Board and Train CT
What are Board and Trains?
A Board and Train is just a fancy way of saying that your dog boards with us so that we can spend ample amount of time unpacking the behavior issues you're currently dealing with. If you're struggling with finding the time to train your dog on your own, we would absolutely recommend foregoing doing Private Training lessons and instead allow us to take the burden off of your shoulders.
We've successfully rehabilitated dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds with issues that span lack of basic obedience to extreme aggression.
Your dog isn't just trained while they stay with us, we ensure they're comfortable, exercised and cared for as if they were our own. A list of the issues we commonly see and have successfully solved are below. If you're struggling with any of these, know that we can absolutely hand you back a dog that is much better behaved than they are today.
Behavior Modification: We STOP lunging, incessant barking, growling, jumping, destructive chewing, leash pulling, counter surfing, resource guarding, reactivity, aggression and beyond.
Pricing & Scheduling:
Our Board and Train CT programs are broken down by the number of weeks we feel your dog would benefit from staying with us. For minor/mild behavioral issues such as lack of basic obedience, pulling on the leash and/or alike, typically 2-4 weeks is the sweet spot. For extreme behavioral issues such as reactivity, resource guarding, and aggression, we would recommend no less than 4 weeks and as up to 6 weeks. To help determine how many weeks your dog will need, we ask that you be as forthcoming as possible about your previous experiences with your dog's behavior. The more information we have to go on, the better we can help you and your dog!
Our Board & Train prices range from $2,850-$4,850
Number of weeks your dog stays with us
The severity of the issues you're experiencing
The goals you have for your dog
"Nick has been a huge help with my Bernese Mountain who had become territorial with people coming into our yard or house. Nick came to do training at our house and was always patient and clear in his explanations. He also followed up every lesson with emails detailing what we had gone over that day, which was incredibly helpful. In between lessons, he followed up on my questions in a professional and timely basis. Nick obviously knows dogs and their behavior very well but also has the ability to communicate well with human beings... I highly recommend!"
- Tricia V.
"Working with Nick has been such a wonderful experience. I had been working with another trainer before finding Hope Gables and was not thrilled with the results I was seeing - my Golden still pulled like a sled dog, didn't come when called, and jumped on everyone who walked through the door. After just a few months of working with Nick, she has stopped pulling completely, comes whenever she is called, and rarely jumps up. Now we are working on solidifying these skills in high distraction situations - something I honestly never thought I could get her to do."
- Caroline L.