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Board & Train Puppy Manners Program

A Transformational Canine Journey

Welcome to our Board and Train Puppy Manners Program, a 15-day intensive immersion designed for puppies aged 8 to 12 weeks. We recognize the historical bond between humans and dogs, acknowledging the invaluable partnership that extends beyond being mere “pets”. Our approach is guided by the understanding that the modern pet environment can present challenges for our furry companions.

Focus: This program aims to intervene in common behavioral issues during a critical fear development stage, fostering resilience and confidence in your puppy. We believe in gentle training methods, eschewing harsh tools like pinch collars, slip leads, or shock collars.

Duration: 15-day option. Look into our Pawsitive Creations if you would like to customize or work on additional stuff not listed here.

What is Taught:

Behavior Modification: We focus on early socialization to various stimuli, desensitization to sounds and visuals, house and potty training, kennel training, and addressing common behavioral challenges like nipping and jumping. Utilizing the family Dog mediation Hacks allows us to take it to the next level to ensure we are setting your puppy up for a clear projection for success. Inspired by “Mr. Rogers, Game shows and twisting initial interactions to help our puppies navigate and make sense of the human world.

Foundation Cues and Basic Training: Our program covers essential training cues, including the “name game,” food bowl manners, “take it/leave it,” “down,” “sit,” “come,” “doggy zen,”, along with introducing leash training and establishing a framework for an enriching life.

Crate Training Games: We emphasize crate training, teaching puppies to find comfort and security in their crate, aiding in housebreaking and creating a safe space.

Bite Inhibition: A focus on teaching puppies to control the force of their bites, promoting a soft mouth and discouraging excessive nipping.

Handling and Grooming: Familiarization with being touched, handled, and groomed is an important aspect of our program. Puppies learn to be at ease during nail trimming, brushing, and veterinarian check-ups.

Exposure to Various Environments: We gradually expose puppies to different environments, sounds, surfaces, people, and other animals, helping them build confidence and reduce fear.

Puppy Socialization and Play Sessions: To ensure a well-rounded development, we incorporate supervised puppy play sessions and socialization into our program. Puppies have the opportunity to interact with their peers in a controlled and safe environment, promoting positive social behaviors and improving their communication skills. Guided by an experienced trainer in these sessions, ensuring a fun and educational experience for your puppy.

Integration of L.E.G.S. Model: Our program is underpinned by the revolutionary L.E.G.S. Model of Integrated Canine Science by Kim Brophey. Understanding that all animal behavior is influenced by Learning, Environment, Genetics, and Self (L.E.G.S.), we tailor our training to ensure a holistic understanding of your puppy’s unique behavioral dynamics. By incorporating the L.E.G.S. Model, we move beyond mere training, striving for a deep comprehension of your puppy and their needs.

Empowering You as a Responsible Dog Owner: At the conclusion of this intensive program, our commitment to you doesn’t end when your pup heads back home. We firmly believe in empowering dog owners with the knowledge and tools to continue fostering a positive environment for their furry family member. You’ll receive comprehensive handouts, breed-specific insights, and nuanced body language details designed to educate and enrich your understanding of your dog’s unique personality and communication. We encourage active involvement, understanding that dog training is a collaborative effort. By providing you with the knowledge and insights needed to comprehend your dog’s behavior, we ensure a successful transition post-training, where you play a pivotal role in reinforcing the lessons learned, strengthening the bond, and ensuring a happy and harmonious life with your beloved companion. You’ll receive information while your dog is in training along with learning how to practice what the dog learned afterwards

Health and Care for Your Pup: Ensuring the well-being of your furry friend is of utmost importance to us. As part of our commitment to their health, we recommend up-to-date vaccinations to safeguard against potential health risks. We’re pleased to offer complimentary vet visits either at our suggested veterinary partner or a vet of your choice. For your convenience, we extend this service at no additional cost. Please note that if your preferred vet is beyond a 15-mile radius, a nominal travel fee may apply.

Our training sessions occur in the comfort of our home environment, where we can create a safe and secure space for your puppy’s arrival, ensuring they have a positive beginning. As part of our comprehensive services, we also facilitate veterinary visits and can assist in scheduling appointments. This ensures that your puppy not only adapts successfully to our environment but also receives the proper care necessary for their health and overall well-being. If you’re acquiring a puppy directly from the breeder at 8 weeks, we can even coordinate the pickup of your new furry family member for you. Our services are thoughtfully designed to make the transition as smooth as possible for both you and your puppy.

We invite you to join this transformative journey, where we meld historical understanding with modern training techniques, providing a platform for your puppy to thrive, learn, and become a well-rounded member of your family. Click here to start

Our Partner

Animal Talk Medical Center
Wentzville Mo

Based on recommendations from reputable organizations, it’s crucial for puppies to begin experiencing the world during their early developmental stages. State law mandates that puppies cannot be received until they reach 8 weeks of age. This timing aligns with a critical period in a puppy’s life where they will enter a fear stage, making controlled exposure to the environment essential. However, it’s important to guide this exposure safely.

We encourage you to ensure that your puppy has initiated their vaccination series, and that they have had their first vaccination at least 7 days prior to any exposure. If your veterinarian advises against early exposure, it’s advisable to engage in a conversation with them. You might consider discussing their recent continued education and whether they are up to date with the latest insights from leading professionals in the field, as outlined below. This approach allows you to make well-informed decisions regarding your puppy’s socialization and well-being.