Board and Train Programs
Let us do the heavy lifting for you. We offer several options of board and train programs. These are programs where your dog boards at our facility and is trained daily by our professional trainers. The programs range from three to six week stays depending on the level of training that you choose. All programs include graduation lessons, access to our graduates only online support DVD's and follow up coaching/training sessions to ensure a smooth transition to your home Additionally your dog, upon completion of the program, becomes an elite member of our Dogs Spot family, earning preferred boarding status with discounts on boarding.
While your dog is with us you will receive email updates with photos and one video per week of your dogs training session.
The Dogs Spot trainers use a balanced approach to dog training. Balanced training has been proven to provide reliable results and makes transferring the training to the owner easy. We use treats and training collars.
The Puppy Primer program is for puppies under 4 months of age. The Program is three weeks in length and covers loose leash walking, sit, down, stay, come, go lie down, kennel and off. All of these commands are on leash with "come" being on a long line. We will also address puppy biting, crate training and facilitate house training. We CANNOT house train your puppy to 100% reliability due to age but we will facilitate housebreaking by providing a doggie door, utilizing a crate and frequent potty breaks. You will need to continue to be vigilant when you bring your dog home.
Puppy Primer is $1200
Bootcamp 1 is for dogs over 4 months of age. It is a three week program and covers loose leash walking, sit, down, stay, come, go lie down, kennel and off. All commands are on leash except for "come" which is off leash. Additionally distractions are added to all commands and an auto sit when stopping during walking is taught. The price includes a leash, training tab and training collars.
Bootcamp 1 is $1800
Community is for dogs over 4 months of age and is five weeks in length it covers all of the commands taught in Bootcamp 1, loose leash walking, sit, down, stay, come, go lie down, kennel and off. All commands are on leash except for "come" which is off leash. Additionally the last 2 weeks are spent training your dog out in public. We utilize dog friendly places such as Home Depot, Lowes, Tanger Outlets, Old Navy etc. All commands are practiced in different locations and we add in not jumping during greeting new people. At the end of the program you also receive an additional graduation session in a public location. The price includes a leash, training tab and training collars.
Community Program is $2500
Leash free is our highest level of obedience training short of moving into competition obedience. It is a six week program and includes all of Bootcamp 1 commands, loose leash walking (off leash heel at your side), sit, down, stay, come, go lie down, kennel and off. All commands are trained through off leash reliability. This program is ideal for those clients that enjoy activities with their dogs where a leash is a hinderance. The price includes a leash, training tab and training collars.
Leash Free is $3100
This program is for dogs with owners who have a disability and need a service dog. The program is six weeks in length and covers all the training included in Bootcamp 1, community and leash free plus we will train the disability alleviating behavior required to be a service dog. The price of the program includes a training leash, tab and collars.
Service Dog Program is $4500
Graduate Programs and Add ons
If your puppy has completed the Puppy Primer you are eligible for a three week stand alone community program at a later date the cost is $1800
If you add the community program to your puppy's existing Puppy Primer program or to the Leash Free Program it is an additional $995 and for the Puppy Primer an additional 2 weeks. For the Leash Free the time is the same just additional training sessions per day.
Off Leash Come Stand Alone for Puppy Primer Graduates. Just trains come when called off leash. Two weeks program $1200
Swimming Lessons- Seasonal
Board and Train program that is a week long, teaching your dog how to enter and exit the pool safely and how to swim. May be done as a stand alone program or as an add on to an existing program.
Swim Lessons are $450