Behavioral Board & Train Programs
Have you ever dreamed of walking your dog off leash? Would you like to stop reactivity and aggression? Will your dogs come when you call them...every time? Think of how helpful it would be if your dog laid down when you asked, and stayed put until you released them? How nice would it be to stop jumping, leash pulling, barking, fence fighting and other nuisance behaviors? Is your dog charging the front door and acting a fool when friends come over? Not any more.
Most owners can't envision a world where their dogs actually listen and behave, but those who have been fortunate enough to enroll their dog in one of Pack Life's Behavioral Board & Train programs have been blown away by their dog's transformation.
What we do to help your dog
How does the program create such amazing change?
The secret to how we help dogs become happy, balanced & well behaved is quite simple and starts with the daily enrichment we provide combined with discipline (rules, boundaries, limits) and then lots of affection...in that order.
We never allow for aggression or over excitement and we don't nurture fears or insecurities. We are constantly stimulating the dog's mind and body, and we consistently enforce rules & boundaries. When you combine that with 6-7 different training sessions per day its easy to see why the change can be so incredible.
There is no quick fix when changing behaviors or training obedience, but there is a tool that makes it much easier for the owner and dog to communicate with one another. Most of our board & train clients will go home with a remote training collar which allows humans to clearly communicate with their dogs up close or from a distance with incredible reliablity and confidence.
All dogs learn obedience while here but the commands themselves are not where the change comes from. Its how the commands are used. When Todd practices a down command for example, he is not only getting the dog to lay down - he is waiting for the dog to relax. This connects laying down with becoming calm which is the basis for creating a balanced, well behaved dog. Read why calmly waiting is important.
Once dogs know the rules we take them out into the world to practice their new way of being. Trips to Home Depot, parks and outdoor malls are part of the process we use to teach the dogs to be calm and relaxed everywhere we go.
The process comes to a close with an intensive take home session where Todd and his team teach you everything needed to maintain the results once the dog is back in your home.
The only way a dog is really going to improve and for the change to stick, is if the owners change their ways and they PRACTICE on a daily basis for about 10-15 minutes after the dog returns home.
The program is 4 weeks
I offer owners short 30 minute training sessions once a week while your dog is here to help you understand what to do once the dog returns home.
Includes a Dogtra or Garmin remote trainer, long leash, place board and helpful book.
Unlimited Follow-Up Training for 1 year
You and your dog receive free follow-up training for 1 year after the program. 30 min sessions are available here at my place for 1 year to help you understand how to apply the new rules.