BOARD & TRAIN

Our Board and Train program is an intensive course we offer that involves daily one-on-one training with our trainer and your dog. Think of it as a working vacation for your dog.

Dogs do not live in kennels while at Happy K9 Training. They learn appropriate behaviors for living in your home by learning first hand in our home.

Whether you have a puppy who needs to learn basic household manners or a dog with long-standing behavioral problems, our Board and Train program is the perfect setting for extinguishing problem behavior by laying a solid foundation, building and reinforcing desirable behavior instead.

Another advantage of our Board and Train program is that we can customize the program for your individual needs. 

We also take the time to show you, the owner(s) how to continue the training with your dog and get the same results we get, building owner confidence as well as lasting results in your dog. Our goal is for dog owners to be able to rely on themselves to continue training and maintain their dogs rather than having to rely on a trainer when their dog needs to learn something new.

We go to work out in the real world as well with trips to town centers, large retailers, and parks to help generalize all the behaviors your dog has learned. This all encompassing approach in a real world environment is what allows our program to deliver maximum results.

Dogs who enter into our Board and Train program must be comfortable being in a crate and potty trained as they will spend a lot of time training in our home. If you have a puppy that is still working on potty training, please contact us as we may be able to incorporate that into their training. All dogs must be up-to-date on all shots and flea/tick prevention.

We only use force free, science-backed and reward-based humane training methods at Happy K9. We do not use choke chains, prong collars or e-collars on your dog, ever. We will determine what your dog finds rewarding, whether that be their food, soft or crunchy treats, toys, praise, affection or real-life rewards (such as sniffing or going outside).

 

We do not correct a dog's mistake by using outdated compulsion methods. If the dog made a mistake, or behaved in a way the human did not want, then the training was moving too fast for the dog. There is never any reason to be heavy handed with a dog, regardless of breed. If an alligator can be taught to be still by one trainer using only cut meat as a reward while another trainer scrubs the alligator's back, then there is no reason why any breed of dog needs any type of training other than force free methods.


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 a B&T, call us at 480.886.6596. 

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, Bank Deposit, 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. 

*Your dog will be crated at night and when the trainer cannot be home. This is done for the dog’s safety.

 

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

Current Board and Train Investment:

10 Day Pleasant Puppy Program - $1,150

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

  • 60 Minute virtual consultation

  • 10 Days of one on one training with trainer

  • Optional bath before going home

  • One 30 minute private lesson at drop off

  • One 1 hour follow up private lesson within 1 week after drop off at your home

  • Curriculum is customized to your needs - Available for puppies up to 6 months of age

2 Week Board and Train - $1,750

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

  • 60 Minute virtual consultation

  • 14 Days of one on one training with trainer

  • Optional bath before going home

  • One 60 minute private lesson at drop off

  • One 1 hour follow up private lesson 1 week after drop off at your home

  • Curriculum is customized to your needs

3 Week Board and Train - $2,520

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

  • 60 Minute virtual consultation

  • 21 Days of one on one training with trainer

  • 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

  • Curriculum is customized to your needs

4 Week Board and Train - $3,220

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

  • 60 Minute virtual consultation

  • 28 Days of one on one training with trainer

  • Optional bath before going home

  • One 90 minute private lesson at drop off

  • Three 1 hour follow up private lessons within 4 weeks after drop off at your home

  • Curriculum is customized to your needs

Contact Us

(480) 886-6596

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