Boarding School for Young Dogs

Not Your Average Board and Train

What Makes Us Different?

Personalized Service

  • We start with your goals and develop a customized training package for you. What are your priorities? Not sure? No worries! You can simply choose a 2-week, 3-week or 4-week training package, outlined below.
  • Only one dog at a time! Your dog will be the priority and will received 8-12 training sessions per day.

Home Environment

  • Boarding school students live in my house and sleep in a crate inside at night.
  • House manners are taught in a true home environment.
  • There are acres of securely fenced areas around the house and training building for plenty of exercise and outside time for your dog. Outside time allows them to decompress and assimilate their lessons. It is also good for their immune systems!

Positive Training Methods

  • Training methods respect the spirit and natural intelligence of the animal. I am happy to discuss this in detail. If you are curious, just ask!
  • I do not use choke chains, slip leads, prong collars or electric training collars. We will discuss collar and harness options in our goal setting session.

Owner Involvement

Five private training sessions are included with all training packages. These are scheduled in your home environment. You will learn how to maintain the training and incorporate it into real life scenarios.

Puppy Foundation

For puppies 12 to 20 weeks of age

In this package we work on all of the skills that establish a strong foundation for a well-mannered dog:

  • Crate training
  • House training
  • Paw handling and desensitization
  • Socialization with dogs and people
  • Be respectful of other dogs
  • Handling alone time

Basic manners

  • No jumping
  • No biting
  • No demand barking
  • No high-energy antics in the house
  • No rushing through doorways
  • No chewing on furniture

Basic training

  • Sit/down
  • Stay/release
  • Loose leash walking
  • Come when called

In the 2-week package, the training skills are taught in a controlled, low distraction environment.

In the 3-week package, your dog will go on three field trips where we will practice the new skills in novel situations.

In the 4-week package, your dog will go on 4 additional field trips to further solidify the training.

Five private in-home training sessions are included with all training packages

Young Adult Foundation

For friendly dogs 5 to 12 months of age

Puppies enter the age of adolescence at the age of 5 months. A time when they start to experiment with independence. At 7 months they hit the teenager stage, complete with all of the attitude you would expect from a teenager. This is when bad habits that were not addressed earlier, blossom into full-blown problems. Pulling on the leash, for example. Demand barking, demand biting, picking on smaller or older dogs in the home and PUSHING BOUNDARIES are all hallmarks of dogs looking for clear direction from you.

In this package we get all of that under control:

Basic training. It starts with teaching of basic commands, which is necessary to provide a way to give direction.

    • Sit/down
    • Stay/release
    • Come when called
    • Leave-it
    • Loose leash walking

Respecting boundaries in general

    • No jumping
    • No biting
    • No stealing food
    • No ignoring when given a command
    • Polite greetings with people

Respecting other dogs

    • The resident dogs that your dog will be living with are grounded, calm and polite. The older dog, Quinn, is a true alpha; fair and benevolent, but commanding respect. Other dogs do not question his leadership…more than once. The lesson dogs learn from other dogs about respecting leadership transfer to their respect for their human leaders. This is especially helpful for dogs who do not have another dog in the home to teach them the ropes.

Confidence building/socialization

    • Dogs gain confidence through exposure to life; other dogs, people, situations, environments. A well-socialized dog is calmer and easier to handle, overall. Your dog will meet other dogs, spend time in the classroom with me and meet new people throughout the week.

In the 3-week package, your dog will go on 3 field trips to practice in novel environments.

In the 4-week package, your dog will go on 4 additional field trips to proof your dog’s new skills.

Five private in-home training packages are included with all training packages

Want to learn more?

Call or email to discuss pricing and options.

Phone: (509) 276-9118
Cell: (509) 953-1965