Your dog lives with me as one of my dogs and is able to benefit from multiple training sessions per day, in an immersive and highly structured environment. Especially for those suffering from lack of time, the Board and Train is the best option because it accomplishes in weeks what could takes months in a less intensive program. Board and Train can address anything from the basics (sit, down, recall (come), place (go to a bed and stay there), heel (walk on leash without pulling)) to advanced off-leash obedience, behavioral issues (anxiety, reactivity, aggression etc.) and even performance competition or show training.
The following are for dogs over 6 months of age:
Evaluations usually run 60-90 minutes, and are generally done at my home near Santa Cruz or Mountain View. Occasionally evaluations are done at your home for issues that are related to your home environment specifically. Not sure if you want or need an evaluation? Contact me. *Mileage fees apply for locations outside of a 10 mile radius from either Santa Cruz or Mountain View.
Three Week Program: $3675
This is the basic program for mild behavior issues and general obedience. One lesson is included and is done when the dog goes home.
Four Week Program (most popular!): $4800 (you save $100)
This is the most commonly booked program and is best for on off-leash recall and mild behavior issues. Two lessons are included in this program. One is done when the dog goes home, and the second within 30 days of going home.
Five Week Program: $5750 (you save $250)
This program is for off leash obedience and/or moderate behavior cases without bite histories. This program length is also better suited for fearful dogs, nervous dogs, and dogs that do not have a lot of natural motivation to train. Three lessons are included in this program: one is done 1-3 weeks before the dog goes home, another when the dog goes home, and the third within 30 days of going home.
Six Week Program: $6300 (you save $600)
The six week board and train is for clients who have a lot of obedience and/or showing/competition performance goals for their dog, dogs with serious behavior issues and/or dogs with bite histories (human and/or dog). Three lessons are included in this program: one is done 1-3 weeks before the dog goes home, another when the dog goes home, and the third within 30 days of going home.
Custom Programs: Contact me for pricing
Longer programs (7 weeks or more) are for dogs with more serious bite histories, especially dogs that have a bite history against human members of the dog’s own family. Mature dogs (over 4 years old) with behavioral issues, fearful dogs, or dogs with very little motivation to train often need a longer program. Three lessons are included in this program: one is done 1-3 weeks before the dog goes home, another when the dog goes home, and the third within 30 days of going home.
Two Week Refresher Program: $2100
This program is for qualifying board and train clients only, whose dogs have completed their most recent program within the last 9 months. One lesson is included when the dog goes home.
All board and train programs require an Intake Form, an Agreement Form and a 50% non refundable deposit to hold dates. The remaining balance is due at the time of drop off/pick up. Pick up is at no additional cost, though *mileage fees apply for locations outside of a 10 mile radius from either Santa Cruz or Mountain View. Your dog must be flee free. Vaccination records (rabies, DHPP, leptospirosis, bordatella, and canine influenza) are required to be UTD and emailed, as is a negative fecal float with giardia test precisely at 4 weeks prior to your pet's stay. Included lessons are done either at my home, locally to Santa Cruz or locally to Mountain View. *Mileage fees apply for locations outside of a 10 mile radius from either Santa Cruz or Mountain View.