Our board & train program incorporates our intimate understanding of your animal’s breed along with his or her specific personality and learning style. Our techniques lay the foundation for good behavior and allow you to build upon that foundation while strengthening the bond between you and your pet.
Our 2-week board & train program is perfect for new puppy parents looking to provide both on-leash and leash free obedience training at the beach, at the mall/stores, on hikes, around other dogs and people.
During the two weeks, we also focus on correcting minor behavioral issues such as leash reactivity, chewing on shoes, nipping, counter surfing, mild social and situational anxiety, confidence building, and more.
Your pup will stay in the comfort of one of our Pro Trainer’s home (no facility). Individualized attention will help your dog thrive and learn. Our trainers take only up to 2-3 Board&Train students max, this way your pup will have at least 6-8 hours of daily training.
2 Week Board&Train starts at
$2,675 + GE tax and equipment needed
2 Week Board&Train w/ Head Trainer starts at $3,500 + GE tax
$50 consultation fee (can be applied towards Board & Train)
Pro Trainer comes to you to evaluate your pup along with another dog to test for reactivity. This way, we can create the most accurate training plan for you/your pup and answer any questions you might have
Best for dogs with major anxiety, phobias, or reactivity, our extended 4-week board and train program focuses on correcting negative behavioral issues. These issues can include minor dog and human aggression as well as social or post-trauma anxiety.
We also focus on reinforcing positive behavior and command comprehension. Teaching your pup how to be on their best behavior along with understanding and obeying basic to intermediate commands.
TRAINING STARTS AT $5,350 + general excise tax
$50 consultation fee (can be applied towards Board & Train)
What To Expect
Because every dog’s needs are different, we create a custom training program specifically designed for your pup. During our phone consultation, we will discuss the behavioral adjustments you are looking for and put together the perfect training plan for your furry baby.
Please note, if further information is needed or, a more in-depth consultation is necessary, we may request an on-site consultation so we can have some one-on-one time with your pup. We do this in order to ensure the best possible lesson plan and outcome.
We want you to be as confident in our process as we are. To help us with this, please be as descriptive as possible when scheduling your consultation. We look forward to meeting you and your pup!
Post Graduation Monthly Membership
A great opportunity for graduates of our Board & Train program to continue practicing basic obedience commands. This membership creates a supportive community with trainers and fellow graduate/ well-behaved pups. Have a dog trainer with you for the rest of your puppy’s life to help maintain the extensive training.
Monthly Membership $29.99/mo
All graduates of our Board & Train program that sign up for our monthly membership will receive an Island Dog Obedience Graduate bandana!
Monthly 15 min virtual consultations with a professional trainer will ensure that your dog improves its skill development over time and maintains its good behavior.
Monthly Pack Walks
Pack walks are an opportunity to expose your dog to other dogs safely and work your dog. Dog owners can socialize with each other. The dogs will be in structured walk/heel.
Our board & train clients
We love the relationship we have with our clients. Here's what they have to say!
“With a gentle and patient approach, Maria modified his behavior and gave me plenty of tips and tricks for the future. I highly recommend Island Dog Obedience to everyone.”MangoBoard & Train
“My husband and I are beyond happy with the outcome of our dog Rosie's training! She sent us pictures and videos of our girl every to watch the process. We highly recommend Island Dog Obedience and are so thankful....”RosieBoard & Train
“There's nothing more amazing than finding a trainer than loves your dog as much as you do. Maria is the best trainer I have ever worked with.”AilaBoard & Train
Check out our FAQ's
While we focus on your dog’s specific behavior needs and learning style, the emphasis areas during our training are on the accompanying list.
We believe that all dogs are unique and, because of this, our teaching style must adapt with each pup we work with to ensure long-lasting results.
- Leash Walking Obedience
- Dog or Human Aggression
- Anxious Behavior
- Hole Digging
- Obsessive Barking
- Fence Fighting
- Jumping On Counter
- Confidence Building
- Separation Anxiety
- House Destroying
- Destroying Of Kennel
- Socialization And Playtime
- Lots Of love
It all depends on your dog, however, we do pride ourselves on helping your dog understand the difference between being on the leash and off-leash as well as how to act under both circumstances.
Teaching leash free commands come standard with the 2-week Board & Train. We expose your dog to a variety of different environments and test the obedience commands for optimal results.
Instilling confidence in anxious dogs is one of our specialties! We generally recommend at least 2 weeks of Board and Training. Depending on the reasoning for their anxiety, some dogs take longer then others to break out of their shell.
We can create a training program that can lower your dog’s reactivity to different stimulus. For severe human and dog reactivity, we recommend at least 3 weeks Board & Train for the best possible outcome. Aggression can’t be fixed but your dog’s level of reactivity can be lowered to a minimum
The service dog test is referred to as the Canine Good Citizens Test. We offer training services to prepare your pup for the test and even provide the test to get your dog certified.
Of course! We provide obedience training for all corrective behavior. This includes nipping, biting, jumping, chewing, barking, digging, and all other bad behaviors that may need correcting.
We love all puppies, however, we do require that the pup is at least 5 months old before beginning our training and has all of his/her shots.
Teaching your dog on-leash behavior is one of our most asked for services. Because of this, we include it standard with all of our trainees.