Board & Train Camps
- Do you find yourself needing extra help with training your new puppy?
- Maybe you need a sport specific skill taught but just don’t have the time to lay the foundation work?
- Is your new puppy a little on the naughty side & you need some help with teaching life skills?
- Do you have a conformation show dog that needs to get fit for the show season?
Then a board & train camp is the solution for you!
Board & Train Camps
Your dog will appreciate a fun filled interactive learning experience, “camp”. My camps are not your traditional board & train situations. Your dog will not be living in a kennel setting, they will be living as part of our family, and training throughout the day. I only accept one dog camper at a time to ensure your dog’s goals & needs are met. Currently I am booking 10 months out.
Board & Train Camp Experiences
If you are unsure which package is best for you please schedule a consultation.
1 Week Camp Experience
This is a great way to jump start your dog’s training in the direction of success. This program will focus on everyday practical skills to make your dog a pleasure to live with. An initial consultation will be scheduled & at that time we will review goals & discuss a plan for your dogs experience. Each plan is custom to the dog’s specific needs, however; below is a typical list of skills covered in this experience:
- Intro to crate training
- Intro to door manners
- Intro to station training
- New location experiences
- Intro to “My Name” games
2 Week Camp Experience
This is ideal for new to us campers. This is our most popular experience. We will start with a phone consultation where we discuss training goals and what to expect. Each training plan is designed to meet the dog in front of us, therefore no two plans are the same. However, a list of typical skills is posted below:
- Crate training
- Leash Walking
- Door Manners
- Station Training
- Manners in new locations
- Basic obedience
- Recall Games
- How to quiet in the house
Sport Camp Experience
If competiting in agility, conformation, rally or obedience is your goal then this is the experince for you. This experience is like buying a home that has the exterior walls completed, you will have to do some decorating but the heavy lifting is already done.
Upon our initial consultation I will develop a realistic training plan for you and your dog. The length of camp experience will range from 1 week to 4 weeks.
What type of skills can be taught in this experience:
- Agility Foundations
- Weave Pole Foundations
- Rear Crosses
- Distance Work
- Obstacle Commitment
- Running Contacts Foundations
- Stopped Contacts Foundations
- Precision Heeling Foundations
- Conformation Stacking
- Down and Back Gaiting
- Free Stacking
- Standing for Exam
2 Week Puppy Camp
This is for puppies 8 weeks to 12 months. Upon our initial consultation a puppy path will be developed.
Skills Available in this experience:
- Crate Training
- Recall Foundations
- Leash Walking / Collar Wearing
- Adventure Foundations
- Grooming Foundations
- Booster Bath Training
- Nail Care
- Settling in the house
- Place Training
- Intro to Door Manners
- Socialization to other dogs
- Socialization to living with kids
2 Week Fitness Experience
Has your dog’s fitness slipped through the cracks? Does your dog need to lose weight or get into physical shape? Then this is the experience for your dog.
Upon our initial consultation, I will develop a balaned fitness plan for your dog.
During the experience your dog will learn the basic skills to perform conditioning and fitness exercises once they return home. Typical skills taught in this experience:
- Foot Targeting
- How to get on fitness equipment
- How to exit fitness equipment
- Nose Targeting
- Cavaletti Poles
This is a refresher experience for those who have previously completed a camp experience.
Each experience will be unique to the dog. Goals and a training plan will be developed upon our initial consultation.