Board and Train

AMERICAN K9

The Leading Dog Training Company in Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia.  

With over 25+ Years of Experience in Dog Training, AmericanK9 has developed a well-respected reputation for dog training in the DMV area. To date, AmericanK9 has trained over 5,500 Dogs and are the trusted dog training professionals for all of your dog training needs. Our Certified Dog Trainers specialize in Puppy Training, Obedience, Aggression, Anxiety, and Service Dog Training.

Our Board & Train packages are by far our most popular packages that AmericanK9 has to offer.

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. AmericanK9 offers two unique Board & Train programs. Depending on each individual dog and owner your dog can either be trained at our state of the art boarding & training facility or you may choose to have your dog trained at the facility during the day and then go home with the trainer in the evenings if you would like your dog in a home environment overnight. We will discuss further during your consultation to see what your individual needs are. 

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 by 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.

 

You can reach our Dog Trainers at 240-294-6162 or Text 301-332-9031

Puppy Basic Board & Train

Length: 14 Days

Cost $2,000

Enrollment Age: 8 Weeks to 20 Weeks

This is hands down the best way to start your pup off the right way! If you’ve recently brought home a new puppy, you know the struggle can be real. We take the headache out of puppy training for you! Allow us to help you get past the accidents, crate training, mid-night potty breaks, destructive chewing, nipping, leash chewing, jumping on you and guest, etc.

What is included?

  • Puppy Consultation
  • Tour of the Facilities & Accommodations
  • 14 Days of Lodging
  • Intro to House-breaking ( We provide potty breaks every 2 hours)
  • Teaching your puppy to go potty on command outside
  • Introduction to crate training ( You can have your peaceful nights back!)
  • Daily Progress Report on what your puppy has learned each day
  • A minimum of 3 Videos during their stay for training
  • Training Treats Provided by AmericanK9
  • Daily Walks Morning/ Afternoon/ Evening
  • Grooming (Bath & Brush) before going home
  • Foundational Obedience: Sit, Down, Recall, Place, Walking on a leash, House Breaking, Crate Training 
  • Go Home Lesson @ Day 14
Perfect Puppy Board & Train
Perfect Puppy Board & Train

Length 4 weeks  

Cost $ 5,000

Enrollment Age: 12 Weeks to 6 Months

This program is designed for those who want to bring home that Hallmark puppy without all the work that goes into puppyhood. Or maybe you have suddenly realized that you got in way deeper than you have thought and the puppy you’ve brought home has you at your wit’s end, it’s okay, we are here to help!

This package is all about starting and finishing your puppy to be the absolute best dog as they grow into the adolescent stages and adulthood. This is the program in which we start our service dogs and police K9’s. With decades under our belt and having a system down, we can guarantee you this package is worth every penny! The best part, you can still come and visit your puppy throughout the training process!

  • Enrollment Consultation
  • Puppy/Basic Obedience of sit, down, stay, heel, come, a proper greeting of new people.
  • Puppy Training to include Crate Training, housebreaking, car rides, vet examination, grooming.
  • Tour of the Facilities & Accommodations
  • 4 weeks of Lodging 
  • Daily Progress Report on what your dog has learned each day
  • A minimum of 10 Videos during their stay for training
  • Training Treats Provided by AmericanK9
  • Daily Walks Morning/ Afternoon/ Evening
  • Grooming (Bath & Brush) every week and before going home.
  • Go Home Lesson @ Day 28
  • Follow Up Lesson after 2 Weeks (Free)
  • Follow up Lesson @ 6 Months (Free) 
  • Follow Up Lesson  @ 1 Year (Free)
Basic Board & Train

Length: 10-14 days

Cost $2800

This is our most popular program for the everyday family dog. This 10-14 day Board & Train focuses on the foundation of basic obedience. Your dog will learn foundational obedience on leash focusing on the following commands: sit, down, place, heel, and recall. You’ll no longer have to ask your dog several times to do a simple task, this will be instilled in your dog over hundreds of reps while here for training.  The majority of the time we see behavioral issues is when the dog does not know these basic commands, therefore owners are not able to redirect the problem behavior, instead, it just leads to frustration. We take the frustration out by making sure the dog has a very clear understanding of what is being asked, therefore the frustration is removed by an obedient dog willing to do the task at hand. Once your dog has finished this 14-day board and train program you will have complete control of your dog no matter the situation or environment you’re in.

What is Included:

  • Enrollment Consultation
  • Tour of the Facilities & Accommodations
  • Daily Progress Report on what your dog has learned each day
  • A minimum of 3 Videos during their stay for training
  • Training Treats Provided by AmericanK9
  • Daily Walks
  • Grooming (Bath & Brush) before going home at our Spa
  • Go Home Lesson @ Day 14
  • Follow Up Lesson after 2 Weeks
  • Follow up Lesson @ 6 Months
  • Follow Up Lesson  @ 1 Year
  • Note: E-collars, Pinch Collars, Martingales are all possibilities depending on the owner’s preference. We will go over these options in your consult. If any of the three collars are needed/wanted they will be an additional fee.
Advanced Board & Train

Length: 21 Days/ $3,800

This program focuses on both on and off-leash obedience with the same principles as above. However, this package is more geared towards dog owners that want to take their dogs anywhere and everywhere. The most popular clients who purchase this are the city dog owners or those who frequently travel with their dogs.  We train the basic obedience and then spend week 2 & 3 strictly outbound training in parks, beaches, warehouses, department stores, hotels, outdoor cafes, etc.

  • Enrollment Consultation
  • Tour of the Facilities & Accommodations
  • 21 Days of Lodging 
  • Daily Progress Report on what your dog has learned each day
  • A minimum of 3 Videos during their stay for training
  • Training Treats Provided by AmericanK9
  • Daily Walks 
  • Grooming (Bath & Brush) 
  • Go Home Lesson @ Day 21 
  • Follow Up Lesson after 3 Weeks
  • Follow up Lesson @ 6 Months
  • Follow Up Lesson  @ 1 Year
  • Note: E-collars, Pinch Collars, Martingales are all possibilities depending on the owner’s preference. We will go over these options in your consult. If any of the three collars are needed/wanted they will be an additional fee.