Board and Train

Board and Train Programs in Virginia Beach, VA and Surrounding Areas

Owning a dog is one of the greatest pleasures in life. A dog owner has a furry friend for life when he adopts a dog, and you can rest assured that the animal will be loyal to you from day one. However, it is important to invest in an expert dog training program to ensure that you and your furry friend can enjoy each other’s company in every situation and never worry about the dog’s behavior.

At K9aholics, our board and train program provides pet owners with peace of mind knowing that we will teach their dogs basic obedience and any necessary aggressive dog training by experts in the field. Our dog trainers have vast experience working with all types of dogs and are excited to become your dog trainer.

What is a Board and Train Program?

All dog training is started in a low-distraction, calm environment in the home. The board and train experts at K9aholics gradually build up distractions inside before working our way up to low distractions outside. Finally, we finish with high distractions outside. 

K9aholics offers pick-ups and drop-offs for your dog. We will provide updates and pictures throughout the board and train program, so you can always check up on the progress of your furry friend.

If you live locally in Virginia Beach, there will be one in-person follow-up session to teach you what we trained the dog and how to continue dog obedience training. If you do not live locally in Virginia Beach, there will be two video sessions as a follow-up to ensure the board and train program is still working for your dog.

The ultimate goal is for the owner to continue training following the conclusion of our basic obedience curriculum.

Why Use Board and Train Dog Training Method

Our professional board and train programs are a great option for pet owners who want their dogs to have the best chance at becoming obedient and well-behaved. Our program can help your dog with aggression, anxiety, or unruly behaviors such as jumping on people or chewing up the furniture. We can even work our way up to loose-leash training, off-leash walking, and more advanced skills.

There is compulsive dog training in the dog training industry, and there is purely motivational dog training. K9aholics falls in the middle. The overall goal of our board and train programs is to increase good behaviors and decrease bad behaviors.

How to Find the Right Trainer for Your Needs

Not all dog trainers are created equally, and it is critical that you find the right one for you and your dog. Be sure to check the potential trainer’s experience working with dogs and the benefits of the programs they offers. Find out what type of training method they use so that you can determine if that is the method that will work best for your furry friend.

Another great way to determine if your dog will benefit from the dog trainers at the company you are considering is to look at customer reviews for the business. Reviews from former clients are one of the best ways to determine if the board and train programs offered are right for your dog.

Details About Our Board and Train Services 

Our world-class dog training experts provide three different board and train options:

1-week board and train program: This program focuses on foundational basic obedience commands for adult dogs, and it is great for dog owners who want to make sure their dog learns the everyday obedience basics such as sit, down, stay, place, loose-leash walking, and some front-door house boundaries. If you don’t want to be constantly pulled down the street, this program will create a good canine citizen. 

2-week program: This program includes everything in the one-week program plus public obedience so that you can take your dog to parks, stores, vacation, crowded areas, and be able to maintain control over your dog. For ensuring calm behaviors in high-distraction areas as well as obedience issues such as jumping on people or dog aggression problems, this program is designed to address those issues. 

3-week program: You will get everything in the one and 2-week training programs plus introduce the dog to advanced obedience skills such as off-leash obedience and duration commands (getting your dog to perform a task for a long time). For example, if you want to take your dog to a pet-friendly restaurant, you can give a command and know that your dog remains in its place (extended sit) for the entirety of your meal. 

We also introduce the dog to the E-collar so the owner and the dog can have clear communication skills.

Contact Us Today to Learn More about Dog and Puppy Training and Boarding!

If you are interested in learning more about our boarding and training packages, contact K9aholics to schedule a free consultation with our behavior modification experts in northern Virginia. We have the experience and knowledge to deal with any minor or major behavioral issues your dog is experiencing.

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