Stay-at-Home Board and Train

Sign up for this unique Board and Train option. Don't drop your dog off somewhere. YOU need to learn how to train your dog. 

This option gives you complete flexibility. I will work one-on-one with your dog while you are at home or at work. Get the benefits of me working with your dog (one-on-one) while you are working from home, at the office or running errands. You and anyone in your family that wants to be involved will need to be involved for at least 5 sessions, which I call group or family sessions. This is to ensure that you learn how to work with your dog in between sessions. This aspect is sorely lacking in traditional "Drop Off" Board and Train options. You can be involved in more sessions, if you wish. 

Please note: I do not offer my 12-session option to all locations. Based on my current availability, I will let you know if this is an option for your location. 

Stay-at-Home Board and Train Session Details

stay at home dog lying downDuring the one-on-one sessions, I will work alone with your dog(s) and email training notes and homework suggestions for you to work on in between sessions. Often my clients will "pop-in" with questions in between Zoom calls or simply watch me to learn how to work with their dog, or I might be alone for the whole session. I am there for you and you can be involved as much or as little during my one-on-one time.

You can also email me with questions in between sessions. I will also provide occasional videos as well to show you how to work with your dog. The benefits of this option are many. I will get the ball rolling with your dog and work on the repetition and determine the best strategies to work with him or her. When we meet as a group, I will show you how to continue training. I typically recommend group sessions 1, 4, 7 and 11 and 12.

This is a convenient alternative to a board and train option. Designed for the busy dog guardian who wants the convenience of in-home training and the comfort of an expert handling your dog in one-on-one instruction. Your puppy or older dog learns in the home, wherever problems occur, but with this package, you ensure your dog experiences the appropriate follow-through and repetition necessary to secure new skills.You get the expertise and efficiency of me working with your dog and the custom, private instruction to show you exactly how to continue working. Also, I only use humane methods! I don't use or recommend choke, prong, shock or spray collars that are frequently used at Board and Train locations. 

Should You Consider the 12-Session Stay-at-Home Board and Train Package? 

This is ideal for someone that wants complete flexibility in training and wants a proven professional dog trainer to take the lead and "get the ball rolling" with the training. At session one I will meet with you and your family to start the training process and give you specific tasks to work on before we meet again.

Then I will work with your dog one-on-one during sessions 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, and 9. During sessions, 1, 4, 7, and 11 and 12 you get the benefits of family sessions where I will conduct private training for you and your family and clearly explain the strategies that I have found to be effective in my sessions with your dog. You can be in the house, running errands, at work or having dinner with your family during my one-on-one sessions.

I leave detailed training notes for you (and me) to keep track of the training strategies I work on. I will also leave helpful homework suggestions and help you prioritize your training time in between sessions. If your dog needs a potty break, I will take your dog out to do his or her business and include details in my notes.

Cancel Your Dog Walker
During your training package, we can try to schedule your sessions around your dog walking schedule to save you a dog walk during our training time. I will leave notes about your dog's potty schedule.

Want to be More Involved?
Sometimes my clients have so much fun at the sessions that they want to be involved in over five sessions, but that is entirely up to you. Your dog will get trained while you are taking part and also while I am patiently working on the repetition and expertly refining all of your dog's skills.

How can you benefit from the 12 Session Package?
You can benefit from my expertise for general or advanced obedience, aggression, anxiety, or other creative tasks. I have trained dogs during parties when guests arrive to work on preventing jumping, during a child's birthday party to teach a puppy not to nip at running children, at dinners to help dogs learn not to beg at the table, or in the neighborhood to help with leash manners and reactivity. 

I recommend you use the training hours for whatever would be most helpful for you and your family. My proven humane training methods will address the specific issues that you need help with most in your home, where the problems are happening. I also have many clients that work from home and "pop-in" in between Zoom calls to watch my training or ask questions. Whatever your needs are, I can work around your schedule. My goal is for you to learn in the best way that works for you.

Want me to do more of the training and show you what works? Perfect.

Want to be involved in more than five sessions? No problem.

I also have many clients that want to be involved for all ten sessions. Great! To provide even more help and to structure the training when I work alone with your dog I will leave detailed notes describing what behaviors I worked on as well as homework suggestions.

How should you decide between the 4 sessions and 12 session package?
I have great success with both the 4 sessions and 12 session packages. The difference is truly time and budget. Of course, the 12 session package costs more, but you also get a lot more of my time and you get the benefit of complete flexibility in your schedule. You will pay me for more of the repetition that is necessary for any training plan. If you have the budget for a more extensive package, you are getting one of the best positive reinforcement trainers anywhere to work on an intensive, humane training plan to give your dog the help he or she needs.

The 4 session package will provide you the individualized instruction for you to continue working in between sessions and after we are finished. I don't want you to be tethered to me forever. My job is to give you the information and confidence to continue improving your dog's behavior at the end of your training package.

Want me to show you clearly how to work with your dog and give you the confidence to do it? You should consider the 4 session package.

Want me to do more of the training and teach you how to continue working when we are done? The 10 session package is perfect for you!

Can You Drop Your Dog Off to Me?

Read my post about why I don't offer Board and Train where you drop your dog off at my location. My 12-session Stay-At-Home Board and Train is much more effective!

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I Will Help You Succeed

Email Support Included With all Packages
All my clients that choose a 4 session or 12 session package option also have the benefit of email support in between sessions with follow-up questions. This support is available as long as you have unused sessions on the calendar.

What My Clients are Saying

"I couldn't recommend working with Jeff more highly. I echo everything that has been said on these reviews and then some!"

"He is wonderful to work with and, of course, unbelievable with dogs! If you're thinking about reaching out to work with him, stop thinking and just do it -- thanks to him we have such a wonderful, loving, well-behaved dog and have tackled a bunch of different issues that are now history!"

Meredith M.

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