Dog Training Services
Board and Train
Looking to get a jump start on your dog training? Board and train may be a good fit for you!
Professional Dog Training
In a Home Environment
Training a dog can often feel like a full time job, especially if you’re struggling with long-seated or significant problem behaviors.
If you’re struggling to get your dog to learn the skills you want him to have, board and train can be the perfect way to give your training a jump start.
We only offer Board & Train to one client at a time to ensure that your dog gets the attention he needs to learn and thrive.
Whether you are struggling with one behavior or many we can help you! We’ll give your dog a solid foundation and teach you what you need to know to continue to work with him once you bring him home.
Board and Train can help instill basic manners in your new puppy, remind your adolescent of his skills, or to work on complicated behavior problems like dog-dog reactivity.
It’s important to note, however, that while Board and Train can give your dog an excellent jump start on new behaviors or serve as a refresher for prior clients, once your dog returns home you’ll need to help him stay fresh!
Behavior is always influenced by the environment; so you’ll want to make sure you continue to do your homework to keep your dog at the top of his game.
Whiskers & Wags Student Community
Students also gain access to our private Facebook community, where we regularly share tutorial videos, plus the occasional Facebook Live to answer questions in real time. Students can post questions and share videos of their own training for feedback!
Skills & Behaviors
Covered in Board & Train
Board & Train can be applied to any behavior that you and your dog are struggling with.
Some examples are…
Basic Obedience - Down, Sit, Stay
Loose Leash Walking
Fears (people, dogs, etc.)
Reactivity (people, dogs, etc.)
7 Days boarding in a home environment
On & Off leash exercise 1-3 HRS/day
Your dog spends at least 4 hours practicing desired behaviors
When your dog is not training or exercising he or she will have down time working with interactive toy or resting
Field trips in different areas to proof behavior
Playtime with other dogs (if appropriate for your dog)
You will be sent updates on your dogs progress
90 minutes of ’at home’ transfer support to show you what your dog has learned
We suggest a two week stay to ensure your dog has a thorough understanding of the skills we are teaching.
“I started with Puppy Prep private lessons to learn the basics with a new puppy — I think that was the best thing I could of ever done for myself and Sammie! I highly recommend it to anyone who is going to get a puppy. I also put Sammie into Board & Train for his benefit. Donia has spoiled us — there isn’t anyone out there like her!”
— Brenda & Sammie