Dog Boarding and Training Program
What An Obedient Dog! offers a successful dog boarding and training program 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 2-week dog boarding 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 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 2-week dog boarding and training is $95 a day, so 2 weeks is $1,330. 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 your home after you promise to put into practice all we have taught your pup. It's the only way it will stick. Your dog needs ongoing training and exercise to keep him stimulated and calm.
If you choose to purchase the initial 2-week dog and training program and the 1-week REFRESHER program, the cost is discounted to $90 a day, so 3 weeks is $1,890. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED so we can add working on the distractions of being outside and visiting public places (Home Depot, pet stores, etc.) on the third week of training.
Our 1-week REFRESHER dog boarding and training program is for dogs that have graduated from the initial 2-week dog boarding and training program, and need a structured REFRESHER to review all the basics that were taught him. Because the foundation of the basics has been taught rigorously, we can now work on the distractions of being outside and visiting public places. The cost is $95 a day, so 1 week is $665, which includes a follow-up session when you pick your pup up. A second follow-up session is available at no charge if requested.
*We recommend the REFRESHER takes place within one month of the initial 2-week dog boarding and training program.
We have a 1-week Middle School dog boarding and training option for dogs who have graduated the initial 2-week board and training program, or who have graduated any of our obedience classes. The cost is $95 a day, so 1 week is $665, which includes a follow-up session that takes place when you pick up your dog at the end of the program. A second follow-up session is available at no charge if requested.
Dog Boarding (without training)
What An Obedient Dog! offers boarding only for dogs who are in our obedience classes, in private training, or plan to take our training. We practice all the commands throughout the day. Since we are dog trainers, we do not encourage jumping and will work with your dog. There's playtime with other dogs with the same temperaments, including several potty breaks and walks throughout the day. We are different as we are personal and spend individual time with your dog. Our hours are Mon-Fri: 7:00am to 9:00pm and Sat & Sun: 9:00am to 9:00pm, so you don't have to pay for an extra night if your flight gets in late. Please note we do not accept aggressive dogs! The cost is $35 a night and $20 a half day. On major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day), $5 is added. Please fill out the reservation form under the DAYCARE & BOARDING menu and choose "BOARDING ONLY" under "what days would you like regular daycare". The holidays fill up fast!