Total Immersion Board & Train

Your life is busy. Our life is dogs.

dogsingrassDo you travel for work or have a vacation planned? Too busy to train your dog? Just can’t handle getting up in the middle of the night and all the other fun involved with house training a puppy?

Send your dog to learn to behave like a trainer’s dog.

In our unique Total Immersion Dog Board and Train program, your dog lives with 2 professional dog trainers in our home like a member of our family. As with any dog board and train program, your dog gets at least an hour of individual obedience training every day, but he doesn’t go back to a kennel when we finish. He becomes part of our routine getting constant training and guidance. We only take 2 or 3 dogs at a time, so they truly become part of the family.

Total Immersion Dog Training

Our board and train dogs learn practical real-life manners in real-world settings around the clock. When someone comes to our door, we practice polite greetings. When we eat dinner or watch TV, your dog learns to lay quietly on his matt or at our feet. We teach leash walking in a residential neighborhood. If your dog cries in his crate at night, we literally lose sleep over it. If he destroys things, they’re our things. You can be sure that we’re going to solve these problems, and solve them quickly. Even our cats pitch in to teach feline ettiquette.

Your rowdy out of control dog will come home knowing how to:

  • Sit and stay politely at the door until released whether you’re coming home from work, paying for pizza delivery, or bringing in groceries
  • Sit politely to greet people without jumping, nipping or other obnoxious behavior
  • Stay off the counter and only chew on dog toys
  • Walk politely by your side on leash without pulling
  • Lay on his matt or dog bed while you eat dinner or have guests who don’t enjoy dogs
  • Happily sits still for grooming and vet care
  • Reliably respond to commands like sit, down, stay, come, and leave-it.

Our Total Immersion Dog Board and Train program is ideal for addressing serious behavior problems like aggression, separation anxiety, and shyness.

How does it work?

We start with an initial in-home consultation to evaluate your dog’s behavior, determine your priorities, and design your custom training plan. Your dog then comes to stay with us for whatever period your goals require. We follow up training with private lessons in your home to teach you how to maintain good behavior.

Work Hard, Play Hard

We ask a lot from our board and train dogs, but they never seem to mind. We work hard to make them feel like one of the family. We have a 1/2 acre securely fenced back yard for the dogs to play in. We take regular outings to Hueston Woods, friends’ farms, and Uptown Oxford. If the weather’s bad, we do play groups at our training facility just down the street. There’s almost always someone here. It’s even pretty common for one of us to sleep in the guest bedroom with an anxious dog on their first night or two to help ease their transition.

Specialty Board and Train Programs

Puppy Training Camp: Puppies have it especially good when they board with us. In addition to the regular features of our board and train programs, puppies go to group socialization classes 4 times a week. They go on rounds with us every day and get intensive socialization. You get the benefit of sleeping through the night and having us deal with housetraining accidents. Most puppies can be effectively housetrained in 2-3 weeks.

Offleash Obedience: If your dog already has a strong obedience foundation, but you want to teach him to be reliable off leash, we can help. We live 5 minutes from Hueston Woods, where we start the dogs on long lines, and have access to local farms where we can progress to actual off leash work. Jeff is an avid year-round hiker and is never happier than when work “forces” him out into the woods to teach a dog to be a great hiking companion.

Home-Away-From Home Referesher Courses: Once you have trained with us, your dog is always welcome at our home for boarding as long as you book far enough in advance. We offer boarding with intensive training as well as a reduced rates for just boarding.