5-Star Rated Board and Train Program (703) 583-8968
Board and Train programs are the base of our dog training business at Ridgeside K9. We offer multiple board and train programs depending on your dog training needs, goals, and issues you may have.
Each board and train program is customized for the individual dog. During our board and train programs, your dog is glued to their assigned trainer. Dogs live with and train with the trainer 24/7 for a set amount of training days based on the board and train selected.
During training, trainers will send you daily progress reports and numerous photos so you can follow along and always stay in the loop onto how your dog is doing.
During training, you can call or text your trainer at any time for any reason. Ridgeside K9 is 100% open and transparent to their clients while their dogs are in our custody.
Our trainers will come to your house, pick up your dog, train your dog, and then deliver the dog BACK TO YOUR HOUSE after training.
This is very unique to Ridgeside K9 as most training companies prefer to do turn-overs after training in common and public areas, or at their facility. Think about this logic for a minute, where are 99% of your dog relationship problems occurring?
At your house of course! Counter surfing, trash can robbing, couch-jumping, window slamming, front door escaping, possessive resource guarding issues, etc, etc, etc – all occur at your house.
Doing turn-overs in public settings may look “cool”, but have no transferable relationship to what happens when you bring the dog home and old undesirable behaviors come back the moment you walk through the door.
Ridgeside K9 will always do board and train turn-overs at your house. We will train you on our training system, role-play, and ensure you are 100% comfortable and clear about how to communicate and handle your dog.
We will then bring your dog back inside your home and go over the training with your dog in real-time. There is no time-limit to turn-overs, often they take 4 hours as we do not leave until you are comfortable, educated, and crystal clear on everything.
Board and train programs range from two-weeks to six-weeks depending on your needs and the dog’s behavioral problems.
Adult Training (5 months and over)
2 – week Board and Train (14-day immersion program) $2500
3 – week Board and Train (21-day immersion program) $3000 (Greatest Value)
(There is no difference in the training between the two and three-week board and train program. The difference is in duration. The three-week program allows for more environmental exposure, environmental conditioning, environmental neutrality, and overall confidence and impulse control. Three-weeks will always deliver a more reliable and consistent dog in the end. Both programs work magic – but “more” training is simply better results.
Aggression Control Rehabilitation
4 – week Aggression Control Rehabilitation (28-day immersion program) $4000
5 to 6 weeks for extreme Aggression Control immersion programs $5000 / $6000
All training packages are all-inclusive.
Price includes all training, care, transportation, training equipment, and life-time support of you and the dog.
2 and 3 weeks off-leash board and train packages
We focus on – On and off-leash obedience, Place work, Off-leash recall and cover all aspects of Livability, Control, and Environmental Neutrality. Often behavioral issues all come down to confusion and the dog having no idea what the desired behavior is. Teaching the dog impulse control and self-capping drive and teaching the dog how to communicate is critical for long term success
Please schedule a phone or in-person evaluation for aggression cases.
Once Training Is Done We will have what we call a “turnover” at the end of the program. This will include:
Learning about motivations and rewards
Learning and Giving new commands and communicating with clarity
Correcting unwanted behaviors / Reinforcing and rewarding desired behaviors
Knowing how to stay in control and communicate with your dog
Plan for anywhere between 3-4 hours spent with us going over the last 2-4 weeks.