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.