Board & Train

AT OUR HOME, THEN YOURS

Programs & Pricing

"The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them" - Stanley Coren, dog psychologist


Board & Train Program - At Our Home

Board & Train - we help your dog find peace and behavioral balance...then we train you!

Our Board & Train Program is unique among our competitors as we would NEVER offer a training program that doesn't include multiple In-Home "human training" Sessions once we help the dog find balance and establish newly formed positive behavioral patterns.

Most Board & Train Programs will offer 2-3 weeks of Obedience Training with ZERO in-home session with the owner and family.
Once our training here is successfully completed, we'll bring your newly balanced dog back home and teach you, and all participating family members, how to maintain all the positive changes we installed while your dog was here with us with several In-Home Sessions over the course of many weeks.

First....we'll "fix" your dog, then, we'll fix you!

Let's face it, things don't always go exactly as planned when training your dog or puppy. And while to many owners, shipping your dog off to "training camp" seems like the least attractive option....the sheer scope and depth of behavioral advancements that can be attained in a comprehensive Board & Train Program is far more than the average owner could ever reach through training at home or at the local group obedience class.

Here's a fact. Any behavior a dog "practices" on a regular basis will eventually be referred to as a Learned Behavior. Once that Learned Behavior becomes entrenched in your dog's behavioral repertoire...well, as you know, it can be quite difficult to get rid of. Regardless of how you see the behavior, if your dog believes his or her own behavior will even occasionally produce a desirable outcome (Positive Reinforcement, R+), then they are very highly likely to continue to repeat that behavior...even if you constantly voice your disapproval.

Your dog is not being obstinate or stubborn...or "not listening" - and definitely not just "refusing to obey". What is most likely happening is that the words, actions and behaviors that you display in conjunction with the undesirable behaviors your dog is exhibiting, simply don't make any sense to your dog...and even worse - you are most likely unintentionally reinforcing the very behaviors you're trying to extinguish!

Hands down...the most common mistake owners make is the inadvertent and unintentional reinforcement of the very undesirable behaviors they would like to stop!

NOTE: In almost EVERY case, a quality Board & Train Program will ultimately be more effective than just about any In-Home (Private Session Program) or Group Training Program due to the fact that we get to spend ample time working with, and learning about, your dog. That way, when we return home from training - we have an established relationship/rapport with your pooch and we know EXACTLY what works. There's no "try this" or, "try that"! We already figured out "what works" and now all you have to do is follow the "instructions"!

Board & Train Programs - Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Who qualifies for the Board & Train Program? Dogs of all ages, breeds, genders & behaviors.

  • How long will my dog be away for? The recommended Program will depend on many variables including the severity of the behavioral issues, age of the dog and the desired training goals discussed prior to enrollment. We offer the following Board & Train Program options:

    • Basic Manners Puppy Workshop - 2 Weeks of Socialization & Training plus 1 In-Home Session
    • One-Week Wonder Behavioral Retreat - Coming Soon! - 7 Days plus 1 x 2 Hour Session (here)
    • Canine Manners Camp - 3 Weeks of Socialization & Training plus 2 In-Home Sessions
    • In-Patient Behavioral Rehab Program - 45+ Days of Behavioral Rehabilitation & 4 In-Home Sessions

  • How long are the Sessions? First Session lasts up to 3 hours. Follow-Up Sessions last up to 2 hours. We generally allow for 2-3 weeks between Sessions.

  • Can I visit my dog while he or she is there? While we certainly understand how difficult it is for some owners to part from their dog(s) for any amount of time...while your dog is here in training, personal "visits" are generally not permitted (except for certain cases). This is due largely to the fact that it would only upset the balance of things to have the owner come here, love on the dog, then leave. In our past experiences, this has often creates an unnecessary set-back for the dog.

  • What can my dog and I expect from your Board & Train Program? Besides the "What's Covered" list below, your dog will return home a far better-behaved, less-impulsive, behaviorally balanced pet. On top of that, you will receive the knowledge of EXACTLY what "works" with your dog and what you and your family will need to do in order to maintain the wonderful advancements made in training.

    While here, we will "decipher" your dog from nose to tail, learning what "fuels" his or her behavior as well as how he or she communicates, and provide you with the means to truly become the well-respected, calm, confident Leader your dog needs to maintain all the positive changes that will occur during training. Then, during our In-Home Sessions, we will leave you with positive effective solutions to any and all concerns and will always be there to help you and your dog achieve & maintain Behavioral Balance!

  • What training method do you use? Without limiting ourselves to one method or another, we ALWAYS use the most natural, dog friendly method possible to achieve our goals with each Program being custom-tailored to meet the specific individual needs of you and your dog. We know there's no one-size-fits-all approach!

  • Do you "guarantee" your results? While I'm sure we can all agree that no one can guarantee future behavior, all of our behavior modification and training programs include Unlimited Support for the life of your dog! We'll work with you as long as it takes to find balance and good behavior!

  • "I sent my dog away to be trained. Why did it stop working a couple of months later?" Why do many "Board & Train" programs eventually fail or not even produce behavioral change in the first place? In our experience, it comes down to 2 main reasons:

    • 1.) In-Home Training (Follow-Up & Support): Follow-Up human owner training is as important as the actual training of the dog itself. It does little good to positively modify the dog’s behavior without "repairing" the home environment as well. Once we successfully complete our work with the dog here, we will then conduct several Private In-Home Sessions to "train" the owner (and family) and support them in their efforts to establish clear communication and consistent Leadership with their dog. Any Board & Train Program that does not include In-Home "Human" Training is destined to fail from the start!

    • 2.) Program Duration: The majority of canine behavioral issues were not developed in just a couple of weeks. Those negatively developed behaviors took time (months to years) to become fully entrenched in the dogs repertoire. Here at CBS Inc., we take a much more "organic" approach at modifying these behaviors. We want to convince your dog to not only believe it is beneficial to begin positive behavioral change...but that it was his or her idea in the first place!

      It would be simple, in many cases, to utilize heavy aversives or punishers (such as pinch-collars or "shock" collars) to quickly change a dog's behavior. We see this happen all the time in other 2 week (or less!) Board & Train Programs. Some "trainers" even going so far as to claim to use these aversive tools, like pinch collars and "shock" collars, exclusively! In our view, that's a short-cut tantamount to cheating.
      By taking our time and a more natural, or Cynopraxic, approach we allow the dog to learn which behaviors will be viable or productive, and which will not, going forward. This results in positive behavioral change that lasts the dog's lifetime!

 

Board & Train Program Highlights

  • Undesirable Behavior Extinction: Our highly successful Board & Train Programs are designed to temporarily remove the dog from the environment where the undesirable behaviors have been developed and "practiced" - the owners home. A stay here in our Program is like a behavioral "re-boot" as it "dumps" the Undesirable Behaviors while installing new Positive Behavioral Patterns.

  • Your Dog Will "Listen" To You: Truth be told, your dog never stopped listening...he just never really understood what you say in the first place. While here in our Program, we will figure out the How, the When and the Why your dog communicates as well as how to effectively communicate back with him, or her. Then, with our Private In-Home Sessions, we will teach you exactly how to be sure you are totally effective and always "heard" when it comes to communicating with your dog in the future.

  • 100% Effective Training Exercises & Protocols: After spending ample time with your dog here in training, we are able to provide specific effective advice because we know EXACTLY what works (and what does not) when it comes to the consistent communication & Leadership. There's absolutely no guesswork - we'll never say..."try this" or "try that". We already know exactly what works with your dog and we'll spend hours with you, at your home, teaching you and your family how to be the most effective Packleaders possible!

Board & Train - "What's Covered" - including but not limited to:

  • Perfect Loose-Leash Walking - with distractions
  • Incredibly Reliable Recall - with distractions
  • Calm, Submissive Greetings - front door, on leash
  • No Jumping Up or Hyper-Aroused Reactions
  • Incredibly Enhanced Social Skills - canine & human
  • Greatly Improved Impulse Control - the "root" of most undesirable behaviors

 

All Board & Train Programs come with Unlimited Support for your dog's entire life!

 

 

Basic Manners Puppy Workshop


Basic Manners Puppy Workshop

Specifically for puppies under the age of 18 Weeks
with no established behavioral issues

14 Days of Behavior Training & Socialization
includes 1 Session (up to 3 hours) of In-Home Training

Using Positive Based Training Methods ONLY!
during the crucial Critical Learning Period

Puppy Workshop Rate - $875.00*
includes starter leash & Martingale collar

Reserve your training space Today!

One-Week Wonder Retreat


One-Week Wonder Retreat

Designed for ALL dogs over the age of 5 months
with No serious behavioral issues

7 Days of Socially-Facilitated Foundation Training
includes 1 Session (up to 2 hours) at Pick-Up

100% All-Natural "Play to Learn" Process

No Aggression Accepted in this Retreat

One Week Wonder Retreat - $975.00
includes starter leash and training collar

Reserve your training space Today!

Canine Manners Camp


Canine Manners Camp

Designed for ALL dogs over the age of 5 months
exhibiting Mild to Moderate behavioral issues

21 Days of Behavior Training & Socialization
includes 2 In-Home Training Sessions (up to 5 hours)

All-Natural Pack Dynamic Training Method

No Aggression cases accepted in this Camp

Canine Manners Camp Rate - $1750.00
includes starter leash and training collar

Reserve your training space Today!

Basic Manners Puppy Workshop


Basic Manners Puppy Workshop

Specifically for puppies under the age of 18 Weeks
with no established behavioral issues

14 Days of Behavior Training & Socialization
includes 1 Session (up to 3 hours) of In-Home Training

Using Positive Based Training Methods ONLY!
during the crucial Critical Learning Period

Puppy Workshop Rate - $875.00*
includes starter leash & Martingale collar

Reserve your training space Today!

One-Week Wonder Retreat


One-Week Wonder Retreat

Designed for ALL dogs over the age of 5 months
with No serious behavioral issues

7 Days of Socially-Facilitated Foundation Training
includes 1 Session (up to 2 hours) at Pick-Up

100% All-Natural "Play to Learn" Process

No Aggression Accepted in this Retreat

One Week Wonder Retreat - $975.00
includes starter leash and training collar

Reserve your training space Today!

Canine Manners Camp


Canine Manners Camp

Designed for ALL dogs over the age of 5 months
exhibiting Mild to Moderate behavioral issues

21 Days of Behavior Training & Socialization
includes 2 In-Home Training Sessions (up to 5 hours)

All-Natural Pack Dynamic Training Method

No Aggression cases accepted in this Camp

Canine Manners Camp Rate - $1750.00
includes starter leash and training collar

Reserve your training space Today!