BOARD & TRAIN PROGRAM
Let your pup become (temporarily) part of our home while we provide the best, most intensive training program we offer. We fast-forward training and offer more results in less time!
BOARD & TRAIN PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Simply Balanced K9 offers a myriad of board and train program ranging from two-weeks to two months (and more). We first begin with an in-depth evaluation to learn how we can help you and what length will best suit your needs. Once we understand your dog training goals, we'll customize a dog obedience training regimen for you and your dog, as well as address any behavior modification necessary to create a healthy, balanced dog. We will do the hard work of introducing, imprinting and reinforcing the new obedience behaviors during your dog’s stay with us and setting a solid foundation. After your dog's stay, we will impart all their new found knowledge and training to you during our in-depth go-home session ensuring you have all the tools and knowledge necessary to maintain your dog’s new skills and behaviors. We will also send you home with a detailed outline of the training techniques allowing you to continue enforcing training at home.
This is the perfect program if you want a well-behaved dog but do not have extensive time to devote to one-on-one training or you just simply don't have the skill set needed to fix your dog’s unruly behaviors. Your dog will live at our residence for two weeks, with multiple training sessions every day. We only accept one dog at a time for the board and train option ensuring training time is devoted exclusively to your companion and the desired results. Not only will we develop an intensive training regiment for your pup but we will integrate them into our pack of pups, focusing on socialization. Even in single dog homes socialization is a vital component to having a happy, healthy, well-balanced pup!
WHEN BUSY LIVES GET TOO BUSY AND WE STIILL WANT THE BEST FOR OUR DOG
Outside of our (more) standard puppy board and training program our offerings begin at $1250 (for a two-week session) and vary based on your unique needs and situation. Prior to beginning your board and train session we will sit down with you to discuss everything you will need to know to begin as well as outline payment plans and options.
Board & Trains are best suited for busy families, new owners or anyone who finds themselves struggling to provide adequate training at home, or has difficulty with one on one training. We are able to teach and shape your dog more behaviors given the intensity of the board and train program.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL STAY LOOK LIKE?
Prior to the start of your board and train we assess your dog, and together determine what type of training would be most beneficial. If there is a behavioral problem, we’ll give a preliminary diagnosis, and prognosis. The start date for the Board and Train is typically decided upon at the conclusion of the evaluation.
Board and Train | 3 Phases
The duration of the most popular board and train program is 14-days. While the vast majority (>90%) of the dogs that enter our program require 14-days to complete the training, some dogs will need a longer stay with us the achieve the best results. However, this is only done at the owner’s discretion and approval
This breakdown is based on a typical 14-day stay with us.
3 PHASES OF THE BOARD AND TRAIN PROGRAM
Once your dog is at our home we begin a 3-phase training process with them.
Introduction/ Trust Building Phase (1-2 Days)
Before we begin intensive training with your dog, we always take time for your dog to become comfortable with us and acclimate to his/her new environment. We spend time going on walks, playing, etc. all in pursuit of your dog beginning to build trust in us. We never rush this process as we believe that a comfortable dog is a happy dog (and happy dogs are more receptive to training)!
Teaching phase (5-8 Days)
This is the longest of the phases and the most important. We first test your dog’s skill level in various areas and then work on anything that requires additional attention. Its here we introduce new commands, reinforce old ones and begin to develop a solid, structured training routine.
Enforcement Phase (4-6 Days)
Once your dog has learned the exercises we begin enforcing the commands to ensure reliability for you. It’s here we introduce varying levels of distraction. We want him/her to be able to respond appropriately in any situation.
The Turnover Process: Teaching You to Continue the Training
It’s great to train dogs, but if we simply trained your dog and then sent them home to you, our program wouldn’t be complete. Because of this we have carefully crafted a training program for you too. Upon pick-up owners will receive written homework as well as a complete guide to everything your dog has learned (or unlearned) and how to implement training at home. Owners also receive video clips of training sessions viewable on our Facebook page. This also gives owners a chance to watch our training methods and begin the process of training themselves.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about our Board and Train Program or any of our training services please feel free to contact us.