Train and Board
Going away and need someone to take care of your dog? Could he also do with some training?
Train and Board is a great way to fill two needs with one deed. I offer a one-on-one personalised service where I am with your dog day in and day out. Think of it as total immersion to give your dog a strong foundation on which to build. This lifestyle programme includes daily command work, obedience training, routines and conditioning, physical exercise through walks and play, and mental stimulation through brain games and socialisation.
On top of this, I offer agility training where your dog must navigate through a course of obstacles like tunnels, high jump, weave poles, teeter-totter, etc., fulfilling his natural instincts to hunt and chase, challenging his body and mind and teaching him to focus and concentrate. Finally, since your dog is living in my home, he will learn the basics of indoor living, so you have a calmer dog that listens and is less reactive around your home and in the world.
Long weekend programme
Includes a follow-up session to transfer information and techniques, so you can continue training and help him generalise to other environments, plus handouts of basic commands.
Includes two follow-up sessions to transfer information and techniques, so you can continue training and help him generalise to other environments, plus handouts of basic commands.
Why might you train and board your dog?
Your dog is open to learning because of the new person and new environment
Dogs rehearse behaviours with people. They know ‘I act like this with this person’. You and your dog share a history and a way of interacting and being with each other. Since I’m new to your dog and don’t have past experiences and expectations of him, I can I break this pattern of behaviour. What’s more, because your dog doesn’t have a fixed way with me, he’s open to learning new habits and ways of being. It’s like starting with a blank new slate.
The hard part of the training is done for you
It’s a fast way to train your dog. He’ll come back to you with a new foundation of behaviours, skills and most importantly, a willingness and joy to learn. Of course, you’ll have do follow-up work to maintain behaviours consistently. I will brief you on what you need to know to help him generalise to other environments.
You’re too busy and don’t have the skills
It’s my job so I have the time, skills and patience to work with your dog until he learns. I have the training and know-how to get your dog to learn -- in a way he enjoys. Using positive reinforcement and clicker, I know how to get the best out of your dog. Timing is key to marking a wanted behaviour and I help the dog know what behaviour is expected of him by focusing on what I want, not what I don’t want.
It’s a good solution when you’re on holidays
It’s a win/win if ever there was one. Your dog has a place to stay and he’s learning and having fun while you’re away on business or pleasure.