Board & Train

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We provide the opportunity where our clients are able to bring their furry family member onto our farm family atmosphere and have their dogs board on property and be trained at the same time. In this multi-interactive environment we can provide one on one exclusive high quality tailored dog training to your pup. Many of our clients opt to begin the training regiment for their dogs in this manner given that it is critical to have consistency in the method commands and rewards are provided for the dog.  Our goal is to have the family understand how their dog communicates and vice versa.   We teach using clear, consistent and motivating methods.  Whatever motivates your dog we will use.   Toys, games, food, or scents and we try and reach all of their senses.  You are welcome to call anytime to discuss.  Each trainer only takes 3-4 dogs maximum at a time.  We ARE not a MASS production type of training facility.  We have a fun environment and your dog will be with dog loving people.

Tuition $695 per week during 2017 new prices for 2018 below.

  • Everything is included in the total cost of $745 a week with a two-week minimum (14 days) for basic on leash obedience training.  We require a 2 week minimum due to the amount of stimulation the dogs train in at our location. 
  • The tuition includes the training, boarding (usually $45 a night), 24 hour care and dog daycare ($27), Plenty of attention and love!!~ Plus walks off property to social events just to name a few. 
  •  We do not use E-collars or any pain or fear based training methods.
    • Dogs that come with professional obedience training and are well socialized are candidates for a 1 week board and train refresher course.  This is for dogs that know the basic commands but are not doing said commands in distractions.  Tuition is $765 for 7 days.  Evaluation prior to training is required.
  • The board and train location is a farmhouse in the Alpharetta/Milton/Roswell area. The property is a very visually stimulating environment.
  • Training includes three – four training sessions six days a week [most places do 1 – 2 sessions and only train 5 days a week].   On the seventh day the dog will do something fun such as a long nature walk in the track trails at our neighboring school, go for a squirrel search, try their skills in agility, or go to a restaurant etc.  We do consider it a training day, but we do not work on repetitions.  The day is designed to proof their social skills and practice the behaviors learned in a different settings.
  •  Only dogs staying at our Freemanville RD location have access to pool services.  Pool swims can be added for a small fee and swim lessons can be incorporated in the Board and Train program (weather permitting).

The Board and Train Dog Training School is located on our farm house in Milton and is well suited for spoiled dogs. Dogs that live mainly inside and have been treated more like a child than a dog are very comfortable on our 6 acres with amenities. It is also for dogs not suited to pet boarding kennel training, dogs that might have anxiety or have undue stress in a dog boarding kennel environment.

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Our Dog Training program in our farmhouse is suggested for those dogs that have had a hard time house breaking and need to maintain their training by using the crate techniques used in our dog training school program. The dog training at our farm is where we work on helping dogs to be calm and obedient in many areas such as kitchens, dens, bedrooms and areas where multiple guests visit. Dogs will go to our doggie daycare during the day for periods of time when they are not in training to socialize and play with other friendly dogs. They go on several nature walks a day and spend time inside with us so they can learn house manners such as not taking food off the counters. They become a part of our pack and learn to act accordingly.  The schedule of the dog is up and out at 7am to use the bathroom. They are out for about an hour. They have breakfast around 9:00 a.m. We use the swimming rule for all feeding schedules which is an hour before they eat they have to be calm and 1 hour after they eat they have to be calm.  This ensures no dog gets an upset stomach, bloat or vomits due to running after they eat.  Around 10 a.m. they go back out into one of our dozen play yards to romp and play.   The trainers come at various times to work with the board and train dogs.  Between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. they come back inside for a break.  They are served dinner around 4 – 5 p.m. (again following the swimming rule).  The dogs go back outside for some late afternoon play times and are out till dusk.  We will give all the dogs a “last potty” sometime between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. to ensure all puppies stay house broken.  The dogs will get a lot of exercise and stay decompressed and stress free during their stay. We keep them on a daily schedule.

Dog Training School Basic Obedience Curriculum
• Sit-stay until I release you.
• Down-stay until I release you.
• Place-stay (Place is a boundary-stay on an elevated dog bed, which you will need to purchase at the completion of training).
• Recall (come on 20 foot long line leash).
• Loose Leash walking (no pulling).
• Wait at the door.
• Off “no jumping” .
• How to meet another dog appropriately.
• All types of socialization: dog to dog, sounds, new environments, kids and whatever else your dog might have avoidance to or fear of.
• Leave it command.
• Drop command.

 

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