Board and Train Dog Obedience
The Ultimate in Basic Dog Obedience & Behavior Modification
House Manners – Leash Training – Behavior Modification – Dog Aggression Rehabilitation
Servicing the entire Miami Valley
Our Board and Train dog obedience is the very best dog obedience program that Dayton Dog Trainer offers. Although our hourly training packages do provide results with your dog … they take a lot longer to provide that result. Our hourly training involves you visiting your trainer at their location, once a week. Each time you visit, the training will become a bit more intense and a bit more in-depth. Commonly, you will train with other people and other dogs, so that we can teach you and your dog to work through life’s distractions. For some, this training can not only take awhile, but it is also hard for many to adjust their schedule around so many visits.
Our Board and Train not only provides around 3 times the amount of training, but your dog is trained in about 14 days, on average. For those reasons, the Board and Train is our most popular training package. It is way more consistent and provides much more training and time with your dog.
This course consists of …
When you signup for our board and train, we will have you drop your dog off with your trainer. Instead of picking up your dog and bringing it back with us … it allows you to know and see where your dog will be staying. With most training companies … your dog will stay in a concrete room, inside a crate or kennel, with several other dogs. That is not the case with us. When you choose our board and train package, your dog will actually live in our home with us, so that we are able to spend time with your dog, as you would in your home. This provides us an opportunity to see all issues that occur in your home, that are not supposed to be happening. Once we see exactly what is going on, we will be able to fix any and all issues, dealing with obedience and house manners.
While your dog is here, he or she will live and train throughout the day in our home and sleep in his or her crate at night. Each morning, your dog will eat at around 6am. After eating, your dog will rest about 20 minutes inside their crate, then go outside to relieve themselves. Normally, we will also go for a walk before coming back inside. Once back inside, your dog will have full range of our home to wonder or hang out with our family, under command.
The great part of living in our home is … our families are also very helpful with this type of training. Being that our spouses also conduct dog training, they are also getting positive direction and training from more than just one trainer. Our children have grown up around dogs and dog training, so they too are able to provide guidance, command and corrections. When your dog is being trained and guided by more than just one person and are learning from everyone in the household, your dog will not only pickup the instruction so much faster, but your dog has a much better chance of learning, due to the fact that they begin to realize that training and guidance is coming from everyone, therefore they begin to live a structured life and are left no room for slipping on their obedience.
Benefits of a Board & Train
When we are able to work with your dog on a daily basis, we are able to work on things such as house manners, leash work, separation anxiety, aggression issues, behavior issues as well as rehabilitation.
Board & Train Coverage
- Walking on Leash
- Staying Off The Furniture
- Excessive Barking
- Staying Out Of The Trash
- Bombarding Guests At The Door
- Window Barking
- Bolting Out Of The Door
- Potty Training
- Begging For Food
- And More!
- People Aggression
- Dog Aggression
- Food Aggression
- Possession Aggression
- Resource Guarding
- Jealousy Issues
- Separation Anxiety
- Random or Submission Urination
- And More
When your dog arrives at our training location, they will be given a break to relieve themselves and then begin their “cool down period”. When your dog arrives, they are a bit nervous, anxious and sometimes a bit scared. This is due to the fact that your dog just went on a car ride … they are in a whole new place with new sights, sounds and smells and they don’t have the normal people around them that they are used to. With this in mind, we don’t just throw them into a new environment without giving them time to adjust and integrate into a new environment. They will go directly into a crate with a bed or blanket inside and a blanket covering the crate to help with the anxiety, excitement or uneasiness. We prefer you drop your dog off between the hours of 6pm and 9pm so that their cool down period is simply sleeping through the night. Your dog will quickly recover and we will begin your dogs training.
NOTE: Not all dogs experience anxiety, fear, excitement or any other nervous behaviors. Many don’t really care at all and are happy to be in a place where the attention is on them.
When you pickup your dog from our Board & Train, you will need to plan on staying for about 1 to 1-1/2 hours. During this time you will be instructed on how to properly command and correct your dog as well as communicate with them and read simple body language. This is a quick overview of handler training and will be enough to resettle your dog back into your home. It is still important to follow up with the free, 3 hour handler training sessions offered to all who go through our Board and Train program (information below).
Many worry about having their dog trained, but not themselves. No Worries! When you signup for our Board & Train Services, you too will be provided handler training. Attending the handler training is important for the completion of your dogs training and success. We also offer in-home handler training for those who wish to have DDT come to you.
Expectations Upon Return
Once your dog returns home, they may attempt to revert back to their old ways. This is common with all breeds, as they are back in the place where they had, for so long, gotten by with anything and everything they wanted … or back in the place where their owner was unaware of how to properly command, correct and communicate with their dog. But, this time, you will be armed with the knowledge of how to properly command, correct and communicate with your dog. They will quickly see that their old tricks no longer work, therefore your dog will fall back on their training they have just received and everything will fall into place. Your dog will commonly try their old tactics for an average of 3 to 4 days, but will come out of it when you follow through with what you have learned upon picking your dog up to return home.
Should you have any questions about our Board & Train services, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 937-314-1364 from 8am to 9pm, 7 Days a week.
The Board and Train is our best training package offered. It provides an average of 3 to 4 hours a day of direct training as well as allowing your dog to live in a structured dog environment. Living in an environment where everyone knows dog, helps your dog condition a whole lot faster. The cool thing about our board and train is … instead of dropping your dog off to a store or warehouse where they will sit in a kennel until it is time to train, we actually bring them into our home. Your dog doesn’t live in a store or warehouse, it lives in a home, so it only makes sense to have your dog in a practical living environment where they will get to be a normal dog, but live under properly structured conditions. Whoever performs your evaluation, will determine where your dog goes. You will stay with the same trainer the entire time you are with us for services. At no time will your dog be passed around to another home for training. Your dog will stay with the trainer and train with him / her. We also take your dog for walks in the villages and towns surrounding our homes, so that we are able to utilize the distractions and people they offer to assure your dog will be completely obedient in those environments.
Because you have decided to read this information, we will offer you twenty percent off the board and train services, when you provide the coupon code doberman, at the time of your evaluation. We offer 1 week to 1 month board and train services and the amount of time your dog will need, will determine on how they evaluate, how they adapt to training, how they take command and correction and how far you wish to go with the training.
We offer 3 free handler sessions after the board and train is complete, if you come to us. If you would like us to come to your home for the handler sessions, there is a fee associated with it. When you pick your dog up from our board and train program, you will plan on spending and hour or so with us going over proper command and correction. We don’t just hand your dog back to you and wish you luck. We make sure you are comfortable with the commands and corrections, before you leave.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. If our dog trains in your home … how is my dog going to learn what to do at my home?
A. When we train your dog … we train him or her to follow the rules of the human, not the location. Once your dog returns home … they may try returning to their old ways, because it is what they are used to doing, when with you. They will sometimes think that all the rules are gone and things are back to the same old way. But … This time, you will be armed with the knowledge and training you need, as a handler, to reinforce the training we have conducted, while the dog was with us. Handler Training is imperative for obtaining the result you are wanting to.
Q. If you train my dog … won’t he or she listen to you and not us?
A. This is a very good question. The goal for training your dog is for your dog to listen and obey you … not us. As long as you are properly commanding and correcting your dog, the way we teach you, your dog will follow your lead. When you come to retrieve your dog … we will spend some time with you, teaching you about proper command and correction. We will spend some time training your dog and you, while you handle your dog during the instruction. Keep in mind, the handler training is crucial for receiving an optimal result from our services. Most owners are so used to yelling at their dog, repeating commands and various other wrong tactics that fail to work. Dayton Dog Trainer will start you down the right path and assist you in ridding yourself of those failed tactics.
Q. How long on average, does our dog stay with the trainer, during a Board & Train?
A. Depending on your dog’s needs … you can expect your dog to stay with us anywhere from a week to a month … Commonly, 2 weeks is the exact time it takes to conduct a normal Board & Train service for those coming to us for Basic Obedience. Those with deep seeded issues may need to stay longer. A dog coming to us for Aggression Rehabilitation can come to us for an average of 2 weeks, up to 3 months, depending on how bad the aggression issues are.
Q. Can I visit or see my dog while he or she is with you?
A. While your dog is with us, we prefer that you don’t visit … but, we will never tell you that you can’t visit … it is your dog. Keep in mind … visiting will normally set your dog back a few days, which is why we recommend against visitation. However … DDT does offer the ability to call or text us any time you would like to check in on your dog’s status. Keep in mind … the first week of your dog’s time with us, is normally very slow and uneventful. The first week is where your dog is getting settled in and getting used to us and its new environment.
Q. What if I do send my dog through your Board and Train course and things don’t change?
A. If your dog is not where they should be at the end of training … we will contact you and ask if we can continue the training. We will provide up to 2 extra days at no cost to you. Should your dog require more than the 2 extra days, we will make contact with you again and provide an opportunity to add on another week of training. If your dog returns home and things go back to the way they were … we will not leave you hanging .. but only after we have cleared your dog for returning home and we are confident that they have successfully completed the service. If you dog begins to backslide, we will figure out why this is happening and provide answers for you. If it is something on our part, we will continue to work with your dog until they are fixed. Sometimes when we advise on the amount of training during the evaluation, we do not always get it right, as we are only able to gain an educated idea of what it’s going to take to fix the issues, during that evaluation. Once we have had an opportunity to live with your dog, we sometimes find that there are more issues than originally diagnosed … or that the issues are deeper than we thought. They are dogs … things do change rapidly with these guys.
Q. How many dogs do you take into your home at one time?
A. Our trainers normally try to stay around 2 to 4 dogs at a time, depending on size of the dog and what they are here for. Limiting the number of dogs that our trainers take in for the board and train at one time, allows us to concentrate on your dog and provide more attention to your dog. When your paying good money for training … we want to provide great training for you and your dog.
Q. What do I need to bring, when I drop my dog off for training?
A. We ask that your bring your dog’s crate, a bed or large blanket and your dogs food. We also require that your dog is clean … free of fleas and/or bedbugs and that they have had all of their vaccinations as well as the Bordetella vaccination, which is for kennel cough. Once your dog arrives, they will be inspected, before they enter into the board and train program. If anything should be found, we will ask that you make a visit to your groomer or vet, to take care of any issues, and return immediately after the grooming or vet visit, to begin training.