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A board & train program can effectively teach new behaviors and solve various problem behaviors. It serves as an excellent jumpstart for good manners at home. Our board & train program focuses on teaching foundation obedience, leash walking, house manners, and reactivity training in a structured setting.
Benefits of a Board & Train
Convenience. Board and train programs offer convenience for busy dog owners who may not have the time to dedicate to training their furry friend. These programs are ideal for those who want their dogs to learn new skills or build on existing ones, but have limited time due to work, travel, or other commitments. With board and train, dogs receive consistent training and practice, ensuring they are well-behaved and obedient.
Board and train programs are beneficial for dogs interested in certain sports or work, such as bird hunting and herding. These programs offer a great start for dogs to learn the basics from professional instructors, just like children attend week-long camps to learn horseback riding skills.
Your Dog Gets Lots of Practice. Your dog will receive ample practice through a structured training routine every day. This consistent repetition is aiding in their ability to learn quickly. Additionally, the board and train program they are enrolled in has created an environment that discourages unwanted behaviors, which could hinder their progress.
At-Home Triggers and Distractions are Removed. At home, triggers and distractions that may lead to unwanted behaviors can be removed, making it easier for the trainer to teach the dog foundational skills. For example, in a board and train facility, there are no young children, which prevents food crumbs on the floor that can make practicing "leave it" difficult, as well as enticing jumping or puppy nipping behavior. By removing these potential triggers and distractions, the trainer can prevent the rehearsal of the behavior that may be accidentally reinforced, allowing them to focus on teaching the dog the necessary skills before introducing higher level distractions such as children at home.
To achieve faster learning and prevent "bad" behavior in dogs, effective management is essential. One approach is to send the dog to a different environment where they can learn alternative behaviors without the distractions of home. However, follow-up training at home and ongoing maintenance are critical for long-term success.
Please contact Sharon to schedule your dog's training session. Each dog has unique training requirements, so we will work together to create a personalized plan that suits your dog's needs. I am excited to hear from you and get started on your dog's training journey.