WHAT A BOARD & TRAIN CAN DO:
A board & train can be highly effective for teaching new behaviors and solving many problem behaviors and is an excellent jumpstart for good manners at home which your dog is possibly lacking.
We love teaching foundation obedience, leash walking, and house manners in a structured board and train setting. Your dog will have continuous training each day and our Trainers will be able to modify the sessions according to your dog’s needs as we move along the program that your dog is enrolled in. Reactive Training is also very effective in a board & train.
Most of these behaviors can be well-generalized away from your home, and then you’re given the skills to transfer those skills into your home environment.
WHAT A BOARD & TRAIN CAN’T DO:
A board & train is not a quick, magical fix. This always reminds me of the quote: “All magic comes at a price.” Anyone promising guaranteed behavior in a few weeks’ time is most likely using less-than-humane methods. Method matters; the end simply doesn’t justify the means when working with sentient animals. Heavy-handed punishment can certainly cause fallout in other areas, potentially causing or exacerbating fear and aggression.
A board & train cannot grow your puppy up for you. In puppies, nipping, potty training issues, and attention seeking behaviors like stealing items are age-specific, and also very tied to the human behavior in your home. Bringing the dog out of its environment and resetting their mind is crucial to building a new foundation.