MODIFIED BOARD & TRAIN PROGRAM

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.

Do you feel like giving your dog a head start with personalized training would be helpful, but you are uncomfortable being away from your dog for 2-3 weeks at a time? Want to be more involved with your dog's coaching while they are at a Board and Train? If so, then our modified Board and Train program may be just what you are looking for!

Dogs are dropped off on Monday mornings between 7am to 10am, and they remain with us for the week. Pickup is on Friday afternoons from 4pm to 7pm. We have a 30 minute lesson each Friday at pickup time to review what your dog has learned during the week. You will have homework to practice during the weekends before your dog returns to us on Monday.

This program is limited to 2 dogs each week so that your dog gets lots of individual attention.  Your dog will get training and socialization around friendly resident dogs, normal household sounds, and outings to new places! We work on the basics: name recognition, recall, sit, down, wait, release cue, eye contact, leave it, place, door manners, and so much more.

Our Modified Board and Train program is currently only 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. 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 send us an email at sunnyb@happyk9training.com

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.

Modified Board and Train Investment

10 Day Board and Train Program - $1500

  • Dogs 5 months old and up are eligible

  • 45 Minute virtual consultation

  • 10 Days (2 weeks M-F) of one-on-one force free training

  • One 30 minute private lesson each Friday at pick up

  • One 1 hour follow up private lesson in your home within 2 weeks after program ends 

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

  • Email, virtual and text support for 3 months

15 Days Board and Train Program - $2100

  • Dogs 5 months old and up are eligible

  • 45 Minute virtual consultation

  • 15 Days (3 weeks M-F) of one-on-one force free training

  • One 30 minute private lesson each Friday at pick up

  • One 1 hour follow up private lesson in your home within 2 weeks after program ends

  • One 60 minute virtual lesson within 4 weeks after program ends

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

  • Email, virtual and text support for 3 months

***This program is not suited for dogs with separation anxiety or aggression. Please inquire about our private lessons for more information.