All Board and Train Programs are intensive lifestyle training programs where your dog is immersed in our training lifestyle and routine.  This means lots of structure, rules, and socialization.  Most dogs do not have any rules, or the rules are not consistent enough to make sense to the dog. Also, many dogs can already do obedience and listen, but only when it’s convenient for them which doesn’t lead to very good reliability.  Structure and understanding state of mind is often the missing link.  Structure is great for people and starts at a very early age with our kids and lasts a lifetime but most do not think to apply this concept to their dog.  Once you do, you will see the amazing difference in behavior as well as a much calmer state of mind. 

Your dog will look to you for a sense of direction and guidance, pay more attention and for longer durations of time, look to you as the leader and follow your lead instead of constantly taking the lead, and understand rules and boundaries.  The whole idea is to help your dog fit into your world, the people world.  Structure not only creates certainty for the dog (which builds confidence), it also creates certainty for the dog’s owner and family, and is also one of the important foundational pillars that contribute to the canine-human relationship.

These programs are designed to give your dog a strong jump start establishing communication between human and dog and by helping them through behavior issues.  To truly get the most enjoyment and build the best relationship with our dogs, we must view training as a mindset and lifestyle. Your dog’s current behavior is a result of your current way of living. Training is there to establish communication with your dog. The way you structure your lifestyle with your dog is what allows training and good behavior to become a more permanent part of your life.  Think lifestyle habits!


BOARD AND TRAIN PROGRAMS

SAN DIEGO DOG TRAINING SERVICES/RATES!​

Two Week Obedience Board and Train - for dogs needing the basics.  This program is NOT for younger puppies or serious behavioral issues (see 3-5 week programs). 

This is a great option for owners who are looking for obedience, attention around distraction, and to improve the relationship they have with their dog. Since behaviors in dogs are attached to the environment in which they live and the people they live with, removing them from that environment allows us to focus on just the dog and starting them on a clean slate in a new, structured environment, setting the dog up for the best success possible.  By living at my home for 2 weeks, your dog will develop a foundation of knowledge and behavior that will make it much easier for you to adapt the training mindset and lifestyle when your dog comes back home.  This will empower you to build on the relationship you have with your dog where he will look to you for the right leadership and guidance.

We specialize in low-level remote collar or, e-collar, training where we develop the ability to create consistent communication with dogs over varying distances.  The remote collar is one of the most versatile training tools which allows us to speak to our dog in a conversational way.  The training tools help us to establish communication with the dog in a way that makes sense to the dog and are the most humane and effective way to communicate.  That way, we get the right response and can help the dog overcome some of the most difficult challenges.

We pride ourselves on boutique-style, specialized, one-on-one attention paid to each individual dog and situation. By comparison to the rest of the industry, which tends to do a higher volume of dogs and longer programs, our very unique approach to training and rehabilitation allows us to go further with your dog in less time and create transformations unavailable elsewhere.

In this program we work on the following:

  • Walking properly on a leash without pulling, barking, lunging, sniffing, or reacting to dogs and/or distractions.

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Place command

  • Recall/Come/Here

  • Duration work (dog holds the command for periods of time (long stays))

  • Waiting at Thresholds/patience

  • Correcting bad behaviors - jumping up, counter-surfing, mouthing, nipping, barking, chasing, playing keep-away

  • Crate/kennel nonsense(barking, whining, etc.)

  • Treadmill

  • Separation anxiety (some dogs need a longer program)

  • Fear/Anxiety/Insecurity

  • Heeling properly on a leash and eliminating leash reactivity (intense dogs need a longer program)

  • Building confidence. 

  • Leadership skills and understanding that people are the leaders. This helps with pushy behavior in dogs.

  • We work with fear, anxiety, and insecurity that is usually contributing to unwanted behaviors.

All Board and Train programs include private one-on-one training, and ongoing phone and email support.  This includes a 30 minute consultation/meeting at our location at the time of drop-off; the 2-hour session at completion of your dog’s training with us, where we will transfer all of the information, techniques, and strategies to you to insure your continued success;  You also receive two 1-hour follow up sessions scheduled about a week after your initial 2-hour session and then again three weeks later.  All training sessions take place at our location in Ramona, CA.  Email and phone support is available during your one-on-one sessions and after the program is complete.  In order to obtain the best results possible, you will need to implement the right structure and leadership at home and implement all training protocols recommended to you.

Those coming to us to train from far, either out of state or who live outside of San Diego County and staying local to us overnight - we typically schedule the first two private teaching sessions on back-to-back days. The third teaching session is typically scheduled as a follow-up at some point in the future when it is good for you. This is for your convenience and needs to be planned far in advance.

Each dog will receive a remote training collar (e-collar), prong training collar, martingale, and 10ft training lead. 

Important

Board and Train dogs will be picked up & dropped off by the client (owner).

Rates:

$2315 for 2 weeks* 

*Price does not include remote collar, which ranges in price from $190 to $290. We will purchase this for you during your dog’s stay.

*Two week board and trains are reserved for dogs with minor behavior issues, who need obedience work, manners, and reliability. The two-week program is not for serious behavior issues.

Make sure to fill out the contact form to get your dog’s training started!

Three to Five Week Obedience and Behavior Modification Board and Train - This program is for:

- Dogs with more severe behavior issues

- Owners looking for more solid obedience

- Younger puppies 16 weeks to 12 months 

This is a great option for owners who are looking for obedience, attention around distraction, problem solving more severe issues, and to improve the relationship they have with their dog. Since behaviors in dogs are attached to the environment in which they live and the people they live with, removing them from that environment allows us to focus on just the dog and starting them on a clean slate in a new, structured environment, setting the dog up for the best success possible.  By living at my home for during this time, your dog will develop a foundation of knowledge and behavior that will make it much easier for you to adapt the training mindset and lifestyle when your dog comes back home.  This will empower you to build on the relationship you have with your dog where he will look to you for the right leadership and guidance.

We specialize in low-level remote collar or, e-collar, training where we develop the ability to create consistent communication with dogs over varying distances.  The remote collar is one of the most versatile training tools which allows us to speak to our dog in a conversational way.  The training tools help us to establish communication with the dog in a way that makes sense to the dog and are the most humane and effective way to communicate.  That way, we get the right response and can help the dog overcome some of the most difficult challenges.

We pride ourselves on boutique-style, specialized, one-on-one attention paid to each individual dog and situation. By comparison to the rest of the industry, which tends to do a higher volume of dogs and longer programs, our very unique approach to training and rehabilitation allows us to go further with your dog in less time and create transformations unavailable elsewhere.

In this program we work on the following:

  • Walking properly on a leash without pulling, barking, lunging, sniffing, or reacting to dogs and/or distractions.

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Place command

  • Recall/Come/Here

  • Duration work (dog holds the command for periods of time(long stays))

  • Waiting at Thresholds/patience

  • Correcting bad behaviors - jumping up, counter-surfing, mouthing, nipping, barking, chasing, playing keep-away

  • Crate/kennel nonsense(barking, whining, etc.)

  • Treadmill

  • Separation anxiety (some dogs need a longer program)

  • Fear/Anxiety/Insecurity

  • Heeling properly on a leash and eliminating leash reactivity (intense dogs need a longer program)

  • Building confidence 

  • Leadership skills and understanding that people are the leaders. This helps with pushy behavior in dogs

  • We work with fear, anxiety, and insecurity that is usually contributing to unwanted behaviors

In the longer programs, we address all forms of unwanted behavior, including, but not limited to:

  • Aggression

  • Food and/or Resource Guarding

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Severe Fear Issues

  • Reactivity On-Leash

All Board and Train programs include private one-on-one training, and ongoing phone and email support.  This includes a 30 minute consultation/meeting at our location at the time of drop-off; the 2-hour session at completion of your dog’s training with us, where we will transfer all of the information, techniques, and strategies to you to insure your continued success;  You also receive two 1-hour follow up sessions scheduled about a week after your initial 2-hour session and then again three weeks later.  All training sessions take place at our location in Ramona, CA.  Email and phone support is available during your one-on-one sessions and after the program is complete.  In order to obtain the best results possible, you will need to implement the right structure and leadership at home and implement all training protocols recommended to you.

Those coming to us to train from far, either out of state or who live outside of San Diego County and staying local to us overnight - we typically schedule the first two private teaching sessions on back-to-back days. The third teaching session is typically scheduled as a follow-up at some point in the future when it is good for you. This is for your convenience and needs to be planned far in advance.

Each dog will receive a remote training collar (e-collar), prong training collar, martingale, and 10ft training lead. 

Important

Board and Train dogs will be picked up & dropped off by the client (owner).

Rates:

$3005 for 3 weeks* 

$3695 for 4 weeks*

$4385 for 5 weeks*

*Price does not include remote collar, which ranges in price from $190 to $290. We will purchase this for you during your dog’s stay.

*Two week board and trains are reserved for dogs with minor behavior issues, who need obedience work, manners, and reliability. The two-week program is not for serious behavior issues.

Make sure to fill out the contact form to get your dog’s training started!

Board and Review - Training Refresher while you're away 

Boarding is only available for dogs who have trained with us previously!

The Board and Review program includes a training refresher and maintenance of leadership, rules, boundaries, and structure that your dog already has in place.  

Important

Board and Review dogs will be picked up & dropped off by the client (owner).

Rates:

$100/night - five night minimum*

*Pick up/Drop off not available on Mondays or Tuesdays.  These are dedicated dog and staff training days.

ABOUT US

Here at Intelligent K9, our dogs are our kids. We realize the importance of including our dog into our lifestyle as much as possible. For many of us, this can be challenging when our dog does not listen.


No one gets a dog and imagines conflict and frustration.

 

We have dogs join us as family with the intention of enhancing our lives but it doesn’t always happen that way. We have lots to learn as dog owners and Intelligent K9 San Diego dog training is here to help! 

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