Puppy Board & Train

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 only their own toys, not using the needle sharp teeth on humans, coming when called etc., Our unique, home-based puppy board & train program teaches your pup the rules of modern family living.

A unique approach to puppy raising

1. Send your bundle of energy to live with our trainer during the week

2. Enjoy a calmer, well behaved puppy

3. Get a jumpstart to a fabulous adult dog for many years to come

What to expect from the program:

Daily field trips to practice in the real world — coffee shops, restaurants, pet stores, friends’ homes etc., so your puppy can be confident out and about in the world

Supervised visits to puppy play groups and puppy playdates with well-adjusted adult dogs and learn proper play and social skills

Lots of love cuddles and good chews

Multiple training sessions each day

And more

Your puppy will have a great time learning his P’s & Q’s

  • The rules of living in human civilization
  • Where to pee — where not to
  • What’s free game for chewing — and what isn’t
  • People don’t especially like to be chewed on
  • Being jumped on is also generally frowned upon
  • People come in all shapes and sizes and you should sit politely to greet them all
  • The vet is actually trying to help you
  • Cars, bicycles and squirrels are just going about their business — no need to bark
  • It’s preferred that you walk next to your people rather than dragging them along behind you
  • It’s appreciated that you come when called – ideally always the first time
  • The proper way to help when dinner is being cooked or email is being read is to lie down on your bed
  • Etc.,

In short we will send home a calm, happy puppy ready to live alongside his humans in a busy world

For: 

All puppies (Puppies should be between 10 to 14 weeks at the start of the program)

Length: 

The length of the program differs based on the puppy’s training requirements and your goals (which we will discuss during the initial evaluation). We have 2 packages and add additional weeks based on your requirement what's absolutely needed.

When & Where: 

Reserve your space by signing up for the initial consult now as KaTi only accepts one or two puppies at a time. Hence there is always a wait-list.

Tuition: 

Board & Train Packages:

Jump Start Socialization & Problem Prevention Package (2 weeks living with the trainer, 2 transfer lessons and 6 maintenance sessions)

What do we cover: Jumpstart socialization and confidence building, house training, crate training, alone time training, develop play/social skills with other dogs, meet people confidently, human hands are not for chewing, appropriate chew toy training, settle down calmly, body handling for grooming & veterinary visits, don’t growl when I take things away from you cause some times I need to, come when called

$145 Initial Assessment & Goal Setting

$1150 per training week (5 days) & $110 per private lesson.

Total Tuition: $2960

You get 3 months of free phone and email support after the completion of the board & train program and FREE enrollment in a Puppy or Basic Manners class to add obedience to the plan

Note: If your puppy has isolation issues, gets stressed in the crate, or has any behaviors that require problem solving, we will need to add additional training weeks. This will change the over all cost of the package.

 

Perfect Puppy Socialization, Problem Prevention Package & Obedience Package (4 weeks living with the trainer, spends weekends with you, 4 transfer lessons and 6 maintenance sessions):

What do we cover: Everything included in the Jumpstart Socialization & Problem Prevention Package plus manners — sit, down, come, wait to get out of the door/car, leave it, drop it, walk nicely on the leash, restaurant manners, polite greetings, don’t growl when I take things away from you cause some times I need to, pay attention to me in public places.

$145 Initial Assessment & Goal Setting

$1150 per training week (includes 6 free transfer lessons). Total Tuition: $4600

You get 3 months of free phone and email support after the completion of the board & train program and FREE enrollment in a Puppy or Basic Manners class and About Town Public Manners – Impulse Control class

Note: If your puppy has isolation issues, gets stressed in the crate, or has any behaviors that require problem solving, we will need to add additional training weeks. This will change the over all cost of the package.

Schedule the Initial Consultation to check if this is the right program for you

Note: 

5 days with the trainer is counted as one Board & Train week

How do we get started:

Step One (90-minute consultation): at your home to do the initial assessment, understand your goals & decide if  (& which) Board & Train is right for your puppy (or we recommend alternate training options that will work best for your dog). We prioritize your puppy’s emotional well being over anything else while making recommendations

 

Step Two (decide which package works well for you): based on your training goals and lifestyle. We understand busy schedules and will do the heavy lifting for you so you have one less thing to worry about

What package is right for my puppy?

 

  • From Jump Start Socialization & Problem Prevention to Perfect Puppy Socialization, Problem Prevention & Obedience — there’s a bouquet of options to choose from

 

  • The package you choose depends on what you need. We will visit this during the initial consultation

 

  • All our programs are designed to make sure that your dog receives the best education he should during his critical learning time

 

  • The goal of ALL the programs is to ensure that we are able to successfully transfer the learning to you so he responds to you as well as he will respond to the trainer

 

  • Your engagement and participation through out the training program is very crucial for it’s success. This involves daily practice work for at least 15-30 minutes with your puppy

How does the program work:

 

The program is designed: a) to train the behaviors you want your puppy 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 puppy staying at the trainer’s home to learn all the behaviors (duration & training goals are discussed during the consult)

 

We do a sixty-minute transfer lesson during each drop off to show you everything your puppy learned and leave you with easy tools, techniques & limited practice work to maintain your puppy’s newly learned behaviors. We then meet once every week for 60-minutes until we complete the remaining transfer lessons

 

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

 

Maintenance Sessions: Maintaining your puppy’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 puppy’s newly acquired behaviors. This is where we will use Maintenance Sessions to provide extended support. We meet every two weeks or as needed. Without proper management and continued reinforcement, it’s easy for the puppy to go back to his old ways.

 

KaTi is passionate about puppies, and not just because they’re so darn cute — she understands the best way to get her clients the adult dog companion they dream of, is getting things off on the right paw during puppyhood. Learn more about KaTi and her passion for puppies and their people on the My Story page. Talk to KaTi today about a space in her home training program for your puppy.