Why Board and Train? 10 Benefits of Board And Train Dog Boot Camp Training

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At Off Leash K9 Training, Knoxville (olk9knox.dog), we are proud to offer you a wide range of training programs to suit you and your dog’s needs. Over the years, we have worked closely with numerous dog parents and have come up with different training programs to get the best results. 

Whether you are looking for private obedience training, anxiety or aggression training, or any other specialized canine training, you can count on us.

Our board and train program is particularly popular with pet parents and we are happy to offer it across several locations in the United States. We also have different levels of board and training programs, such as basic, advanced, and boot camp training. This way, there is something for every dog and its parent.

Here are 10 advantages of board-and-train boot camps for your beloved dog:

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10 Benefits of Board and Train Program for Your Dog

High Level of Expertise

When you partner with Off-Leash K9 Training for the board-and-train option to train your dog, you can rest assured that it learns with highly experienced dog trainers. These professionals know and understand canine behavior. They are experienced professionals adept at handling all kinds of dogs and their issues.

Consistent Training

Since you board your dog with us, it consistently learns each command and expected behavior day after day. This leads to effective learning, as practice makes perfect.

Customized Training

Our trainers can create a training program based on your four legged family member’s needs. We take into account your dog’s temperament, age, breed, and behavioral issues. This helps make the training more effective compared to other traditional dog training methods.

Faster Results

Board and train boot camps consist of lessons scheduled throughout the day. Since your dog trains over the course of two weeks, the rules get reinforced quickly. This yields faster results. Plus, the trainers only have up to two client dogs they are training at a time.  

Clearly Established Rules and A Set Routine

Dogs always thrive in a structured environment. Our trainers establish the rules and routine for your puppy, which helps it understand boundaries. A consistent routine also creates a better learning environment since your dog understands what is expected of it.

Provides Early Enrichment to Your Pup

Depending on the issues that your dog comes in with, In the Board & Train program, your pup also gets to interact with other dogs (both adults and possibly puppies) as well as with people. This early socialization helps shape your pet into a bold and confident dog. This socialization goes a long way in preventing aggression, fear, timidity, etc.

Effective for Behavior Modification

Board and train programs can also result in behavior modification since your dog learns consistently. Our skilled trainers use a variety of methods tailored specifically to address your dog’s behavioral issues. This makes boot camp training highly effective for reducing aggression, barking, anxiety, and other canine issues.

Educates Owners

Our board-and-train programs also focus on educating pet owners so they can continue the same training at home. This ensures that the training is maintained throughout the dog’s life.

Peace of Mind for Dog Parents

When you know your dog is learning with the best, it relieves stress and provides you with peace of mind. This is especially beneficial for first-time dog owners, who often need help with potty training or specific commands for their dogs.

Can Establish a Strong Foundation 

By boarding your dog with experts, you will reap several long-term benefits. This form of training helps create a solid foundation for a well-behaved and happy pet. It can also enhance and strengthen the bond between you and your pet.

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What Age is Right for Board and Train?

For Older dogs:  5 1/2 – 6 months of age and on up, depending on breed for the 2 week Board & Train.  For puppies:  Your puppy should be at least 8 weeks old to 15 weeks old to be enrolled in Puppy board-and-train program (1 or 2 Week Puppy Board & Train) . It is important that your puppy stay with its dam and littermates until it is at least 8 weeks old. This way, it can learn important behaviors during the crucial phase.

Once you bring your pet home from the breeders at 8 weeks, you can contact us regarding the board-and-train program.

Will My Dog Remember Me After Board and Train?

Yes, certainly! In fact, this training will strengthen the bond between you and your dog. You will be happy to have a well-trained, obedient companion who respects your house rules, and your pet will be happy to show you all that it has learned in the camp!

Dogs are very much in-the-moment creatures. Unlike humans, they don’t dwell in the past or have anxiety about the future. Your pup will be happy to make friends at boot camp and also learn and play.

Your pet certainly won’t forget you. In fact, once it comes home, it will be well-trained and there will be fewer restrictions and conflicts between you. This will lead to a happy and fulfilling relationship between you and your pet.  Call us today and let’s see if your dog is a candidate!  

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