For a period of 5 weeks, your dog will stay at our training facility, Monday through Thursday, and will receive customized, hands-on instruction by myself, Monique Anstee. On Thursday we will meet in the community and you will learn how to continue on with your dog's weekly lessons over the weekend. This normally is an hour.
This hybrid approach of sending dogs home for the weekends has many benefits over a traditional long-term Board and Train program. Most importantly, by receiving weekly instruction and practice, both you and your dog grow together, making sure your dog will continue to listen and behave for you at the end of the program. Each Monday I need your feedback regarding your successes and struggles with your homework so that I can customize your dog’s training that week. By the end of the program, you will have a firm grasp on the skills and effort needed to ensure long-term success for you and your dog.
We will help you pick three training goals that you need help with. My time will be spent addressing the underlying causes of the problem behaviour. All programs focus heavily on physical exercise and mental enrichment as the cornerstone for emotional and behavioral wellness.
BENEFITS OF BOARD & TRAIN
Your dog learns directly from an expert and receives several hours of hands-on training each day.
The dogs have a balance of structure and rules, time for mental freedom where they can explore and be free and time working on their social skills with other dogs. Many dogs find this type of lifestyle to be therapeutic.
Less Stress On You
Let me work through the challenging early stages of training and the tedious repetition that you may not have time for.
The amount of time I spend with your dog in the Board and Train program allows me to get to know him or her on a much deeper level. This way I can develop specific strategies and exercises directly targeted toward each individual. This is needed in behavioural cases.
WHAT IT IS NOT
Your dog will not spend their days locked in a crate. I only take three dogs at a time. They will be with me for a minimum of four hours every day.
5 weeks: $5250 Plus Tax
This program is appropriate for complex behaviour issues, aggression cases, or busy families who want their dream dog. Dogs will be fully trained around high levels of distraction. Off-leash training is included with appropriate equipment. Contact Us for more info
4 -5 weeks for Import Rescues: $5900 Plus Tax
Street Dogs have unique needs and do not learn in the typical formats given in most B and T programs. These dogs need to be immersed into my full family life, living in my house when possible. Depending upon the dog, they will not go home on the first weekend, maybe more. If they have special environmental requirements needed to help them grow, we will travel to go and find them.
**Board and Trains book in advance and require a $800 deposit at the time of booking. All Board and Train prices include a short private lesson (approximately one hour) with you at the end of each week and an additional one-hour follow-up lesson to be completed within one year of the end of the program.
***Prices include basic training equipment. For off-leash training and certain behavioral problems, low-level remote training collars may be recommended. We only use professional-grade, top of the line collars which range in price from $265-$330.
Information for Out-of-Towners
If you are interested in booking a Board and Train with us and do not live in the Victoria area, I am happy to accommodate you. In order to make sure you get the most out of the training, you must be able and willing to travel to the West Shore for weekly lessons. I strive to have the best possible results when training your dog and ensuring consistency at home, as well as at my facility, is key. We can provide a list of dog friendly Airbnb’s and hotels.