Adult Dog Training

For dogs 6+ months of age

Learn about our advanced obedience & behavior modification programs!

Our Board and Train programs are designed to expedite the training process. These programs are intensive lifestyle immersion programs; your dog receives multiple training sessions throughout the day, plenty of off-leash play time, and socialization with other dogs. Training is conducted both on and off-property to proof obedience and behavior in a variety of environments. 

 

One of the most unique features of our program is the “real world” component of our training. We don't just train the dogs at our facility, we also take them out into the real world and expose them to a variety of environments. By training the dogs around high levels of distractions, we develop a level of obedience and confidence that surpasses other dog training programs. 

 

Another unique feature is our level of transparency. We show our work and post daily photos and videos of the dogs in training. We show the training process, the results, and how we achieved those results. Owners can watch their dogs during their training with us and they also receive detailed email updates throughout their dog's program. 

 

We are a client-focused dog training company, meaning we don't just train your dog, we train you! All of our board and train programs come with extensive owner training. Owners receive private lessons during and after their dog has completed training. Additional follow up lessons are also included in the program to ensure that owners feel confident and supported after their dog returns home from training. 

 

All of the adult dogs that participate in our board and train programs are trained with Remote/E-Collars. We achieve a high level of obedience around intense distractions and dogs are fully off-leash trained after completing our program. 

 

Why off-leash training?

 

There are many reasons to off-leash train your dog, safety being the most important! When our dogs are off-leash trained we are able to better communicate with them in our home, backyard, while on a walk, hiking, or during any other outdoor activity. When your dog is off-leash trained they can be given more freedom to enjoy “being a dog”. They can run around, smell, explore, and enjoy other activities that wouldn’t be possible if they were always on-leash. For more information about how we train with Remote/E-Collars, please visit our Training Philosophy page

How to get started with a Board & Train Program:

Initial Consultation:   

Phone: FREE    In-Person: $75 

All Board and Train programs begin with an initial consultation. This can be done over the phone, or if you prefer, you may visit our home facility and meet us in person and take a tour the property. During the consultation, we will discuss your dog's behavior, previous training, your current lifestyle, and your training goals and expectations. This is of course a great time to ask any questions you may have regarding the training process and the tools we use. To schedule your consultation, please fill out our training inquiry form and you will receive an email containing scheduling options. 

Three Week Board & Train Program

This is our most popular program! This program is a great option for owners looking for excellent obedience responses both on and off-leash around high levels of distractions. This program is also designed for dogs that struggle with behavioral issues. Our training addresses the "state-of-mind" of the dog, so we aren't just teaching a series of commands, we are developing a healthier mindset in each dog. Our goal is to bring out the best in each dog by improving their desire to work and by developing effective communication between the dog and owner. 

 

​Your dog will learn:

  • Engagement & Focus

  • Sit/Stay

  • Down/Stay

  • Place command

  • Break (release word)

  • Out command (dropping an object from their mouth)

  • Heeling properly on/off leash

  • Recall training (coming when called)

  • Off-Leash Remote/E-Collar training 


 

We address common behavior problems such as:

  • Crate issues

  • Minor separation anxiety

  • Jumping on people

  • Mouthing/Nipping 

  • House behavior challenges (barking, destructive behavior, housebreaking issues, etc)

  • Minor separation anxiety

  • Leash reactivity 

  • Hyperactivity or restless behavior 

  • Bolting through doorways

  • Fence fighting

  • Eating inappropriate items or destructive chewing behavior 

  • Minor resource guarding 


 

What you will learn:

  • Proper communication with your dog 

  • Proper use of rewards and corrections in training

  • How to provide structure and guidance to your dog

  • Lifestyle training habits to continue your dog’s good behavior and obedience 

  • How to stop dangerous or unwanted behavior (should they occur)

 

This program includes a virtual consultation, a private lesson at our facility during the final week of training, a private go-home lesson where we transport the dog to you at the end of their program, and a follow up lesson that can be scheduled whenever needed. Additional follow up lessons are always available if needed. 

 

Payment Policy: Once accepted for the board and train program, you will receive a PayPal invoice for 50% of the program cost. This acts as a deposit to hold your dog's spot for training. A final invoice along with a training contract will be sent a week before your dog's scheduled arrival for training. 

PRICE: $3,500

*This price INCLUDES a brand new e-collar ($200 dollar value!). During training, we will determine what type of e-collar is best for your dog. We only use the highest quality e-collars available on the market: E-Collar Technologies 

Four or Six Week Behavior Modification Program

This program is designed for dogs that are exhibiting intense behavioral problems including aggression, extreme fear/anxiety, extreme separation anxiety, extreme reactivity, or major resource guarding. The program includes everything that is covered in our three week advanced obedience program in addition to addressing the behavioral issues. We will discuss what program length is needed during the initial consultation. ​

 

Our goal for this program is to begin the rehabilitation process and to help owners create a more balanced and respectful relationship with their dog. Rehabilitation can look quite different for each dog, and our goal is to find out what works best for each individual dog, create a long-term plan for success and support for owners post training.  Rebecca has extensive experience in behavior modification and canine behavior rehabilitation, and has successfully rehabilitated many dogs that we deemed “untrainable” by other canine professionals. 

 

This program includes a virtual consultation, a private lesson at our facility during the final week of training, a private go-home lesson where we transport the dog to your home at the end of their program, and two follow up lessons that can be scheduled whenever needed.  Additional follow up lessons are always available if needed. 

 

​Payment Policy: Once accepted for the board and train program, you will receive a PayPal invoice for 50% of the program cost. This acts as a deposit to hold your dog's spot for training. A final invoice and training contract will be sent a week before your dog's scheduled arrival for training.  ​

 

PRICE:  

4 WEEK- $3,900

6 WEEK- $5,200

*This price INCLUDES a brand new e-collar ($200 dollar value!). During training, we will determine what type of e-collar is best for your dog. We only use the highest quality e-collars available on the market: E-Collar Technologies 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Our 10 month old Golden Retriever went to Love in the Lead for the 3 week board and train. She arrived to the training program with issues such as: counter surfing, eating inappropriate items (kids socks/toys/drywall/our deck/siding on the house to name a few...), and hyperactivity. We probably called 30 training programs, but something was different about Love in the Lead. We chose Love in the Lead because Rebecca answered every single question we had. She was transparent and it was clear she has a passion for not only dogs, but families. She immediately had a set plan in place for how to make sure our Golden Retriever could become a larger part of our busy family.

After training for three weeks, our dog no longer has the issues with counter surfing, she listens when told "no" in the event our children drop a toy right in front of her and she properly channels her energy. We can now take her everywhere we go and she has truly become a part of our family as she goes and does everything with us. We can not thank Rebecca and her team enough for helping us to foster the most amazing relationship with Piper. We are already planning 2021 trips and will only choose dog friendly places from now on, as Piper will now be a part of every family adventure we have. This was an investment that will truly last a lifetime."

- Meredith John