During our Live-In and Learn™ Boarding School Program your dog stays with us for their training. Many people use our boarding school when they have to be away, and would have to board the dog anyway while some use it for training when hectic schedules make it impossible to train.
A FOUNDATION OF OBEDIENCE
Our boarding school program is designed to provide a foundation of basic obedience skills and home manners. Our boarding school program is not designed for dogs who have severe behavioral issues such as fear, separation anxiety, or aggression towards humans or dogs. Full Circle Obedience instructors have more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience and hundreds of hours in continuing education and research. We know that dogs with those types of issues benefit greatly from owners who learn how to provide long term training in natural settings such as the dog’s home, walks, and other typical environments. We can provide you with the skills you will need for rehabilitating your dog through private lessons and group classes specifically designed for dogs with social behavioral problems.
We recommend 2 weeks for our Live-In & Learn Boarding School Program. For our program to be successful, we require that your dog is comfortable in his crate on a daily basis. All dogs are crated at night in our homes; never in a kennel or outdoor run. Your dog will be trained at our facility during the day and return to our homes with us at night. He/She will be able to run and play safely in our 6 foot stockade fenced yard. If your dog plays well with others, we allow plenty of group exercise and playtime.
We focus on sit & down with hand signals, manners on leash (loose leash walking), come-when-called, impulse control, and other basic behaviors and in-home manners. We will discuss specific requests that you may have based on the length of your dog’s Live-In & Learn stay.
We can assist with housebreaking issues and provide the necessary structure for clean habits for puppies, but we do not guarantee to completely potty train dogs or puppies in our two week program.
CALL TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION
Our Live-In and Learn™ Boarding School Program is very popular and we typically have a waiting list; therefore we require a non-refundable deposit per dog within 72 hours of your reservation. Call or email us now to reserve a spot for your companion.
When you pick up your dog plan on spending 30 minutes to an hour reviewing what your dog has learned, polishing your handling skills, and learning how to continue structure and training until you return for follow-up classes. Please understand the dog may not perform perfectly when you show up because they have missed you and are excited to be reunited with their family. If you are not able to devote 30 minutes to an hour to the initial pick up time we will schedule a private lesson to be held within 14 days. It is imperative that you understand what your dog has learned and the correct way to continue his /her structure and training; please, do not use your cell phone or bring small children for that particular lesson. We do welcome children in the follow up group classes.
FOLLOW UP WITH A GROUP CLASS
While we do not offer discounts for our Live-In & Learn program we do offer and encourage you to participate in the following:
- 1 Week of Live-In & Learn training: 50% discount on one group class* (instructor’s recommendation) & 1 free refresher lesson at the facility or in-home lesson within 15 miles of Full Circle Obedience. Refresher lessons are 30 mins- 45 minutes duration.
- 2 Weeks of Live-In & Learn training (Recommended): one FREE group class * (instructor’s recommendation) & 2 free refresher lessons at the facility or in-home lessons within 15 miles of Full Circle Obedience. Refresher lessons are 30 mins- 45 minutes duration.
*group classes are 4-5 weeks long
LIVE IN AND LEARN™ BOARDING SCHOOL PROGRAM PRICE
- Tuition, Room and Board $625.00 per week
- 1 week deposit = $125.00
- 2 week deposit = $250.00
IMPORTANT: MAKE APPOINTMENT BEFORE PAYING DEPOSIT!
ONE week ($125)
TWO weeks ($250)
If you have booked and secured your dog’s reservation for our Live-In & Learn Boarding School Program with the non-refundable deposit, please print, sign, and bring this with you to your appointment. We look forward to working with you in helping your dog become the lifelong companion you desire.