Puppy Camp Programs

 

Cincinnati’s puppy board and train specialists provide several puppy camp programs to get your puppy off on the right paw during the most critical developmental period of life.

We provide a loving home environment where puppies get intensive appropriate socialization, 24/7 reinforcement of training and manners, constant supervision, and plenty of snuggles from our staff.

When your puppy comes home, we’ll be there to provide support and train your family to maintain your puppy’s wonderful behaviors.

Whether you want just house training or an obedience rock star, we have the right program for you.

2-Week Puppy Camp: Foundations & House Training

House training a new puppy means constant supervision, getting up in the middle of the night, and cleaning lots of messes. It can be very stressful, especially for busy people with full-time jobs or young families. In our puppy foundations program, we’ll house-train your puppy, provide extensive socialization, and build an excellent foundation for good manners and obedience as your puppy grows.

We Teach Your Puppy

  • House Training: Your pup will learn to prefer going to the bathroom outside and to ring a bell to tell you when she needs to go out
  • Socialization with other dogs, people, and different environments.
  • To curb play biting and jumping on people
  • To chew only his own toys; not your shoes, remote controls, kids’ toys, etc.
  • Crate Training: We’ll teach your pup to be calm and quiet in the crate
  • Basic Commands like sit, down, come, and drop it

Program Includes:

  • 2-weeks of board and train in our home
  • 2 private in-home lessons to teach you to maintain the training
  • 1 set of bells for your puppy to ring to go out

Best Suited For:

  • People whose schedules prevent them from letting their puppy out every 2-hours or getting up with them during the night
  • People who have trained a puppy or want to learn, but just need a jump start on the basics
  • Puppies 12 weeks and under

Fee: $2075

3-Week Wonder Puppy Camp

Our most popular puppy camp teaches your puppy everything he needs to be a wonderful polite obedient companion.

We Teach Your Puppy

  • Everything covered in the Puppy Foundations camp including house training, socialization,crate training, and basic commands as well as stopping problems like jumping, play biting, and destructive chewing
  • Stay and Place: Your puppy will learn to go to a mat and stay until released so that you can control him while you cook, eat, bring guests into the house, pay for a pizza or whatever
  • Leash Skills: Your dog will learn to walk calmly with you without pulling.
  • Counter surfing prevention
  • Public Access Training: Your dog will behave in busy public settings like cafes, retail stores, or the vet

Program Includes:

  • 3-weeks of board and train in our home
  • 3 private in-home lessons to teach you to maintain the training
  • Free enrollment in our Puppy HeadStart group class for continued socialization
  • Free enrollment in any of our classes for refresher training for a year
  • Free refresher training when you board your puppy with us for a year
  • 1 set of bells for your puppy to ring to go out

Best Suited For:

  • Puppies 12 weeks and older
  • Busy families or professionals
  • Anyone who wants a wonderfully-behaved puppy

Fee: $2575

4-Week Learning Stages Puppy Camp

The tricky part about choosing a puppy training program is that many of the most difficult challenges of training a puppy arise between 8 and 12 weeks of age, but these baby puppies aren’t yet ready to learn advanced obedience skills like loose-leash walking, long stays, and public access training. In our Learning Stages program, we split up your puppy’s training to match his development. We start off by taking your young puppy for 2 weeks of house training, socialization, and basic obedience. He then comes home for 3-4 weeks. We’ll do 2 private in-home lessons with your family while he’s home and you get free puppy class. When he’s ready, your pup comes back for another 2 weeks to learn advanced obedience followed by 2 more lessons for your family.

We Teach Your Puppy

  • Everything covered in the Puppy Foundations camp including house training, socialization,crate training, and basic commands as well as stopping problems like jumping, play biting, and destructive chewing
  • All the advanced obedience training covered in the Wonder Puppy Camp including stay, place, leash training, counter surfing prevention, and public access training

Program Includes:

  • 4-weeks of board and train in our home
  • 4 private in-home lessons to teach you to maintain the training
  • Free enrollment in our Puppy HeadStart group class for continued socialization
  • Free enrollment in any of our classes for refresher training for a year
  • Free refresher training when you board your puppy with us for a year
  • 1 set of bells for your puppy to ring to go out

Best Suited For:

  • People whose schedules prevent them from letting their puppy out every 2 hours or getting up with them during the night
  • People who want both house training and advanced obedience and manners
  • Busy families or professionals
  • Large families who may struggle to keep everyone on the same page to maintain training
  • Families with young children

Fee: $3375

6-week Home-Away-From-Home Concierge Puppy Camp

This premium service covers all the bases for the first year of your puppy’s life from choosing the right puppy, through advanced obedience, and even a brush up when your pup is around a year to address any bad habits that crop up during adolescence. It’s most popular with people who travel frequently, busy professionals, and large families.

We start off with the often neglected but extremely important service of making sure that you pick the right puppy for your lifestyle. We’ll meet with your family to discuss your breed preferences and lifestyle. Once you decide what you’re looking for, we’ll use our extensive contacts in the industry to find you the right puppy from the best breeder possible.

When your puppy comes home, we’ll take her for 2 weeks of house training and puppy foundations, followed by 4 weeks at home, and then 2 more weeks for advanced obedience around 14-16 weeks of age. Your puppy will come home from her second stay with brilliant behaviors, but large or busy families sometimes forget to enforce some rules and pups start pushing boundaries as they enter adolescence. In our Home-Away-From-Home program, you send your dog back somewhere between the age of 9 and 14 months for a refresher course to tighten any behaviors that have slipped during your pup’s adolescent boundary testing phase or to teach advanced obedience like off leash control. We also include free refresher training any time that you board your dog with us for life.

We Teach Your Puppy

  • Everything covered in the Puppy Foundations camp including house training, socialization,crate training, and basic commands as well as stopping problems like jumping, play biting, and destructive chewing
  • All of the advanced obedience training covered in the Wonder Puppy Camp including stay, place, leash training, counter surfing prevention, and public access training
  • How to listen to a variety of people so that they don’t get confused by having too many handlers
  • Advanced obedience skills like off-leash hiking

Program Includes:

  • Consultation to help you decide what kind of puppy you want
  • Research and screening interviews to help you find the right breeder with the right puppy for you
  • 6 total weeks of board and train in our home divided into three 2-week sessions tailored to your puppy’s development (puppy foundations, solid obedience, and advanced obedience along with a refresher during adolescence)
  • 8 private in-home lessons to keep your family on track to maintain the training
  • Free refresher training whenever you board your dog with us for life
  • Free pick-up and drop-off (within our service area) when you board your dog with us for life
  • Free enrollment in all of our classes for life
  • 1 set of bells for your puppy to ring to go out

Best Suited For:

  • People who travel frequently and want to provide a stable environment for their puppy that will maintain good behaviors. Many of our Home-Away-From-Home clients board their dogs with us several times each year, and we polish up their training each time for free
  • Large families who may struggle to keep all family members consistently enforcing rules. This program is especially popular with families that have more then 2 children under the age of 8
  • Homes with multiple non-family members involved in caring for the dog (e.g. nannies, home health workers, or employees of a home-based business)

Fee: $5575