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Is Board & Train a good fit?

Updated: Jun 26, 2023


In this article, we will explore the significant benefits of opting for the Board & Train option in dog training and explain why it could be the perfect choice for you and your canine companion.

Enhanced Learning with Clear Communication

Effective communication is key when it comes to dog training. By establishing clear lines of communication with your dog, you can overcome 99% of the training challenges you encounter. The Board & Train program distinguishes itself from private lessons or group classes by minimizing miscommunication and confusion throughout the training process. In traditional training settings, both you and your dog learn together, which often leads to mistakes. However, with Board & Train, your dog is placed in the hands of a skilled trainer who can provide clear expectations and consistent guidance. With your dog under the trainer's dedicated care 24/7, new habits can form rapidly, as the trainer ensures a consistent and effective learning experience.

Rapid Results

By reducing ambiguity and promoting clarity, the Board & Train option accelerates the development of commands and new skills. Since your dog is being trained by a knowledgeable and experienced professional, their learning curve is smoother compared to being instructed solely by their owners. Placing your dog in a new environment allows for the breaking of old routines and ingrained habits, paving the way for the formation of new behaviors. The combination of a fresh environment and clear communication helps dogs break through learned cycles and effectively cope with stress. In a Board & Train program, your dog receives individualized care and is challenged in various ways. In addition to routine care, they participate in multiple training sessions per day. The constant presence of a skilled handler turns everyday activities such as playtime and feeding into valuable training opportunities.

Comprehensive Support

A successful Board & Train experience doesn't end with the training period; it includes ongoing support and guidance for the owner. Each Board & Train program incorporates a series of follow-up lessons in the owner's home to ensure a smooth transition back to normal life. While Board & Train expedites the learning process and minimizes communication gaps, it is not a magical solution to all the issues you may face. Instead, it lays a solid foundation, establishes clear communication, and fosters new habits. The responsibility now falls upon the owner to maintain consistent boundaries and practice the learned skills. Although the time commitment required from the owner in a Board & Train program is typically less than other options, a certain level of commitment is still necessary to sustain the progress made.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our program offerings, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to assist you!

Alyssa Craig

DareDevil Dog Training


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