BOARD AND TRAIN

Our Board & Train Programs are an intense lifestyle training program, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at our training center. Board and train is designed to give your dog a strong head start by removing bad habits, eliminating anxiety and fear issues, and putting a strong routine into place for both dog and owner.

1 to 2 week basic on lead obedience board and train.

With this short program, your dog will not only learn the basic necessary commands such as Sit, Down, Place, and lead walking but will also be able to understand the calm state of mind that is needed so you are able to have your dog around distraction on lead.

This program is designed for dogs that are NOT human or dog aggressive or that have high levels of fear and anxiety as that takes longer to work with.

$1180 - $2250 $945 - $1800 Includes board and train, pre-assess, handover and 1 follow up session.

3 Week Behavior Modification Board & Train

This program is designed for dogs that are NOT human or dog aggressive or that have high levels of fear and anxiety as that takes longer to work with.

We will be working on Distance, Distraction and Duration, all of which allow you, and your dog, to be able to really enjoy the world around them.

You and your dog will learn the basics of remote collar training, as that is the best way we feel to get an off leash trained dog, an obedient dog, and a dog that you can enjoy.

All of our programs are as much about behavior rehabilitation, as they are about obedience commands. Your dog may have a great obedience, but they cannot hold a command around basic distraction. Your dog may have great obedience, but they may not have a calm state of mind.

The biggest thing we will work on is having a calmer dog that listens better and is not reactive to all of the environmental stimulants around your home and in the world.

We look at dog training as a lifestyle and not a series of tricks, our training and rehab program becomes part of your lifestyle.

Through this program we work on the following with your dog:

  • Walking properly on a leash without pulling, barking, lunging, sniffing, or reacting to dogs and/or distractions
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Place Command
  • Correcting bad behaviors – jumping up on people, jumping on countertops, mouthing, nipping, chasing, playing keep-away
  • Recall training (with and without distractions)
  • Separation Anxiety (some separation issues need a longer program)
  • Heeling properly on leash and eliminating leash reactivity (some intense leash reactivity needs a longer program)
  • Building confidence within your dog
  • Calm on Command training – having your dog be calm in all situations
  • Leadership skills with your dog so your dog understands proper pack order with humans, eliminating a lot of pushy behavior dogs have. This is also great for nervous fearful dogs.
  • Work with your dog on the anxiety and fear that is driving most unwanted behavior.

An additional 1 week is available at $790 per week

$3500 $2800 Includes board and train, pre-assess, handover and 1 follow up session.

5 Week plus, Board & Train – Intense Aggression and or Behavior Modification

This program is designed for dogs that are exhibiting intense dog aggression, fear aggression, human aggression, and biting.

We are extremely well known for working with extremely challenging dogs in NZ, in fact no dog has ever been turned away from our program because of a bad/dangerous/unwanted behavior.

We deal with dogs who have bitten people, as well as dogs.

Working with aggression is not like working on an obedience command, it is much more intense work, takes much longer, is much more dangerous for the staff and the staff dogs and takes multiple trainers working with the dog for safety.

It is our goal to get as far as we can with your dog while he/she is with us. Our goal is always to be able to get a dog to exist around people and dogs.

We will always give you an honest assessment during and after training of what your dogs immediate limitations will be.

The great thing is when you follow through with our training program you have access to ongoing help and each day/week/month just keeps getting better and better with you and your dogs behavior.

Using our low-level, communication-style remote collar training, dogs in the Intense Aggression or in need of major Behavioral Modification Board and Train will learn the following:

  • Walking properly on a leash without pulling, barking, lunging, sniffing, or reacting to dogs and/or distractions
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Place Command
  • Correcting bad behaviors – jumping up on people, jumping on countertops, mouthing, nipping, chasing, playing keep-away
  • Recall training (with and without distractions)
  • Separation Anxiety (some separation issues need a longer program)
  • Crate Nonsense (barking, whining, etc.)
  • Building confidence within your dog
  • Calm on Command training – having your dog be calm in all situations, without him/her having to be worn out with hours of walking/play time
  • Leadership skills with your dog so your dog understands proper pack order with humans, eliminating a lot of pushy behavior dogs have. This is also great for nervous fearful dogs.
  • Work with your dog on the anxiety and fear that is driving most unwanted behaviors
  • Dog Aggression issues – attacking dogs, biting dogs, improper greeting and social skills
  • Human Aggression Issues

All Board and Train programs include a pre-assessment and hand over one on one session upon completion of the program.

You also receive 1, day-training follow-up sessions or 1 one on one sessions to be scheduled at the owner's and trainer's discretion.

Additional 1 hour follow up sessions or day training sessions are available at any time following board and train for an additional $90 per session.

$5400 $4350 Additional weeks are available at $790 per week. Includes board and train, pre-assess, handover and 2 follow up sessions or day training sessions.