BOARD & TRAIN
Our Board & Train program is for dogs with moderate to severe behavioral issues such as leash aggression, dog and human reactivity, resource guarding, dog aggression, and human aggression. This is also the only program that offers off leash recall training with the e-collar for those who want their dog to walk off leash and come when called.
Prior to enrollment in this program, we will assess your dog and develop a plan to address behavioral issues that will allow us to achieve your training goals together. In addition to any specific behavior modification goals, your dog will learn to stop the following habits:
fearful reactions and cowering
attacking people and dogs
destructive and self-harming behaviors when left alone
pulling on walks
excessive barking and growling
jumping on people
running out the door
In our experience, dogs might know how to execute commands really well, but still exhibit poor behavior. For this reason, we focus more on your dog’s state of mind rather than just teaching him to follow commands. This approach encourages your dog to relax and absorb more of the training, it also results in your dog’s ability to follow commands in the presence of other distractions. Without his anxious state of mind and equipped with guidance to understand what is expected, your dog knows how to behave and both of you are more relaxed to enjoy everyday adventures.
With energy work, psychological approaches, concrete instruction, real-time feedback, and practice, practice, practice, you WILL have more confidence in your dog AND your dog WILL have more confidence in you. So, the two of you will enjoy each other’s company during everyday activities without worries about the past. It takes hard work on everyone’s part, but we will lead you through the process and help you feel confident in every step along the way. In fact, since we spend the days training your dog, he will know the commands and behaviors well, so we can spend our transfer sessions gently guiding you to maintain these new standards and become his confident leader.
This is a Monday - Friday program. All dogs will be home for the weekend.
All Board & Trains come with a 2 hour go-home training session for you and your dog, follow up sessions, and access to our Wicked Lucky Pack perks.
E-collar Training included in all Board & Train Programs, does not include collar.
E-collar training is for the owner who wants their dog to come back when called 100% of the time, no matter what distractions are present. This training will introduce you and your dog to remote collar training, done at very low levels to create communication channels with your dog. The result is your dog coming back to you every time you call him, no matter where you are or what is going on around you.
With this freedom, you might decide to hike with your dog, visit lakes, dog parks, outdoor cafes, or just enjoy the ability to communicate and manage behavior while indoors or outdoors. Teaching your dog to respond to low levels of stimulation allows the owner to give the dog information in a way that is akin to a tap on the shoulder. Our dogs love it when we take their e-collars out of the box because they know that we are going out to do some work together.