Our Basic Canine Training (BCT) will Teach/Master the Following Behaviors


  • Boundaries (Pack-Hierarchy)
  • Excessive Barking
  • Wait at the Door
  • Pulling on the Leash
  • Jumping on Furniture
  • Jumping on People
  • Housebreaking/Potty Training (optional)
  • Familiarization and Socialization with Public Places and Other Pets


  • Recall
  • Heel (basic)
  • Sit
  • Lay
  • Bed
  • Crate
  • Leave it

BCT Overview

Basic Canine Training (BCT) is a 3-week board and train program designed specifically for dogs older than the age of six months. BCT begins with a foundation phase, where we establish pack hierarchy (teaching the dog they can trust us as leaders and food providers). This will eliminate many conflicts owners commonly face related to potty and crate training, handling (being pet, handled, bathed, groomed, etc.), walking on different types of surfaces (concrete, asphalt, wet and dry grass, sand, mud, etc.), walking on-leash, and accepting the wear of a collar. We also introduce the dog to food luring and emphasize familiarization and socialization, in which your dog will be around people from different ethnicities and colors, other pets, large animals, loud noises, moving objects and other environmental distractions. 

Once your dog has foundational skills, we focus on teaching the obedience basics, including Recall, basic Heel (walking on a loose leash), Sit, Lay, Crate, Bed, In  and Out. All commands inherently include Stay, meaning your dog will remain in the last command until freed. While teaching the basics we will also work on housebreaking and counter/reshape unwanted behaviors such as chewing, digging, excessive barking, bolting (running outside doors and gates), jumping on people and furniture, counter surfing, and pulling on the leash.

While your dog is enrolled in BCT, we will create a private Google Drive folder where we will share pictures and videos of your dog so you can stay up to date and involved in their progress. 

Once your dog finish/graduates BCT, they will be awarded a training certificate with their overall rating compared to other dogs that previously completed similar BCT curriculum.

Upon finishing the program/graduation, and after scheduling the drop-off date and time, we will return your trained dog free of charge. When we arrive with your dog, you will receive an hour and a half of orientation where we demonstrate how to correctly command your dog and properly enforce commands using the training collar when needed, the same way we taught your dog at our facility. 

As the owner of your newly trained canine companion, understanding your dog’s new skills is one of the most important aspects of their success. Upon drop-off, you – and any family members – will demonstrate your ability to enforce your dog’s desired behaviors. This will eliminate conflict and guarantee a smooth transition as your dog recognizes you as their leader and food provider. 

All our board and train programs are backed by lifetime support. This means we will assist you with any training issues through voice/video call, texts, emails, or through visual learning aids (i.e. videos of dogs who have had the same issues and how that unwanted behavior was reshaped). We can determine if an on-site visit may be necessary if more serious concerns or issues arise.

Who may Benefit from our BCT?

  • ALL dog-responsible owners
  • Owners who want their dog to be known as well behaved 
  • Owners who like their dogs to participate in everyday life events (walking, shopping, attending sports practice, games, etc.)
  • Owners who don’t have enough time and/or experience to train their dog
  • Owners who plan for their dog to serve in sport/protection/service/therapy/emotional support
  • Owners who like to stay active and include their dogs in activities (camping, hiking, biking, running, etc.)
  • Owners who want to eliminate/mediate the risk of their dog being involved in an accident (running into a street/highway), or getting in a fight with other dogs in public settings

BCT Prerequisite

  • Potty and crate trained. If your dog is not potty and crate trained, they will automatically be enrolled in our indoor package (potty and crate training)
  • No food aggression. If your dog has food aggression, they will automatically be enrolled in our food aggression package (food aggression behavior reshaping)
  • Friendliness toward humans and other pets
  • Most current vaccination record and rabies certificate
  • A small bag of the dog’s current dry food
  • Any additional medications or supplements the dog is currently prescribed or taking

Pricing, Enrollment, Pick-Up and Drop-Off

  • Please reach out to us through phone, text, email or by submitting our online interest form to learn about up-to-date, rates for AIT. Please keep in mind that training costs may seem like a lot at first; however, we urge you to take some time to learn about the time required to properly train a dog so they can evolve into a well-behaved companion that is much more pleasant to be around for everyone. Think of training as an investment in your dog that you will enjoy for the rest of your dog’s life.
  • BCT training slots are offered at very limited numbers so we can guarantee our training results. This means we ensure we dedicate the right amount of time for every single dog enrolled. A maximum of one new slot may only be available every other week!
  • We offer FREE pick-up and drop-off for all of our board and train programs. We offer this service to help us learn more about how your dog behaves in their own territory. This is key in establishing a tailed program for your dog and your family. Our clients find our pick-up and drop-off service very convenient.