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Your Dog, Picked Up, Trained, Returned. Easy.

Would you like a well behaved dog or puppy, but have no time to train? We can train your dog at our country home where your dog will be treated like part of the family, then return him or her to you with good dog manners! You can drop your dog off, or we can do a pick up and drop off service. We serve all of New Hampshire, Boston, NYC, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont plus Northern New Jersey.

  Where: In Keene, NH.

  When: All week, all year round.

  dog at outdoor cafeHow: We train your dog while he’s staying as our house guest. Each dog has a minimum of an hour     scheduled training.    However, since your dog is living with us every interaction is a training session. For example, all dogs are taught to sit and wait politely for their meal. They are taught to sit at all house doors, car doors and for leashes to be put on etc. All dogs receive a lot of exercise, daily hikes on local trails or in beautiful downtown Keene, NH. If they need socialization, we make special trips to all the dog friendly establishments. During the summer, dogs can join us for lunch or dinner on the outside patios.

It’s important to note, that we do not use choke collars, prong collars or shock collars. We begin all training with positive reinforcement, teaching the dog what we want them to do. We teach in a quiet non distracting environment until they are ready to handle some mild distractions. We use the science and technology of operant conditioning to establish simple behaviors quickly using hand signals first, than a verbal command. All family members will be taught the hand signals and will learn how to establish a reinforcement history with their dog.

What: We start with an initial consultation in your home. It’s important to see the dogs environment and meet the whole family.

Sample behaviors:

  • House training can be challenging with our busy schedules, we have house trained a wide variety of ages and breeds, from 11 months to 3 years, from Jack Russel terriers to Mastiffs! Some have been taught to ring a bell others developed their own signal. We pay special attention to the process of generalizing this behavior to your home.
  • Rowdy behavior. Some dogs act like three year olds with no impulse control, they jump, bark, rush out doors and drag you on their walks. We can fix that.
  • Resource guarding. Dogs that guard or become defensive around their food bowl or other high value items have been successfully trained to enjoy sharing with their human family members.
  • Dog reactivity. Some dogs are reactive on leash to other dogs, we can successfully train them to do something else as simple as look at you instead. They will also sit on command and lay down on command etc.

 

dogs on a hikeThen you drop your dog off (or we can pick up). Some dogs will need a week to settle into their new home environment others can begin training right away. We will determine this at our initial visit at your home. This getting settled week is $400, then the training begins. All house training dogs begin immediately.

Cost: Initial 1.5-hour consultation = $200 + $25/hr driving cost + mileage (if outside a 30 mile radius from Jaffrey, NH).

1 week of settling in is $350 (boarding cost).

Board & Train is  $750 per week, with a three week minimum.

Board and train is booked through Labor Day 2015.

Note: Board & Train is 3 weeks minimum, plus one week of settling in. House training issues have a  5 weeks minimum, but can be longer depending on the age of the dog and the severity of the problem.

Call today! 603.499.6207

 

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