Choosing THE RIGHT Training Method: Why Board and Train is the Best Option for Your Furry Friend.
A review of Board and Trains vs. traditional in-House or In-Store Training.
Dogs are man’s best friend, but they can also be quite challenging to train. Whether you’re a new dog owner or have had a furry companion for years, proper training is essential to ensure a healthy and happy relationship between you and your pet. However, with so many different training methods available, it can be tough to know which one to choose. In this article, we will explore the advantages of board and train over traditional in-house or in-store training.
Understanding Board and Train
Board and train is a dog training method that involves sending your dog to a specialized facility for a certain period. During this time, your furry friend will receive professional training and care from experienced trainers. Board and train programs usually last between two and four weeks, depending on the dog’s needs and behavior.
Advantages of Board and Train
Board and train offers several benefits over traditional in-house or in-store training methods. Here are some of the reasons why board and train is the best option for your furry friend:
Intensive Training: Board and train allows your dog to receive intensive training for an extended period. This intensive training helps your dog to learn faster and retain what they have learned.
Professional Training: With board and train, your furry friend is trained by professional trainers who have years of experience in training dogs. They know how to handle different types of dogs and can tailor the training to meet your dog’s specific needs.
Socialization: During board and train, your furry friend will have the opportunity to socialize with other dogs. This socialization helps them to learn how to interact with other dogs and people, which is essential for their overall development.
Consistency: Board and train offers consistency in training. Your furry friend will receive the same training every day, which helps to reinforce what they have learned.
Understanding Traditional In-House or In-Store Training
Traditional in-house or in-store training methods involve hiring a trainer to come to your home or attending training sessions at a store. These methods can be effective, but they may not offer the same benefits as board and train.
Disadvantages of Traditional In-House or In-Store Training
Here are some of the disadvantages of traditional in-house or in-store training methods:
Limited Time: In-house or in-store training sessions usually last only a few hours. This limited time may not be enough to teach your furry friend everything they need to learn.
Lack of Intensive Training: In-house or in-store training sessions are not as intensive as board and train. Your furry friend may not learn as quickly or retain what they have learned as effectively.
Limited Socialization: Traditional in-house or in-store training methods do not offer as much socialization as board and train. Your furry friend may not have the opportunity to interact with other dogs, which can hinder their overall development.
Inconsistency: In-house or in-store training sessions may not be consistent. Different trainers may have different methods, which can confuse your furry friend and slow down their progress.
With board and train, we are simply able to provide you with a much better-trained dog. This is due to the quality of training of every single session, the quantity of training (each dog receives from 63 to 103 high-quality sessions), and we can simply teach your dog more during the three-week minimum.
AODK9’s Board and Train Program Overview
We are located in Denver, and accept clients from the entire Colorado Front Range. We have two main programs, each lasting a minimum of three weeks.
Comprehensive Obedience, which is perfect for dog owners who want to give their furry friends the skills they need to be well-behaved, obedient, and confident dogs. During this program, dogs will learn fundamentals, off-leash control, and will prepare them for more freedom and activities, like enjoying the beautiful hikes the Colorado outdoors have to offer.
Behavior Modification, which is ideal for dogs experiencing fear, anxiety, reactivity, and aggression. This program is designed to help rehabilitate your dog and we work with you to develop a personalized plan to address your dog’s specific needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Board and Train expensive?
Board and train can be more expensive than traditional in-house or in-store training methods. However, it offers more benefits, which can be worth the extra cost.
Rest assured AODK9 makes your investment worth it, and we back it with a lifetime guarantee.
How long does board and train last?
Board and train programs typically last between two and four weeks.
Our Board and Train program is a minimum of three weeks, and your dog receives anywhere from 63 to 103 sessions with an expert dog trainer.
How do I choose a board and train program?
When choosing a board and train program, it’s essential to look for a reputable trainer with years of experience. Don’t be shy about asking for references and reading reviews from previous clients.
How do I maintain my dog’s training after board and train?
Maintaining your dog’s training after board and train involves practicing the same training methods at home consistently. We provide a detailed homework packet along with an in-depth video course that will help you along the way.
Running into a snag 4 years after training? We offer unlimited one-on-one follow-up classes for the rest of your pup’s life.
Can board and train help with behavior issues?
Yes, board and train can be an effective way to address behavior issues such as aggression, separation anxiety, reactivity, and excessive barking.
Choosing the right dog training method can make a significant difference in your dog’s behavior. While traditional in-house or in-store training methods can be effective, board and train offers several advantages, including intensive training, professional training, socialization, and consistency. If you’re looking for the best training method for your furry friend, consider board and train.
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