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Board and Train

Do you want your dog to get some training when you leave town? Are you having a hard time breaking 'bad habits'? Would you like your dog to live with and learn from a trainer to help expedite the training process? Then a board and train may be a good fit for you.


During a board and train your dog will live in one of our trainers' homes. Your dog will enjoy three structured training sessions a day as well as general training to redirect behavior during the day as they are incorporated into our homes. Each dog also enjoys free play in the home and outside yard. We strive to treat every dog like our own and many board and trains even enjoy special enrichment like pool time, snuffle mats, licky mats, choice walks, and more. When your dog is not in training they can enjoy some calm crate time with the assistance of relaxing Through A Dog's Ear music, Adaptil pheromones, and frozen puzzle toys.


Since your dog will stay in-home with a trainer, some restrictions do apply. Spaces are limited and reservations are made on a first come first serve basis. New clients will need to complete an in-home private lesson to discuss training goals, begin training, and provide time for the dog to be evaluated for this program. Once approved, dates are reserved when pre-payment is made. Your dog will sleep in a crate overnight and therefore must be quiet and comfortable being crated. 


Prior to when the board and train begins, your trainer will discuss with you, based on the time frame, which behaviors will be trained.

Board and Train in Atlanta

Stout, a board and train pup, working on attention and four on the floor in the home.

Drop off and pick up times will be decided when the reservation is made based on your schedule and the trainer's schedule on that particular day. Our board and train program costs $165 per day with a minimum stay of 5 days. This minimum length is to allow enough time for progress to be made with your dog. For every 5-7 days of stay, you will receive one in-home private lesson to show you what your dog learned.

*Please keep in mind that these services are meant to begin to teach behaviors. Some behaviors are complex and require more time than can be given during a board and train. Each board and train includes a follow-up lesson for you at home to teach you how to continue to develop the behaviors your dog has learned. As with all training, it is up to the owner to continue to work with the dog at home in order to build reliable behaviors and to maintain what has already been taught.


Gibbes is working hard on settle on a mat. Settle can be used to eliminate many nuisance behaviors like counter surfing and begging at the table. It also helps promote relaxation, which is especially important for youngsters!


Board and Train client Sadie is happy and exhausted! She enjoyed some leash manners practice followed by playtime in the kiddie pool in the yard! All smiles here!

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