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Board & Train

You simply won’t find a more customized board and train program than this! We tailor our training to your specific goals, while keeping you directly updated on your dog’s process on a daily basis.

Dog Training
What is it?

Board and train can be an effective tool to stop difficult behavioural problems by removing the familiar rules and environment that can reinforce problem behaviours. While it would be wonderful if everyone had the time and ability to train their dog themselves, we understand that this is not always possible. A board and train can be a more beneficial solution to both you and your dog. Due to limited space priority will be given to more serious behavioural issues, although anyone can request a board and train for basic obedience and behavioural  modification. We frequently take out of town clients into our board and train program, and have no issues creating a remote follow up program for you to continue once your dog has returned home.

Man with his Dog

Our board and train dogs:

  • Are fully immersed in a structured, training-centered environment.

  • Receive customized training based on your needs.

  • Live's at the training facility, 

  • In personal suite overnight and for brief daytime periods to decompress. Crate Free.

  • Are taken in small numbers, ensuring safety and that training goals are met.

  • Can come to us as at an early age, versus waiting for problems to arise later on.

  • Receive a complimentary follow-up session after completion of the program. (If out of our service area, this will be conducted virtually.)

Program options include two-week, three-week, and four-week durations, and are suitable for puppies and adult dogs. We do require a 14-night minimum to ensure we have the time to implement lasting results. 

Barking Dog

REVIEWS

Professional, insured carers make sure your dog has a vacation as great as yours!

"Kris is amazing! After working with other trainers who specialize in dog reactivity and making no progress I was a little skeptical of trying another trainer.

I am so glad we went to Dog Zone Services! Kris is extremely personable, she explains all the exercises in detail and will follow up with an e mail with the exercises we covered during the session. We have seen a huge improvement (Our regular boarding place also commented on the improvements) in Mavis' reactivity and the confidence she has given both Mavis and myself for training is amazing.

I would absolutely recommend Dog Zone Services to any one looking for a trainer!"

 

-Ashley Doucet Thibodeau

"Kris gave us some very useable tools to help us with some of our pups training needs. She explained everything very clearly and reinforced with email handouts so we could put in the work. Our dogs absolutely love her and have shown some major improvement, we can’t wait to try some of her other services and have her back in the future to further our pups on their training."

 

-Kaitlynn Larner

We contacted Kris during a crisis, because our dogs just couldn't seem to get along, and had a pretty major scrap. Kris helped us to understand what both our reactive dogs body languages meant, she gave us HOPE! Hope that has been channeled into more successes than failures. Our younger dog Stella started out being afraid of everyone and everything, which in turn caused her to be reactive. She graduated from private classes to group with visual barriers, to group class with no barriers. She plays well with other dogs and has the ability to be distracted from her triggers. The changes in her since starting with Kris are immense! I recommend Kris all the time. She is a true miracle worker, and I look forward to doing more classes in the future.

 

-Shannon Kershaw

PERKS OF OUR BOARD & TRAIN PROGRAM:

  • Small numbers

  • Customized training - you'll see recommendations below, but we will customize the training to suit your needs. We will let you know if your specific goals are workable within our program!

  • No excessive crating.

  • Stay in the loop of your dog's training with regular updates from your trainer, including progress videos.

  • A commitment to the use of humane training techniques.

  • A training transfer session with your pup's trainer upon pick-up, as well as customized follow-up materials.

  • All board and train clients receive a one-hour complimentary follow-up session after the board and train (Must be scheduled at the time of booking the board and train and used within 10 days of pickup).

BOARD & TRAIN PRICING

1

14 Night Program: $2,240 +taxes

Minimum stay for lasting results. Recommended if your training needs include:

  • Foundation Behaviours: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Place

  • Impulse Control: Wait, Drop, Leave It, Focusing with Distractions

  • Jumping. (there will be extra follow-up work necessary to ensure this behaviour is maintained within your home environment)

  • Socialization

  • Nipping and Chewing

2

21 Night Program: $3,360

+taxes

Recommended if your training needs include:

  • Foundation Behaviours: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Place

  • Impulse Control: Wait, Drop, Leave It, Leash Walking, Focusing with Distractions

  • Advanced Obedience

  • Leash Pulling and Lunging

  • Jumping. (there will be extra follow-up work necessary to ensure this behaviour is maintained within your home environment) 

  • Socialization

  • Potty Training (we will create a strong foundation for potty training, but there will be follow-up work required in your home to ensure 100% success)

3

35 Night Program: $5,000

+taxes

This length of stay is recommend for dogs experiencing behavioural issues such as leash reactivity. 

In addition to what's included in all of our programs, this option also includes a virtual check-in with your dog and trainer halfway through the program. 

Recommended if your training needs include:

  • Complete Puppy Training Foundation

  • Foundation Behaviours: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Place

  • Impulse Control: Wait, Drop, Leave It, Leash Walking, Focusing with Distractions

  • Advanced Obedience

  • Modifying Leash Reactivity

  • Leash Pulling and Lunging

  • Jumping (there will be extra follow-up work necessary to ensure this behaviour is maintained within your home environment)

  • Socialization

These are examples of the goals that can be met during the package listed. Typically, not all of the above goals will be relevant for one dog. We take into account your dog's age and temperament when setting realistic goals with you for your dog's stay. Our board and train program is totally customized to your goals, and we will prioritize the goals that are relevant to you and your dog. 

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