We like to keep our training programs small so that each dog receives the time and attention they deserve every day. We like to have between 4 and 6 dogs at any given time. This can be dogs staying with us for a board and train or just boarding while their families are away. We do offer boarding services for clients only and not the general public. Well that all depends on what your goals are and what behaviors your dog is exhibiting.
Young dogs with no real behavioral issues are great candidates for our two or three week board & train program. This will give them a jump start on their obedience and off leash training. We also work on generalizing their environment and work on their social skills with people and other dogs. We do have many owners who opt for a three week board and train to help those new behaviors and training become more automatic. That extra week can make all the difference. It does allow us to take our time and really work on a good foundation so that your dog’s understanding of the training is deeper and it is less work for you when they return home.
If your dog is practicing reactive behavior or aggression to either dogs or humans then the minimum amount of time we recommend is three weeks. For these types of behaviors and the intensity of which your dog is practicing them could lengthen the amount of time our trainers recommend. We want both you and your dog to be successful after training. Based on our knowledge, expertise and experience with these types of behaviors a minimum of three weeks is necessary to help both your dog and you work your way through these habits. We can recommend anywhere between 3 weeks and 5 weeks depending on the severity of which the aggression is being practiced.
Nervous and anxious dogs are also great candidates for our board & train program. Even though your dog is nervous, whether in new situations, environments, with new people or strangers, we help them build the confidence they need to be successful after returning home. With a nervous nelly we like to take it slow so that we can allow them to warm up and build a relationship with us. We do recommend a minimum of three weeks with these types of dogs.