Due to the often deeply ingrained behavior patterns some dogs establish, Board & Train programs can be the most fair and successful environment for overhauling big issues that take big time consistency to alter.
By removing a dog from their familiar (often enabling or codependent) home environment, we interrupt old patterns, and cause them to think more about the choices they make going forward. Our Board and Train results are dramatic and life changing for owners previously suffering from so much stress, fear, or anxiety due to their dog’s behavior. In many cases we have empowered owners to keep the dog they were considering re-homing or euthanizing, and put a stop to serious heartache and loss.
Board and Train includes our specialty remote or “e” collar training program, garnering the best off leash reliability and precision obedience results for your dog.
- GAIN Connection
- GAIN Hope
- GAIN Peace of mind
- GAIN Confidence to LEAD
- GAIN Calmness in the home
- GAIN Control on walks
- GAIN Clarity of boundaries
- GAIN Understanding
- GAIN Ability to follow through
Our Board & Train Program is three weeks, but owners should expect the work to begin before board and train, and continue after. We can advise of what to expect during an initial evaluation or one-one-one training session, the variables are typically if the dog has true human or dog aggression, or if they are severely fearful and need more time to decompress/connect, and build a relationship with the trainer, they may require a longer program to be fair and successful.
During your dog’s stay, they will be in a Boot Camp with consistent structure, crated when not actively working/playing/socializing/walking, and they will be in a family home environment, not a facility. We work your dog around all kinds of normal, every day life challenges, as closely mirrored to the ones you are going to be living with after your dog returns home. We have tons of animals to work your dog around, humans, and of course the usual cars, skateboards, bicycles, and so on.
The Core Command Results are below:
- Place command – the “off switch” for your dog to down/stay/relax
- Come – recall when called.
- Heel – walks politely at your side without pulling/off leash (off leash abilities depending on length of stay and severity of behavior).
- Out/No – our “leave it” “drop it” “nevermind” commands (addresses resource guarding as well)
- Down – implied stay
- Lets Go – follow and permission command
- Break – release command
- Kennel Up
BOARD & TRAIN IS BOOKED WITH OUR DESIGNATED PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS:
3 Week E Collar Board and Train: Behavior Overhaul: $3200
Additional Board and Train weeks are $500.
Prepayment in full is required to reserve your dog’s B&T stay, due to the extensive amount of time and focus we have carved out of our schedule to tailor to your dog’s training needs. Rescheduling is permitted with one week’s notice, the full paid value of your board and train stay must be used within 90 days, there are no refunds for paid training programs.
An E Collar Technologies Remote Collar will be fitted and supplied for your dog while they are with us, unless your dog is just too small (under ten pounds can be questionable for use), the price for all necessary training tools is included in our Board and Train cost. We fit all E Collar Tech collars with a quick release, easy fit collar strap, as an added bonus to make your use of the e collar as easy as possible.
Puppies must be at least 6 months old unless prior evaluation provided to approve, and we ask that they have experience with crate training prior to attending a board and train program (way easier on your pup, and your trainer!).
For an idea of what Board & Train can give you and your dog in just a short amount of time, please enjoy this testimonial from one of our recent graduates, Julie, with her dog, Cali.
If you are out of state, or just can’t make it to our facility in Escondido, CA, we invite you to submit a contact form and we can connect with you about virtual consultation and online materials we currently offer.