Board & Train

Training overview

Our Board and Train program introduces your dog to basic commands while getting rid of unwanted behaviors like jumping, leash-pulling, and running through open doors. During this intensive residence program, we treat your pet like family. Your dedicated trainer works 1:1 with your dog daily to teach them basic obedience commands. The Canine Academy Care Team will shower them with walks, playtime, and belly rubs when they are not in training. At the end of the program, you will work with your trainer during a hands-on lesson designed to provide you with the confidence and tools needed to continue reinforcing your dog’s new skills at home. The program produces off-leash results in 8 days and includes dedicated support.

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Recommended for

We recommend this program for any dog that has not had prior obedience training. This class covers a range of basic commands while also removing unwanted behaviors. If you’re not sure which program is right for you, our behavioral assessment is a great place to start. Using information about your dog’s typical behavior and your training goals, our trainers recommend the program that’s right for you.

Skills Learned

In our board and train program, your dog will learn the following skills and commands both on and off-leash.

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How it Works

The Canine Academy Positive E Collar training method is broken down into 3 phases:

Our facility will be your dog's home away from home while they are in training. For the next week, your dedicated trainer will work hands-on with your pet daily. These lessons will include an introduction to our remote e-collars, and commands. After that they'll learn to resist distractions to reinforce patience and manners.

Successful training happens through a repeated sequence of exercise, obedience, and affection. That is how your dog’s days will be structured at our campus. During Phase 1, we give your dog time to acclimate to their new surroundings. They'll  meet their fellow classmates with games of fetch in our large, fenced-in play field. Their first night on campus they will be tired and ready to relax before training begins.

At the end of the onsite training portion of our program, your dog will be confident, tired, and happy. In Phase 2 you'll work to create continuity of learned commands through daily repetitions and practice at home. To set you up for success in this transition, your trainer will spend ~2 hours with you at the end of your pup’s stay. During this session, they'll teach you the basics of our methodology. Further, they'll provide you with the tools to continue reinforcing your dog's learning.


One week following pick up, you and your trainer will meet at our facility again for a follow-up lesson and progress check-in. Here, we'll ensure that you and your dog are reaping the full benefits of training. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions or troubleshoot problems.

Ninety days after training, our goal for you and your pup is that all commands are completed successfully 80-90% of the time. When you and your dog achieve this milestone, you graduate from daily use of the e collar, using it only during high adrenaline or high-risk situations, such as off-leash walking. 

As an added benefit, you receive:

  • Access to our “Board and Proof” program, which provides your pup with a tune-up on training during a short stay at our facilities. 
  • Lifetime access to our group classes for free!

Commitment & Support

Every dog leaving our boarding program must achieve a “good” or “excellent” result against our training standards [link to sample report card]. Your trainer will discuss your dog’s progress at the end of Phase 1 and ensure every dog receives a passing score.  

Part of what makes our results special is the commitment we make to supporting your dog’s long-term success. Our program is designed with scheduled follow-up appointments to make sure that your new skills are transitioning well to your home life. Additionally, our trainers are available for support during scheduled office hours, and welcome all graduates back for free group classes. 

On the rare occasion our 90 day support program hasn’t met your needs, Canine Academy offers a support escalation process to help diagnose and provide solutions to any potential problems. 

Pricing & Enrollment

This package includes a stay at our facilities with a dedicated trainer, a customer go-home lesson and access to our training and support library, a follow-up onsite lesson with your trainer, lifetime group classes, and a remote e-collar you will take home with you. Please contact us for pricing and enrollment dates.