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Board and Train Programs

Immersive Dog Training in a Home Environment

At Train Pro Dogs, we firmly believe that dogs learn most effectively when trained in an environment similar to their home. That’s why we have designed a Board and Train program in a comfortable, loving, single-family home where our trainers live full-time. Unlike other board and train programs, often in large facilities, our program offers your dog a peaceful, home atmosphere that will help them learn and thrive, ensuring you feel reassured about your pet’s well-being.

During our two-week program, your dog will benefit from the expertise of our highly skilled trainers, each with a minimum of five years of professional dog training experience and certified by reputable dog training organizations. To ensure each dog receives personalized attention, we maintain a low trainer-to-dog ratio in our boarding and training programs, never exceeding four dogs per dog trainer.

Even though your dog will be boarding with us, you will be actively involved in the training plan. Scheduled appointments during the second week will allow you to participate and familiarize yourself with the training tools and methods before your dog returns home. These lessons with you, your dog, and your trainer ensure a smooth transition and sets you up to successfully take the leash when your dog gets home.

Customized Training for Your Dog’s Unique Needs

Our Board and Train program sets a solid foundation for your dog’s training journey. We tailor our two-week immersive training program to your dog’s specific needs and your goals as an owner. 

We will develop a customized training plan that addresses behavioral issues including leash pulling, jumping, basic obedience commands, housebreaking, crate training, leash reactivity, off-leash reliability, and other bad habits and unwanted behaviors.  

Depending on your dog’s comfort level, lessons may occur at high-distraction locations such as local parks, stores, restaurants, and more to reinforce new skills. In between training, your dog will have ample time for rest, play, and socialization.

Training For You to Support Long-Term Success

As part of the two-week program, we preschedule four private lessons with your trainer; two while your dog is with us, one when we bring them home and one a few days later. These sessions allow you to learn the training tools and techniques, ensuring a smooth transition when your dog returns home. And we don’t stop there. We believe in setting you and your dog up for long-term success.

That’s why our Board and Train program includes extensive post-program support, providing you with the support and confidence you need to maintain your dog’s training, including:

  • Six months of unlimited follow-up lessons: We offer unlimited private lessons for six months after the program ends, whether you encounter a new behavior issue or need a refresher. Depending on your needs, we will conduct these lessons at your home, our training facility, or a public location.
  • Six months of Graduate Group Class: We hold our Graduate Group Class every Saturday, allowing you to continue reinforcing the training in a group setting. This class provides an excellent opportunity to maintain your dog’s skills and socialize with other program graduates.

With our comprehensive Board and Train program and post-program support, you can feel confident in achieving and maintaining your dog training goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

We carefully balance a typical day for a dog in our Board and Train program between feeding, training, exercise, socialization, and rest. We give each dog a structured routine with multiple training sessions tailored to their learning pace and specific needs.

We intersperse these sessions with rest, play, and socialization to provide a balanced and enriching experience. Your dog will have ample time to relax in its kennel space within our climate-controlled, converted garage area, “The Den.” In between training sessions and rest, your dog will enjoy playtime in one of our five fully fenced yards, ensuring it gets the exercise and mental stimulation it needs.

We thoroughly assess your dog’s behavior, temperament, and learning style before your dog begins the Board and Train program. We gather information through phone conversations, in-person evaluations, and detailed intake forms that you fill out. This comprehensive assessment allows us to develop a deep understanding of your dog’s needs and your goals as an owner, which we then use to create a customized training plan tailored to your dog’s specific needs and behavioral issues.

We give all dogs in our program a solid foundation of obedience training, but we customize each dog’s curriculum. If your dog struggles with leash pulling, reactivity, or housebreaking, we will dedicate extra time and attention to those areas. We set achievable goals throughout the program and adjust our training methods as your dog progresses to ensure they are always engaged and challenged appropriately.

We believe socialization is a critical component of our Board and Train program. We provide various socialization experiences to help dogs build confidence and learn appropriate interaction skills. Your dog will have structured socialization sessions with other dogs in our program during their stay. Our trainers carefully manage and supervise these sessions to ensure they are positive and suited to each dog’s comfort level. We encourage dogs to play, interact, and learn from each other in a safe, controlled setting. These sessions help dogs learn proper play skills, build confidence, and develop better social manners. In addition to dog-dog interaction, we also provide socialization with our training staff and other humans that helps dogs learn to interact politely with people and become more comfortable in different social situations.

Your dog will work primarily with one dedicated trainer during your dog’s Board and Train program. We believe in consistency and developing a strong bond between trainer and dog. Our trainers have at least five years of professional dog training experience and a proven track record of success.

Your dog’s primary trainer has more than just skilled professionalism; they also have dedication to your dog’s success and well-being. They will take the time to get to know your dog, understand their unique needs and personality, and develop a customized training plan to help them succeed. Your trainer will closely monitor your dog’s progress throughout the program, make any necessary adjustments to the training plan, and update you on how your dog is doing.

At Train Pro Dogs, we believe in keeping you involved in your dog’s training journey. We provide updates and progress reports during your dog’s two-week Board and Train program so you can stay informed and connected.

We will post photos and videos showcasing their progress throughout your dog’s stay on our social media channels, allowing you to see your dog in action, learn about the skills they are mastering, and share in their successes. Your trainer will provide you with their cell phone number so you can reach out with any questions or concerns. We encourage open communication and want you to feel confident and informed during the training process.

At Train Pro Dogs, we believe that training is a relationship between dog and owner. That’s why we strongly emphasize coaching and empowering you, the owner, to maintain and build upon what your dog learns with us.

We begin your training with two “human training” appointments during the second week of the Board and Train program. In these sessions, your trainer will work with you and your dog together, demonstrating the skills your dog has learned and coaching you on the training techniques and tools. You will have the opportunity to practice these skills with guidance and feedback from your trainer. At the end of the two weeks, your trainer will bring your dog home and do a training session aimed at transitioning your dog back into your home with their new good behaviors. After a few days, your trainer comes back to your home for a follow-up session. These sessions provide coaching and support as you integrate the training into your daily life.

Finally, we design the post-program support in your Board and Train package to set you up for long-term success. You can access unlimited private follow-up sessions with a trainer for six months after program completion. You can use these sessions to troubleshoot new issues, refine your handling skills, or work on additional training goals. You also have the opportunity to attend our weekly Graduate Group Class for ongoing practice and socialization. We commit to providing you with the tools, skills, and support you need to maintain your dog’s training for life at Train Pro Dogs.

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