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, sitting, coming when called.

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.

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.

How does the Board & Train program work?

  • We start with a ninety-minute consultation at your home to do the initial assessment, understand your goals & decide if Board & Train is the right program 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
  • We then decide which package works well for you based on your training goals and lifestyle. We understand busy schedules and are happy to do the heavy lifting for you so you have one less thing to worry about
  • 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 duration of the program differs based on the puppy’s training requirements and your goals (which we will discuss during the initial evaluation)
  • 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 the 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
  • Maintaining our 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 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 puppy 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

Puppy Board & Train Packages:

Puppy Jump Start (10 days living with the trainer plus 10 private lessons):

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, appropriate play biting, chew toy training, settle down calmly, body handling for grooming & veterinary visits, sit, down, come, settle down calmly

Puppy’s Age: 10-16 weeks

Rate: $145 Initial Assessment & Goal Setting

$1150 per training week & $110 per private lesson. Total Tuition: $3500

 

Perfect Puppy Package (4 weeks living with the trainer, spends weekends with you):

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, appropriate play biting, chew toy training, settle down calmly, body handling for grooming & veterinary visits, accepting frequent teeth cleaning, sit, down, come, wait, settle down calmly, leave it, drop it, watch me, walking nicely on the leash, restaurant manners, manners in other public places, not jumping, playing tug, tricks (shake, high five, roll-over).

Puppy’s Age: 10-16 weeks

Rate: $145 Initial Assessment & Goal Setting

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

Time for a break? Puppy on the way? Reserve your space now, as KaTi accepts only one puppy at a time. Hence there’s always a wait-list.

 

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.

 

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

 

What to expect from the program:

  • Multiple training sessions each day
  • Daily field trips to practice in the real world—coffee shops, restaurants, pet stores, friends’ homes, etc so your puppy has good manners in public places
  • Supervised visits to puppy playgroups and private play dates with well-adjusted adult dogs to learn proper play and social skills
  • Lots of love, cuddles, and good chews
  • And more

What package is right for my puppy?

  • All our packages are designed to ensure that your dog receives the best education he should during his critical learning time
  • We have jumpstart packages to help with problem prevention & training to packages that will help you take your puppy’s learning on the road (Public Places)
  • 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