BOARD & TRAIN PROGRAMS

This will be our last year offering pet Board and Train programs - the last month to enroll in our Board and Train programs will be July 2022.

We offer two types of Board and Train programs for you to choose from. We have the traditional Board and Train Program, where your dog lives with us for a certain period of time, and we also offer a Modified Board and Train program, where your dog goes home with you on the weekends. 

Our Board and Train program is one of two in Arizona that does not use punishment based, inhumane methods or aversive tools like e-collars, prongs or choke chains, which have been shown to not only cause physical damage but also to cause emotional damage and escalate aggressive behavior.

We use force free, humane, positive reinforcement training methods for our Happy K9 Board and Train program that involves daily one-on-one training with our trainer and your dog at the trainer's home. We do not use choke chains, prong collars or e-collars on your dog, ever. We will determine what your dog finds reinforcing, whether that be their food, soft or crunchy treats, toys, praise, affection or real-life rewards (such as sniffing or going outside).

Dogs who enter into our Board and Train program must be comfortable being in a crate and potty trained. They will be in their crate during mealtimes, overnight sleeping hours and if the trainer needs to leave for a lesson/errand and no one is home. This is done for the dog's safety.

This program is typically not suitable for dogs with separation anxiety or severe aggression cases. All dogs must show veterinarian proof of current vaccinations (Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella) or a current titer test as well as flea/tick prevention. We ask that you provide enough food to last your dog during it's stay to minimize upset stomach.


Female dogs must be either spayed or not in season. The training process can be disrupted for females in heat. For more information about our Board and Train program, or to schedule your dog for our Board and Train program, call us at 480.886.6596 or fill out our contact form below. 

We require a $500 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot in the program. The remainder of the fee must be paid 48 hours prior to the commencement of training. You will receive an invoice for your dog's Board & Train program; we accept payments via Square, Venmo and Cash. All Board & Train programs (minus the deposit) are refundable up to 10 days prior to your Board and Train. We do offer payment plans, but balance must be paid off *prior* to starting the Board & Train. 

Discounts are available for dogs who have been adopted from any 501c3 rescue organization.

 

We offer pick up and drop off for our Board and Train clients who reside in the greater Phoenix area. We can provide transportation for clients outside of service area for an additional fee.

Traditional Board and Train Investment

2 Week Basics Board and Train - $2,250

13 Days boarding, includes pick up & drop off at your home

  • Dogs 5 months old and up are eligible

  • 60 Minute virtual consultation

  • Curriculum includes: recall, sit, down, wait, release cue, eye contact, leave it, place, door manners, target training and confidence building exercises

  • 14 Days of one-on-one force free training

  • Optional bath before going home

  • One 60 minute private lesson at drop off

  • One 1 hour follow up private lessons within 3 weeks after drop off at your home

  • Includes a training pack (treat pouch, clicker, bag of treats)

  • Email, virtual and text support for 6 months

3 Week Intermediate Board and Train - $2,950

20 Days boarding, includes pick up & drop off at your home

  • Dogs 5 months old and up are eligible

  • 60 Minute virtual consultation

  • Curriculum includes: everything in our two week program with added duration and additional distraction training plus leash skills, impulse control and polite greetings

  • 21 Days of one-on-one force free training

  • Optional bath before going home

  • One 60 minute private lesson at drop off

  • Two 1 hour follow up private lessons within 3 weeks after drop off at your home

  • Includes a training pack (treat pouch, clicker, bag of treats)

  • Email, virtual and text support for 8 months

4 Week Behavior Modification Board and Train - $4,200

27 Days boarding, includes pick up & drop off at your home

  • 60 Minute virtual consultation

  • Curriculum is customized to your needs, good option for dogs with moderate to severe behavior issues (no human or dog aggression cases accepted)

  • 28 Days of one-on-one force free training

  • Optional bath before going home

  • One 60 minute private lesson at drop off

  • Three 1 hour follow up private lessons within 6 weeks after drop off at your home

  • Includes a training pack (treat pouch, clicker, bag of treats)

  • Email, virtual and text support for 10 months

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