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Board and Train Programs

Board and Trains can be an effective tool to stop difficult behavioural problems by removing the familiar rules and environment that have sometimes reinforced problem behaviours. While it would be wonderful if everyone had the time and ability to train their dog themselves we understand that serious behaviour issues, reactivity, and random life events do happen that can make this impossible, making a board and train a far more beneficial solution to both you and your dog. Those with serious behavioural issues do take precedence over anyone requesting a board and train for generic behaviour and obedience. We frequently take out of town clients into our board and train program, and have no issues creating a remote follow up program for your dog no matter where you live and what services you have access to. 

Board and Trains are not miracle solutions to all life's problems. There is an expectation of continued work required from the owner upon completion of a board and train, and disregarding or failing to follow recommendations set out, training protocols, or lifestyle changes will remove you from any further board and train options.

Board n' Train Edmonton
Dog Training Program Edmonton

Each program is tailored to your dog and their specific issues, and programs are typically 4-5 weeks in length. Depending on the dog, the owner, and the training problem, most board and trains include one or more re-introduction sessions with you and your dog to teach you both how to implement the new training. All programs are intensive, and while some dogs walk out with complete solutions, many times board and trains are just the beginning of the work that needs to be implemented.

Programs are individually tailored in length and price for each dog and the issues involved. Due to the success rate of this program, please be aware we typically book our board and train program 1-2 months in advance.

Many of our fostered and board and train dogs have been featured on our Youtube and Instagram accounts, click the links at the bottom of this page to take a look.

What is Board and Train?

Your dog will live here for 4-5 weeks for an intensive training experience. The length of time gives us the ability to take apart dangerous behaviours, create new behaviours, and build the new behaviours into habits. This is best suited for anyone dealing with serious issues involving significant dog or leash reactivity, dog or human aggression, significant bite history, resource guarding, or any other significant issue that is affecting the quality of either your dog or your family's life. This is also our best option for out of town clients. All programs are individually priced depending on the dog and behaviours involved. This program does not include any follow up months in Day Train.

Investment starts at $3500+gst

All board and train programs include:

- a minimum of one go-home session to teach you what your dog knows

- a writeup on your dog and written training materials for the future

- training tools, if we feel they are beneficial (eg. collar, clicker, long line, etc)

- access to our pack walk program for life (Covid restriction dependent)

- 10% discount off group classes, and seminars for 1 year

Apply for a board and train below! We will ask you to fill out a self assessment and will conduct a phone interview to determine the issues at hand, and if we are a good fit for each other. Program is currently open and accepting applications!

Board and Train Video Gallery

Indy & MJ

Human Bite History - No

Dog Bite History - Yes

Significant Issues - Severe Anxiety, Human/Dog/Leash Reactivity and Aggression, Confidence/Fear Issues


Human Bite History - No

Dog Bite History - Yes

Significant Issues - Dog Aggression, Dog/Leash Reactivity, Separation Anxiety, Recall, Obedience


Human Bite History - Yes

Dog Bite History - No

Significant Issues - Dog/Human/Leash Reactivity and Aggression, Recall, Obedience 

Bo & Murphy

Human Bite History - Yes

Dog Bite History - Yes

Significant Issues - Littermate Syndrome/Anxiety Issues, Leash Reactivity, Recall, Confidence Building

Matilda, Ruth, Diesel

Human Bite History - Yes

Dog Bite History - No

Significant Issues - Dog/Human Aggression and Reactivity, Littermate Syndrome, Anxiety, Confidence/Fear Issues, Crate Issues, Leash Skills, Recall, Obedience


Human Bite History - Yes

Dog Bite History - Yes

Significant Issues - Dog/Human Aggression and Reactivity,  Resource Guarding, Crate Issues, Leash Skills, Recall, Obedience

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