Board & Train
We provide an opportunity for our clients to bring their furry friend to our farm-family atmosphere for simultaneous boarding and training.
In this multi-interactive environment we can provide exclusive, one-on-one, 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 methods, commands, and rewards being used. 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 (we always try to reach all of their senses!). 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: $795 per week (2 week minimum)
Everything is included in the total cost of $745 a week 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.
Boarding (usually $45 a night)
24 hour care and dog daycare (usually $27)
Walks off property to social events
…and plenty of love and attention!
We do not use e-collars or any other pain- or fear-based training methods.
The board and train location is a farmhouse in the Alpharetta/Milton/Roswell area. The property is a very visually stimulating environment. During the holidays, we have another “farm house” location 2.2 miles away that provides an equal amount of stimulation.
Training includes 2-3 sessions six days a week (most places do 1 session, and only train 5 days a week). The quantity of sessions per day depend on what exercises are being worked on.
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 just hang out with their playmates in doggie daycare. This day is designed to prove their social skills and practice the behaviors they have learned in a different setting with different staff members.
Note: 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 & Train program (weather permitting).
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.
About Board & Train
The Board & Train School is located on our 2 acre farm 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 here! It is also great for dogs not suited to pet boarding kennel training or dogs that might have anxiety.
The Board & Train program in our farmhouse is suggested for dogs that have a hard time house breaking and need to maintain their training using the crate techniques offered in our dog training school program.
We work on helping dogs to be calm and obedient in many areas such as kitchens, dens, bedrooms, and other areas where guests may visit. Dogs will go to our doggie daycare during certain periods of the day to take a break from training and socialize with other friendly dogs.
Because the dogs are in a home, we can spend time working on house manners (such as not taking food off the counters). They become a part of our pack and learn to act accordingly.
Up & out at 7:00am to use the bathroom
Breakfast at 8:00am
We use the “swimming rule” after feeding — an hour after they eat, they must be calm! This ensures no dog gets an upset stomach, bloats, or vomits due to running afterward.
Around 9:00am, they go back into our of our dozen yards to romp and play. The trainers come at various times to work with the Board & Train dogs.
Between 12:15pm and 12:30pm, the dogs come back inside for a mid-day rest break.
They are served dinner around 3:00pm, following the swimming rule again
Back outside at 4:00pm for their afternoon play time until dusk
“Last potty” break between 9:30pm and 10:30pm
The dogs will get a lot of exercise and stay decompressed and stress free during their stay. We will keep them on a daily schedule for consistency within our program.
Board & Train 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 ft. 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 or anything else your dog might have avoidance to or a fear of
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