What will my puppy learn?
What your puppy learns is dependent on many factors such as length of stay, prior knowledge, and individual temperament.
We want your puppy to fit into your lifestyle so we work with you to determine what skills and behaviors your puppy will work on while in Boarding School. We typically focus on the skills that are required of polite puppies such as:
-Loose leash walking
-Come when called
-Self control around food
-Relaxing during human mealtimes
While this is our typical starting point, we're here to meet your needs with your puppy, so be sure to tell us YOUR goals.
What is included in boarding school?
-In home boarding
-Multiple bathroom breaks each day to work on housetraining
-Many play sessions both with and without other dogs.
-Several one-on-one training sessions throughout the day
-Enrollment in Day School on Tuesdays and Thursdays
-Quiet nap times
-Interactive food toys to develop good crate habits
-At least one "field trip" per week to transfer behaviors to the real world
-Follow-up lessons to teach you how to get the best from your puppy
How are the puppies trained?
We train puppies the way puppies should be trained.
Our trainers are highly skilled in positive reinforcement based training. Puppies need consitency, structure and feedback, but this does not mean we need to use harsh methods or aversive tools such as shock collars, proke collars or choke chains. We use a combination of treats, toys, and life rewards to teach your puppy how to behave.
We teach puppies that making responsible choices pays off for them, and you end up with a puppy who wants to listen, learn, and knows how to make good choices on their own. You are free from begging, bribing, threatening, and nagging your puppy.
Puppies are treated as part of our family, with plenty of love, cuddles, cookies (all the important things in life)!
Where do puppies stay?
Puppies stay in our homes on 1 1/4 acres, and are treated as part of the family. For this reason we are very selctive on which puppies we allow to attend Puppy Boarding School. We only allow up to two puppies at a time in order to ensure that puppies get the attention and care they deserve. They stay in crates at night and at select times during the day. This ensures that they are safe and allows us to improve or maintain house training as well as reinforce good crate behaviors. Puppies will have multiple play times in the large, fenced-in yard with leashed walks on the remainder of the property. They will also accompany us to our 3,000 square foot training facility, where they will get indoor training and play time with other dogs.
Puppy Boarding School is only open to puppies under 6 months old who have completed at least a month of Puppy Day School. If you are interested in board and train please email us before scheduling an eval.
Do you think your puppy needs "boot camp" to become a well-behaved citizen?
Are you stressed by balancing your work schedule and making sure your puppy gets all of the training, exercise, walks, playtime, etc that a young puppy needs to be healthy?
Here at Adventure Unleashed we specialize in raising puppies having raised hundreds of puppies over our time as dog trainers. You can put that expertise to work for you to take the hard work out of raising a puppy.
Puppies stay in our head trainers' homes spending every moment learning important skills such as housetraining, crate training, not biting/mouthing, basic manners, and more. They travel with us, learning how to be polite puppies in many situations.
As certified, professional dog trainers, we use the most up-to-date, dog friendly training techniques around. We have necessary skills that mean tools such as shock collars, e-collars, choke chains, prong collars, and shake cans are never required or used.
We are selective of the dogs that we enroll in Puppy Boarding School. At this time we are only enrolling puppies under the age of 6 months in Boarding School. If you are interested in Boarding School please email us before scheduling an eval.
Puppy Boarding School
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2 Week Package
Your puppy will stay with us for 2 weeks (14 days).
We'll work on age appropriate basic manners skills. This option is great for puppies who need a little jumpstart on manners or families who are going on vacation and would like to make sure their puppy learns things while they are away.
This package comes with 3 follow-up lessons in your home. The first will occur immediately after your puppy's stay with us. The other two will be scheduled according to your needs; usually 1-2 weeks later.
This package also includes two weeks of Day School (on Tuesdays/Thursdays) while your puppy is with us. She will meet other puppies, learn social skills, and gain all the benefits of Day School in addition to Boarding School.
Weekend Warrior (our favorite!)
This package basically allows you to have the best of both worlds!
Your puppy stays with us during your busy work week for four weeks and then you get the joy of fluffy puppy cuddles on the weekend. You get to bond with your puppy and enjoy all of those magical early moments without having to worry about figuring out how to let the puppy out during the day, walk the puppy in the evening, missing sleep as they learn your routine, or what to do if you have a long day at work.
During the week, your puppy learns how to be a well-behaved puppy so you can enjoy them on the weekends. This gives us "real-time" updates on how your puppy adjusts to your home so we can put extra training time into the areas where they are struggling in your home.
This is a great option for busy professionals!
This package comes with 5 in-home transfer sessions. Four will occur each week when we drop off your puppy and the final session will be 1-2 weeks after the completion of your puppy's stay. It also includes enrollment in Day School during the time your puppy is staying with us.
This is the option for people who want it all!
This program is a combination of Boarding School and Day Training so your puppy learns how to behave in our home and then we teach them to behave in your home.
The program is scheduled as follows:
-2 weeks of Boarding School with US
-2 weeks of Day Training three times a week (6 sessions total)
-2 weeks of Boarding School with US
This package includes 5 in-home transfer sessions, typically scheduled at weeks 2, 3, 4, and 6 with the final session 1-2 weeks after completion of their final Boarding School stay.
ANY puppy currently enrolled in Boarding School is eligible to attend a group class for only $100 instead of the regular price of $135. Contact us to receive your discount code.