IN HOME BOARDING
About Our Program
Whether you need to board for one night, one weekend, or longer, your canine best friend will spend their days with their KSDT family! They’ll enjoy supervised, open play with their friends, and at night, they’ll have a sleepover at their favorite team member’s house, so they feel like they’re HOME.
It’s important to note that all boarding requires a training component. Our goal for this program is to continue to progress and maintain the behaviors and commands that you’ve been working on.
Boarding Service Types
What sets our boarding services apart from others?
24/7 supervision by a trained dog professional in a HOME environment
Play, exercise, and enrichment customized to your dog’s needs
Relaxation games to help your dog be calm and REST!
Lots of toys for your dog’s specific personality so they can have fun SAFELY
“Part of the family” perks: Whether we’re going for a walk or a hike, or chilling out in the house or the backyard, your dog is, too!
New friends, new experiences, more confidence
Daily walks means your dog will potty ‘outside’ vs in a kennel run
Frequent boarding updates
Administration of any and all medications or supplements that your dog needs
5 Things You Should Know About KSDT's Board and Train Programs
They’re amazing (check out our Google reviews 🤩), but only when it’s the right fit.
Which is why we work with you during the initial consultation to determine whether boarding and training is actually what will work best, or if another of our programs is a better option (at this time) for you and your dog.
When it comes to program suitability, we consider not just your training goals, but also your dog’s individual behavior profile, challenges, your home environment, family/relationship dynamics, your own personal outlook on training & behavior, and more.
We want you and your dog to have a positive, productive experience with us, and that can only happen if we choose one of our programs that’s best suited to your goals, your dog, and your unique circumstances.
Your involvement is required.
These programs are not structured like a traditional “boot camp”, where owner instruction is often limited or not provided at all. Instead, the included coaching for you begins before camp, and continues long after your dog goes back home. Our goal is to help you create lasting behavior change, in a way that protects and enhances their dog’s long-term behavioral health. That takes time and significant, ongoing involvement from you.
We move at your dog’s pace.
Our goal is to help your dog make as much progress as possible toward your goals while he or she is with us. But we won’t add more pressure to your dog or force them into situations or circumstances they aren’t ready for, in an attempt to meet expectations about how fast your dog “should” learn. That’s why we provide extensive opportunities for post-camp support via private lessons and group classes.
We want you to understand your dog better.
Our goal is not only to make progress toward your goals, but to help you learn a lot about your dog in the process. As your trainer communicates with you, and as you participate in post-camp training sessions, you’ll gain invaluable insights into your dog’s learning style, their strengths, their challenges, and how they perceive the world around them.
We train and problem-solve using a team-based approach.
Our trainers communicate regularly with each other as well as with our PlayCare team. We discuss each dog’s program goals, and collaborate to best achieve them.
ARE THESE PROGRAMS SUITABLE FOR
Nervous and Fearful Dogs
A board & train may not be a suitable environment for a dog who’s nervous or fearful and hasn’t trained with us prior to the boarding and training session. For that reason, we offer private lessons as well as a Cautious Canine group class (specifically designed to address these issues) as a starting point.
Upon your instructor’s recommendation, the option of PlayCare may be available, which is the bridge to overnight boarding, and then possibly an intensive board and train.
As with any type of obedience training, the age and temperament of the dog or puppy has to be taken into consideration in order to manage the expectations of families and what a puppy can accomplish during this period of time.
We look forward to helping you accomplish all of your training goals in the best way possible for you and your dog!
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