Adult Dog Board and Train

Have the dog you want, not the dog you have.

Do you find yourself wanting to train your dog, but can never find time?

Do you spend a lot of time with your dog, but get frustrated when it comes to training?

Would you like to take your dog places with you, but because of their behavior, you can’t?

Do you want to have a trained dog to learn with?

Do you want to include your dog in every part of your life?

Why Board and Train?

Board and Train programs train the dog first, and then the owner. Teaching a dog first, and then bringing the owner in at the end, can take some of the stress and pressure off of both dog and owner. It’s much easier for the owner to learn their part, when the dog knows theirs. 

The first thing we work on, in every program, is manners and a calm state of mind. We immediately eliminate jumping, mouthing, and pulling on a leash. Having a dog that has good manners has to come first. All of the dogs are trained around distractions. This allows us to better gauge how the dog will perform at home and in public.

Our Board and Train programs are designed to get the most out of the training process. Participating in a Board and Train program takes that pressure off of you and your dog. Dogs learn better, during more frequent, short sessions. instead of a single, one-hour session. During the Board and Train, your dog does multiple sessions throughout the day, every day.

At the end of the program, we do a one-hour private session at our facility, to train you, the owner. If the program you choose goes two weeks or more, we do two or more of these private sessions. Even after these sessions, our relationship isn’t over. We are always available for questions and troubleshooting problems. We also use social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, to be a source of continuing education. Helpful tips and videos are posted regularly.

One Week Base Line Board and Train: $775.00
This program is perfect for dogs that do not have serious behavior or aggression issues, which would require longer stays. In our one-week program, (5 day, 4 nights) we offer structure, guidance, and obedience, in a very engaging environment. We will focus on the time-consuming repetitions that are required in the initial foundation work most dog owners do not have the time to do.

In this program, your dog will learn the training basics, under light to moderate distractions.

  • No Jumping
  • Proper Greeting of People
  • Proper Greeting of Other Dogs
  • Kennel Manners – No barking, whining in, or rushing out of the kennel.
  • Food Manners
  • Threshold Manners – Your pup will be taught to not rush out doors, or go out before you.
  • Focus on Handler – We teach your pup to focus on you, not on everything around it.
  • Walk on a Leash – – We teach your pup to walk slightly behind you, on your left side.
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Introduction to place – Place means, stay in a defined area, until released.

In addition to these skills, we also work on your dog’s state of mind. A calm dog makes a happy dog, a happy owner, and reduces stress in the home. We achieve this, through impulse control. Nearly every dog has a problem with impulse control. If something interests them, they go check it out. Whether it is food on the counter, a knock at the door, or the arm of your sofa; it has to be investigated, and usually acted upon. Teaching a dog to turn off and ignore the need to investigate, will change the dynamics of your home and your relationship, with your dog.

At the end of this program, you spend an hour with us and your dog, learning the ins and outs of their training. We will show you exactly how we trained your pup, and how to continue the success at home.

On your drop off day, we will send you detailed go home guidelines, to assure success at home. These guidelines are detailed and easy to follow.

What can your dog possibly learn in 5 days? Check out our reviews and see what people are saying.

*No training tools are included in this package.

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Two Week (14 Day) Complete Board and Train: $1750.00

This program is designed to take your dog’s obedience and behavior to the next level. We first teach your dog communication and obedience, with a leash. The leash is a very important part of the training process. After the dog is leash trained, we use a low-level electronic communication, to communicate with your dog. If trained properly, your dog views the E-Collar as an extension of the leash. It gives you more control of your dog, at a distance. It gives your dog more freedom, when outdoors.

*We do offer this course without electronic E-Collar

The dog will learn the following:

  • Focus on Handler – We teach your pup to focus on you, not on everything around it.
  • Walking, calmly and properly on a leash, for long distances, ignoring distractions.
  • Sit with Duration
  • Down with Duration
  • Place Command for Long Durations-Place means, stay in a defined area, until released.
  • Recall – Coming when called.
  • Interaction with Other Dogs – learning how to calmly interact with other dogs
  • Interaction with Humans
  • Threshold Manners – Your pup will be taught to not rush out of doors, or go out before you.
  • No Jumping
  • Kennel Manners – No barking, whining in, or rushing out of the kennel.
  • Food Manners
  • Off leash walk
  • Impulse control – Teaching your pup not to react to outside distraction or stimulus.

In addition to these skills, we also work on your dog’s state of mind. A calm dog makes a happy dog, a happy owner, and reduces stress, in the home. We achieve this, through impulse control. Nearly every dog has a problem with impulse control. If something interests them, they go check it out. Whether it is food on the counter, a knock at the door, or the arm of your sofa; it has to be investigated, and usually acted upon. Teaching a dog to turn off, and ignore the need to investigate, will change the dynamics of your home and your relationship, with your dog.

*Includes two, private, one-hour sessions in our facility. One at the end of your dog’s stay, covering everything your dog learned during his/her while with us. The second session has to be done within 6 months of the initial training. In this session, we will help you brush up on your training protocols, and address any new behaviors the dog may exhibit, after returning home.

*This program will take advantage of the technology available with an Electronic Collar, unless you request in advance, that we do not use one. Please discuss the pros and cons of the E-Collar, before booking. E-Collar not included in the price of training.  An E-Collar Technologies collar can either be purchased from us for $169.00, or online. If you are purchasing online, please know, the brand matters. E-Collar FAQ >>

*Prong collar (Chrome) included in the price of training

*The two-week Board and Train program does not cover aggression or severe behavior issues.

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Three Week (21 day) Advanced Board and Train: $2,450.00

Do you want your pup to go further and do more? In our 21-day program, that’s exactly what we’ll do. In this program, your pup will learn the same skills, as with the one and two-week programs. In addition to those skills, your pup will learn to navigate this big, bad world. In the three-week program, we use the final week to get your pup out on the town. The entire third week is spent training outside of the training center, in the real world. Over the years, we have developed amazing relationships with different businesses throughout Memphis. These great folks allow us to bring and train pups inside and outside of these businesses. If you have specific locations where you would like us to train your pup, let us know. We will do our best to use the exact location, or duplicate it as closely as possible.

The dog will learn the following:

  • Focus on Handler – We teach your pup to focus on you, not on everything around it.
  • Walking, calmly and properly on a leash, for long distances, ignoring distractions.
  • Sit with Duration
  • Down with Duration
  • Place Command for Long Durations – Place means, stay in a defined area, until released.
  • Recall with Distractions
  • Interaction with Other Dogs – learning how to calmly interact with other dogs
  • Interaction with Humans
  • Threshold Manners – Your pup will be taught to not rush out doors, or go out before you.
  • No Jumping
  • Kennel Manners
  • Food Manners
  • Off leash walk
  • Recall – Having your pup come to you, on command.
  • Impulse control – Teaching your pup not to react to outside distraction or stimulus.

*Entering strange places calmly and confidently

*Staying calm, in a new environment

*Holding down, for long periods of time, in a new, busy environment

*Navigating crowds confidently, looking to you for guidance

*Downing from a distance

*Proper dog socialization – your pup will be socialized with other dogs that are in the program. This socialization is done in a controlled environment, and only with dogs that have been proofed in a social environment.

*Entering and Exiting a vehicle calmly.

*Calmly riding in a vehicle.

This program takes impulse control and focus, to an entirely different level. Teaching a dog to not give in to outside stressors can be pretty difficult, even in a controlled environment. Teaching them to not give into these stressors, in a new and unknown environment, can be difficult for you, the owner. By spending the final week training in various public settings, largely takes the work and frustration out of it, for you.

At the end of this program, your dog will be taken into the public, to be proofed, in real life situations. Some of the places we go are Main Street in Downtown Memphis, Bass Pro at the Pyramid, and pet/feed stores. We have to know your pup is of sound mind, while around new stressors.

*Includes three private session. The first is at our facility and covers all of the basics. The second, at the end of your dog’s stay, covering everything your dog learned during his/her stay with us. The third session has to be done within 6 months of the initial training. In this session, we will help you brush up, on your training protocols, and address any new behaviors the dog may exhibit, after returning home. If you choose, this session can be done with you and your pup in a home, or public setting for an additional $100.00.

*This program will take advantage of the technology available with an Electronic Collar, unless you request in advance, that we do not use one. Please discuss the pros and cons of the E-Collar, before booking. E-Collar not included in the price of training.  An E-Collar Technologies collar can either be purchased from us for $169.00, or online. If you are purchasing online, please know, the brand matters. E-Collar FAQ >>

*This three-week Board and Train program does not cover aggression or severe behavior issues.

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