FAQ: Does Board and Train Work?
One frequent question clients initially ask is, if their dog will listen to them once it comes home from our board and train program. That is a legitimate concern. There are certainly advantages to training your dog together with a skilled trainer. But not everybody has the time to dedicate daily to practice and training at home. In such cases, board and train is a good option.
Our board and train program is designed with the end goal in mind. Your dog must listen to you once everything is said and done. Too many training programs only focus on teaching dogs new skills and fail to create the necessary relationship between the dog and their family members for long-term success. That is where our board and train program shines.
The secret to reliability and a dog listening to its family members under distraction is no secret at all. It all rests in the relationship between you and your dog. If your dog considers you boring, many other things will be more appealing than listening to you. Our play-based board and train program allows us to fulfill your dog’s genetic desires and create a truly rewarding and unique interaction that changes how your dog sees you.
Our Board and Train Approach is Different
How do we accomplish this? During our board and train program, we ask you to come for three transition visits while training is still in progress. During each visit, you get to work with your dog and learn new things yourself that will facilitate the transition process.
Upon pickup, you receive a detailed transition document with everything you need to succeed. This includes a detailed transition plan for the first four weeks back home.
Further, we provide lifetime support for our training program. We are available to all our clients by phone, text message, zoom, or in-person touch-up sessions. All of this is included in the training program’s price and does not cost extra. We can offer this to all clients, as it is rarely necessary.
If you are ready to get help with your own dog(s), please use our dog training contact form to schedule a free phone consultation.
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Services and Area
We are located in Southern California and train dogs nationwide. Happy Dog Training currently offers local dog training services in the following counties. Riverside County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County. In addition, we offer our board-and-train program nationwide and all virtual training services worldwide.
Do you want your new puppy trained right from the start? Are you looking for help for your fearful dog? Do you need to resolve a severe aggression problem? You came to the right place! We are experienced, professional dog trainers. Ralf has trained over 1500 dogs in over 18 years, and Sarah has trained over 1200 dogs in over 11 years. Consequently, we can help you with any dog training goal.
For many of our clients, we train their dogs from puppyhood, getting them off to a great start. However, we also have extensive experience training rescue dogs from all imaginable backgrounds and circumstances. Our Board-and-Train program is our most popular.
We can help you, regardless of your dog's challenges or training goals. Being a professional dog trainer means having experience, knowledge, and skill. Further, we developed a highly effective training program to specifically help fearful dogs gain more confidence and become the best possible version of themselves. Building Confidence is our second most popular training program.
Last but not least, we are experts in dealing with all types of aggression in dogs and are often the trainers of last resort after many other programs have failed. Most of our aggressive dog clients previously spent significant money on half-baked solutions without much improvement. This is different from us. We will give you an honest assessment of what goals are realistic for your dog. We will tell you what can be resolved reliably and what likely needs to be managed before we start.
Our flagship product is our board and train program. But our virtual dog training and coaching services have become quite popular over the last couple of years. Our setup enables us to deliver online dog training services from our indoor and outdoor training areas. This allows us to help clients worldwide.
Also, check out our Free Dog Training tips on Separation Anxiety in Dogs, Potty Training aka Housebreaking, and Leash Handling for expert solutions to common challenges.
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Finally, once you're ready to move forward, please use our dog training contact form to schedule a free phone consultation or book a paid, in-person consultation.