppy Board & Train or Day School programs cover?

All packages include multiple training sessions, field trips, combined with adequate play time, individualized care & attention and more. Our puppy Board & Train or Day School programs are designed to focus on:

Appropriate Socialization

Safely and appropriately introduce different people, dogs, sounds, objects and more in a way that helps your puppy gain confidence and have fun.

Prevention of Fear, Phobias and Aggression

Confidence building when alone (preventing separation issues), being comfortable in the crate, in different situations and other problem prevention exercises.

Solutions to Common Puppy Problems

Barking, destructive chewing, play biting, house training, stealing things and other behaviors normal for puppies.

Body Handling and Grooming

Teach the puppy to be comfortable being groomed, handled, and restrained — all of which are extremely important for vet or grooming visits and day-to-day hygiene.

Settle Calmly

While I make or eat dinner at home, outdoor restaurants, or public places.

Basic Manners

Sit, Down, Come, Leave-it, Drop-it, Stay

Self Control

Settle down calmly, Greet people politely.

Public Manners

Mind your own business in public places, chill at a restaurant or coffee shop, ignore people & dogs and more…

Packages

This program helps you build foundation behaviors in your house & neighborhood.

Board & Train
$4600 for 3 to 4 months of foundation training

  • Board & Train Days: 6 weeks @3 days per week.
  • Transfer lessons: 30 minute transfer lesson every training week
  • Maintenance Sessions: 5 sixty-minute private sessions
  • 15-minute daily homework
  • 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!)

Day School
$4600 for 4 to 5 months of foundation training

  • Day School Days: 8 weeks @3 days per week.
  • Transfer lessons: 30 minute transfer lesson every training week
  • Maintenance Sessions: 5 sixty-minute private sessions
  • Weekly 30-minute transfer lessons
  • 15-minute daily homework
  • 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!)


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This program teaches your pup to mind his own business “about town” — in public places, downtown areas, parks, shopping complex etc. Board & Train $5500 for 3 to 4 months of intense training
  • Board & Train Days: 5 weeks @4 days per week.
  • Transfer Lessons: One 60-minute transfer lesson per training week
  • 30-minute daily homework
  • Maintenance Lessons: Three 60-minute private sessions
  • 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!)
Day School $5500 for 4 to 5 months of intense training
  • Day School Days: 8 weeks @4 days per week.
  • Transfer Lessons: One 60-minute transfer lesson per training week
  • 30-minute daily homework
  • Maintenance Lessons: Three 60-minute private sessions
  • Free Enrollment in the “About Town Public Manners Impulse Control” class
  • 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!)

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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)

Why Board & Train with us?

  • It’s not a Kennel – It’s a home 🙂
  • Your puppy stays with our trainer in her home while learning the rules of your house
  • Training in every day real-life situations so you can count on your puppy’s new skills
  • Training is faster, easier, fun & results transfer to your home smoothly
  • Training is customized to your goals and lifestyle
  • Training methods are science based and actually WORK!
  • Dog trainer who is certified, extremely experienced and knows her stuff

Not sure you want to send your puppy for Board & Train?

Think Puppy Day School.

  • It’s school — just for puppies 🙂
  • Your puppy spends 6 hours a day with our trainer
  • Enjoy your puppy daily without actually doing any heavy lifting. We will take care of that for you
  • Spend your evenings enjoying a better behaved and relaxed pup
  • Who wouldn’t love coming home to a tired and calm puppy, after a long day at work, with dinner and kid’s homework still on their evening checklist?
  • Weekly transfer lessons and homework that’s fun, games & learning and needs about 30 minutes

Looking for Adult Dog Board & Train or Day School?

Yes, we specialize in that, too. It’s A unique approach to help busy Silicon Valley families.

Board & Train FAQs

We understand life and it’s challenges — 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 help you make the best of your puppy’s critical learning time (3 to 12 weeks) and 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.There cannot be any guarantee’s when it comes to behavior. Behavior issues are a result of genetics and/or a bad, traumatic, learned experience, especially if it happens during puppyhood. What we can guarantee is a jumpstart to the best possible education he can get, to reach his full potential – and safe, effective and early socialization is the key to this. Think of this like: Learning numbers in school doesn’t guarantee you will be able to solve complex mathematical problems with ease, but it sure gives you a foundation you can build on. It takes time and practice. Training is a process. It’s important to continue to build the behaviors your puppy learns.

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