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Board & Train Programs

Is your dog lacking obedience or struggling with undesired behaviors?

Choose Seek K-9's Board and Train

Our board and train programs are perfect for owners who are traveling or simply do not have the time and expertise required to train their dog to the level to which they desire. This program combines boarding, training, and an abundance of playtime/socialization for your dog at various outings, stores, and parks! At the conclusion of this program, clients receive transitional training, ensuring a clear understanding in regards to what we have taught your dogs during their stay, and also to provide a seamless transfer of knowledge from us to you. This transitional training includes a one hour Go Home Lesson, and two Follow Up lessons after graduation!

  • Drop Off

  • Train

  • Go Home

Basics Program - 2 Weeks

  In this program we teach your dog basic obedience behaviors that are foundational and useful for everyday life. After your dog graduates this program you will be able to effectively communicate together, allowing for a harmonious lifestyle. Not only will your dog have better manners and display more self control, you will also receive transitional training after this program. This consists of several one-on-one lessons after the program where we teach you how to continue training and communication with your dog for years to come.

Obedience Training

  • Leash skills – heeling or walking on a leash without pulling
  • Recall or come when called
  • Sit with an implied stay
  • Down with an implied stay

Preventative Training

  • Proper greetings with new people and other dogs
  • Stop jumping on people
  • Counter surfing
  • Mouthing or ‘puppy biting’
  • Avoiding excessive pawing & licking
  • Waiting politely at doors

Potty Training

  • Starting potty training
  • Breaking bad habits
  • Creating a consistent potty training schedule
  • Tips when transitioning back home

Price - $1200 (+$25/night - boarding fee)

Behavior Modification Program - 3 Weeks

Our behavior modification program is best for dogs with stubborn behavioral problems and consists of more advanced concepts to modify or distinguish these undesired behaviors. We use a systematic approach to changing a dog’s behavior.  During this program, we will shift your dog’s behavior from an undesired behavior to a desired one. In other words, this program is designed to change a dog’s negative reaction to a situation, person, environment, and/or an animal. This module utilizes behavioral concepts such as: counter conditioning,  differential association, positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment, negative punishment, sensory flooding, exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, and behavior extinction.

Obedience is essential in all dog training, so we will also teach basic obedience behaviors that can be used in conjunction to the behavior modification module. These behaviors can be used for a more enjoyable experience in public for owner and dog alike or be used to show off how smart your new graduate is. This program also includes transitional training in one-on-one lessons where we teach you our behavior modification system and how to reinforce these desired behaviors at home.

Obedience Training

  • Leash skills – heeling or walking on a leash without pulling
  • Recall or come when called
  • Sit with an implied stay
  • Place command
  • Doorway entry manners (sit and released through the threshold)

Preventative Training

  • Proper greetings with new people and other dogs
  • Stop jumping on people
  • Counter surfing
  • Mouthing or ‘puppy biting’
  • Avoiding excessive pawing & licking
  • Waiting politely at doors

Behavior Modification

  • Dog aggression
  • Human aggression
  • Kennel aversion
  • Excessive barking
  • Separation anxiety
  • ‘Marking’ or inappropriate urination and defecation
  • Reactive behaviors - chasing people or vehicles
  • Aggressive behavior towards people
  • Food aggression
  • Resource guarding and more…
 

Price - $1600 (+$25/night - boarding fee)

Master Program - 4 Weeks

 Our master program is our most advanced program consisting of advanced obedience, extinguishing any bad behaviors, and behavior modification specifically tailored to your dog’s needs. This program is for those who want to get the most out of their dog or have severe behavioral issues. All obedience in this program is advanced as each behavior is enhanced with more distance, duration, and performing under distractions. You will have a full repertoire of obedience commands to use and will have significant off leash capabilities. We also do lots of outings to public stores and parks for practice in any environment to ensure peace of mind no matter where you are with your dog. Our Master Program will introduce you and your dog to a lifestyle of communication and ease you never thought achievable. 

Obedience Training

  • Off-leash heeling (walking next to you without a leash)
  • Leash skills – heeling or walking on a leash without pulling
  • Extended recall or come when called (within 40 feet) with an implied sit
  • Sit with an implied stay at 20 feet with distractions
  • Down with an implied stay at 20 feet with distractions
  • Place command with distractions
  • Send to kennel and release from kennel
  • Doorway entry manners (sit and released through the threshold)
  • Outings to public places such as parks and stores (Master program only)

Preventative Training

  • Proper greetings with new people and other dogs
  • Stop jumping on people
  • Counter surfing
  • Mouthing or ‘puppy biting’
  • Avoiding excessive pawing & licking
  • Waiting politely at doors

Behavior Modification

  • Dog aggression
  • Human aggression
  • Kennel aversion
  • Excessive barking
  • Separation anxiety
  • ‘Marking’ or inappropriate urination and defecation
  • Reactive behaviors - chasing people or vehicles
  • Aggressive behavior towards people
  • Food aggression
  • Resource guarding and more…
 

Price - $2000 (+$25/night - boarding fee)

Additional Information And Things To Know

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Vaccinations

Proof of up-to-date Rabies and Distemper/Parvo (DHPP) are required as well as Bordetella (every 6 months) 

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Start Date

Programs will start on a Monday therefore Sunday drop off is preferred. If additional nights of boarding are needed outside of the program then we will coordinate that with you. We also offer in-home pick up based on availability

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Cancellation Policy

If clients have to cancel a Board & Train program they must do so 14 days prior to the start date of the program for a full refund. Any cancellations after this timeframe will be subject to a $250 non refundable cancellation fee

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