FAQ's of Board and Train

What should I bring?

You should bring food, vaccination records, and any prescribed medications. For behavior modification clients, if your dog’s medication was prescribed specifically for the treatment of the anxiety/aggression issue such as Alprazolam, Diazepam, Fluoxetine etc. please discuss this with a trainer prior to drop off. We provide everything else that your dog will need and use during their stay here with us including: beds, blankets, approved toys, leashes, longlines, treats, crates, etc. so that you do not have to bring these things with you. Let’s talk about dog food—this is an important one!

We ask that you provide more food than you normally feed the dog. This is because your dog will be very physically active during their time here. Throughout the day we provide them with scheduled downtime naps in their crates to encourage rest and recovery, but their training sessions are frequent and often long. In addition to training, the dog-friendly dogs have the option of playing with a pack of dogs in our daycare yard between training sets. The human-aggressive, dog-aggressive, or extremely anxious dogs all have increased physical exercise as part of their training regiment, i.e. a trainer taking the dog to a woods trail for a jog/run on leash to help establish leadership and quiet their mind, much like exercise does for us humans. Most people’s dogs are used to lounging about the house all day, sometimes going for a short leash walk after their owner gets home from work. Naturally, all the dogs need to be eating higher calories to account for the higher energy output here, so make sure you pack more food than you would normally feed.