Board & Train is by far our most popular package at AmericanK9 Dog Training. Head Trainer Krys Rackley has 17+ years of experience training dogs and is a Certified Dog Trainer. Learn more about Krys on The Crew page.
AmericanK9 has spent years developing our board & train model. When your dog comes to us for our board & train, it’s a complete immersion dog training program. The dogs come home with us in the evenings, train with us at our state of the art training facility, and engage in outbound training throughout their time here with us. Your dog will be trained 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The program that has been designed is unlike no other. From the moment the dog steps foot into the facility, everything changes. We begin a bond with your dog, which will last a lifetime as well as start a new beginning of learning and understanding what will be expected of them from here forward. We begin my removing the bad habits, building confidence, and educating the dog on what is expected of them. We hold the dogs accountable for their actions; this is the key to our success.
Board & Train – 2-Week Foundation Board & Train
This price includes the following:
- E-collar (If desired)
- Overnight Boarding
- Training Treats
- Facility/Home/ Outbound Training
- 1.5 Hour Take Home Lesson (Human Training)
- On & Off leash Obedience
This program will transform your relationship between you and your dog, GUARANTEED! Your dog will be dropped off at our training facility following the consultation. Your dog will be at the training facility during the day and will then go home with the instructor in the evenings to continue training in the home environment during the mornings, evenings and weekends. While your dog is in training, the training will be constant and consistent. We will break those bad habits in no time with our proven training techniques. While your dog is at training during the day, you will be able to login to our Training Room cameras and watch your dog’s training sessions! We will follow up daily with progress reports to keep you in the loop through the entire training process! Time will fly by and you’ll have the dog of your dreams in as little as ten days, guaranteed!
This program is ideal for dog owners who want an obedient dog both on and off leash. This package does NOT address dogs that have serious behavioral issues; for example anxiety, aggression, bite cases, etc. Those types of dogs will require the packages below.
During the Foundation Board & Train Program, we will offer continuous structure, leadership and guidance to your dog for seven consecutive days. Krys will focus on the time-consuming repetitions required in initial foundation work and E-collar conditioning that the average dog owner typically cannot fit into a busy schedule. In this program, your dog will learn the training basics, including the following skills and commands under light distractions.
- Walk politely on leash with auto-sit
- Sit with duration
- Down with duration
- Place with duration
- Door Thresholds
- Kennel when asked and remain calm in kennel
- Proper greetings/ no jumping
Upon your dogs’ completion of this program, you will then come for a “pick up” lesson. We ask that everyone from the family comes to this lesson. It is extremely important that everyone is on the same page and have a clear understanding of the new rules and training that has been taught.
All training sessions take place at our training facility in Laurel, Maryland. Our training staff will provide the owner with the knowledge and skills required to continue the dog’s training. We will not only focus on the technical side of training but also on the leadership and confidence as well. We will teach the client how to troubleshoot any challenges that come up in the home and in the future.
Once this training program is completed, the dog is then able to come to us anytime for boarding, events, day play, only offered to graduates of AmericanK9 Board & Train Program.
All Board and Train dogs must be picked up & dropped off by the client (owner). All waivers and forms must be completed by the owner.
Board & Train Refund Policy
Once you’ve filled out our online Board & Train Application and have been accepted for the Board & Train program, you will receive a E-mailed invoice from AmericanK9 Dog Training for the total Board & Train payment. The full payment is due in order to secure your dog’s reservation.
Three or Five-Week Behavioral Modification Board & Train
3-Week Behavioral Modification: $3,800
5-Week Behavioral Modification: $5,500
- The above Board & Train prices include the cost of an e-collar. We have several different e-collars ranging in your individual personal needs. We will go over the differenced in each e-collar and help you select the right collar for you and your dog, should you wish to have your dog trained on the e-collar.
- Additional weeks are available at $800 per week, for 3 week and 5 week Board and Trains. Depending on your individual goals and dog additional weeks might be needed, however that would be addressed up front during your consultation. We’ve trained thousands of dogs and have a very good gauge of what will be needed upfront.
The Behavioral Modification programs are designed for dogs that are exhibiting dog aggression, fear aggression, human aggression, fear issues, anxiety, separation anxiety, and biting. Using our low-level, communication-style remote collar training, dogs in the Behavioral Modification Board and Train will learn the following:
- Place command on elevated dog beds/pet cots
- Come/Recall training (with distractions)
- Dog Aggression issues – barking, lunging, dominance, etc.
- Separation Anxiety/ learning how to settle into a place or kennel on command
- Human Aggression/ Biting, fear aggression, lunging, barking, etc.
- Manners – No jumping up on people, jumping on countertops, mouthing, nipping, chasing, etc.
All training sessions take place at our training facility in Laurel, Maryland. For clients who have completed our Board & Train program and are interested in further training opportunities, one-hour training sessions are available at $75/ per hour. If you want additional training or something specific, please contact us, we will be happy to work with you.
Board & Train Refund Policy
Once you’ve filled out our online Board & Train Application and have been accepted for the Board & Train program, you will receive an E-mailed invoice from AmericanK9 Dog Training for the total Board & Train payment. The full payment is due in order to secure your dog’s reservation.