“After spending $7,000 with various board and train programs, we were frustrated with our dog’s lack of progress. Now that Hank is home, he is finally the polite dog we knew he could be!” – Matthew Love
Are you headed out of town and want your dog to upgrade his manners while you’re away? Or perhaps you’d like to contract out the lion’s share of training to an expert? Either way, consider Board and Train!
Why Pavlov? There are a number of special aspects to Pavlov’s Board and Train Camp. First, your dog’s day will be filled with structured walks, training sessions, and three daily socialization groups. Your dog will build healthy social skills with fellow dogs. Most dog training facilities shy away from socialization groups, and isolate campers from one another. We feel that play groups fulfill a basic social need. Secondly, Pavlov’s training approach is a healthy hybrid of traditional and contemporary training. Consequently, your dog will excel quickly in learning new skills and stopping unwanted behaviors. Finally, your dog’s alumni status will open doors. Namely, lifetime access to group class and pack walks. Also, your dog may qualify for boarding with benefits. This way polite manners are maintained when you leave town.
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Board and Train Camp Agenda
- Obedience Lessons – walk politely on a leash, heel (walk to the left of your hip, stop when you stop, start with you stop), whoa (slow down), parallel sit, stay, come, no (stop doing that).
- Manners. Address jumping on people, barking, jumping on counter tops.
- Field trips to hiking trails and public parks.
- Video and/or photo updates twice a week, so you may admire your dog’s progress, and begin learning how to maintain the good stuff.
- Three private lessons are required to help you maintain your dog’s polite behavior.
I. On-leash Obedience (Level 1)
See the agenda items above. Solid training for all lessons inside, and on a leash outside. This program is 2 weeks.
II. Off-leash Obedience (Level 2)
Take your dog’s training off-leash, outside, and around real-world distractions. You and your dog will learn the skill of humane electronic collar training – the responsible and SAFE way to have your dog off-leash. An excellent program if you’d like to bless your dog with off-leash freedom on the hiking trail!
This program is 1 week for Pavlov grads of obedience 1, and 2 weeks for dogs who successfully completed another pro dog training program.
III. Behavior Programs
Behavior programs address critical issues and everything in obedience 1 and 2. Our highest demand programs include: Leash Drama (for dogs who bark and lunge on leash, or behind barriers), threatening behavior towards humans, mild to moderate separation anxiety, and mild to moderate fears and phobias. A remote electronic collar is required. This is generally a 3 week program.
IV. Dog Trainer’s Home Addition
Do you prefer your dog board directly in your trainer’s home? If so, ask us about this program for an additional $200 a week.
Typical programs are two weeks and cost $3000. Receive a $300-$450 discount if your dog starts camp by December 30th.
If your dog is green to dog training, and you would like to progress your dog through both the on-leash and off-leash programs, we can accomplish both in three weeks for $4500. A non-refundable deposit of $750 or $1125 is due at the time of booking. The remainder of the first half is due at drop-off, and the second half is due at pick-up.