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About Board & Train
Board & train is a great option if you are looking for someone else to help train your dog. There are lots of reasons to choose board & train. If you are going out of town, why not board your dog somewhere and have them come home more well behaved or with some new skills you've been meaning to teach them? New puppy that you don't want to potty train? We can help give you a jump start!
Our board & train program is unique because your dog is boarded in our home with our own dogs, kids, and family. We work on house behaviors like counter surfing, greeting people at the front door, relaxation, and much more all throughout the day. In addition, we also provide multiple formal training sessions. This program is committed to staying small, which allows us adequate time to focus on your dog.
The training provided is based on your individual goals. We have a checklist for you to fill out prior to drop off, and we work on the skills that you'd like prioritized. Because dogs do best with consistency, part of our program includes transitional training for you. At the end of your dog's stay, we will show you how to implement the training at home. Click here to see a list of behaviors we can help with.
All boarding & training is subject to availability. We keep our size very limited, so please book in advance. To be accepted into our program, we require that you have taken a class or private lesson with us in the past. If you are interested in boarding a dog that we have not met, please schedule a private lesson first so we can evaluate your dog. We reserve the right to deny dogs access to this program for any reason.
Multiple formal training sessions per day
Life skills training in our home throughout the day
Customized training based on a list of skills you would like us to work on
Potty breaks, exercise, and play time
Basic written notes to take home (stays 1 week or longer)
Text and photo updates (1-2 times per week)
Brief transitional training for you via video or at pick-up
*If you'd like your dog to work on public manners, field trips can be added to any stay for $30/trip.
DAILY RATE - $130/day (tax included)
Daily cost for boarding & training combined.
WEEKLY RATE - $780/week
Buy 6 days, get one free. Days must be consecutive.
2 WEEK PUPPY POWER UP - $1,560 (tax included)
For dogs under six months. Three field trips included.
What to Bring
1. FOOD - your dog's normal kibble, pre-measured and divided into ziplock baggiest per day
2. LEASH & COLLAR - regular leash & collar
also bring any training collars currently being used
3. A HUNGRY DOG - do not feed before coming!
4. MEDICATIONS & SUPPLEMENTS (if needed)
How to register & purchase packagesRegistration is required to attend day training. Just hit the "sign-up" button above! This button will forward you to our Paw Partner software. If you are a new client, you will need to create an account first. Once you are logged in, you can make a reservation by clicking Reservation -> Daycare -> select from the drop down menu if you want Basic Day Training (1 training session) or Elite Day Training (3 training sessions). You can reserve as many days as you would like. Scroll down and hit the "save" button and continue through the prompts. Once you get to the package page, you will do one of two things: If you have enough package credits to cover your reservation, you can scroll to the bottom and hit continue and move forward through the prompts. If you do not have enough package credits to cover your reservation, you can purchase the needed credits by selecting the the button under "purchase" and clicking on the card you stored on file. Hit "continue" and be sure to finish moving forward through all the prompts. Want a discounted rate? If you come an average of 1-2 times per week, you can purchase package credits! You can do this in your Paw Partner account through the "Reservations" or the "Package Credits" box. Once purchased, make sure to book out the number of reservations for that package. The credits do expire and it is your responsibility to book them in the allotted timeframe. If you want a guaranteed spot it is best to book in advance, as we are often fill a few weeks out. With that being said, it is always worth adding your dog to the waitlist! Although we cannot make any guarantees, we typically can get in 1-3 dogs each day off the waitlist. You can waitlist for any day we are open by clicking the same "sign-up" button above and following the prompts.
Drop-off & pick-upDrop-off is from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and pick-up is from 3:00-5:30 p.m. Our facility closes at 5:30 p.m. *Please note: there is a late fee of $20 per 15 minutes for any dogs not picked up within 30 minutes of closing. If we cannot get ahold of you, your dog will go home with a trainer and you will be responsible for our board & train rate for the evening. Many or our trainers have young children, other jobs, or dogs to get home to, so we thank you in advance for respecting our time.
VaccinationsDogs MUST be current on the following: For Puppies 16 weeks and younger 2nd series of Distemper vaccination (DHPP) Bordetella vaccination Flea & tick preventative- even in the winter! For Dogs Over 16 Weeks Distemper vaccination Rabies vaccination (if 16 weeks or older) Bordetella vaccination Flea & tick preventative- even in the winter!
Spay & neuter requirementsWe do take intact males and females. Unless you have arranged otherwise with a trainer, we generally ask for females currently in heat to remain home and not attend daycare.
Training prerequisitesAlthough dogs do not need to have any prior training to attend, we strongly encourage you to participate in a minimum of one private lesson, group class, or online class at some point throughout your dogs training. Day training does not include any training with the owners, so it is best to take a class or private lesson to help maintain your dog's obedience skills at home.
EvaluationWe do not require evaluations to attend day training, but we do require owners to disclose any possible aggression or reactivity. Please contact us prior to registration if your dog has any history of the following: dog aggression, human aggression, severe resource guarding, or severe separation anxiety.
Training methodsAt Havana Dog Training, we realize every canine is an individual. With each individual dog comes unique personalities, goals, and needs. We use a variety of methods on a case by case basis to achieve these goals. We are a balanced training facility. We rely primarily on positive reinforcement and rewarding dogs for good behavior using marker words in combination with treats, toys, praise, play, and whatever else motivates the dog. This is especially true when laying foundations and training new skills. We don't believe it is fair to punish a dog that hasn't been taught the correct behavior clearly and consistently through positive reinforcement first. With this being said, we do not limit ourselves to only positive reinforcement. We believe that dogs can understand right versus wrong. For effective communication, we use a variety tools which can include food, toys, treats, leash pressure, non-marker words, prong collars, and electronic collars. We are committed to training in a way that is fair to the dog and promotes mutual respect between canine and owner.
Why choose board & train?
you are short on time, and it would be easier to have someone else jump start or continue your dog's training
you want a program tailored to your dog's needs
your dog needs help with house behaviors like potty training, counter surfing, chewing, learning to relax, etc.
you are traveling and want your dog to be trained while you are gone
you want your dog to get a new (and correct) socialization experience- we have horses, other dogs, and young children
you want your dog to be boarded in a home and not in a kennel