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HAPPY HELPERS
BOARD & TRAIN PROGRAM

We focus on Service Dogs in our Happy Helpers Board and Train Program. 

We use force free, humane, positive reinforcement training methods for our Happy Helpers Board and Train Program. It includes daily one-on-one training with our trainer and your Service Dog at the trainer's home and in public settings.

We will determine what your Service 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). We use Ruffwear harnesses and leash safety straps whenever your Service Dog is taken off of the trainer's property. Your Service Dog will also be safely transported in a secured Ruff Land kennel.

Our Happy Helpers Board and Train Program is currently only one of a few in Arizona that does not use inhumane or punishment based methods, or aversive tools like e-collars, prongs or choke chains.

We require all potential clients wanting to enroll their Service Dog into our Happy Helpers B&T Program to complete our Service Dog Evaluation. This takes place in a public setting, and allows us to see how your dog reacts to different stimuli in a new environment. The $100 evaluation charge does go towards the cost of your Happy Helpers B&T Program if they successfully pass the Evaluation.

If you are not in Arizona, please contact us for alternative methods.

We also require proof of your Service Dog's examination by your veterinarian to ensure they is in optimal health no more than 10 days prior to starting the Happy Helpers B&T Program.

This ensures that your dog is healthy, nutritionally sound and likely able to physically and mentally handle the potential stress of being away from home. 

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 their stay to minimize upset stomach.

Service Dogs and Service Dogs in Training who enter into our Happy Helpers B&T Program must be reliably potty trained and comfortable being in a crate.

Your Service Dog 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 everyone's safety.

Female dogs must be either spayed or not in season. The training process can be disrupted for females in heat. 

We require a $500 non-refundable booking fee to hold your spot in the Happy Helpers Board and Train Program. The remainder of the Program cost must be paid 48 hours prior to your Service Dog being picked up for training.

 

All Happy Helpers B&T Programs (minus the booking fee) are refundable up to 7 days prior to the start of your Program. We do offer payment plans, but balance must be paid off *prior* to starting the Happy Helpers B&T Program. 

3 Week Happy Helpers Board and Train Program Investment - $2,500

  • Includes pick up & drop off at your home or Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

  • 20 Days of one-on-one training

  • Dogs 6 months old and up are eligible

  • 60 Minute virtual consultation

  • Curriculum is customized to your needs - this can include Public Access practice, task training, basic/advanced manners or introducing/proofing other skills

  • One 30 minute virtual progress session during week one and week two

  • Optional bath before going home

  • One 90 minute transfer lesson at drop off if local, or virtual session once back home

  • One 60 minute in-home lesson within 2 weeks after Service Dog returns home (if local)

  • One 60 minute public lesson within 4 weeks after Service Dog returns home (if local)

  • One 60 minute virtual lesson within 6 weeks after Service Dog returns home (if local)

  • If out of state, four 60 minute virtual lessons included within 6 weeks after Service Dog returns home

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

  • Email, virtual and text support for 6 months

4 Week Happy Helpers Board and Train Program Investment - $3,200

  • Includes pick up & drop off at your home or Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

  • 27 Days of one-on-one training

  • Dogs 6 months old and up are eligible

  • 60 Minute virtual consultation

  • Curriculum is customized to your needs - this can include Public Access practice, task training, basic/advanced manners or introducing/proofing other skills

  • One 30 minute virtual progress session during week one, two and three

  • Optional bath before going home

  • One 90 minute transfer lesson at drop off if local, or virtual session once back home

  • One 60 minute in-home lesson within 2 weeks after Service Dog returns home (if local)

  • One 60 minute virtual lesson within 4 weeks after Service Dog returns home (if local)

  • Three 60 minute public lessons within 8 weeks after Service Dog returns home (if local)

  • If out of state, six 60 minute virtual lessons included within 8 weeks after Service Dog returns home

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

  • Email, virtual and text support for 8 months

6 Week Happy Helpers Board and Train Program Investment - $4,600

  • Includes pick up & drop off at your home or Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

  • 41 Days of one-on-one training

  • Dogs 6 months old and up are eligible

  • 60 Minute virtual consultation

  • Curriculum is customized to your needs - this can include Public Access practice, task training, basic/advanced manners or introducing/proofing other skills

  • One 30 minute virtual progress session during weeks one through five

  • Optional bath before going home

  • One 90 minute transfer lesson at drop off if local, or virtual session once back home

  • One 60 minute in-home lesson within 2 weeks after Service Dog returns home (if local)

  • One 60 minute virtual lesson within 4 weeks after Service Dog returns home (if local)

  • Five 60 minute public lessons within 10 weeks after Service Dog returns home (if local)

  • If out of state, eight 60 minute virtual lessons included within 10 weeks after Service Dog returns home

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

  • Email, virtual and text support for 10 months

If your dog has previously successfully completed a Happy Helpers Board and Train Program, they are eligible for our Refresher Program - this is a great option if you are needing some things touched up on, or want to introduce a new behavior or task.

7-14 Day Happy Helpers Refresher Board and Train Program Investment - $100/day

  • Includes pick up & drop off at your home or Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

  • One-on-one training during their stay

  • Dogs who have successfully completed our Happy Helpers B&T Programs are eligible

  • 60 Minute virtual consultation

  • Curriculum is customized to your needs - this can include Public Access practice, task training, basic/advanced manners or introducing/proofing other skills

  • Optional bath before going home

  • One 60 minute transfer lesson at drop off (if local), or virtual session once back home

  • One 60 minute virtual lesson within 2 weeks after Service Dog returns home

  • Email, virtual and text support for 3 months after Refresher Program is completed

For more information, or to reserve a spot for your Service Dog in the Happy Helpers Board and Train Program, give us a call at 480.886.6596 or send us an email at sunnyb@happyk9training.com

We offer pick up and drop off service for our Happy Helpers Board and Train Program clients who reside in the greater Phoenix/Maricopa County area. We can provide transportation for clients outside of our service area for an additional fee of $2/per mile for zip codes 30 miles outside of 85258.

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