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Dog Boarding and Training Programs

What An Obedient Dog! offers successful dog boarding and training programs that takes place at our facility in Carrollton. Let us do all the hard work for you! You will bring home a calm, obedient dog after our 3-week dog boarding and training program, or 4-week board and training program is complete! When you pick up your dog at our facility, please plan to stay about an hour for your follow-up training session where we coach you on everything we taught him. All dogs must be 4 months or older with updated shot records (including rabies) to be eligible for the program. Please fill out the form below for reservations. The preferred time for dropping off and picking up is Saturday mornings, but we are flexible. If your dog is aggressive, we would have to do private training sessions.


The program includes all the basics: sit, release, watch me, down, come, stay with distance, stay with duration, leave it, drop it, wait and take it, walk nicely on a leash without pulling, and any other behavior issues as requested. Our training is all positive dog training methods. We will train your dog with hand signals and body language, which is the way dogs communicate. We DO NOT use punitive methods such as choke chains, prong collars, or shock collars. All of these methods make your dog fearful of you and break any bond that was already established. Dogs don't learn through pain, force or dominance. We praise and reward good behavior, and correct and redirect behavior we don't like (tell them what to do instead).


The cost for 3-week dog boarding and training is $2,520. This includes 2 follow-up training sessions, one of which takes place when you pick up your dog at the end of the program. The other session is at our facility after you promise to put into practice all we have taught your pup. It's the only way the training will stick. Your dog needs ongoing training and exercise to keep him stimulated and calm.


The 4-week dog boarding and training is discounted at $3,220 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR DOGS WITH NO LEASH MANNERS, and PUPPIES from 4 months to 12 months, so we will have more time to work on proper leash walking without pulling and to work on puppy issues (jumping, nipping, biting, etc).


We have a 3 week Middle School dog boarding and training program option for dogs who have graduated the above board and training programs, or who have graduated from the Puppy/Beginner obedience classes. The cost $2,520which includes 2 follow-up sessions. The first one takes place when you pick up your dog at the end of the program. A second follow-up session is at our facility.

Dog "Boarding & Training" Registration


First and Last Name*

Email Address*


City, State*


Cell Phone*

Dog's Name*

Dog's Breed (best guess)

Dog's Age*

Dog's Gender*

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Is your dog spayed/neutered*

My dog is considered*

My dog loves to play*

Is your dog aggressive with other dogs?*

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Is your dog aggressive with people?*

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Is your dog on flea prevention?*

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Does your dog take medication?*

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Behavior Goals*

Start date for board and training?*

Board and Training Program*

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In the futue, I want my dog to be

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Payment Option (bring first day)*

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How Do Dogs Learn?

Dogs learn by conditioned reinforcement with the association of something pleasant! Positive dog training creates a bond between people and pets! Dogs do not understand English! They learn and communicate through body language (other puppies, adult dogs and human body language), smells, sounds and sight. We can teach them words or phrases and associate it to what they understand with hand signals or noise signals. In other words, the best way to communicate with your dog is to learn his language and his culture.

If you discipline your dog as you would a child, by yelling and carrying on a conversation, he will have no idea what you are saying because English is a foreign language to dogs. All he knows is you are highly stimulated because dogs read our emotions. 

When someone uses aversive corrections on dogs, which includes yanking choke chains, prong collars and using shock collars, it causes pain, fear and emotional distress. In turn, your dog will fear you and become suspicious of things around him. You will always have to use these methods the rest of his life because dogs do not learn through pain. Any bond or trust you already developed with your dog would be broken. They don't tell you that at places where they use shock collars and prong collars to train dogs.

Let's start with Sit

Teaching "Leave it"

"Wait" until I say, "Take it"

Stay w/ distance & duration

Extra Credit - Wave

Play Dead after Training

The End - Take a Bow

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