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Board and Trains: A Day in the Life of a Dog in Training

A Day in the Life of a Board and Train Dog

Have you ever wondered what life is like for a dog in our board and train program? We know that trust is a must when sending your best friend away to training. We want to make sure all of our clients know what to expect.

We treat all dogs in our care with attention, respect, and an individualized approach based on their needs. All board and train dogs live in the homes of their trainers during the 2 weeks of training. Each trainer provides safe and clean kennel rooms set up in their home where dogs are fed and sleep. We are always happy to give virtual tours or send pictures of where your dog will be staying!

Dogs that are sent to board and train experience a huge change in their daily routine and activities. Our trainers are skilled in easing this transition and providing the best possible care to the dogs they are training. Read on to learn more about what a day in the life of a board and train dog looks like!


Yes, training is a big part of the day! Board and train dogs typically spend most of their day in training activities. Commands covered can include loose leash walking, recall, crate conditioning, place, heel, and impulse control. It could include agility work, tricks, or other obedience or behavior commands based on your dog’s training level or behavioral and obedience goals you set for your dog. Training is designed to help the dog develop the skills they need to become a balanced and well-behaved pet. We focus on creating an engaging environment for dogs where they are having fun while working.


Board and train dogs also spend time socializing with other dogs and people. This is an important part of the training process as it helps the dog learn how to interact with other dogs and humans in a safe and controlled environment. Whether that is other board and train dogs or our own personal dogs, we make sure that each dog has the appropriate level of socialization for their needs.


We think playtime is just as important as training time! As the saying goes, “train hard, paw-ty hard!”. Our trainers make sure that the dogs in their care get plenty of playtime, love, and attention. This helps to keep the dog mentally and physically stimulated and is an important part of the training process.

Board and train programs are a great options to jumpstart training your dog, for owners that have a busy schedule, or when the humans are taking a vacation and want their dog to experience a fun and education boarding. Our trainers put in the reps and the intensive time it takes to get high quality results. After completion of the training, you’ll attend owner a 2 hour, one-on-one trainer session which will show off your dog’s new skills and teach you how to maintain the behaviors.

We will stay in touch with all of our clients and offer unlimited support after training to ensure the humans get as much support as they need working with their dog! Our clients are our family, and we love watching them succeed. To see a list of the commands covered, if the program is right for your dog, or book your free consultation, visit our Board and Train page.

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