Learning in the comfort of a home.
Board and Train programs involve your pet staying overnight at The Polite Pooch for multiple nights. The length of time required will depend on your goals for your dog along with your dogs personality. The focus during a Board and Train is mainly obedience work. Obedience work here is a very advanced sit, heel, down and come, on the leash. If your dog does well on leash, you can transfer the training to off leash control. The purpose of obedience work is to teach your dog how to listen and perform commands as if they are a job, giving some dogs confidence and something to ‘do’. Once your dog has a solid foundation of obedience, he will be more attentive and have more focus.
A balanced training approach is used and customized to what works best for you and your dog. Ultimately, we are trying to open the lines of communication between you and your dog.
Programs start at $500 for a 5 day stay. All Board & Train programs include at least one hour long follow up lesson with you and your dog. More follow up lessons are recommended.
Not all dogs are suitable for a Board and Train program. An initial training lesson with Andrea is often required before enrolling a dog into this program. If you are looking to work on manners in the home such as teaching your dog to stop jumping on people, greetings at the door, nipping, or barking, this program is not for you. A home visit is needed for manners. For all dogs that come for regular boarding, manners are always enforced.